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Divinity and HistoryThe Religion of Herodotus

Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus

Thomas Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253555
eISBN:
9780191715112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253555.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Critics of Herodotus have generally shown unease in the face of the religious passages of the Histories, a sense that he ‘lets himself down’ by delving into matters irrelevant to the proper purpose ... More

Epic and Empire in Vespasianic RomeA New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Tim Stover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a poem which is here dated to Vespasian's regime (70–79 ce). Its primary purpose is to show that Valerius' epic reflects the ... More

Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

Daniel King

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810513
eISBN:
9780191847776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810513.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Much of the Western intellectual tradition’s interest in pain can be traced back to Greek material. This book investigates one theme in the interest in physical pain in Greek culture under the Roman ... More

Herodotus and Hellenistic CultureLiterary Studies in the Reception of the Histories

Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Literary Studies in the Reception of the Histories

Jessica Priestley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653096
eISBN:
9780191766459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653096.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book thickens the account of Herodotus' early reception history, building significantly on previous accounts of Herodotus' Nachleben. In a series of literary studies, it explores some of the ... More

Niketas ChoniatesA Historiographical Study

Niketas Choniates: A Historiographical Study

Alicia Simpson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670710
eISBN:
9780191758119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670710.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a historiographical study of the History written by the Byzantine statesman Niketas Choniates (c.1160–c.1217). This significant text covers the period in Byzantine history that begins ... More

Pax and the Politics of PeaceRepublic to Principate

Pax and the Politics of Peace: Republic to Principate

Hannah Cornwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805632
eISBN:
9780191843587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805632.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the two generations that spanned the collapse of the Republic and the Augustan period to understand how the concept of pax Romana, as a central ideology of Roman imperialism, ... More

The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet

The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet

Marek Wecowski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684014
eISBN:
9780191766169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684014.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The goal of this book is to offer a comprehensive account of the rise of the symposion. It proved necessary to begin with an attempt to grasp the essential features of the symposion before enquiring ... More

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