Ancient World Readings in Social and Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0205691870
ISBN-13: 9780205691876
Edition: 4th 2010
List price: $85.00
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List price: $85.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Temples and Priests
Flood Stories
The Flood in The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Flood in Genesis
Divinity and its Limitations
The Gods in Their Temples: A Sacred Marriage Drama
Sacred Prostitution
Covenant and Consequences
Hear O Israel! The Shema
The Covenant as a Marriage Contract: Hosea
The Call of the Prophet
Prophets and Palaces: Jeremiah Confronts the King
ldquo;I Will be With Him in Troublerdquo;: Personal Religion and Piety
Empire, Exile, and Monotheism
The Great Hymn to the Aten
Yahweh: The Lord of History
Tombs and Immortality
Book Writing: A New Form of Immortality
Caught in the Act: Ancient Egyptian Tomb Robbers
Palaces and Kings
Loyalty to the King: The Egyptian Theory of Government
But if Pharaoh Fails . . . ?
Women in Power
Ku Baba
Zakutu, Wife of Sennacherib
A Critique of Kingship: The Negative View of Samuel
War and Warfare
Sumerian Intercity Wars: Umma versus Lagash
Sargon of Akkad: The Idea of Empire
Egyptian Imperialism and Terror
Assyrian Use of Terror
The Fall of Jerusalem
The Horrors of Siege
POWs and MIAs
ldquo;A Palace of Cedar, Cypress, Juniper . . . and Tamariskrdquo;: Builders As Well As Destroyers
An Imperial Coup Drsquo;Etat: The Behistun Inscription of Darius I
ldquo;That the Strong Might Not Oppress the Weak, and That They Should Give Justice to Orphans and Widowsrdquo;
Hammurapirsquo;s Justice
ldquo;To Fill the Vast Land with a Plenitude of Food and Lasting Happiness: The Characteristics of a Perfect Kingshiprdquo;
The Justice of the Pharaoh
ldquo;They Carry the Sheaves, but Still Go Hungry; They Tread the Winepresses, yet Suffer Thirstrdquo;
A Model Persian Governor: Cyrus the Younger (ca. 400 B.C.)
Daily Life
Marriage and Property
Marriage and Children
Laws Regarding Sex
Disputes, Litigation, Punishment
Runaway Slaves
Crime and Punishment
Conducting Business
Papyrus Lansing: A Bureaucratrsquo;s View of Life
ldquo;Wash and Perfume Yourself and Put on Your Best Clothesrdquo;
The Origin and Spread of the Polis System
A Greek Definition of the Polis
Greek Life in the Eighth Century B.C. 1: ldquo;The Shield of Achillesrdquo;
Greek Life in the Eighth Century B.C. 2: Hesiodrsquo;s Works and Days
Colonization and the Expansion of the Polis System: The Case of Cyrene
Herodotusrsquo; Account
Oath of the Colonists
Greeks and Non-Greeks in the Greek Colonies: The Foundation of Lampsacus
Greeks and Scythians in the Black Sea: Coexistence and Interaction
Warfare and the Polis
The Aristocratic Warrior
The Warri

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