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Ancient Historiography and its ContextsStudies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, and Christopher Pelling (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume collects essays written by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia. These essays, like Woodman's own work, cover ... More

Ancient LettersClassical and Late Antique Epistolography

Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Ruth Morello and A. D. Morrison (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The surviving body of ancient letters offers the reader a stunning variety of material, ranging from the everyday letters preserved among the Oxyrhynchus papyri to imperial rescripts, New Testament ... More

Ancient LiteraciesThe Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

William A. Johnson and Holt N. Parker (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recent advances in cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology are revolutionizing our understanding of literacy. However, this research has made only minimal inroads among ... More

Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Jennifer Ingleheart (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume analyses the importance of ancient Rome in the construction of post-classical homosexual identities. The book explores the contested history of responses to Roman homosexuality, in areas ... More

Ancient SamniumSettlement, Culture, and Identity between History and Archaeology

Ancient Samnium: Settlement, Culture, and Identity between History and Archaeology

Rafael Scopacasa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198713760
eISBN:
9780191782152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713760.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book explores the region of Samnium in central Italy, where a rich blend of historical, literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and archaeological evidence supports a fresh perspective on the ... More

Ancient Slavery and AbolitionFrom Hobbes to Hollywood

Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Richard Alston, Edith Hall, and Justine McConnell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Originating in a conference held at the British Library in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in British colonies, this book offers a study of the role played by ancient ... More

Ancient Supplication

Ancient Supplication

F. S. Naiden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, ... More

Ancient Tyranny

Ancient Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic ... More

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Milette Gaifman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book explores a phenomenon known as aniconism — the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and ... More

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Next to older scholarly approaches to sacrifice, a new way of understanding the mechanism of animal sacrifice is presented in this book, based on the intersection of two axes: the one vertical ... More

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