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Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

Daniel R. Schwartz.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1106 words.

first-century bce Roman aristocrat; Pompey's quaestor during the annexation of Syria and conquest of Judea, also Pompey's brother-in-law and husband

Aeneid

Eugene Ulrich.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 700 words.

A fragment with a line from the Aeneid, the sonorous Roman epic and “principal secular book of the Western

Affirmation of a Conceptual World

Alan B. Lloyd.

in Ancient Egypt

June 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 19126 words.

Like all societies, the postulates on which Egyptian civilization was based required continual restatement and reassertion in order to retain their validity in the eyes of society. This...

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African Athena

Edited by Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra and Tessa Roynon.

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 496 pages.

The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His...

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The Africanness of Classicism in the Work of Toni Morrison

Tessa Roynon.

in African Athena

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6721 words.

Building on recent scholarly interest in Toni Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition, this chapter demonstrates that her interest in the Africanness of classicism is a...

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After Pericles: The Decline of Athens?

Vincent Azoulay.

in Pericles of Athens

July 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4320 words.

This chapter considers the notion that Pericles' death marked the starting point of Athens's decadence. In The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides asserts that the death of Pericles was a turning...

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After the Revolution

Lawrence Barham.

in From Hand to Handle

September 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11554 words.

This chapter examines why the development and adoption of combinatorial technology was so slow after the first industrial revolution sparked by the invention of hafting. It first considers...

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The Afterlife of Greek Aristocracy

Chester G. Starr.

in The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization

June 1992; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 2355 words.

After Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire in 334–323 B.C., Greek civilization broadened out to encompass all the eastern Mediterranean. This new era has been given in modern times...

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The Afterlives of Black Athena

Robert J. C. Young.

in African Athena

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 5588 words.

One of the most distinctive characteristics of Martin Bernal's Black Athena is the extent to which the books have continuing effects for critical analysis across a range of different...

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Afterword

Martin Bernal.

in African Athena

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6366 words.

This afterword is an autobiographical survey or analysis of the background to the three volume series Black Athena. It treats the author's earlier concerns with cultural contacts between...

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