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Introduction

Michael D. Konaris

in The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship: Interpretation and Belief in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Germany and Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198737896
eISBN:
9780191801426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737896.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The introduction sets the study of Greek religion in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and Britain in its historical context. It provides a brief overview of the main methods of ... More


Sovereignty and Divinity in Classical Greek Thought

Mark Munn

in The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243491
eISBN:
9780520931589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243491.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines, in purely Greek terms, the connections between the divine kingship of Zeus and the social and political organization of the archaic and classical Greek world. It shows how ... More


Poetry and Literary Culture in Late Antiquity

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After a phase of apparent decline, Greek and Latin poetry made a remarkable comeback in late antiquity. This chapter describes with many examples the spread in this period of verse to literary fields ... More


The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study

Charles McNelis and Alexander Sens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199601899
eISBN:
9780191827525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601899.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The obscurity of Lycophron’s Alexandra was already notorious in antiquity and has long hampered a holistic approach to the poem. Through a series of distinct but closely integrated literary studies ... More


Hesiod’s Theogony: from Near Eastern Creation Myths to Paradise Lost

Stephen Scully

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190253967
eISBN:
9780190253981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253967.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book both offers a reading of Hesiod’s Theogony and traces the reception and shadows of this authoritative Greek creation story in Greek and Roman texts up to Milton’s Paradise Lost. It also ... More


Claudian

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter reprints an early article arguing that Claudian was the propagandist for the general Stilicho. Claudian was an Egyptian Greek, who left his native province to win fame and fortune with ... More


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