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Cross-Cultural Bonds Between Ancient Greece and Africa: Implications for Contemporary Staging Practices

John Djisenu

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Cross-cultural bonds exist between Africa and ancient Greece that have inspired some African playwrights to model their dramas on Greek mythological plays. A number of African playwrights currently ... More


Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Jennifer Ingleheart (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The poet Ovid stands at the head of the Western tradition of exiled authors; banished by the emperor Augustus in AD 8 from Rome to the far-off shores of Romania, in his Tristia (‘Sad Things’) and ... More


Hellenism? An Introduction

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King

in Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the themes of the volume and the individual contributions. It argues that the cultural history of the Hellenistic East transcends the political time frame often associated ... More


Meeting Needs

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the diversity of trade in the Roman Empire. A wide range of business was conducted during this period, from the hawkers who peddled their wares by land and sea to larger ... More


Stronger at the Broken Places: Affect in Hellenistic Babylonian Miniatures with Separately Made and Attached Limbs

Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Hellenistic Babylonian figurines with separately made and attached limbs are not a uniform corpus in terms of their iconography or subject matter, but all leave similar visual traces of fragmentation ... More


Letters, Diplomacy, and the Roman Conquest of Greece

Robin Osborne

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores the ways in which the generic expectations of the letter differ from those of the decree, insofar as letters tend to contain discursive explanations of, or background to, the ... More


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