Handbook To Life In Ancient Rome

Author: Lesley Adkins
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816074828
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Describes the people, places, and events of Ancient Rome, describing travel, trade, language, religion, economy, industry and more, from the days of the Republic through the High Empire period and beyond.

Apocalypse And Allegiance

Author: J. Nelson Kraybill
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587432617
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A respected biblical scholar shows how the Book of Revelation made sense to its first readers and what it really means for Christians today.


Author: Guy de la Bédoyère
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300226276
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A riveting account of ancient Rome’s imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make—or destroy—the emperors they served Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la Bédoyère provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them. de la Bédoyère introduces Praetorians of all echelons, from prefects and messengers to artillery experts and executioners. He explores the delicate position of emperors for whom prestige and guile were the only defenses against bodyguards hungry for power. Folding fascinating details into a broad assessment of the Praetorian era, the author sheds new light on the wielding of power in the greatest of the ancient world’s empires.


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Ogrody Nauk I Sztuk 2014

Author: Aleksander Kobylarek
Publisher: Foundation Pro Scientia Publica
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Wege Des Heils

Author: Karl Matthias Schmidt
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
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English summary: The book locates the Gospel of Mark between Vespasian's seizure of power and a dispute about the role of the gentiles in the Christian community. In the first chapter, the author argues that a particular reading of the Gospel is necessary to comprehend the specific narrative structure. He shows that Mc 1.35-45 should be viewed as part of the Easter narrative. The apparently abrupt end and unusual structures of the Gospel thus reflects the idea that having reached the end of the text does not imply having finished reading it. Rather, the reader has to go back to the beginning. In this way, Mark broaches the issue of the gentiles' community membership in the context of Jesus' life. Starting from the observation that an excluded leper represents the paschal community, the second chapter asks whether the expulsion of a Christian community by the Jews triggered the dispute about the role of the gentiles. The third chapter concludes the book by relating the story of Jesus to the triumph of the gentiles over the Jews, as it is represented in contemporary narratives of Vespasian. German text. German description: Der Text des Markusevangeliums endete ursprunglich mit der Erzahlung vom leeren Grab. Berichte uber die Erscheinung Jesu vor den Jungern schienen zu fehlen. Im 2. Jh. n.Chr. hangte man dem Evangelium daher notdurftig ein Ende an, das dem Bedurfnis nach einem abgerundeten Schluss der Erzahlung, versehen mit einem Erscheinungsbericht, Rechnung trug. Dabei ignorierte man, dass auch das Markusevangelium von der Erscheinung Jesu erzahlt. Der Evangelist hat diesen Erscheinungsbericht allerdings im Beginn des Textes verborgen. Die vorliegende Untersuchung zeigt in ihrem ersten Kapitel, dass die Erzahlstrukturen des Evangeliums ein eigenwilliges Lekturekonzept voraussetzten. Am Ende des Textes angelangt haben die LeserInnen das Ende der Erzahlung noch gar nicht erreicht. Sie mussen die Lekture am Beginn des Textes fortsetzen. Das Motiv fur diese Textanordnung durfte in Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Juden- und Heidenchristen innerhalb der markinischen Gemeinde zu suchen sein. Die Zugehorigkeit der Heiden zur Jesusgemeinschaft war fraglich geworden. Der Evangelist trug die nachosterliche Geschichte der Heiden daher in die Geschichte Jesu ein. Ausgehend von der Beobachtung, dass im Markusevangeliums ausgerechnet ein ausgegrenzter Aussatziger die osterliche Gemeinde reprasentiert, geht das zweite Kapitel der Frage nach, ob die Exilierung einer christlichen Gemeinde durch die Juden den Streit uber die Heidenchristen ausgelost hat. Das dritte Kapitel setzt die Schilderung der Jesusgeschichte in Beziehung zum Triumph der Heiden uber die Juden in Person des Kaisers Vespasians.