In 30 BCE, Egypt became a province of the Roman empire. Alongside unbroken traditions—especially of the indigenous Egyptian population, but also among the Greek elite—major changes and slow processes of transformation can be observed. The multi-ethnical population was situated between new patterns of rule and traditional lifeways. This tension between change and permanence was investigated during the conference. The last decades have seen an increase in the interest in Roman Egypt with new research from different disciplines—Egyptology, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Papyrology—providing new insights into the written and archaeological sources, especially into settlement archaeology. Well-known scholars analysed the Egyptian temples, the structure and development of the administration beside archaeological, papyrological, art-historical and cult related questions.
Tradition and Transformation. Egypt under Roman Rule
Proceedings of the International Conference, Hildesheim, Roemer- and Pelizaeus-Museum, 3–6 July 2008
edited by Katja Lembke, Martina Minas-Nerpel, and Stefan Pfeiffer
Edited by Alice Mouton CNRS, Ian Rutherford Reading University, and Ilya Yakubovich Moscow State University
The Luwians inhabited Anatolia and Syria some three thousand years ago. The present collective volume addresses the questions of their homeland, material and spiritual culture, and relationship with neighbors. It strives to promote Luwian studies as a new interdisciplinary research field.
Edited by Anthony Spalinger and Jeremy Armstrong, University of Auckland
This volume presents a series of cultural reactions to successful military public proclamations by various peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world, illustrating points of similarity and diversity, and demonstrating the complex and multifaceted nature of this trans-cultural practice.
Oscar White Muscarella
Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East follows the evolution of Oscar White Muscarella’s scholarly work and interests and is divided into several categories of interrelated fields.
Fabrice De Backer
In L'art du siège néo-assyrien, Fabrice De Backer offers a synthesis of all the means, machines, people and tactics employed to take or defend a city during the Neo-Assyrian period.
Edited by Alejandro F. Botta, Boston University
In the Shadow of Bezalel offers new insights and proposals in the areas of Aramaic language, paleography, onomastica and lexicography; ancient Near Eastern legal traditions, Hebrew Bible, and social history of the Persian period.
Edited by Phillip C. Edwards, La Trobe University
Wadi Hammeh 27: an Early Natufian Settlement at Pella in Jordan is an integrated analysis of subsistence strategies, settlement patterns and ritual life in a 14,000-year-old hunter-gatherer settlement located in the east Jordan Valley.
Edited by Annette Merz and Teun L. Tieleman, Utrecht University
In The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context Merz and Tieleman present an interdisciplinary collection of studies examining an intriguing yet neglected Syriac letter and its historical context.
The Bibliographie Raisonnée zu den Indo-Ariern im Alten Orientt unifies and enlarges four bibliographies on the Indo-Aryans in the ancient Near East compiled by M. Mayrhofer between 1966 and 2006, now covering a time span from 1884 until 2011.
Jonathan Stökl, University College London
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East is the first book-length study that compares all evidence of ancient Near Eastern prophecy, focusing on the Mari texts. It re-evaluates recent scholarship and concludes that prophecy was a widespread phenomenon integrated into divination in general.
Edited by Marilyn J. Lundberg, West Semitic Research, Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, and Wayne T. Pitard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The articles included in this volume honor Bruce Zuckerman’s many contributions to the fields of epigraphy, biblical and Second Temple studies, and modern Judaism in discussions of a wide variety of inscriptional materials, biblical texts, archaeology, lexicography and teaching methodology.
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