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Religious Aspects of War in the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome, Ancient Warfare Series, Volume 1 (Krzysztof Ulanowski) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004324756
Religious Aspects of War in the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome, Ancient Warfare Series, Volume 1 (Krzysztof Ulanowski) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004324756
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Title: Religious Aspects of War in the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome, Ancient Warfare Series, Volume 1

Author: Ulanowski, Krzysztof

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Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004324756

Volumes: 1; Pages: 439

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The Religious Aspect of Warfare in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome is a volume dedicated to investigating the relationship between religion and war in antiquity in minute detail. The nineteen chapters are divided into three groups: the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. They are presented in turn and all possible aspects of warfare and its religious connections are investigated. The contributors focus on the theology of war, the role of priests in warfare, natural phenomena as signs for military activity, cruelty, piety, the divinity of humans in specific martial cases, rituals of war, iconographical representations and symbols of war, and even the archaeology of war. As editor Krzysztof Ulanowski invited both well-known specialists such as Robert Parker, Nicholas Sekunda, and Pietro Mander to contribute, as well as many young, talented scholars with fresh ideas. From this polyphony of voices, perspectives and opinions emerges a diverse, but coherent, representation of the complex relationship between religion and war in antiquity.

Table of Contents

Introduction

List and affiliation of contributors (in alphabetic order)

Abbreviations

Part 1. The Ancient Near East

War in Mesopotamian Culture, Pietro Mander

Some Remarks Concerning the Development of the Theology of War in Ancient Mesopotamia, Vladimir Sazonov

Battle-descriptions in Mesopotamian Sources I: Presargonic and Sargonic Period, Sebastian Fink

A Comparison of the Role of baru and mantis in Ancient Warfare, Krzysztof Ulanowski

Eclipses and the Precipitation of Conflict: Deciphering the Signal to Attack, Micah Ross

Part 2. Greece

War and Religion in Ancient Greece, Robert Parker

The Terrified Face of Alcyoneus: the Religious Character of Greek Warfare, or What about the Vanquished? Bogdan Burliga

The Burning of Greek Temples by the Persians and Greek War-Propaganda, Eduard Rung

Weather, Luck and the Divine in Thucydides, Rachel Bruzzone

Xenophon's piety within the Hipparchikos, Simone Agrimonti

The Mounted Torch-Race at the Athenian Bendideia, Nick Sekunda

Like Gods among Men. The Use of Religion and Mythical Issues during Alexander?s Campaign, Borja Antela-Bern�rdez

Defence and Offence in the Egyptian Royal Titles of Alexander the Great, Ivan Ladynin

Egyptian Warriors: Machimoi, in Coroplastic Art - Selected Examples, S?awomir J?draszek

Part 3. Rome

Clenar larans etnam svalce: Myth, Religion, and Warfare in Etruria, Joshua R. Hall

The Ara Pacis Augustae and the Campus Martius: Peace and War, Antinomic or Complementary Realities in the Roman World, Dan-Tudor Ionescu

The Religious Legitimation of War in the Reign of Antoninus Pius, Andr� Heller

Roman Soldiers in Official Cult Ceremonies: Performance, Participation and Religious Experience, Tomasz Dziurdzik

Religious Aspects of the Bar Kokhba Revolt: The Founding of Aelia Capitolina on the Ruins of Jerusalem, Boaz Zissu and Hanan Eshel
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