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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


Iphigenia, Quest Heroine

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/9780195392890.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The play helped make sense of the cult of Artemis and her bloody sacrifices not only as practised by the Euripides' contemporary Athenians at Brauron, Halai Araphenides and on the Acropolis but by ... More


Travel Tragedy

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/9780195392890.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An exploration of the prominence of the themes of travel and the sea in the play suggests that it offered Euripides' audience ways of thinking about the connections between the Black Sea cult of ... More


Plots and Pots: The Fourth-century Popularity of Iphigenia in 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/9780195392890.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the 4th century BCE Euripides' Black Sea tragedy, helped Aristotle make sense of the way to construct the plot of a serious drama in a way that elicited in audiences the strongest emotional ... More


Escorts of Artemis

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/9780195392890.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Religion is the third and most important reason why Iphigenia in Tauris is so evident in diverse ancient sources. The myth it enacts was used by people in many parts of the Hellenistic and Roman ... More


Persian Sovereignty and the Gods of the Athenians

Mark Munn

in The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243491
eISBN:
9780520931589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243491.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter considers some of the tensions generated by the murder of Darius' heralds and the rejection by the Athenians of the Mother of the Gods. It traces the evidence for continuing changes in ... More


Landscapes of Artemis

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Legends about Artemis reflect the realities of space and place because she was a goddess often located in or near easily disputable areas. The placement of temples of Artemis on major ancient ... More


Domesticating Artemis

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Artemis could be explained in her most savage form only as a foreign goddess, imported from a distant and alien realm. Euripides presents Artemis in her savage form to illustrate that she was a ... More


Continuity in Change

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains the mysteries of Artemis, whicxh include the formal, logical relationship between ancient votive religion and mystery cults, as well as some of the less widely appreciated ... More


Funeral Games

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the military, political, and rhetorical struggles among powerful Macedonian kings and their allies within Ephesos during the early years of the Macedonian Centuries. No ... More


Mystic Sacrifices

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the incorporation of Ephesos into the Roman province of Asia after 133 bc. During the intervening centuries, following in the footsteps of Lysimachos, a series of ambitious and ... More


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