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Communications: Roads and Bridges  

Klaus Belke

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Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
The Romans were not the first road builders in history, but they were the first to attempt to cover the whole empire up its frontiers with a systematic and dense network of carefully ... More

Language  

Geoffrey Horrocks

Print publication date:
Oct 2008
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Nov 2012
In addition to Greek, the Byzantines spoke many other languages. In Late Antiquity, Latin and Greek, the two "world languages", were not only the primary cultural languages, but also the ... More

Manuscript Studies  

Natalie Tchernetska

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
Even when people have the objects created and handled by the Greeks, the insights into Greek life they provide us with are not transparent or unmediated. No more so are the ancient texts ... More

Patron and Client: Zimri-Lim and Asqudum The Diviner  

Dominique Charpin

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the patron-client relationship of Zimri-Lim, appointed king of Mari by the god Dagan, and the diviner Asqudum. It explains Zimri-Lim entrusted Asqudum with important ... More

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