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Read and Download Maarten Jozef Vermaseren book Cybelle, Attis and related cults in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCybelle, Attis and related cults. This book was released on 1996 with total page 464 pages. Book excerpt: These collected essays on the cult of Cybele and Attis represent an international tribute to the late Professor M.J. Vermaseren. Articles included treat aspects of this cult form its origin through its last manifestations in the later Roman Empire.

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Read and Download Eugene N. Lane book Cybele, Attis and Related Cults in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCybele, Attis and Related Cults. This book was released on 2015-08-27 with total page 454 pages. Book excerpt: These collected essays on the cult of Cybele and Attis represent an international tribute to the late Professor M.J. Vermaseren. Articles included treat aspects of this cult form its origin through its last manifestations in the later Roman Empire.

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Download The Manly Eunuch PDF

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Read and Download Mathew Kuefler book The Manly Eunuch in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Manly Eunuch. This book was released on 2001-07-25 with total page 460 pages. Book excerpt: The question of masculinity formed a key part of the intellectual life of late antiquity and was crucial to the development of Christian society. This idea is at the heart of Mathew Kuefler's new book, which revisits the Roman Empire during the third and fifth centuries of the common era. Kuefler argues that the collapse of the Roman army, an increasingly autocratic government, and growing restrictions on the traditional rights of men within marriage and sexuality all led to an endemic crisis in masculinity: men of Roman aristocracy, who had always felt themselves to be soldiers, statesmen, and the heads of households, became, by their own definition, unmanly. The cultural and demographic success of Christianity during this epoch lay in the ability of its leaders to recognize and respond to this crisis. Drawing on the tradition of gender ambiguity in early Christian teachings, which included Jesus's exhortation that his followers "make themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven," Christian writers and thinkers crafted a new masculine ideal, one that took advantage of the changing social realities in Rome, inverted the Roman model of manliness, and helped solidify Christian ideology by reinstating the masculinity of its adherents.

Download Catullus' Poem on Attis PDF

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Read and Download Ruud R. Nauta book Catullus' Poem on Attis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCatullus' Poem on Attis. This book was released on 2021-08-30 with total page 165 pages. Book excerpt: Catullus 63, the poem on Attis, has been called ‘the most remarkable poetical creation in the Latin language’. It is here studied by a team of specialists in religious history, Hellenistic poetry, Roman poetry and culture, and Latin linguistics.

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ISBN 13: 1443895512
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Download The Archaeology of Late Antique 'Paganism' PDF

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ISBN 13: 1441174419
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Shaun Tougher book The Roman Castrati in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Roman Castrati. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Eunuchs tend to be associated with eastern courts, popularly perceived as harem personnel. However, the Roman empire was also distinguished by eunuchs – they existed as slaves, court officials, religious figures and free men. This book is the first to be devoted to the range of Roman eunuchs. Across seven chapters (spanning the third century BC to the sixth century AD), Shaun Tougher examines the history of Roman eunuchs, focusing on key texts and specific individuals. Subjects met include the Galli (the self-castrating devotees of the goddess the Great Mother), Terence's comedy The Eunuch (the earliest surviving Latin text to use the word 'eunuch'), Sporus and Earinus the eunuch favourites of the emperors Nero and Domitian, the 'Ethiopian eunuch' of the Acts of the Apostles (an early convert to Christianity), Favorinus of Arles (a superstar intersex philosopher), the Grand Chamberlain Eutropius (the only eunuch ever to be consul), and Narses the eunuch general who defeated the Ostrogoths and restored Italy to Roman rule. A key theme of the chapters is gender, inescapable when studying castrated males. Ultimately this book is as much about the eunuch in the Roman imagination as it is the reality of the eunuch in the Roman empire.

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ISBN 13: 9047432711
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ISBN 13: 0520382064
Total Pages : 260 pages
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ISBN 13: 0199696098
Total Pages : 424 pages
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ISBN 13: 1316511863
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Download The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality PDF

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ISBN 13: 1000626199
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Total Pages : 534 pages
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Read and Download M. J. Versluys book Aegyptiaca Romana in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAegyptiaca Romana. This book was released on 2002 with total page 534 pages. Book excerpt: This is the first monograph of the well-known genre of Nilotic landscapes in the Roman world providing new conclusions on the genre itself as well as discussing the role and meaning of Aegyptiaca Romana in general.