The Traditional Mediterranean: Essays from the Ancient to the Early Modern Era

Edited by Jayoung Che and Nicholas C. J. Pappas

ISBN: 978-960-9549-21-9, 386 pages

First published in 2011 by ATINER

Price: Paperback: 50 (It includes Shipping and Handling)

Electronic copy: 30

 

 

Table of Contents

Introduction & Acknowledgements

J. Che & N. C. J. Pappas

1

PART I: Anatolian and Near Eastern Themes

1.

A Phenomenon in the Hittite Religion: Reaching God by Burning Light in the Hearth

I. Tas

11

2.

Sympoliteia and Ethnicity in Caria

J. LaBuff

21

3.

The Demise of Jewish Historiography in the Second Temple Period

A. Avidov

35

PART II: Hellenic Themes

4.

Eleusis and Athens: The Fexibility of Political Structure and Regional Links in the Ancient Greek Polis

J. Che

47

5.

Solon as Prophet and Diviner: Was the Athenian Mediator and Archon of 594 BC Inspired by Mania?

M. Dillon

63

6.

The Rhetorical Purpose of the Preface (1.1-1.5) of Herodotus Histories

V. Provencal

77

PART III: Hellenistic Themes

7.

Did Alexander the Great Voluntarily Curtail his Conquest of the East?

E. Anson

87

8.

The Funerary Reliefs of Byzantium as a Sign of Greek Culture

M. Puddu

97

9.

The Crisis of 48 .C. in Egypt

E. G. Mohamed

113

PART IV: Greco-Roman Themes

10.

Sixty and Older: Some Preliminary Observations on Old Age in the Greco-Roman World

R.B. Kebric

127

11.

Spear Won Prize: An Analysis of the Romanization of the Histories of Alexander the Great

A. Milwicki

137

12.

Marketing the Liberal Arts in an Age of Ambition: The Metamorphosis and Survival of Platos Academy in the Last Generation of the Roman Republic

D. Wick

143

13.

The Anatomy of a 2nd Century Bath Reconstructing the 2nd Century Greco-Roman Bath at Isthmia, Greece

W. J. Batson Jr.

151

14.

Astronomy, Medicine, and Galen: The Beginnings of Empirical Science

D. Cooper

161

PART V: Roman Social and Political Themes

15.

Alcohol, Sex, and Slavery in the Roman World

J. Evans

173

16.

Sua Sponte Facere: The Problem of Legitimacy of the Unauthorized Contiones in Rome under the Republic

R. M. Frolov

187

17.

The Imperial Cult in the Roman Province of Thrace

P. Andreeva Andreeva

197

18.

Imperial Representation in the Western-Roman Empire

K. Aladar

207

PART VI: Islamic and Byzantine Themes

19.

Daily Life and Districts of the Jews in Hijaz on the Advent of Islam

F. Ahmadvand & A. A. Tafreshi

225

20.

Evidence from Khalifa Ibn Khayyat on the Political Relations between the Umayyad Caliphate and Byzantium

N. Gelovani

239

21.

A Note on the Policy of the Abbasid Caliphs towards Non-Muslims

H. Al-Haideri

245

22.

What did the Ambassadors Really See? Literary and Historical Sources for a Comparative Approach of Arabic and Byzantine Technology

C. Canavas

249

PART VII: Medieval and Early Modern Themes

23.

The Teaching on the Soul in Cassiodorus, Augustine and Macrobius in the Aspect of Intellectual History

P. Petroff

263

24.

Church and Superstitions in Italy at the End of the 15th Century: The Case of Bernardino Busti, Franciscan Observant

F. Conti

273

25.

The Maritime Vocation of a Mediterranean City: Messinese Dockyards in the Early Modern Age

C. Gugliuzzo

283

26.

Bernal Díaz del Castillo and Diego Suárez Montañés: Two Soldier-Chroniclers of The Spanish Empire

Y. Mikura

291

27.

Eyewitnesses to Revolution: Western Accounts of the Ottoman Military during the Early Modern Era

E. Myers

301

28.

Medical Therapeutic Texts during the Ottoman Rule of Greece

S. Oberhelman

315

PART VII: The Legacy of the Traditional Mediterranean in Later Eras

29.

From Pandoras Box to the Agora: The Problem of Thumos and the Female

R. Almeida

329

30.

Eros and the Sacred in the Mediterranean

K. Frantzi

341

31.

Making Sense of the Multilayered past: An Interactive Visual Interpretation of the Athenian Acropolis and the Parthenon

J. Mihova

353

32

The Greek Perspective in the Context of the Mediterranean Spatial Organizations

M. Urmă

369

List of Contributors to this Volume

383