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A ‘Democratic Turn’ at the Ashmolean Museum

Susan Walker

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum in the University of Oxford, UK, opened in 2009, has vastly increased the numbers and social range of the museum’s visitors. In this chapter the museum’s ... More


Conclusions

Floris Bernard

in Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198703747
eISBN:
9780191773044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703747.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the concluding chapter, the preceding observations are critically reconsidered in the framework of paradoxical oppositions. The tension between irrelevance and Sitz im Leben is explained as a ... More


The Symposion and Archaeology Up to the Early Seventh Century bc

Marek Wecowski

in The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684014
eISBN:
9780191766169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684014.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 is a detailed analysis of the archaeological material pertinent to the process of the rise of the symposion. First, the archaeological context of the Pithecussan ‘Cup of Nestor’ is ... More


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