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Greek Epigraphy and Ancient Economics

Alain Bresson

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

After initial comments on the role of Greek inscriptions as ‘archives’, this chapter reviews the drastic changes that have occurred since Finley's book of 1973 in the picture of the ancient economy, ... More


Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Esther Eidinow

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In this book, question tablets from the oracle at Dodona are set side-by-side with curse tablets (katadesmoi or defixiones) from across the Ancient Greek world (for the period 6th-1st centuries BCE). ... More


Exploring Uncertainty

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explores the history of the idea of risk and different ways of theorising this concept. It argues that the theory that ‘risks’ are socially constructed (an approach developed by the ... More


Curses and Risk

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter summarizes the findings of the chapters on curses, arguing that interpreting curses as attempts to manage sources of risk allows the reader to acknowledge and explore the complexity and ... More


Conclusion

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter provides a comparison of the findings of this book for the relationship between risk and oracles and curses. It argues that these activities show some of the ways in which ancient Greek ... More


Athens’s Manufacturers

Peter Acton

in Poiesis: Manufacturing in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335930
eISBN:
9780190208981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335930.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses manufacturing from the point of view of the participants. It identifies the types of people who took part, and what manufacturing offered them. For wealthy citizens it was one ... More


Hydrological Context

Katherine Blouin

in Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter aims at providing a general overview of the hydrological context underlying the human settlement of the Nile Delta – and of the Mendesian Nome – from the Predynastic to the Arab periods. ... More


‘Dangerous Women’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes its title from a phrase used by Michael Jameson to describe the women who were brought to court in ancient Athens in this period. This chapter builds on Jameson’s arguments, ... More


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