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10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’

10. ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0010
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9780192853851
‘Et in Arcadia Ego’ is based on the term coined by Pope Clement IX in the 17th century, who found inspiration from Virgil's ‘Arcadian’ Eclogues. Its story tells of death and paradise and ... More
5. Beneath the Surface

5. Beneath the Surface  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0005
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9780192853851
‘Beneath the Surface’ considers more detailed thoughts on the construction of such monuments as the Apollo Temple at Bassae and the various society conditions that made the building ... More
4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce

4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0004
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9780195377996
‘The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce’ describes how in the mid-twenty-fourth century bce the leader Sargon was able to conquer many of the little city states of Mesopotamia to create a new ... More
4. The calendar and festivals

4. The calendar and festivals  

Norman Solomon

in Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0005
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9780199687350
The key to the Jewish calendar is Nature and the pattern of sunrise and sunset. Temple procedures were scheduled into a day that began at dawn and for other purposes the day began at ... More
Literary compositions of the scrolls collections

Literary compositions of the scrolls collections  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0007
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‘Literary compositions of the scrolls collections’ shows that the literary nature of the scroll collections would suggest that they originally belonged to one or more libraries rather than ... More
1. Introducing Assyria

1. Introducing Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0001
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9780198715900
Ancient Assyria was one of many states flourishing in the Middle East in the millennia before the beginning of the common era, but the long-lived kingdom was one of the most influential. ... More
3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade

3. Aztec expansion through conquest and trade  

Davíd Carrasco

in The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365708
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10.1093/actrade/9780195379389.003.0003
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9780195379389
‘Aztec expansion through conquest and trade’ examines the Codex Mendoza. The Codex Mendoza is a rare example of Spanish and Aztec cooperation, and tells the story of the Aztec people. ... More
3. Jesus in his 1st-century context

3. Jesus in his 1st-century context  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777691
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0003
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9780199575275
What do the Gospel accounts tell us about ‘Jesus in his 1st-century context ’? Jewish Palestine is under the rule of the Roman Empire. Whilst Roman rule is fairly tolerant of local customs ... More
Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period

Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0008
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‘Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period’ contextualizes the Dead Sea Scrolls within the history of Second Temple Judaism and discusses the origins and history of the Qumran ... More
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Timothy H. Lim

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.001.0001
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book
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9780198779520
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short introduction discusses the cultural significance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the religious, political, and legal ... More
2. On Site

2. On Site  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0002
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9780192853851
‘On Site’ describes the nineteenth-century exploration of Greece and the connections to Rome. The rediscovery of Greece was, in a way, the rediscovery of the origins of western culture as a ... More
3. Being There

3. Being There  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0003
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9780192853851
‘Being There’ experience Classics in the light of what previous generations have said, thought, and written about the ancient world. But the differences lie, even more strikingly, in the ... More
7. The Art of Reconstruction

7. The Art of Reconstruction  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776458
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0007
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9780192853851
‘The Art of Reconstruction’ shows that part of Classics is the piecing together of scattered fragments to give an idea of what the whole once was like and what it meant. It is largely ... More
2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce

2. The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0002
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9780195377996
‘The beginning of cities, 3600–2900 bce’ starts this history of the ancient Near East by looking at the beginning of the period of prosperity in Mesopotamia, focusing in particular on the ... More
3. The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce

3. The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0003
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9780195377996
‘The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce’ shows how the birth of the long-lasting tradition of hereditary kingship came from Mesopotamia and examines what we have learnt about this period ... More
7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce

7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0007
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9780195377996
‘The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce’ looks at a kingdom that dominated a large area of land in what is now Iraq and part of Syria, the kingdom of Hammurabi of Babylon. Hammurabi of ... More
4. Politics

4. Politics  

David N. Myers

in Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780190660345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730988.003.0004
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9780199730988
Jews have been political animals throughout their history, using their powers of discernment to frame a strong sense of communal identity. They also have demonstrated the ability to ... More
1. The Dead Sea Scrolls as cultural icon

1. The Dead Sea Scrolls as cultural icon  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0001
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chapter
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9780198779520
‘The Dead Sea Scrolls as cultural icon’ asks: how did the Dead Sea Scrolls become so popular? Discovered in 1947 and published fully in 1991, the term ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ has become a ... More
The canon, authoritative scriptures, and the scrolls

The canon, authoritative scriptures, and the scrolls  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0005
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The Dead Sea Scrolls have shed light on the canonization of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible in the Second Temple period. They provide us with exemplars of their biblical texts and how ... More
1. The Bible in the Modern World: Classic or Sacred Text?

1. The Bible in the Modern World: Classic or Sacred Text?  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192853431
The Bible is still one of the most widely read and influential books in the world. ‘The Bible in the Modern World’ introduces a series of examples of Bible readers to illustrate how people ... More

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