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Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


The Classical Legacy

Elizabeth Archibald

in Incest and the Medieval Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112099
eISBN:
9780191708497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112099.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the legacy of classical writing and mythology, much studied in the Middle Ages even though largely pagan. The classical approach to incest tended to be fatalistic, focusing on ... More


Semiramis: The Builder of Babylon

Georges Roux

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

At the end of the nineteenth century, the texts originating from excavations in Mesopotamia taught the real history of that country, and it was then that Assyriologists and historians began to ask ... More


Semiramide and Musical Transvestism

Wendy Heller

in Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates the musical transvestism in the operatic representation of Queen Semiramis. It also considers the operatic representation of a far less virtuous and more unconventional ... More


Ancient History: Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Medes

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter Diodorus himself gets the stage. The story is about the rise and decline of the Assyrian empire, starting with the reigns of Ninus and Semiramis and the construction of subsequently ... More


Semiramis’ Legacy

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter starts with a discussion on the historical characters that may have contributed to Diodorus’ imaginary picture of Semiramis. The chapter also make clear that Diodorus combined different ... More


Worldly Muck: Translating Matter in Book 2 of The Faerie Queene

Brent Dawson

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines a double allusion in one of The Faerie Queene’s terms for corporeal flesh, “slime.” The walls of the Castle of Alma, book two’s extended allegory for the human body, are ... More


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