By James Blish

After Such Knowledge (the identify taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a sequence of novels written by way of James Blish, each one facing a facet of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of Conscience (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for most sensible Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it appears unfallen, which he ultimately concludes has to be a Satanic fabrication. the second one, Doctor Mirabilis, is a historic novel concerning the medieval proto-scientist Roger Bacon. The 3rd, inclusive of very brief novels, Black Easter and The Day After Judgment, used to be written utilizing the idea that the ritual magic for summoning demons as defined in grimoires really labored. In Black Easter, a strong industrialist and palms service provider arranges to name up demons and set them loose on the planet for an evening, leading to nuclear warfare and the destruction of civilization; The Day After Judgment is dedicated to exploring the army and theological consequences.

Originally released in 1959 through Faber and Faber.

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After Such wisdom (the name taken from a T. S. Eliot quote) is a chain of novels written by way of James Blish, each one facing a side of the cost of wisdom. the 1st released, A Case of moral sense (a winner of the 1959 Hugo Award in addition to 2004/1953 Retrospective Hugo Award for top Novella), confirmed a Jesuit priest faced with an alien clever race, it seems that unfallen, which he finally concludes has to be a Satanic fabrication.

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4. Theomorphes Herrscherbild in der römischen Kaiserzeit An dieser Stelle sind einige Vorbemerkungen zum theomorphen Herrscherbild in der römischen Kaiserzeit notwendig94. Unter theomorphem Herrscherbild wird sowohl die Darstellung des Herrschers in Göttergestalt als auch die Übernahme von Götterattributen durch Herrscher verstanden. Das kaiserzeitliche theomorphe Herrscherbild hat hellenistische Vorläufer95. Auch aus dem kaiserzeitlichen Privatbereich ist das Phänomen der ikonographischen Götterangleichung von Menschen (in diesem Fall Privatpersonen) insbesondere im Sepulkralkontext bekannt96.

Bereits zuvor finden sie sich auf unterschiedlichen Seiten einer Prägung14, und auch ihre Attribute, der Thyrsos und die Keule, werden gemeinsam auf Münzen präsentiert15 (Abb. 4). Eine Prägung zeigt Liber Pater auf der Vorderseite und die Herculeskeule auf der Rückseite16 (Abb. 5). Offensichtlich – und dies ist insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Paarkonstellation in der severischen Reichsprägung entscheidend – wurden die beiden Götter schon früh in der städtischen Münzprägung als Paar oder gemeinsam dargestellt.

1, 136f. Nr. 74. 81f. ; 141 Nr. 128; 162 Nr. 359f. ; Göbl 2000, 92f. Tf. 54 Nr. 689f. s. aber auch die alternative, meines Erachtens etwas zu konstruierte, Deutung von Weiser 2003, 240ff. Zur Identifikation von Kaisern mit Göttinnen vgl. Rosenbach 1958, 37ff. Zur gelegentlichen Übernahme der Attribute weiblicher Gottheiten durch männliche hellenistische Herrscher vgl. Armagrande 2000, 227. 103 S. dazu jetzt besonders Clauss 1999 sowie die Diskussion des Kaiserkultes u. S. 319ff. 104 Zu den neos oder novus+Gottheit-Bezeichnungen s.

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