Dionysiaca

Author: Nonnus (of Panopolis.)
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN: UOM:39076006793405
Release Date: 1940-01-01
Genre: Poetry

Nonnos of Panopolis in Egypt, who lived in the fifth century of our era, composed the last great epic poem of antiquity. The Dionysiaca, in 48 books, has for its chief theme the expedition of Dionysus against the Indians; but the poet contrives to include all the adventures of the god (as well as much other mythological lore) in a narrative which begins with chaos in heaven and ends with the apotheosis of Ariadne's crown. The wild ecstasy inspired by the god is certainly reflected in the poet's style, which is baroque, extravagant, and unrestrained. It seems that Nonnos was in later years converted to Christianity, for in marked contrast to the Dionysiaca, a poem dealing unreservedly with classical myths and redolent of a pagan outlook, there is extant and ascribed to him a hexameter paraphrase of the Gospel of John. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the Dionysiaca is in three volumes.

Excavations at Nemea IV

Author: Jorge J. Bravo III
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520294929
Release Date: 2018-03-02
Genre: History

The Sanctuary of Zeus at ancient Nemea has been a rich resource for archaeological investigation and analysis conducted by the University of California over the past forty years. The Sanctuary hosted one of the preeminent athletic festivals of ancient Greece, the Nemean Games. Just as the Olympics were celebrated in connection with the cult of Pelops at Olympia, the games at Nemea were founded on the worship of the hero Opheltes. The Shrine of Opheltes in the Sanctuary of Zeus at Nemea offers one of the best examples of an ancient Greek hero cult documented in the archaeological record. This final and most significant volume in the Excavations at Nemea series presents the results of the excavation of the Shrine from 1979 through 2001 and analyzes the Shrine's features and contents in order to understand its history and use. A study of the literary and artistic evidence about the myth and cult of Opheltes contextualizes the archaeological findings and illuminates the hero's significance to the Sanctuary and its renowned festival, the Nemean Games.

Hellenistic Astrology

Author: Chris Brennan
Publisher: Amor Fati Publications
ISBN: 9780998588902
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was practiced in the Mediterranean region from approximately the first century BCE until the seventh century CE. It is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that still flourish around the world today, although it is only recently that many of the surviving texts of this tradition have become available again for astrologers to study. Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune is one of the first comprehensive surveys of this tradition in modern times. The book covers the history, philosophy, and techniques of ancient astrology, with a special focus on demonstrating how many of the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of western astrology originated during the Hellenistic period.

Greek Festivals Modern and Ancient

Author: Evy Johanne Håland
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443896115
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: History

This volume represents a multi-faceted, cross-period product of fieldwork conducted in contemporary Greece in combination with ancient sources. Based on a comparative analysis of important religious festivals and life-cycle rituals, the book investigates the importance of cults connected with the Greek female sphere and its relation to the official male-dominated ideology. Within these festivals are encountered supplementary, complementary or competing ideologies connected with men and women, and it is shown that there is not a one-way power structure or male dominance within Greek culture, but rather competing powers linked to the two sexes and their respective spheres. In addition to gender, the book also explores the relationship between the “great” and “little” societies, in the form of official and popular religion. As such, it will serve to broaden the reader’s knowledge of ancient, but also modern, society, because it concerns the relationship between various spheres of life which each possess their own competing and overlapping, but also co-existing, value-systems.

Von Kunst und Temperament

Author: Mara Hofmann
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
ISBN: UOM:39015073678347
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

Arwed Arnulf, Vasaris unverstÄndliche Bilder. Funktion und Intention verrÄtselter Bilderfindungen - FranÇois Avril, À propos d'un livre d'heures franÇais de la Biblioteca Forteguerriana de Pistoia - Wofgang Beyrot, Zum Temperament von Kunsthistorikern - Helmut BÖrsch-Supan, Der Zauber Franz Hornys - FranÇois BŒspflug, Le signe de Dieu. À propos du diable dans l'art d'Occident (XIIe-XXe siÈcle) - Werner Busch, Von der Wahrheit des Himmels und der Wolken - Lorne Campbell, A Portrait of a Hollander painted in Venice in 1488 - Uwe Fleckner, Ein aus der Zeit gerÜcktes Bildnis. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres malt sich selbst - Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Absurde Bildwelt und Gesellschaftskritik in J. J. Grandvilles Un autre monde - Reiner Haussherr, Johanna Schopenhauer Über Jan van Eyck - Fiona Healy, Loosing Control of the Senses: the Fifth Horse in Rubens's Fall of Phaeton - Rainer Kampling, Hinsehen. Biblische Grundlagen und patristische Quellen als Hintergrund antijÜdischer Motive in religiÖser Kunst - Thomas Kirchner, Simon Vouets gescheiterter Versuch, eine neue franzÖsische Kunst zu begrÜnden - Thomas Kren, Two Miniatures by Simon Bening from the Munich/Montserrat Hours - Klaus KrÜger, Kunst, Film, Emphase - Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann, Ein triumphierender RÖmer - James H. Marrow, Illusionism and Paradox in the Art of Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden: Case Studies in the Shape of Meaning - Scot McKendrick, The Earliest Reproduction of the Crucifixion of the Parlement de Paris? - Gisela Moeller, Justus Brinckmann und seine AnkÄufe auf der Weltausstellung Paris 1900 - Klaus Niehr, Konservierte Erinnerung: Über einen Raum bei Petrus Christus - Rudolf Preimesberger, Der zweifache Zorn des Petrus. Ein Detail in Altdorfers Sebastiansaltar in St. Florian - Catherine Reynolds, Netherlandish Patterns in Fifteenth-Century Paris: Campin, van der Weyden and the Bedford Workshop - Christiane Salge, Karl Friedrich Schinkel: Baugenie oder Durandscher Assignat ? - Martin Schieder, Vom Kirchgang zum Kunstgenuß. Betrachtungsformen religiÖser Malerei im 18. Jahrhundert - Frauke Steenbock, &b"Nothing second rate enters here" - Patricia Stirnemann, Jean II de Hangest, Livy's Roman History, and an Unusual Miniature - Robert Suckale, Was lÄsst sich Über das Aussehen des ursprÜnglichen WandgemÄldes der Schreyer-Landauer-GrabstÄtte am Chor von St. Sebald in NÜrnberg sagen? - Roger S. Wieck, The Office of the Holy Spirit in Royal French Books of Hours.

Redefining Ancient Orphism

Author: Radcliffe G. Edmonds III
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107038219
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: History

In a paradigm shift, redefines Orphism as a polemical label for extra-ordinary religion, good or bad.

Fragmente

Author: Heraklit
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783050092331
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

Heraklit, im Altertum der "Dunkle" genannt, ist einer der tiefsten Denker Griechenlands. Diese Ausgabe stellt die von ihm erhaltenen Fragmente vollständig zusammen und versucht, sie durch möglichst getreue Übersetzung dem heutigen Leser zugänglich zu machen. "Diese Weltordnung hier hat nicht der Götter noch der Menschen einer geschaffen, sondern sie war immer und ist und wird sein: immerlebendes Feuer, aufflammendend nach Maßen und verlöschend nach Maßen. Feuers Wende: zuerst Meer; des Meeres eine Hälfte Erde, die andere flammendes Wetter... Das Meer zerfließt und erfüllt sein Maß nach demselben Sinn, der auch galt, bevor es Erde wurde." B 30, 31

The Deipnosophists

Author: Athenaeus (of Naucratis.)
Publisher: LOEB
ISBN: UOM:39015003886382
Release Date: 1955
Genre: