Sarah Emily Bond is a Professor of History at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on late Roman history, epigraphy, law, topography, GIS, and Digital Humanities.
8 books on this list
Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
In the Hellenistic period certain Greek temples and cities came to be declared "sacred and inviolable." Asylia was the practice of declaring religious places precincts of asylum, meaning they were immune to violence and civil authority. The evidence for this phenomenon—mainly inscriptions and coins—is scattered in the published record. The material...
As I have written about before, the concept of asylum (and later the concept of early Christian "sanctuary" rights) is an ancient one: Please see Kent Rigsby's amazing open access book: – source
Sarah BondMar 04, 2020
The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans, first as Rome positioned itself in relation to Greece...
@MANNapoli My favorite Gregorian–Julian converter online is here: And although I recommend Feeney's 2008 book a lot why not try this superb article by Nomi Claire Lazar on the political rhetoric of calendar adjustment: – source
Sarah BondFeb 24, 2020
This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciatio...
By the by, a great book that helped me view Heraclius and Byzantium from a non-Roman perspective is “Byzantium viewed by the Arabs” by Prof. Nadia Maria El Cheikh (@NadiaelCheikh1) @Harvard_Press – source
Sarah BondFeb 11, 2020
Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing―and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.God wants us to flourish. In fact, he delights in our flourishing. Life isn’t always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful.In Chasing Vines, Beth sh...
@DigitaVaticana I came to know Isidore's letter collection better due to a great chapter by Lillian Larsen addressing their place in late antique epistolography (Ch. 18). Please read the entirety of the book (but get it from the library because it is way too expensive): – source
Sarah BondFeb 04, 2020
While teaching in Japan, Judith Pascoe was fascinated to discover the popularity that Emily Bront�'s novel Wuthering Heights has enjoyed there. Nearly one hundred years after its first formal introduction to the country, the novel continues to engage the imaginations of Japanese novelists, filmmakers, manga artists, and others, resulting in numerou...
A great time to read @JudithMPascoe’s book about the popularity of Brontë in Japan: – source
Sarah BondJul 30, 2019
On Roman Time
The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (Volume 17) (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and relig...
@TradeTexasBig @DigitaVaticana Yes. Please click on the link for the full manuscript. You may also enjoy this book on the calendar by Michele Salzman. – source
Sarah BondJun 20, 2019
A free open access ebook is upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Flight during times of persecution has a long and fraught history in early Christianity. In the third century, bishops who fled were considered cowards or, worse yet, heretics. On the face, flight meant denial of Christ and thus betrayal of faith and community. But by th...
@DigitaVaticana @ClericalExile To read more about Bishops & Exile in Late Antiquity, see @jennisifire's brand new book on the matter which is open access (i.e. free to read): and then read more about the history of the Hagia Sophia(s) with Alessandro Taddei: – source
Sarah BondJun 09, 2019
While the remains of its massive aqueducts serve as tangible reminders of Rome’s efforts to control its supply of drinking water, there are scant physical reminders that other waters sometimes raged out of control. In fact, floods were simply a part of life in ancient Rome, where proximity to the Tiber left a substantial part of the city vulnerable...
@carolemadge For the best book on flooding in antiquity, and particularly in Rome, see Greg Aldrete's 'Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome' – source
Sarah BondMay 29, 2019