A Roman Miscellany: Essays in Honour of Anthony R. Birley on his Seventieth Birthday

A Roman Miscellany: Essays in Honour of Anthony R. Birley on his Seventieth Birthday


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A Roman Miscellany: Essays in Honour of Anthony R. Birley on his Seventieth Birthday by V. E. Hirschmann

Anthony R. Birley, a leading authority in the field of Roman prosopography and well known for his biographies of the emperors Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Septimius Severus, was Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester from 1974-1990 and at the Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf from 1990 until retirement in 2002. Friends, colleagues and pupils have offered him A Roman Miscellany, on a rich variety of topics relating to the Roman Empire, a Festschrift for an outstanding scholar. Eight contributions are in English, one - an excerpt from a historical novel - is in French, the rest are in German. The book is edited by Birleys last three Duesseldorf pupils. After a short introduction, by Hirschmann and Krieckhaus (Statt eines Vorwortes), and a Postscript by Birley himself, there follow the contributions by Bruno Bleckmann (Kritische Passagen zu Konstantin in der Vita Constantini des Eusebios), Lukas de Blois (Soldiers and Leaders in Plutarchs Galba and Otho), Hannah M. Cotton (In Lieu of an Article: Reflexions on Hadrian, Antiochus Epiphanes and the Jews), Werner Eck and Andreas Pangerl (Neue Diplome fuer die Hilfstruppen von Britannia), Mark Hassall (Footnotes to The Fasti), Vera E. Hirschmann (Die phrygische Opposition. Zu Novatianern und Montanisten im westlichen Kleinasien), Peter Lampe (Paulinos Mystes), David Mattingly (Urbanism, epigraphy and identity in the towns of Britain under Roman Rule), Francois Paschoud (Sulpicii Alexandri ex agente in rebus De uita sua), Olli Salomies (Choosing a Cognomen in Rome. Some Aspects), Hans M. Schellenberg (Anmerkungen zu Heron von Alexandria und seinem Werk ueber den Geschuetzbau), Stefan Sommer (Vereinigungen in Tarsos), Richard Talbert (A Forgotten Masterpiece of Cartography for Roman Historians: Pierre Lapies Orbis Romanus ad Illustranda Itineraria (1845)), Konrad Vossing (Sallust und das 'Massaker von Cirta' 112 v.Chr. (Sall. Iug. 26)), Klaus Wachtel (Fragment einer Bauinschrift aus Sexaginta Prista (Moesia inferior)), Everett L. Wheeler (Pullarii, Marsi, Haruspices, and Sacerdotes in the Roman Imperial Army), David Whitehead (Apollodorus Poliorketika: Author, Date, Dedicatee), Ruprecht Ziegler (Zur Muenzemission in Anemurion (Kilikien) unter Kaiser Maximinus Thrax), Hans M. Schellenberg (Danksagungen mit einer Anmerkung zum Vorhandensein der Vielzahl personlicher Fotografien), and Birleys Bibliography from 1961 to 2007. The CD-Rom included with the book contains maps illustrating Talberts paper.

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ISBN-13: 9788375311464
Publisher: Akanthina
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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