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Mercury's Wings : Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World.

Author: Richard J A Talbert; Fred S Naiden
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Mercury's Wings marks a milestone as the first-ever volume devoted to ancient communications. Its eighteen wide-ranging essays by art historians, Assyriologists, Classicists and Egyptologists explore communications as a powerful vehicle not just for the transmission of information, but also for the conduct of religion, commerce, diplomacy, culture and more.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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J. A. Talbert, Richard
Mercury's Wings : Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J A Talbert; Fred S Naiden
ISBN: 9780190604042 0190604042 9780199983414 0199983410 9780190663285 0190663286
OCLC Number: 983740431
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (457 p.)
Contents: Cover; Mercury's Wings; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Figures, Maps, and Tables; Abbreviations; Contributors; Introduction, by F. S. Naiden and Richard Talbert; Part one: Networks; 1. Environmental Perspectives on Ancient Communication, by Grant Parker; 2. Libraries and Communication in the Ancient World, by Matthew Nicholls; 3. Communication and Roman Long-​Distance Trade, by Taco Terpstra; 4. Military Communication: The Example of the Classical Battlefield, by F. S. Naiden; Part two: Modes 5. Monuments of the Hittite and Neo-​Assyrian Empires During the Late Bronze and Iron Ages, by James F. Osborne6. Communicating with Images in the Roman Empire, by Jennifer Trimble; 7. Musical Persuasion in Early Greece, by Timothy Power; 8. Gesture in the Ancient Mediterranean World, by Gregory S. Aldrete; Part three: Divinities; 9. Messaging and the Gods in Mesopotamia: Signals and Systematics, by Seth Richardson; 10. Pilgrimage and Communication, by Ian Rutherford; 11. The Inspired Voice: Enigmatic Oracular Communication, by Julia Kindt; 12. Christianity, by Michael Kulikowski Part four: Engagements13. Cross-​Cultural Communication in the Hellenistic Mediterranean and Western and South Asia, by Matthew Canepa; 14. Cross-​Cultural Communication in Egypt, by J. G. Manning; 15. Diplomatic Communication in the Ancient Mediterranean, by Sheila L. Ager; 16. Coinage and the Roman Economy, by Kenneth W. Harl; 17. Communicating Through Maps: The Roman Case, by Richard Talbert; Bibliography; Index

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