Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Why didn't the ancient Greeks or Romans wear pants? How did they shave? How likely were they to drink fine wine, use birth control, or survive surgery? In a series of short and humorous essays, Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, and War Elephants explores some of the questions about the Greeks and Romans that ancient historian Garrett Ryan has ......
The Mystagogue Figure in Classical Antiquity and in Saint Paul's Letters
This book examines the way that Paul presents himself as a guide into mysteries, a "mystagogue," in 1-2 Corinthians. Paul employed the figure of the mystagogue as a strategic tool in his communication with the Corinthians in order to persuade the Corinthians that he was the legitimate mystery teacher for the community.
Surveying the history of women in China during the sixth through tenth centuries, this important study is the first book on the subject in English. Bret Hinsch provides rich insight into female life in the medieval era, ranging from political power, wealth, and work to family, religious roles, and emotion.
Though New Testament scholars have written extensively on the Roman Empire over the past few decades, the topic of the military has been conspicuously neglected. This book fills this void with a detailed analysis of the military in early Roman Palestine and the depiction of the military in the New Testament.
This book presents the history of the theological-political conversation that started with the publication of the Torah in Jerusalem of the Persian period. It shows how this conversation, which still engages us today, evolved around political and social issues rather than theological ones.
This book features easy access and cross-listing of multiple themes and topics related to the prehistory and ancient times in Nubia, Kerma, Kush, or Meroe until the end of the Meroitic and post-Meroitic times in the 4th and 5th centuries CE.