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By Morgan Llywelyn

ISBN-10: 1847176550

ISBN-13: 9781847176554

The date used to be strong Friday, April twenty third within the 12 months of Our Lord 1014. the main ferocious conflict ever fought in eire was once approximately to begin...

In the 3 a long time because Morgan Llyweyln wrote the bestselling novel Lion of eire, she has studied the mythical lifetime of Brian Boru, excessive King of eire. usually brushed aside as a legendary determine, as all of the identified evidence approximately him are contained in the a number of Irish annals. yet thirty years of analysis have led Llyweyln to finish with simple task that Brian Boru really lived, a good conflict happened in 1014: and eire won.

Read concerning the lifetime of Brian Boru and the conflict that modified the process Irish historical past during this intriguing and available account.

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North, and S. Price, Religions of Rome (Cambridge, 1998), i. 262. For an account of Christian opposition to Roman spectacles see W. Weismann, Kirche und Schauspiele: die Schauspiele im Urteil der lateinischen Kirchenväter unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Augustin (Würzburg, 1972), especially 98–104 on idolatry. 16 Tertullian, De Spectaculis 5. Note the use of the latinized form of the Greek word ‘agon’ to refer to athletic contests. 17 Tertullian, De Spectaculis 11. 18 Philostratus, Gymnasticus 44; Galen, Exhortation to Study the Arts 9–14.

Leiwo, Neapolitana, 42 n. 1, mentions an inscription recording Claudius’ grant of citizenship to a citharist who had acted as chief priest in games in Rome and Naples. He also granted concessions to the international guild of athletes. See BM Papyri iii. 1178, ll. 8–31 (E. M. Smallwood, Documents Illustrating the Principates of Gaius, Claudius, and Nero (Cambridge, 1967), no. 374); C. A. Forbes, ‘Ancient Athletic Guilds’, Classical Philology 50 (1955), 238–52, at 243, and discussion below, pp. 34– 6.

The fact that this body included a trainer, ‘aleiptes’ (l. 7), shows that athletes must have been included in it, possibly with actors too. The dating is disputed between 42/1 and 33/2 bc. See Pleket, ‘Some Aspects’, 200–2. 75 BM Papyri, iii. 214–19, no. 1178, ll. 8–36 (Smallwood, Documents, no. 374). See Forbes, ‘Ancient Athletic Guilds’, 243. 77 In the second century we Wnd another change when this international synod moved to Rome. 78 The word katalusis has been interpreted in diVering ways.

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