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Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt and Greece (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeol…

This book examines dwarfs in myth and everyday life in ancient Egypt and Greece. In both cultures physical beauty was highly admired, even to excess. What happened to those whose appearance did not conform to the “ideal proportion”? The spectacular forms of dwarfism were always a focus of interest, and it is the most depicted disorder in antiquity. In this study Dr Dasen brings together for the first time a whole range of mostly unpublished or little known iconographic, epigraphic, literary,…

The Manly Eunuch

Pub Date : 2001-07-25 | Author : Mathew Kuefler | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226457397
ISBN 13 : 9780226457390

The question of masculinity formed a key part of the intellectual life of late antiquity and was crucial to the development of Christian society. This idea is at the heart of Mathe..

Submerged Prehistory

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Jonathan Benjamin | Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN 10 : 1842174185
ISBN 13 : 9781842174180

Major events of human prehistory such as the post-glacial recolonisation of Northern Europe and the spread of agriculture through the Mediterranean took place on landscapes that ar..


Pub Date : 2014-01-07 | Author : Jesús Bernardino Velázquez-Fernández | Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN 10 : 1629485136
ISBN 13 : 9781629485133

This book presents state-of-the-art research on bioremediation, which is understood as a discipline that uses organisms or their products to reduce or eliminate the adverse effects..

Traditional Crafts Of Saudi Arabia

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : John Topham | Publisher : Stacey International Publishers

ISBN 10 : 1900988720
ISBN 13 : 9781900988728

The settled and nomadic people of Saudi Arabia - their arduous life, their generosity, chivalry and stoicism - are well known, but their arts and crafts remained largely unrecorded..

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