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The Ancient Greek World

Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

in Taming the Unknown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149059
eISBN:
9781400850525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149059.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the mathematicians of Ancient Greece; more specifically, on the elements of geometrical algebra present in the works of Euclid and Apollonius, as well as the propositions of ... More


Of Doubtful Antiquity: Fighting for the Past in the Crimean War*

Edmund Richardson

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which Britain's campaigns in the Crimean War (1854–56) became entangled in the ancient world. During the conflict, British officers in the Crimea went in search of ... More


The Dancer's Leap

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses how dance was once so central to worship. It argues that the complexity of movement that the dancer seeks to achieve, not least in lifts and leaps from the ground, hints at a ... More


Occasions of Identity: A Study in the Metaphysics of Persistence, Change, and Sameness

André Gallois

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261833
eISBN:
9780191698798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261833.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Occasions of Identity is an exploration of timeless philosophical issues about persistence, change, time, and sameness. The author offers a critical survey of various rival views about ... More


Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Elaine Matthews (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides an interpretative guide to using a fundamental resource for the study of the ancient Greek world. Personal names are a statement of identity, a personal choice by parents for their ... More


Dissonance: Auditory Aesthetics in Ancient Greece

Sean Alexander Gurd

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823269655
eISBN:
9780823271870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269655.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the four centuries leading up to the death of Euripides in 406 BCE, Greek singers, poets, and theorists delved deep into auditory experience. They charted its capacity to develop topologies ... More


Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Richard Alston, Edith Hall, and Justine McConnell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Originating in a conference held at the British Library in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in British colonies, this book offers a study of the role played by ancient ... More


Introduction: ‘A Valuable Lesson’

Edith Hall

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The use of images, arguments, examples, and ideas from ancient Greek and Roman sources was an important feature of the cultural activity surrounding the movement for abolition of slavery in Britain ... More


The Evolution of Public Debt

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter uses case studies from Ancient Greece and Rome and from early- and late-medieval Europe to examine the history of public debt and in particular of a rentier class. It analyses the push ... More


Greece on Air: Engagements with Ancient Greece on BBC Radio, 1920s–1960s

Amanda Wrigley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199644780
eISBN:
9780191760150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644780.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book discusses creative and public engagements with ancient Greek literature, history, and thought via BBC Radio from the birth of domestic broadcasting in the 1920s up to the 1960s. The ... More


Pathways to Archaic Citizenship

Alain Duplouy

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Referring to the main primary sources, this introductory chapter explores some of the pathways that have been taken by historians and archaeologists over the last century in investigating Greek ... More


Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Alain Duplouy and Roger W. Brock (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Citizenship is a major feature of contemporary national and international politics. It is also a legacy of ancient Greece. The concept of membership of a community appeared in Greece some three ... More


The Polis and the Khora

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter analyses the Ancient Greek relation between place and power in a number of texts. It begins with Greek myths of autochthony, the idea that founders of cities were born from the very soil ... More


Winged Goddesses of Sexuality, Death, and Immortality

Serinity Young

in Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780195307887
eISBN:
9780190659714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307887.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The winged Egyptian goddess Isis is an ancient and complex deity, whose mythology presents her as bestower of fertility and immortality. This chapter follows up on these themes, and the linked ... More


The written word

Gerry T. M. Altmann

in The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the expression of meaning in written language. It describes history and evolution of written language from the time of the papyrus rolls of Ancient Greece to modern times. It ... More


. The Naïve and Nos Talgic Poet

Benjamin E. Wise

in William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835357
eISBN:
9781469601908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869956_wise.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Percy's dismissal from Sewanee gave him a sense of urgency regarding his writing. Percy was interested in understanding himself fully as a spiritual, relational, and sexual creature located in a ... More


Comrades in Love

Marco Fantuzzi

in Achilles in Love: Intertextual Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603626
eISBN:
9780191746321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603626.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The dynamics of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is investigated through an analysis of their stories; this analysis sticks to the text of the “Iliad” as much as possible, avoiding the ... More


Law in Popular Culture

Michael Freeman

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of law's engagement with popular culture. It suggests that this engagement goes back in the mists of time, to the Old ... More


Procreation

Calum Carmichael

in Sex and Religion in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153774
eISBN:
9780300153781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153774.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the foundation of the duty to procreate. Both Judaism and Christianity traditionally view the text in Genesis 1:28, the first instance where sex and religion is raised, as ... More


Inventing Cannibals: Classical and Medieval Traditions

Kelly L. Watson

in Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814763476
eISBN:
9780814760499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814763476.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores common ideas of cannibalism from Ancient Greece to medieval Western Europe. While humans consuming other humans has likely occurred since time immemorial, the Western idea that ... More


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