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Conclusion

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion asks the question: what are we to conclude about Cicero's epistolary use of politeness? The chapter attempts to provide an answer this multifaceted issue and draws together the ... More


‘In Nomine Patris’: Ovid's Theban Law

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid paints Thebes as a series of surrealistic vignettes in which the size, the form, and the very nature of things shift for no apparent reason (Met. 3–4). This welter of phantasmata is nothing ... More


Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Greta Hawes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The spatial turn in the humanities has fuelled new ways of thinking about landscape as a lived environment which is radically affected by human hands and human minds, and which radically affects ... More


Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study sheds new light on one of the most spectacular changes to occur in late antiquity—the rise of pilgrimage all over the Christian world—by setting the phenomenon against the wide background ... More


Myths and Tragedies in their Ancient Greek Contexts

Richard Buxton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557615
eISBN:
9780191752209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557615.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book contains eleven chapters on myths, tragedies, and the interrelationship between them in ancient Greece. The book's approach focuses on contexts: it is throughout concerned to situate the ... More


The World of the Slain Drakontes

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 4 broaches the major over-arching themes of the dragon-slaying narratives: the genealogies that unite most of the drakontes, pure and composite, and indeed the kētē too, in single ... More


Of Myths and Maps

Greta Hawes (ed.)

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the topic of the spatial dynamics of myth in antiquity. It provides an overview of recent advances in this field relating both to the study of ancient Greece and to the ... More


Walking through History: Unlocking the Mythical Past

Katherine Clarke

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the idea that myths are a key element in the creation of landscape, whereby mere space is transformed into resonant place through the matrix of time. In spite of the local ... More


Landscapes of the Cyclopes

Richard Buxton

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the interrelationship between one general and one specific feature of Greek myth. The general feature concerns mythical homonyms. The specific feature concerns the landscapes ... More


Mapping the Hellespont with Leander and Hero: ‘The Swimming Lover and the Nightly Bride’

Elizabeth Minchin

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores through the lens of memory studies in a variety of fields the intimate relationship between the story of Hero and Leander and its setting on the Hellespont. It draws on research ... More


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