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Narrative and Speech Problems in Thucydides Book I

John Moles

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Thucydides' presentation of the pre-history and causes of the Peloponnesian War in his Book 1. It explores the interplay of various key-words in Thucydides' explanatory scheme ... More


Greek Animal Sacrifice in the Period 100 bc–ad 200

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is framed by two aims: to refute Nilsson's view about the decline of animal sacrifice in the period under study; and to demonstrate the sometimes obligatory character of animal sacrifice ... More


Shadow Lovers: The Symposiasts and Socrates

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between Socrates and his predecessors, and gives a significant philosophical role to all the speeches of the dialogue. It argues that Socrates' speech is ... More


Reading Pausanias: Cults of the Gods and Representation of the Divine

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/9780748637980.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Regarding the gods and their local cults, Pausanias is an important literary source that enables us to understand the so-called local Greek pantheons, particularly when we are able to compare his ... More


Assassination

Richard Stoneman

in Xerxes: A Persian Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Xerxes's assassination in 465 B.C. at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard. Xerxes's authority at court had been weakened by his dalliance with his ... More


The Construction of Religious Space in Pausanias

William Hutton

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the way Pausanias, the 2nd century CE author of the Periegesis of Greece, constructs a religious landscape, focussing on his account of Corinth. It starts from the observation ... More


Universal Slave Revolts: C. L. R. James’s use of Classical Literature in The Black Jacobins

Lydia Langerwerf

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/9780199574674.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Trinidadian radical C.L.R. James' The Black Jacobins. Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938) was one of the foundation texts of the Civil Rights movement in the USA and ... More


Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Greta Hawes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Instances of rationalistic interpretation in ancient Greek authors constitute a rare and valuable example of an indigenous mode of ancient myth criticism. They display some of the ways in which the ... More


Pausanias and the Chest of Kypselos

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/9780748623334.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Pausanias's account of the Chest of Kypselos takes up some 170 lines in the best-known text. The remarkable correspondences between Pausanias's account of the iconography and epigraphy of the chest ... More


“In the City of Peirene”: Claiming, Erasing, and Challenging the Past in Corinth

Cavan W. Concannon

in "When You Were Gentiles": Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and Paul's Corinthian Correspondence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197938
eISBN:
9780300209594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197938.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores how Corinth’s Greek past and Roman present were negotiated in texts and monuments within and around the city. It begins by examining the uses of Corinth’s past by the Roman ... More


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