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Pausanias’ Egypt

Martin Bommas

Martin Bommas is senior lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was a research associate of Professor Jan Assmann at the University of Heidelberg until 2000, and has published five monographs on ancient Egyptian rituals, religious texts, and memory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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... trustworthiness in ‘all things Greek’.Pretzler 2007: 11. Rather it shall examine only those passages in which Pausanias reveals his take on the cult of Egyptian gods in ancient Greece, which reached its peak when Pausanias travelled the country.Bommas...

The Iseum Campense as a Memory Site

Martin Bommas

Martin Bommas is senior lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was a research associate of Professor Jan Assmann at the University of Heidelberg until 2000, and has published five monographs on ancient Egyptian rituals, religious texts, and memory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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... Bommas 2012a. Probably because Messalla had visited Egypt himself,For more details about Messalla’s life, see Tränkle 1990: 12. Lyne 2001: 188–9 compares Horace’s Epode 9 – a celebration of Actium – and Epode 1 – addressed to Maecenas –...

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Martin Bommas

Martin Bommas is senior lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was a research associate of Professor Jan Assmann at the University of Heidelberg until 2000, and has published five monographs on ancient Egyptian rituals, religious texts, and memory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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... Because, different from individual or social memory, cultural memory is based on primary sources that allow for investigations from various angles, Bommas 2009. it amplifies an active memory shaped by the societies that engage with it. Unlike...

‘Ρωμαίζω … ergo sum: becoming Roman in Varro’s de Lingua Latina

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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...This chapter investigates how ‘cultural memory’ enriches understanding of ancient Rome. It focuses on de Lingua Latina (mid-40s bc), the (now mostly lost) work on Latin written by the politico and author Marcus Terentius Varro (c. 116–27...

Jewish Memory and Identity in the First Century ad

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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...Identity is a complex issue. There are many factors that come together to create a person’s cultural identity, their sense of themselves as part of a wider cultural group. Among the most important might be their date of birth (or rough time...

Forgetting to Remember in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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...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...

Silent Voices? Cultural Memory and the Reading of Inscribed Epigram in Classical Athens

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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...Introduction This chapter studies the significance from the point of view of cultural memory of some examples of verses inscribed on stone in archaic and classical Athens, epitaphs in particular. It will focus on their engagement...

The Ancient Egyptian scene of ‘Pharaoh smiting his enemies’

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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... first on the Eighteenth Dynasty temple of the god Khnum on Elephantine island (the southern part of the pylon, as identified by M. Bommas in his reconstruction of this temple (Bommas 2000: esp. 406–407) and, secondly, on the second pylon dated...

Sculpture, Text and Recall: The Monument to Viscountess Harriet Fitzharris

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Mary Harlow is Senior Lecturer in Roman History in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. Her research interests include age and ageing in the Roman and late antique world. 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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Roger White

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

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...Free-standing group on a block with (worthwhile) inscription. She is seated on a Grecian chair, her youngest child in her lap, the older boys standing. Very domesticated, and feelingly carved.Pevsner and Lloyd 1967: 176No one who enters...

Isis in the Greco-Roman World

Juliette Harrisson

Juliette Harrisson is Lecturer in Ancient History at Newman University. Her chief research interests lie in ancient myth and religion in the Roman Empire, studied through the theoretical framework of cultural memory and in the reception of the Classical world in modern popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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... of course, problems with over-reliance on numismatic evidence as coins can be issued from anywhere and taken all over the Roman world, and I thank Martin Bommas for pointing this out. However, the point bears mentioning. The association...