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The tangled ways of Zeus

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/9780199568314.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the presentation of Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. He desires that Agamemnon should lead the Greek army to punish the Trojans for Paris's abduction of Helen, yet sends an omen ... 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


Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage

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/9780748637980.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among the many places of worship that could be found in the territory of the city of Athens and its chôra during the classical period, several offer remarkable configurations of nature: the sanctuary ... More


The Gods in the Greek Novel

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/9780748637980.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If we look, in the ‘ideal novel’, at the frequency of mention of significant named divinities (such as Aphrodite, Dionysos, Artemis, Zeus, Isis), as well as of theos and theoi in general, we find ... More


Aetiology Overseas: From Epic to Ethnic Identity in Megale Hellas

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/9780199219964.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses that the cult of Artemis of Metapontion is caught up in the complicated processes of self-definition, involving changing populations all referring to this deity. It explains ... More


Cult and Identity in the Far West: Phokaians, Ionians, and Hellenes

Irad Malkin

in A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Self-aware networks of cults articulated circles of collective identity: the polis (here Phokaia), region (Ionia, the West), the subethnic “Phokaian” (Greeks in the west), “Ionian,” and the “Greek.” ... More


Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Susan Guettel Cole

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The division of land and the consolidation of territory that created the Greek polis also divided sacred from productive space, sharpened distinctions between purity and pollution, and created a ... More


Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph is a cultural history of the performance, reception and influence of the ancient Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. First produced in the late 5th century BCE in Athens, ... More


Fresh Light on the Institutions and Religious Life of Thespiai:: Six New Inscriptions from the Thespiai Survey

Albert Schachter and Fabienne Marchand

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter presents a selection of texts discovered by the Boiotia Cities Survey teams within the last few years. These texts have been chosen as they present documents which, although short and ... More


Rediscovering Tauris

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An overview of the geographical, historical and archaeological aspects of Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris shows how the setting of the play, on the Crimean coast of the Ukraine in the Northern Black ... More


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