Posts made in April, 2011

Demographic and Religious Changes in Sixth and Seventh Century Romano-Byzantine Edessa / Merle Eisenberg

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Demographic and Religious Changes in Sixth and Seventh Century Romano-Byzantine Edessa / Merle Eisenberg

Colby College theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed or downloaded from this site for the purposes of research and scholarship. Reproduction or distribution for commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the author. Recommended Citation Eisenberg, Merle, “Demographic and Religious Changes in Sixth and Seventh Century Romano- Byzantine Edessa” (2007). Honors Theses. Paper 265. http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/honorstheses/265 This Honors Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Student Research at DigitalCommons@Colby. It has been...

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Giusto Traina, 428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Giusto Traina, 428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire

Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2009.10.31 Giusto Traina, 428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire (translation of 2007 Italian edition).   Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2009.  Pp. xix, 203.  ISBN 9780691136691.  $24.95. Reviewed by Conor Whately, The University of Winnipeg (c.whately@uwinnipeg.ca)
Word count: 2980 words Preview [Table of contents is listed at the end of the review.] The fifth century is one of the more important centuries for the history of Western Europe and the Middle East, as well as the transformation of the Roman world, and the evidexnce for...

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THE THREE KINGS, A STAR CHILD, AND UNIVERSAL RELIGION / Nick Gier

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE THREE KINGS, A STAR CHILD, AND UNIVERSAL RELIGION / Nick Gier

THE THREE KINGS, A STAR CHILD, AND UNIVERSAL RELIGION By Nick Gier, Professor Emeritus, University of Idaho (nickgier@roadrunner.com) Read all of his Christmas columns at www.home.roadrunner.com/~nickgier/XmasColumns.htm A myth is a tale that tells truth. —anonymous Wait a little while, just under the star! Then if a child comes to you, and if he laughs, if he has golden hair, you’ll know who he is. —St. Exubery’s Little Prince During my 1992 sabbatical in India, I had the great privilege of sharing food and living quarters with “Saint Thomas” monks in Bangalore. These...

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A Syrian-Christian Perspective on the Supernatural Silke trzcionka

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on A Syrian-Christian Perspective on the Supernatural Silke trzcionka

Whenever anyone looks with envy upon beautiful objects, the ambient air becomes charged with a malignant quality, and that person’s breath, laden with bitterness, blows hard upon the person near him. This breath, made up of the finest particles, penetrates to the very bones and marrow, and engenders in many cases the disease of envy, which has received the appropriate name of the influence of the evil eye.1 And so Heliodorus, in his novel Aethiopica, presents a perspective on the topic that will form the supernatural focus of this presentation − the evil eye. Providing a context for this...

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Iamblichus of Chalcis: The Letters / Dillon, John M., and Wolfgang Polleichtner

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Articles, Library | 1 comment

This review was published by RBL ⎡2011 by the Society of Biblical Literature. For more information on obtaining a subscription to RBL, please visit http://www.bookreviews.org/subscribe.asp. The Neoplatonist Iamblichus, of Syrian origin and an authority on Syrian deities, was a disciple of Porphyry, probably in Rome, before moving back to Syria to found his own school in Apamea, the city of the Middle Platonist (and Neopythagorean) Numenius. The only works that have survived of his are his De mysteriis Aegyptiorum, more properly his reply to Porphyry’s letter to Anebo, and the first four...

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