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DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay fulfils the promise made by Ste. Croix in OPW 267 n. 61 in which he states: ‘I propose to demonstrate in detail elsewhere that even the governing class of Aegina was not at all the ... More


Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

David Fearn (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Situated in the centre of the Saronic Gulf, the island of Aegina has long been recognized as a powerful force in the cultural, political, economic, and strategic history of fifth-century Greece. The ... More


Herodotus on Aeginetan Identity

Elizabeth Irwin

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on two dimensions of Herodotus' Aeginetan logoi: primarily, in terms of what they attempt to convey about Aeginetan identity prior to and during the Persian Wars; secondarily, in ... More


‘Lest the things done by men become exitēla’: Writing up Aegina in a Late Fifth-Century Context

Elizabeth Irwin

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter the focus shifts to the less conspicuous appearances of Aegina in Herodotus' text, those in the first four books, to show what kind of prelude they provide to the Aeginetans' ... More


Introduction: Aegina in Contexts

David Fearn

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter outlines the rationale and scope of the book, whose aim is to open out appreciation of the significance of Aeginetan poetry, culture, and society as widely as possible, both ... More


Asopos and his Multiple Daughters: Traces of Preclassical Epic in the Aeginetan Odes of Pindar

Gregory Nagy

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the myths about the river-god Asopos and his daughters, the Asopid nymphs, as reflected in the Aeginetan odes of Pindar and in other sources. It is argued that these myths ... More


Rethinking the Sanctuary of Aphaia

James Watson

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the Sanctuary of Aphaia, its cultic associations, and the sculptural decoration of the temple, in the context of early fifth-century history. Aphaia's characteristics as a ... More


‘The Theārion of the Pythian One’: The Aeginetan Theāroi in Context

Ian Rutherford

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The ‘Theārion of the Pythian one’ referred to in Pindar's Nemean 3 has emerged in recent scholarship as a central focus of debate in Aeginetan studies. There is general agreement that this must have ... More


Musical Merchandise ‘on every vessel’: Religion and Trade on Aegina

Barbara Kowalzig

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking as its starting-point the image of song as cargo from the opening of Pindar's Nemean 5, this chapter discusses the political and economic identity of the archaic and classical Aeginetans ... More


Giving Wings to the Aeginetan Sculptures: The Panhellenic Aspirations of Pindar's Eighth Olympian

Lucia Athanassaki

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Pindar's Olympian 8 in the context of escalating tensions between Aegina and Athens. It interprets the political significance of some major poetic choices in light of the ... More


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