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To medize or not to medize…: compulsion and negative motives (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reflects upon the opposition between motives and necessity. It considers the effect of looming Persian invasions on the behaviour of the Greeks, contending that Herodotus' narrative ... More


The omen of Aulis or the omen of Argos?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter notes that the omen of the eagles and the hare (Aeschylus, Agamemnon 108–20) is described as having appeared to Agamemnon and Menelaus ‘near the house’, and argues that the ‘house’ ... More


Aeschylus: Oresteia

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Aeschylus' Oresteia is a trilogy comprised of Agamemnon, Choephori (Libation Bearers), and Eumenides. Agamemnon presents the return of the king to Argos after the fall of Troy. For the Greeks the ... More


New Tunes in Musical Argos: Mapping out the Argolid in Cultic Song

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter demonstrates that surviving cult songs may well have had a full share in these contemporary historical processes: a drawing together of myths and rituals, a religious synoikism, ... More


The Hoplite Reform and History

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

‘The unparalleled nature of the find’ of the Panoply Tomb at Argos has now been qualified by the excavation of two other contemporary burials at the site, with helmets and other weapons. This chapter ... More


HBO Latin America Effect: <i>Capadocia</i> (HBO/Argos, 2008–14)

Paul Julian Smith

in Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383247
eISBN:
9781786944054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383247.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Chapter 8 treats HBO Latin America’s first series to be made in Mexico. The chapter asks how the “HBO effect,” a paradigm of quality TV that is fully documented in the US, is transformed in a new ... More


Background

A.F. Garvie

in Aeschylus' Supplices: Play and Trilogy (second edition)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781904675365
eISBN:
9781781387146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675365.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines various attempts to establish the date of the Supplices based on its supposed allusions to contemporary events, as well as the argument from the similar praises of Argos in the ... More


Delivering the Omni-Channel Experience

Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds

in Navigating the New Retail Landscape: A Guide for Business Leaders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198745754
eISBN:
9780191808180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745754.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter addresses the challenges for retail enterprises in moving from a store-centric to a truly seamless omni-channel operation that integrates both physical and digital touchpoints with the ... More


Thessaly through the Kaleidoscope

Maria Mili

in Religion and Society in Ancient Thessaly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718017
eISBN:
9780191787447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718017.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The chapter deconstructs the ideal image of Thessalian poleis constructed in Chapters 2 and 3. It looks at variation through place and time, focusing on the role of local mythologies, and the various ... More


Tragedy outside Attica <i>c.</i>450–400 BC

Edmund Stewart

in Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747260
eISBN:
9780191809392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747260.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 demonstrates how the works of Euripides, like those of Aeschylus, served to create or highlight connections between different elements within the broader Hellenic race. It examines three ... More


Explaining Byzantium

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Byzantium’s foundational tradition is notoriously confused and contradictory, but Megara is traditionally accepted as the first founder. Though Megara’s influence on the cults, institutions, and ... More


Thucydides and the Argives*

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydidean Themes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores Thucydides' treatment of the Argives, specifically his relative silence about Argive individuals. Thucydides knew much about Argives, but except in the period 421–415, he has ... More


Rediscovering Sacadas

Ewen Bowie

in Patterns of the Past: Epitēdeumata in the Greek Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668885
eISBN:
9780191804748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668885.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the power and relevance of the epic tradition in ancient Greece in relation to poetic performance. More specifically, it considers the reconstruction of some of the work and of ... More


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