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For courses in Ancient History (Ancient Near East - Egypt/Mesopotamia), Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome. This collection of primary sources focusing on the social and cultural history of the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome is designed to encourage students to examine issues pertaining to a broad range of themes through the analysis of relevant ancient literary and non-literary texts. Covering a wide variety of social and cultural concerns--ranging from marriage, family, war, and religion, to political culture, slavery, and entertainment--the texts are arranged thematically within a general chronological framework to provide a broad overview of life in the Ancient World. Note: This volume is the companion reader to D. Brendan Nagle's The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, 7/e.
D. Brendan Nagle, University of Southern California
Stanley M. Burstein, California State University, Los Angeles
Table of Contents
|Temples and Priests|
|The Flood in The Epic of Gilgamesh|
|The Flood in Genesis|
|Divinity and its Limitations|
|The Gods in Their Temples: A Sacred Marriage Drama|
|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|
|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;|
|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.)|
|Marriage and Property|
|Marriage and Children|
|Laws Regarding Sex|
|Disputes, Litigation, Punishment|
|Crime and Punishment|
|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|
|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|
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