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By Tim Hannigan

ISBN-10: 146291716X

ISBN-13: 9781462917167

Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The superb tale of the World's greatest Archipelago, Indonesia is via some distance the biggest kingdom in Southeast Asia and has the fourth biggest inhabitants on this planet after the us. Indonesian heritage and tradition are particularly proper at the present time because the Island state is an rising energy within the zone with a dynamic new chief. it's a land of excellent range and never-ending paradoxes that has a protracted and wealthy heritage stretching again 1000 years and more.Indonesia is the fabled "Spice Islands" of each college child's dreamsone of the main colourful and engaging international locations in heritage. those are the islands that Europeans set out on numerous voyages of discovery to discover and later fought bitterly over within the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This was once the land that Christopher Columbus sought and Magellan really reached and explored. One tiny Indonesian island used to be even exchanged for the island of ny in 1667!This attention-grabbing booklet tells the tale of Indonesia as a story of kings, investors, missionaries, squaddies and revolutionaries, that includes stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger. It recounts the colourful visits of overseas tourists who've undergone those seashores for plenty of centuries from chinese language Buddhist pilgrims and Dutch adventurers to English sea captains and American motion picture stars. For readers who wish an unique creation to Asia's such a lot attention-grabbing state, this is often pleasant interpreting.

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So too does J. Frazer 1931: 74–109, who discusses the various theories of the origins and significance of this rite in even greater detail. In the end, Frazer decides in favour of the possibility that these rites were purification rites, arguing convincingly against the theory that they were ‘vegetation rites’ (p. 86). 21 Again our sources vary concerning the precise number of the figures and the significance of that number: Dionysius suggests thirty, while Varro suggests either twenty-four or twenty-seven.

R. Prowse 1967; A. Brelich 1949; P. Lambrechts 1946: 322–329 and for a brief overview DnP 122 130–131. 2 For a brief discussion of other ancient references to this relationship, see F. 357. 3 Arn. Adv. nat. 32; Aug. C. D. 16; Cic. Dom. 57. 144; Fest. p. 230 L; Plu. Num. 11; Sen. Con. 1; Serv. A. 5; Serv. A. 1; Serv. A. 6. 4 See, for example, R. Wright 1995; K. R. Prowse 1967: 178; P. Lambrechts 1946: 322–329. 5 This possibility finds some support in the fact that the late antique (c. 354 ce) calendar of Philocalus notes that on 2 February, the Vestals performed rites in honour of the dead.

Frazer 1931: 344. The Vestals in public 35 14 Ov. Fast. 767–776. 15 Our other ancient sources, Ath. 361; Cic. Div. 98; D. H. 3; Plu. Rom. 1; Prop. 73–78; Tib. ; Var. L. 15; Vell. 4, all offer even less detail than Ovid and are thus of little help to us. For a discussion of the passage in Propertius, see J. L. Butrica 2000. 16 Ov. Fast. 726. 17 Ov. Fast. 747–755. 18 The term suffimen appears only here and seems to be a poetic diminution of the word suffimentum used by Cicero and Pliny the Elder.

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