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Herodotus and Eastern Myths and Logoi: Deioces the Mede and Pythius the Lydian

Rosalind Thomas

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the looser type of legend and story patterns familiar to Herodotus' audience. It considers the possibility of legends and stories that seem to belong primarily to the Persian or ... More


Ammianos

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Puns and plays on words typify Ammianos' epigrams, some of which intervene satirically in the civic politics of 2nd-century Smyrna. The Anthology preserves intact pairs of linked poems which indicate ... More


Eἰσì καì ἐν Mούσῃσιν ’Eρινύες: Skoptic Oddments

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As an ‘occasional’ genre, epigram encourages participation by keen amateurs (many of whose poems are reported by the Anthology as anonymous) as well as professional poets. This chapter explores the ... More


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