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Cloudy Swearing: When (if Ever) is an Oath Not an Oath?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the ‘informal oaths’ that are recurrent in comedy, oratory, and prose dialogue in ancient Greece, with particular reference to the extent to which, and the circumstances in ... More


Ancient Peace: From Homer to the Warring States

John Gittings

in The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575763
eISBN:
9780191804458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199575763.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines key episodes of ancient Greek and Chinese history, as reflected in well-known historical and literary texts. It discerns a peaceful narrative in Homer's Iliad, and expressed ... More


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