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Learning from Liu Hui? A Different Way to Do Mathematics

Learning from Liu Hui? A Different Way to Do Mathematics

By Christopher Cullen

Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Vol.49 (2002)

Introduction: Could we have done mathematics differently? At a logical level this question… [continue reading]

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New in Ancient History books this week!

New in Ancient History books this week!

The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

Cline, Eric H.

Oxford Handbooks (January 1, 2012)

Summary:The Greek Bronze Age, roughly 3000 to 1000 BC, witnessed the flourishing of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations… [continue reading]

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Foreign soldiers – native girls? Constructing and crossing boundaries in Hellenistic cities with foreign garrison

Foreign soldiers – native girls? Constructing and crossing boundaries in Hellenistic cities with foreign garrison

By Angelos Chaniotis

Paper given at the 19th International Congress… [continue reading]

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Jesus the Healer in the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and Early Christianity

Jesus the Healer in the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and Early Christianity

Moles, John

Histos, 5 (2011)

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This paper argues that the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles contain sustained… [continue reading]

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The Casting of Julian the Apostate ‘in the Likeness’ of Alexander the Great: a Topos in Antique Historiography and its Modern Echoes

The Casting of Julian the Apostate ‘in the Likeness’ of Alexander the Great: a Topos in Antique Historiography and its Modern Echoes

Smith, Rowland

Histos… [continue reading]

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Structuring Roman History: the Roman Year and the Roman Consular Tradition

Structuring Roman History: the Roman Year and the Roman Consular Tradition

Rich, John

Histos, 5 (2011)

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This article is concerned with the shaping of the annual narrative in historical writers working… [continue reading]

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Top 10 Ancient History News of 2011

The year 2011 will be marked by several important archaeological discoveries, and the overthrow of authoritarian regimes in Egypt and Libya, which had profound implications for the preservation of ancient history.

Egyptian… [continue reading]

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1,600 year-old bathhouse discovered in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a 1,600 year-old bathhouse apparently used by the owners of a wealthy estate or an inn on an ancient road.

Remains of an ancient bathhouse dating to the Byzantine period were exposed during work being conducted… [continue reading]

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On the Bravery of Women: The Ancient Amazon and Her Modern Counterparts

On the Bravery of Women: The Ancient Amazon and Her Modern Counterparts

Whalley, Jo

Doctor of Philosophy in Classics, Victoria University of Wellington (2010)

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In a favourite mythological motif… [continue reading]