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Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

André Lemaire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since 1980, epigraphic discoveries and researches have thrown new light on the Levant during the Achaemenid period (533-332 BCE). As an epigrapher who published many new Phoenician, Aramaic and ... More


Relocating Greekness: The Narrative of Greek Descent

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Eusebius conveys a narrative of Greek descent (in Books 1-6) that begins with the Phoenicians and Egyptians in order to highlight the lateness and dependency of the Greeks ... More


Levantine Epigraphy and Phoenicia: the Kingdoms of Aradus, Byblos, Sidon and Tyre during the Achaemenid Period

André Lemaire

in Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Our knowledge of Phoenicia during the Achaemenid period has made important progresses during the last thirty-five years thanks to new epigraphic discoveries and researches: the succession of several ... More


The Earliest Iron Age: LC IIIB

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The early Iron Age (ca. 1125-1000 BC) represents a major cultural break in the archaeological record of Cyprus. Although often regarded as a time when Aegean migrants or colonists established firm ... More


Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Christopher J. Smith and John Serrati

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Sicily occupies a crucial position in the Mediterranean world. It is at the heart of many cross-currents of trade, people, and ideology that flowed unceasingly through the ancient period. The island ... More


Urban Foundations? Colonial Settlement and Urbanization in the Western Mediterranean

Peter Van Dommelen

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263259
eISBN:
9780191734618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the relation between urbanization and colonial settlement in the western Mediterranean and evaluates whether the Mediterranean should be considered an urban region. It ... More


Polyneices’s Truth

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses a problematic example of sophia provided by Polyneices in Phoenician Women. More specifically, it examines Polyneices's debate with Eteocles in which he contrasts “justice” and ... More


Early Highland States and Evidence for Literary Textuality in Them

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

After an initial survey of the collapse of past consensus about the existence of Judean and Israelite monarchies in the 10th-9th centuries and of texts from them in the Hebrew Bible, this chapter ... More


Loss and Recovery of the Middle Territory, 350–345

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

Literary evidence, coins, and Persian records of prisoner transfers allow us to reconstruct the story of Phoenician and Cypriot revolt in reaction to Persian efforts to mount another Egyptian ... More


Populating the Imaginaire

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter leaps backward and forward through imagined space, like the mind of the archetypal well-traveled man in Homer’s Iliad or, perhaps more famously, the mind of Odysseus, who “saw the cities ... More


A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Irad Malkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. It emerged during the Archaic period, when Greeks founded coastal city-states and ... More


Herakles and Melqart: Networking Heroes

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/9780199734818.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Greek and Phoenician (with Tyre’s central role) “colonial” networks. Colonization created the network-oriented, city-state culture of the ancient Mediterranean (contrasting ... More


Sicily from Pre-Greek Times to the Fourth Century

Serrati John

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores Sicily from pre-Greek times to the fourth century. In terms of archaeology, there appears to be very little cultural difference between the indigenes of the island, thus ... More


Chronological Table

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Chronological Table of the New Science. The Chronological Table, the first section of Book 1—Establishment of Principles—shows the origin and genesis of the ancient ... More


Ancient History of Malta: From Prehistory to the Arab Conquest

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the period of Maltese prehistory when the first settlers arrived on the Maltese Islands. However, it is noted that seafaring activity in the Mediterranean dates back to about ... More


A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Gary Forsythe

John Connelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

During the period from Rome's Stone Age beginnings on the Tiber River to its conquest of the Italian peninsula in 264 B.C., the Romans in large measure developed the social, political, and military ... More


Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Marian H. Feldman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores how communities formed around artworks in the Iron Age Levant (c. 1200-600 BCE). It argues that portable luxury arts forged collective memories and community identities through the ... More


Speaking Bowls and the Inscription of Identity and Memory

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter examines a small subgroup of decorated metal bowls, typically referred to as “Phoenician,” that bear inscriptions on them, as an avenue into the corpus as a whole, and delves into the ... More


Conclusion

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion argues that Iron Age Levantine luxury arts played a central role in generating and maintaining community identities through their entanglement with human practices that forged ... More


Porphyry: Ethnicity, Language, and Alien Wisdom*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.19
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses Porphyry's linguistic and educational background, his identity in terms of his Tyrian origins, and the possible relevance of these origins to his relationship to the ... More


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