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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Yun Lee Too

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World takes the reader not just to Alexandria, the home of the famed library of Greco‐Roman antiquity, but far beyond it. Reading across antiquity ... More


Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Averil Cameron (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book presents an interdisciplinary discussion of the important methodological tool known as prosopography — the collection of all known information about individuals within a given period. With ... More


Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. This book evokes the complex and exotic world of Byzantium's women, from ... More


Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

John Saward

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book tells the story of those who have taken Jesus and his apostles at their word and have received from God the rare and terrible charism of holy folly. The book encounters a wide variety of ... More


Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and ... More


The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Antony Black

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This history of political thought — philosophical argument and everyday attitudes — examines what the Western and Islamic approaches to politics had in common and where they diverged. Byzantium is ... More


Epilogue: The Legacy of Neale

LEON LITVACK

in J. M. Neale and the Quest for Sobornost

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263517
eISBN:
9780191682582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263517.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book has treated Neale’s career as it relates to his activities as an interpreter of Byzantium and Eastern Orthodoxy to the Victorian England of his day. He found in Orthodoxy a powerful weapon ... More


Conclusion

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This conclusion summarizes the argument of the book, gives some indications of the later history of Neoplatonic political philosophy in Byzantium and in the Italian Renaissance, and discusses the ... More


Paschal Calculations in the Eastern Empire

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Andreas of Byzantium drafted a 200‐year list that began with a Paschal full moon on 4 April in 353 and ended with 25 March in 552. Andreas adopted the form of the cycle that Athanasius had ... More


Anatolius and the Christian Era

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Anatolius recalibrated the system of Africanus to make its first year begin on 1 Thoth = 29 August, 5501 BC. In his preface, Anatolius told the reader how to calibrate his list with the years of the ... More


Greek Ethnic Terminology

P. M. Fraser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume is a contribution to the study of the ancient Greek vocabulary used to describe the local origins of individuals. It sheds light on ancient grammarians, and other ancient writers (many of ... More


Ethnics, Ktetics, and Topics: the Grammatical Terminology

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An analysis of the civic and regional terminology of Greek communal life, and especially the use of the term τὸ ἐθνικόν, is an essential preliminary to understanding how the Greeks considered ... More


Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Catherine Holmes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The reign of Emperor Basil II is usually considered the high-water mark of medieval Byzantium. During Basil's reign, Byzantine political authority extended from southern Italy to the Euphrates. With ... More


The Contribution of Regional Survey to the Late Antiquity Debate: Greece in its Mediterranean Context

J. BINTLIFF

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The fall of the Roman Empire remains a mystery. Archaeological and historical concerns today are less metaphysical and more intellectually challenging at the level of reconstructing the processes at ... More


The Icon Corner in Medieval Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

From classical times onward, one of the basic tasks of women was to take care of the household lares, representatives of the ancient gods, whose presence was felt to protect and assist the family. In ... More


Rhetoric in mid-antiquity

Malcolm Heath

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book's concluding study presents the rhetorical education of the fourth century ad, not as the end but as only midway in the literary culture of Hellas, between Homer and the Byzantine emperor ... More


The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

J. M. Hussey

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198264569
eISBN:
9780191601170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198264569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Written both for the non‐specialist and for the specialist seeking a survey of the subject and wishing to know something of a Church that was one of the main vitalizing forces in the East Roman ... More


The Voice of the Dancer: A New Theory of the Greek Accent

A. P. David

in The Dance of the Muses: Choral Theory and Ancient Greek Poetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199292400
eISBN:
9780191711855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292400.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A fresh interpretation of ‘όξύς’ and ‘βαρύς’ underpins a new theory of the ancient Greek accent, applying W. Sidney Allen’s observation that there must have been in Greek a down-glide in pitch, ... More


Byzantium and the Limits of Orthodoxy: RALEIGH LECTURE ON HISTORY

AVERIL CAMERON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about Byzantium and the limits of orthodoxy delivered by the author at the 2007 Raleigh Lecture on History held at the British Academy. It suggests that ... More


A Christian Millennium: Greece in Byzantium—How the Empire Worked at its Edge

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the period when Greece was essentially a minor province of the Christian Roman empire of Byzantium. During “The Dark Ages,” there was a very slow and uncertain shift from a ... More


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