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Meaning

A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden.Where did gardens start? When? Most importantly, why?...

Science and Specimens

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...The information in this chapter is the result of a more than twenty-year collaboration between veterinarian and epidemiologist Calvin Schwabe and myself, an Egyptologist with a background in paleobiology. The reader is referred to Andrew...

Domestication

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction and Some Definitions An animal may be said to be domestic when it has lost its fear of humans and will breed in captivity, but true domestication involves much more than this and can be defined as the keeping of animals...

The Cult of the Pharaoh in New Kingdom Egypt – Cultural Memory or State Ideology?

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...The temples of Egypt are peppered with images of the pharaoh as a victorious leader, a great man, chosen of the gods. These static images are all that are left to the modern world. Surely, however, he was more than this to the early...

Saints in the Caesareum

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Introduction During the first several centuries ad, Egypt, like much of the Mediterranean world, witnessed the large-scale conversion of its population to Christianity. That conversion process took place in a landscape that was still...

Artifacts

A Cultural History Of Color in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...Color in the artifacts of antiquity is a neglected topic. Recent literature examines texts, monuments, pigments, and art-historical sources (for example, Gage 1999; Davies 2001; Jones and MacGregor 2002; Tiverios and Tsiafakis 2002...

Forgetting to Remember in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...When we awake each morning, we hold in our hands, usually weakly and loosely, but a few fringes of the tapestry of lived life, as loomed for us by forgetting.Benjamin 1973: 202Introduction The corollary to memory is forgetting.This paper...

World Contexts

Mary Harlow

Mary Harlow is Associate Professor of Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ray Laurence

Ray Laurence is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent, and author of Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome and Roman Pompeii: Space and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Childhood and the family in antiquity existed in a world context focused on a shared tradition rooted in the cultures of classical Athens (fifth century b.c.e.) and the Hellenistic world (fourth to second centuries b.c.e.). These cultural...

The Ancient Egyptian scene of ‘Pharaoh smiting his enemies’

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...Introduction: On Collective, Individual and Cultural Memory Collective memory is a socially constructed notion. According to the French sociologist Maurice Halbwachs’ theory, first developed in the 1920s, ‘while the collective memory...

Introduction

A Cultural History of Memory in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...At some point in the third or second century BCE, a poet who had won a musical contest had this marble votive reliefArchelaos Relief BM 2191. set up in a sanctuary in Alexandria.The precise context, date, and commissioner of the relief...