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Beate Dignas

Bio: Beate Dignas is an academic researcher from University of Oxford. The author has contributed to research in topics: Late Antiquity & Zoroastrianism. The author has an hindex of 6, co-authored 10 publications receiving 249 citations.

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13 Sep 2007
TL;DR: Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD as mentioned in this paper, a chronological survey of the Sasanian Empire and its relations with the Roman Empire, is presented in this book.
Abstract: Part I. Narrative: 1. Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD 2. Rome and the Sasanian Empire - a chronological survey Part II. Sources and Contexts: 3. Political goals 4. Warfare 5. Military confrontations 6. The diplomatic solutions 7. Arabia between the great powers 8. Shared interests - continuing conflicts 9. Religion - Christianity and Zoroastrianism 10. Emperor and King of Kings 11. Exchange of information between West and East Part III. Appendices.

132 citations

Book
01 Jan 2002
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a survey of the Cults under Hellenistic and Roman rule in Asia Minor between Continuity and Change in the context of Sanctuaries and Cities.
Abstract: Introduction: Sanctuaries and Cities 1. Assessing Sacred Wealth: Finances, Land, Administration 2. The Cults under Hellenistic Rule 3. The Cults under Roman Rule 4. Sanctuaries in Asia Minor between Continuity and Change

37 citations

Book
01 Oct 2008
TL;DR: The "What is a Greek priest?" volume as discussed by the authors focuses on the question through a variety of lenses: the visual representation of cult personnel, priests as ritual experts, variations of priesthood, ideal concepts and their transformation, and the role of manteis.
Abstract: "What is a Greek priest?" The volume, which has its origins in a symposium held at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., focuses on the question through a variety of lenses: the visual representation of cult personnel, priests as ritual experts, variations of priesthood, ideal concepts and their transformation, and the role of manteis. Each chapter looks at how priests and religious officials used a potential authority to promote themselves and their posts, how they played a role in conserving, shaping and reviving cult activity, how they acted behind the curtain of polis institutions, and how they performed as mediators between men and gods. It becomes clear that Greek priests had many faces, and that the factors that determined their roles and activities are political as well as historical, religious as well as economic, idealistic as well as pragmatic, personal as well as communal.

13 citations


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30 Jan 2009

287 citations

Book
13 Sep 2007
TL;DR: Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD as mentioned in this paper, a chronological survey of the Sasanian Empire and its relations with the Roman Empire, is presented in this book.
Abstract: Part I. Narrative: 1. Rome and Iran to the beginning of the third century AD 2. Rome and the Sasanian Empire - a chronological survey Part II. Sources and Contexts: 3. Political goals 4. Warfare 5. Military confrontations 6. The diplomatic solutions 7. Arabia between the great powers 8. Shared interests - continuing conflicts 9. Religion - Christianity and Zoroastrianism 10. Emperor and King of Kings 11. Exchange of information between West and East Part III. Appendices.

132 citations

MonographDOI
01 Sep 2011

125 citations

Book
29 May 2009
TL;DR: This paper provided a text, translation and detailed commentary of the Res Gestae of the emperor Augustus, and illustrated the emergence of a new visual language and an official set of expressions in the Roman world.
Abstract: At the end of his life the emperor Augustus wrote an account of his achievements in which he reviewed his rise to power, his conquest of the world and his unparalleled generosity towards his subjects. This edition provides a text, translation and detailed commentary - the first substantial one in English for more than four decades - which is suitable for use with students of all levels. The commentary deals with linguistic, stylistic and historical matters. It elucidates how Augustus understood his role in Roman society, and how he wished to be remembered by posterity; and it sets this picture that emerges from the Res Gestae into the context of the emergence both of a new visual language and of an official set of expressions. The book also includes illustrations in order to demonstrate how the Augustan era witnessed the rise of a whole new visual language.

114 citations

01 Jan 2017
TL;DR: The 18 Bucher umfassende Chronik des Johannes Malalas stellt das alteste erhaltene Beispiel einer byzantinischen Weltchronik dar and bietet damit singulare Einblicke in die Fruhphase einer literarischen Gattung, die fur das byzinische Mittelalter zentrale Bedeutung besessen hat as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: Die 18 Bucher umfassende Chronik des Johannes Malalas stellt das alteste erhaltene Beispiel einer byzantinischen Weltchronik dar und bietet damit singulare Einblicke in die Fruhphase einer literarischen Gattung, die fur das byzantinische Mittelalter zentrale Bedeutung besessen hat. Die moderne Forschung sieht das Werk als eine wichtige zeithistorische Quelle fur die Geschichte des 5. und 6. Jahrhunderts n. Chr., das auch Einblicke in kultur- und mentalitatsgeschichtliche Aspekte erlaubt. Trotz steigenden Forschungsinteresses sind viele grundlegende Fragen nach wie vor offen: Welche Ausbildung hat Malalas durchlaufen, woran hat er geglaubt? In welche Gattung gehort sein Werk, das gemeinhin Chronik genannt wird? Kann mittels anderer Textzeugnisse der verlorene Urtext des Malalas erschlossen werden? Im ersten Band der Malalas-Studien, der die Ergebnisse der Auftakttagung des Tubinger Projektes zur historischen und philologischen Kommentierung der Chronik prasentiert, werden insbesondere drei Schwerpunkte beleuchtet: die Frage nach der Person des Autors, nach der Uberlieferung seiner Chronik und der mittelalterlichen (mehrsprachigen) Malalas-Tradition sowie die Frage nach der Gattung der Chronik und ihrer zeitgeschichtlichen sowie intellektuellen Verankerung.

112 citations