Download E-books Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise: Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae) PDF

By Annewies van den Hoek

Those essays on past due antiquity traverse a territory during which Christian and pagan imagery and practices compete, coexist, and intermingle. The iconography of the main major past due vintage ceramic, African pink Slip Ware, is a crucial and comparatively unexploited automobile for documenting the range and interpenetration of past due vintage cultures. Literary texts and artwork in different media, really mosaics, supply imagery that supplement and increase the messages of the ceramics. well known entertainments, pagan cults, mythic heroes, beasts, monsters, and biblical visions are subject matters handled at the patrician and well known degrees. With interpretive vitamins from those varied nation-states, it really is attainable to accomplish higher perception into the lifestyles, attitudes, and regarded past due Antiquity.

Show description

Read Online or Download Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise: Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae) PDF

Best Ancient Classical books

Heroides (Penguin Classics)

Within the twenty-one poems of the Heroides, Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and fable. those deeply relocating literary epistles demonstrate the happiness and torment of affection, because the writers inform in their ache at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The devoted Penelope wonders on the suspiciously lengthy absence of Ulysses, whereas Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her mattress to stick to his future, and Sappho—the simply old determine portrayed here—describes her ardour for the cruelly rejecting Phaon.

Speaking of Siva (Penguin Classics)

Talking of Siva is a range of vacanas or free-verse sayings from the Virasaiva spiritual stream, devoted to Siva because the ideal god. Written by means of 4 significant saints, the best exponents of this poetic shape, among the 10th and 12th centuries, they're passionate lyrical expressions of the quest for an unpredictable and spontaneous non secular imaginative and prescient of 'now'.

Mathematics in Western Culture (Galaxy Books)

Finds the $64000 contributions of arithmetic to the actual and social sciences, philosophy, faith, literature, and artwork.

Deontology together with A Table of the Springs of Action and the Article on Utilitarianism (The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham)

A severe version of 3 works of Bentham, Deontology and the object on Utilitarianism have been formerly unpublished. including An advent to the foundations of Morals and laws, they supply a comrehensive exposition of Bentham's perspectives. dependent fullyyt on manuscripts through Bentham of his amanuenses, this edition's complete creation linking the 3 works.

Additional info for Pottery, Pavements, and Paradise: Iconographic and Textual Studies on Late Antiquity (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 43 votes