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Herodotus and Olbia1

STEPHANIE WEST

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses Herodotus's account of Olbia. Whilst he was forthcoming about his visit and experiences in the Egyptian Thebes, Herodotus did not claim to see Olbia firsthand. And although he ... More


Scythian elements in Old Iranian

Alexander Lubotsky

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines whether there are Scythian loanwords in the Old Iranian languages, namely Avestan and Old Persian. Since all three languages are closely related, it is not simple to prove ... More


Olbian–Scythian Trade: Exchange Issues in the Sixth to Fourth Centuries bc

N. A. LEYPUNSKAYA

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on the trade between the Greek and the Scythian worlds on the north coast of the Black Sea. The majority of previous articles and topics on this subject tended to revolve around ... More


Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

David Braund and S D Kryzhitskiy (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The study of Olbia has always been set apart through the outstanding results of its excavations and the splendour of individual finds there. This volume focuses on the interaction of the city of ... More


Trakhtemirov: A Fortified City site on the Dnieper

YU. V. BOLTRIK and E. E. FIALKO

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on Trakhtemirov, one of the most important ancient settlements of the Early Iron Age in the Ukraine. During the ancient period, the trade routes and caravans met at Trakhtemirov ... More


Social and Economic Issues in the Development of Steppe Scythia

N. A. GAVRILYUK

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Studies of the social and economic issues of the early societies emerged from the encounter of archaeology with other disciplines which are concerned with the sociological aspects of traditional ... More


Ex PONTO: The Athenian Grain Supply and Black Sea Archaeology

Alfonso Moreno

in Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of the Black Sea as a source of grain for the Aegean Greek world, and particularly for Athens, in the fifth and fourth centuries. It is argued that the beginning of ... More


The Tidal Waves of Indian History: Between the Empires and Beyond

Harry Falk

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The time from the Mauryas to the Guptas can be broadly divided into four phases, which are closely linked to a series of dynasties. The first phase comes with the Mauryas proper. The second phase is ... More


Christian Theology and the Philosophers

Henry Chadwick

in Boethius: The Consolations of Music, Logic, Theology, and Philosophy

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265498
eISBN:
9780191682896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265498.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Philosophy of Religion

Five tractates of varying length dealing with questions of theology are transmitted by the manuscripts, often in association with the Consolation of Philosophy, but in many cases independently. The ... More


The Scythian Archer in Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae

EDITH HALL

in The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ancient Greece, pretending to belong to a different ethnic group was a significant source of humour. In Thesmophoriazusae the tritagonist, who had earlier in the play appeared in such ... More


Displaced Ascetics: Fulgentius and Maxentius, an Augustinian Synthesis

Thomas L. Humphries

in Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter considers a group of theologians who traveled widely and corresponded with each other. They developed a pneumatology which responded to certain anthropological concerns related to ... More


Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Caspar Meyer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Since their discovery in nineteenth-century Russia, Greco-Scythian artefacts have been interpreted as masterpieces by Greek craftsmen working according to the tastes of the Scythian nomads and ... More


Introduction: Discovering Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter considers the two most fundamental assumptions about Greco-Scythian art in current understandings, both inside and outside academia. The first assumption is that the naturalistic genre ... More


Classical Art and Russian Identity

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the reception of Greco-Scythian art in imperial Russia, focusing on the court museum built by Nicholas I, known as the New Hermitage, in the mid-nineteenth century. It first ... More


Political Monuments of the Early Spartocid State

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines epigraphic and sculptural monuments from the Cimmerian Bosporus with a view to tracing the formation of a trans-cultural network of elite cooperation. More specifically, it ... More


Looking at Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines how the figured scenes in Greco-Scythian art relayed notions of elite virtue and how the objects guided and gave meaning to real-life activities. It attempts to reconcile ... More


Greco-Scythian Art in Practice

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the evidence of Greco-Scythian art in practice by focusing on tombside feasts from burial mounds on the Bosporus. It suggests that those feasts provided one of the primary sites ... More


Conclusion

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book has explored the social lives of Greco-Scythian art over an extensive chronological span from the perspective of the disciplinary traditions of classical archaeology, making ample reference ... More


Orientalized Amazons: From imagined to historical warrior women

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In Greek legend, the Amazons were considered to be better, faster, and smarter than men. Amazons were the prototype of female masculinity, but their historicity has been controversial. Archaeological ... More


Overlord of Soviet Archaeology: B. A. Rybakov

L. S. Klejn

in Soviet Archaeology: Trends, Schools, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601356
eISBN:
9780191804595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601356.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the influence of Russian historian Boris Alexandrovich Rybakov on Soviet archaeology. It first provides an overview of Rybakov's early life before turning to his career, ... More


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