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To medize or not to medize…: compulsion and negative motives (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reflects upon the opposition between motives and necessity. It considers the effect of looming Persian invasions on the behaviour of the Greeks, contending that Herodotus' narrative ... More


New Ostraca from Thebes

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The ostraca were found scattered throughout the hermitage, but most of the material came from the dump. The ostraca presented here come from excavations in Western Thebes. They were mainly inscribed ... More


Water Iturech 536 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The year 536 bce had been a rather hectic business year for Iturech, or at least one that was very well documented in P. Louvre E 7834, 7836, 7838, and 7843. Choachytes needed to collect as many ... More


Cattle Djekhy 533 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Unless new related documents come to light, the reason P. Louvre E 7850 was deposited in the archive will remain a mystery. Many other questions also remain unanswered. If the god's father Djekhy, ... More


Seven Against Thebes: the Final Scene *

W. S. Barrett

in Greek Lyric, Tragedy, and Textual Criticism: Collected Papers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203574
eISBN:
9780191708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203574.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Dionysiaca: Nine Studies...presented to Sir Denys Page (Cambridge 1978), R. D. Dawe considers on pp. 87-103 ‘the end of Seven Against Thebes yet again’. He presents what he considers to be ‘enough ... More


Of Tanis and Thebes

Aidan Dodson

in Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Correlating rulers' names with Manetho; datelines and regnal years; significant figures (high priests or pontiffs; God's Wives) it has been suggested that at least some of the high priests of Amun of ... More


Thebes, Aegina, and the Temple of Aphaia: A Reading of Pindar's Isthmian 6

Henrik Indergaard

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the myth contained in Pindar's Isthmian 6, in which Pindar tells the story of how Herakles, visiting Telamon to summon him for their expedition against Troy, prays to Zeus that ... More


Performing Antigone in the Twenty‐First Century

S. E. Wilmer

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some productions in the late twentieth century (Fugard's The Island, Gambaro's Antígona Furiosa, and Glowacki's Antigone in New York) that have employed Antigone as a kind of ... More


War and defeat

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Peace of Philokrates gradually broke down. On Halonnesos, to be ascribed to Hegesippos, advocates defiance of Philip over the ceding of Halonnesos and other matters. In On Affairs in the ... More


What ought the Thebans to have done?

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks why the Thebans, and especially their royal family, are made to suffer so terribly by Dionysus in Euripides' Bacchae. Pentheus' tyrannical behaviour and his evidence-proof hatred ... More


The seniority of Polyneikes in Aeschylus' Seven

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, noting that different versions of the story of Oedipus' sons Eteokles and Polyneikes make different assumptions about their relative age, seeks evidence bearing on this question in ... More


Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Micaela Janan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid's extraordinary story of Thebes' founding and bloody unravelling spans Books 2 and 3 of his epic poem, the Metamorphoses. His bizarre refractions of the well‐ordered community mirror Ovid's own ... More


Introduction: ‘Happy Birthday, Romulus’

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter introduces the book's methodology, centred upon the Law of the Father. For Lacan, the Father is an abstract principle of legislative, and punitive power, rather than a biological ... More


The Valley of the Kings: A Site Management Handbook

Kent R. Weeks and Nigel J. Hetherington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166082
eISBN:
9781617975493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166082.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

During the New Kingdom (c. 1570–1070 bce), the Valley of the Kings was the burial place of Egypt's pharaohs, including such powerful and famous rulers as Amenhotep III, Rameses II, and Tutankhamen. ... More


Antigones

George Steiner

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192819345
eISBN:
9780191670503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192819345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This book examines the far-reaching legacy of one of the great myths of classical antiquity. According to Greek legend, Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the ... More


The Battle

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/9781501700613.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the battle between Athens and Thebes in Suppliant Women. Critics and commentators seem especially concerned to extrapolate, from the Messenger's description of the battle, the ... More


The Liberators

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows the historical developments from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth dynasties. Having apparently displaced the previous Palestinian elite (the Fourteenth Dynasty, who had ruled there ... More


Sophocles: Oedipus the King & Oedipus at Colonus

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Who is Oedipus? Where does he belong? In Oedipus the King, the heimlich (homely, familiar) and the unheimlich (strange, uncanny) undo each other before his own eyes. Oedipus has made Thebes his ... More


The Prose Siege of Thebes, Military Manuals and the Conduct of Sieges in the Later Middle Ages

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on The Prose Siege of Thebes, a short account of the legendary story of the battle for Thebes by the two brothers Eteocles and Polyneices. It tells us that an interest in ... More


The Life of Hierocles

Hermann S. Schibli

in Hierocles of Alexandria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199249213
eISBN:
9780191719417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249213.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

For the life of Hierocles, there are only two chronological points of reference. Both derive from his treatise On Providence, which has been preserved in short summaries and extracts by Photius, the ... More


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