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Work in ProgressLiterary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome

Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome

Sean Alexander Gurd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837519
eISBN:
9780199919505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837519.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers an in-depth study of the role of literary revision in the compositional practices and strategies of self-representation among Roman authors at the end of the republic and the ... More

The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Joseph B. Solodow

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807854341
eISBN:
9781469616506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469616490_Solodow
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Synthesizing many detailed observations, this book studies the structure of Ovid's poem Metamorphoses, the role of the narrator, Ovid's treatment of myth, and the relationship between Ovid's and ... More

The World of the FulloWork, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

The World of the Fullo: Work, Economy, and Society in Roman Italy

Miko Flohr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199659357
eISBN:
9780191750618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659357.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book thoroughly analyzes of the social and economic worlds in which the fullers (fullones) of Roman Italy lived and worked. It tells a story on three levels. Most basically, the book discusses ... More

The World of The Neo-Hittite KingdomsA Political and Military History

The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Trevor Bryce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This book provides an account of the military and political history of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms, which developed in south-eastern Anatolia and northern Syria during the Iron Age following the ... More

A World UpturnedCommentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Roland Enmarch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All is one of the major works from the golden age of Egyptian literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1980–1630 bc). The poem provides one of the most searching ... More

The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays on the 2nd-century Roman miscellanist Aulus Gellius, the author of the Attic Nights, is the first multi-author study of his work in any language. It brings together the work ... More

Wounded HeroesVulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Marina Berzins McCoy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672783
eISBN:
9780191757327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Vulnerability is not often associated with virtue. Yet to be vulnerable is central to human experience. In this book, McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have important ... More

Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Floris Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198703747
eISBN:
9780191773044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703747.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the mid eleventh century, secular poetry attained a hitherto unseen degree of wit, vividness, and personal involvement, chiefly exemplified in the poetry of Christophoros Mitylenaios, Ioannes ... More

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More

Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Michele Lowrie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines how the Romans conceived of their poetic media. Song has links to the divine through prophecy, while writing offers a more quotidian, but also a more realistic way of presenting ... More

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