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A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Corinne Ondine Pache

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

From Hesiod’s first-person account of his encounters with the Muses on Mount Helicon to Theocritus’s nymphs, love between goddesses and mortal men provides the ancient Greeks with a way of ... More


Nympholeptic Goddesses at the End of the Theogony

Corinne Ondine Pache

in A Moment’s Ornament: The Poetics of Nympholepsy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195339369
eISBN:
9780199867134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339369.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Chapter 1 takes as its starting point the end of the Theogony, a conclusion that has been troubling to both ancient and modern scholars. At line 963, the poet invokes the Muses and sings about one ... More


Transforming Artemis: From the Goddess of the Outdoors to City Goddess

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter analyses the representation of the goddess Artemis in Archaic (Homer, Hesiod), Classical (tragedy) and Hellenistic literature, tracing and explaining the changes in the depiction of the ... More


Pilgrims and Ethnographers: In Search of the Syrian Goddess

J. L. Lightfoot

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter presents a close analysis of one of the most complete accounts of a pilgrimage in an ancient source: Lucian's account (‘On the Syrian Goddess’) of extensive pilgrimage from areas in the ... More


Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Daniele Miano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This book focuses on the Latin goddess Fortuna, one of the better known deities in ancient Italy. The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic Latium, and she was still a widely ... More


The Athenian Polis as Administrator of Sacred Realty

Papazarkadas Nikolaos

in Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This is the largest and arguably central chapter of the book, in which the author investigates real property administered by the polis of Athens, i.e., by the central government. He offers an ... More


Conclusions: Fragmentation and Unity

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

The conclusions further develop the arguments made in the specific chapters of this book, and make an evaluation of the methodology followed throughout the monograph. It is argued that a conceptual ... More


Stammesgötter and Universal Gods: The Historical-Critical Approach

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/9780198737896.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The second chapter examines the theory that rather than being associated with specific elements of the natural world, the major Greek gods had originally been conceived as having universal powers and ... More


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