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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 In this study Dr Dasen brings together for the first time a whole range of mostly unpublished or little known iconographic, epigraphic, literary,…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..


Pandora S Box

Pub Date : 2008-02-15 | Author : Andrew A. Adams | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 9780470065532
ISBN 13 : 0470065532

Computing technology is constantly evolving and changing, developing and consolidating its position as a vital component of our lives. It no longer plays a minor part in society ..



Graphic Storytelling

Pub Date : 1996 | Author : Will Eisner | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0961472820
ISBN 13 : 9780961472825

Examines the fundamentals of storytelling in comic book style and offers advice on story construction and visual narratives...


A Treatise Of Civil Power

Pub Date : 2007 | Author : Geoffrey Hill | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300126174
ISBN 13 : 0300126174

Geoffrey Hill’s latest collection takes its title from a pamphlet by Milton of 1659 that attacks the concept of a state church as well as corruption in church governance. As Milt..


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