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Between Jerusalem and AthensIsraeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Nurit Yaari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? Can a culture, in which theatre played no part in the past, create a theatrical tradition in real ... More

Building Mid-Republican RomeLabor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy

Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy

Seth Bernard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878788
eISBN:
9780190878818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878788.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Building Mid-Republican Rome treats for the first time the development of the Mid-Republican city from 396 to 168 BCE. As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself ... More

Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape was greatly influential on the Roman cultural imagination. The Bay of Naples was a centre outside the city of Rome, a place of otium, ... More

Cheiron's WayYouthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Cheiron's Way: Youthful Education in Homer and Tragedy

Justina Gregory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190857882
eISBN:
9780190857912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857882.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies the social and ethical formation of selected characters in ancient Greek epic and tragedy. Its point of departure is the claim made by Achilles’ tutor Phoenix, who reminds his ... More

Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Caroline Bishop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829423
eISBN:
9780191867941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829423.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic. His works have been read continuously from antiquity to the present, his style is considered the model ... More

City and Empire in the Age of the SuccessorsUrbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

City and Empire in the Age of the Successors: Urbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Ryan Boehm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296923
eISBN:
9780520969223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296923.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the chaotic decades after the death of Alexander the Great, the world of the Greek city-state became deeply embroiled in the political struggles and unremitting violence of his successors’ contest ... More

Complex InferioritiesThe Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Sebastian Matzner and Stephen Harrison (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume investigates an important and widespread strategy in Latin literature which has to date received little sustained discussion: the deliberate assumption of a weaker voice by speakers who ... More

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Melinda Powers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777359
eISBN:
9780191823077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demonstrating that ancient drama can be a powerful tool in seeking justice, this book investigates a cross section of live theatrical productions on the US stage that have reimagined Greek tragedy to ... More

Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, Stephen Harrison, and Claire Kenward (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Graeco-Roman epic poetry was the staple of the early operatic repertoire and it continues to provide a rich storehouse of themes for contemporary creative artists working in divergent traditions. ... More

The Fragility of PowerStatius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Stefano Rebeggiani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A new reading of Statius’ main poem and its relationship with the cultural and political life at Rome under Domitian is given. This book studies in detail the poem’s view of power and its interaction ... More

Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

David M. Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The orthodox view of ancient Mediterranean slavery holds that Greece and Rome were the only ‘genuine slave societies’ of the ancient world, that is, societies in which slave labour contributed ... More

Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Juvenal's Tenth Satire

Paul Murgatroyd

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940698
eISBN:
9781786945068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940698.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is not a commentary on Juvenal 10 but a critical appreciation of the poem which examines it on its own and in context and tries to make it come alive as a piece of literature, offering one man’s ... More

Letters and CommunitiesStudies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Fögen, and Ingo Gildenhard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model underwrites ... More

Masculine PluralQueer Classics, Sex, and Education

Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

Jennifer Ingleheart

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819677
eISBN:
9780191859991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819677.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Classics were core to the curriculum and ethos of the intensely homosocial Victorian and Edwardian public schools. Yet ancient homosexuality and erotic pedagogy were problematic to the ... More

PerpetuaAthlete of God

Perpetua: Athlete of God

Barbara K. Gold

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is an overview of the Christian martyr Perpetua’s life and the cultural, religious, political, literary, social, and physical contexts in which she lived. It does not attempt to be a full ... More

Propertius, Greek Myth, and VirgilRivalry, Allegory, and Polemic

Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil: Rivalry, Allegory, and Polemic

Peter J. Heslin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199541577
eISBN:
9780191747113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541577.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops a new interpretation of Propertius’ use of Greek myth and of his relationship to Virgil, working out the implications of a revised relative dating of the two poets’ early works. It ... More

The Realness of Things PastAncient Greece and Ontological History

The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History

Greg Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190886646
eISBN:
9780190886677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886646.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The book proposes a new paradigm of historical practice. It questions the way we conventionally historicize the experiences of non-modern peoples, western and non-western, and makes a case for an ... More

Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This study demonstrates the importance of references to religious material in Tacitus’ Annals by analyzing them using cultural memory theory. Throughout his narrative of Julio-Claudian Rome in the ... More

The Returning Heronostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Simon Hornblower and Giulia Biffis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This interdisciplinary book, which takes its origin from an international conference held in Oxford, brings together experts in ancient Greek (and Roman) history, literature, archaeology, and ... More

The Tiny and the FragmentedMiniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Miniature and fragmentary objects are both remarkably fascinating and easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering ... More

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