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The Hidden History of Women’s Ordination: Female Clergy in the Medieval West by Gary Macy

7 years ago

312 words

The Roman Catholic leadership still refuses to ordain women officially or even to recognize that women are capable of ordination. But is the widely held assumption that women have always been excluded from such roles historically accurate? In the early centuries of Christianity, ordination was the process and the ceremony by which one moved to…

Ostia speaks: Inscriptions, buildings and spaces in Rome’s main port by LB van der Meer

7 years ago

259 words

Written by LB van der Meer This monograph provides a brief introduction to the material history of Ostia, Rome’s harbour town from ca 300 BC until ca AD 600, before centering on about one hundred Latin as well as some Greek inscriptions, some of which are previously unpublished. It focuses on inscriptions which are still…

Genre: Ancient Rome, Archeology, History, Rome
Subjects: Ancient Rome, Archeology, History, Rome