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Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity

The Gorgias Classical & Late Antiquity series publishes monographs, edited volumes and translations on the Greco-Roman world and its transition into Late Antiquity, encompassing political and social structures, knowledge and educational ideals, art, architecture and literature. 

Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis (Chair)

Freie Universität Berlin

Ulrike-Rebekka Nieten

Freie Universität Berlin

Adrian Pirtea

University of Vienna

Irene Schneider

University of Göttingen

Manolis Ulbricht

Freie Universität Berlin 

 

Nicola Denzey Lewis

Claremount Graduate University

Stefan Esders

Freie Universität Berlin

Thomas Figueira

Rutgers University

Christian Freigang

Freie Universität Berlin

David Hernandez de la Fuente

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Markham J. Geller

University College London

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Brown University

AnneMarie Luijendijk

Princeton University

Roberta Mazza

University of Manchester

Arietta Papaconstantinou

University of Reading

Meron-Martin Piotrkowski

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shabo Talay

Freie Universität Berlin

For more information about the series or to submit a proposal, please contact the series' Submissions Editor, Adam Walker: adam@gorgiaspress.com.

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The Military Consilium in Republican Rome

ISBN: 978-1-59333-373-7
The consilium, or advisory council, played an important role in the everyday activities of the Roman magistrate in his role as military commander. This work is an in-depth look at the commander's consilium from its first depicted appearances in the accounts of the legendary period to 31 BC. The concilium adapted to meet changing needs and serves to illustrate how Romans felt about their own society. The role of the commander's consilium can be seen as a pragmatic compromise between the desire for competent leadership and personal ambition on the one hand, and the Romans' ever-present fear of tyrannical behavior on the other.

Early Christian Attitudes to War, Violence and Military Service

ISBN: 978-1-61143-486-6
The early Christians were not of one mind when it came to war, violence and military service. There was a bewildering variety of opinion as to how they understood their place in the world. It seems however that generally they did not stand apart from society. On the contrary, they were happy to integrate and conform and they often accepted war and service in the army as activities which did not raise specific ethical problems.

The Ceramic Oil Lamp as an Indicator of Cultural Change within Nabataean Society in Petra and its En

ISBN: 978-1-59333-628-8
How did the Nabataeans view their world at the time of the Roman annexation in CE 106? If it is possible to detect an altered perception after their monarchy was dissolved at that time, how can we be sure it was authentic and not a veneer, masking the identity of a disaffected people? One approach is to consider religious practice as a diagnostic for identity within Nabataean society. Religious practice is examined through the ceramic oil lamp, a ubiquitous vessel that can portray socio-political and religious symbolism and cultural hybridization.