Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook

Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521456460

Category: History

Page: 434

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Volume two reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

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ISBN: OSU:32437123612786

Category: Administrative law

Page: 1284

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Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

Oswald Boelcke

Oswald Boelcke

Author: R.G. Head

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781910690666

Category: History

Page: 192

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This biography of the pioneering WWI flying ace who mentored the Red Baron is “fascinating . . . [it] captures combat aviation at its inception” (MiG Sweep: The Magazine of Aviation Warriors). With a total of forty victories, Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War I—and a century later he remains a towering figure in the history of air warfare, renowned for his character, inspirational leadership, organizational genius, development of air-to-air tactics, and impact on aerial doctrine. Paving the way for modern air forces across the world with his pioneering strategies, Boelcke had a dramatic effect on his contemporaries. The famed Red Baron’s mentor, instructor, squadron commander, and friend, he exerted a tremendous influence upon the German air force. He was one of the first pilots to be awarded the famous Pour le Mérite, commonly recognized as the “Blue Max.” All of this was achieved after overcoming medical obstacles in childhood and later life with willpower and determination. Boelcke even gained the admiration of his enemies: After his tragic death in a midair collision, Britain’s Royal Flying Corps dropped a wreath on his funeral, and several of his captured foes sent another wreath from their German prison camp. His name and legacy live on, as seen in the Luftwaffe’s designation of the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 “Boelcke.” This definitive biography reveals his importance as a fighter pilot who set the standard in military aviation.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

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ISBN: UOM:39015038704915

Category: Aeronautics

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Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.

Jupiter's Circle Vol. 2 #1

Jupiter's Circle Vol. 2 #1

Author: Mark Millar

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: PKEY:SEP150506

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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Legendary MARK MILLAR reunites with the superlative WILFREDO TORRES in this epic prequel to the smash-hit JUPITER'S LEGACY series! In midcentury America, the worldÕs greatest superheroes triumph in their public battles, while struggling with private ones. Mad Men-style period drama meets Justice League-inspired team action in a brand new volume. Introducing new regular cover artist BILL SIENKIEWICZ. Also features character design cover by FRANK QUITELY.