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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ancient Society 42 (2012)


1 - 32 - 'A Delight and a Burden' (Hes., Sc. 400) Wine and Wine-drinking in Archaic Greece PAPAKONSTANTINOU, Zinon 
 Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to examine the major patterns of wine-drinking practices and their ramifications (social, political, cultural) in archaic Greece. Due primarily to the emergence of the symposion and other forms of commensality as vital components of social interaction, wine-drinking acquired new significance in the economically developing and politically polarized archaic communities. Archaic Greeks actively engaged in wine-drinking on a number of occasions and contexts. As practices and contexts of wine-drinking multiplied and changed, so did ideas about its meaning and responses to what were perceived as problematic aspects of wine-consumption. Archaic poetry and vase iconography suggest two major elite drinking paradigms advocating inebriation and moderation. These paradigms were closely intertwined with wider aristocratic discourses on leisure, social differentiation and political power.
33 - 59 - Secretaries, Psephismata and Stelai in Athens OSBORNE, Michael J. 

61 - 69 - The Birth-date of Arsinoe II Philadelphus VAN OPPEN DE RUITER, Branko 
Abstract : This article examines the modern assumption that Arsinoe II was born ca. 316 — and argues that her birth cannot be dated more precisely than between 320/19 and 312/1. More importantly, I intend to reveal the dubious rationale underlying scholarly assumptions about (royal) marriageable age and marital relations. Historians appear reluctant to accept, on the one hand, that Arsinoe may have been as young as twelve when she married Lysimachus, and, on the other hand, that Ptolemy I may well have married Berenice I around the same time as Eurydice. I will further explore the implications of post- or ante-dating Arsinoe’s birth in relation to her position at the courts of Lysimachus and Ptolemy II. This note may thus serve as a general warning about the intricacies of the marital behavior of the (early-) Hellenistic dynasties.
71 - 88 - The Kronion Family's Loans An Egyptian Peasant Family Declining under Roman Rule? TAKAHASHI, Ryosuke 
Abstract : This article examines the financial history of the Kronion family on the basis of the evidence from their archive (P. Kron.). Although several previous studies have treated the Kronion family as an example of Egyptian peasants gradually declining under Roman rule, a close examination of the evidence suggests that their economic decline and financial difficulties happened not as slow process but as the result of a huge debt which was incurred at one particular point and then discredited the family’s financial reputation. 
89 - 107 - An Accidental Tourist? Caracalla's Fatal Trip to the Temple of the Moon at Carrhae/Harran HEKSTER, Olivier, KAIZER, Ted 

109 - 125 - Vertical Integration in the Roman Economy A Response to Morris Silver BROEKAERT, Wim

127 - 158 - Whirlwind of Numbers Demographic Experiments for Roman Corinth WILLET, Rinse 

159 - 218 - Auf dem Holzweg. Bevölkerungsdichte und natürliche Ressourcen Überlegungen zum Holzbedarf im römischen Rheinland EHMIG, Ulrike 

219 - 254 - Plutarch and mos maiorum in the Life of Aemilius Paullus TRÖSTER, Manuel 

255 - 292 - La datazione dell'Epitoma rei militaris e la genesi dell'esercito tardoromano La politica militare di Teodosio I, Veg. r. mil. 1.20.2-5 e Teodosio II COLOMBO, Maurizio