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Abbreviations and Symbols  

Nikolaos Gonis

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The first part of this article deals with abbreviations found in Greek documentary papyri and ostraca. The documents in which abbreviation is rife are predominantly those produced on a ... More

Accounting in Proto-Cuneiform  

Robert K. Englund

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the accounting methods in proto-cuneiform during the archaic period. It discusses the importance of archaic numerical and metrological systems as elements of social ... More

Adapting to New Contexts: Cuneiform in Anatolia  

Mark Weeden

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on cuneiform and scribal education in Anatolia. It attempts to trace some of the developments in the corpus of knowledge and training when it let the confines of its ... More

Adoption and Fosterage in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean  

Sabine R. Huebner

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter focuses on the practice of adoption and fosterage in the Eastern Mediterranean, a family strategy that is, compared with its equivalent in the Roman West, understudied. She ... More

Aegina Kolonna  

Walter Gauss

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Aegina was one of the major centers of the Aegean Bronze Age. This article discusses the most important information about the site of Kolonna, the main settlement known on the island. The ... More

Aegina, the Cyclades, and Crete  

Kenneth Sheedy

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
During the fifth and sixth centuries BC, the massive issues of Aegina dominated coin circulation throughout the Cyclades and Crete. The Cycladic islands were quick to bring out their own ... More

Aelius Donatus and His Commentary on Terence’s Comedies  

Chrysanthi Demetriou

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Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
The chapter begins with a short overview of the history, structure, and themes of the commentary on Terence composed by the grammarian Aelius Donatus. The main discussion explores the ... More

Aesop and Animal Fable  

Jeremy B. Lefkowitz

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This chapter examines the tensions between the symbolic valence of anthropomorphic animals and authentic concerns about real animals in fables of ancient times. It provides an overview of ... More

After Antiquity  

Clifford Ando

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
The analysis and periodisation of the events and changes that take us from the Roman Empire at its height to whatever came after it have long occupied a distinguished place in European ... More

Agriculture and Agricultural Technology  

Michael Decker

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Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
A misconception about Byzantium is that its agriculture was not technically advanced. In reality, Byzantine farmers were effective in sustaining the population for more than a thousand ... More

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