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Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Elaine Matthews (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book provides an interpretative guide to using a fundamental resource for the study of the ancient Greek world. Personal names are a statement of identity, a personal choice by parents for their ... More


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


Mythological and Heroic Names in the Onomastics of Atrax (Thessaly)

Jean-Claude Decourt and Athanasios Tziafalias

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines heroic and mythological names in the onomastics in Atrax in Thessaly. It explains that Atrax is just a modest town that until recently had only fifteen inscriptions to its name, ... More


Greek Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The tyrants of Greece are some of the most colourful figures in antiquity, notorious for their luxury, excess and violence, and provoking heated debates among political thinkers. This book examines ... More


Space, Hierarchy, and Community in Archaic and Classical Macedonia, Thessaly, and Thrace

ZOSIA HALINA ARCHIBALD

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Detailed spatial exploration and analysis have been successfully applied by archaeologists in parts of north-west Europe, providing a great deal of information about the nature of socio-economic ... More


Alexander of Pherae: infelix tyrant

Sławomir Sprawski

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A book on Greek tyranny should not lack a chapter on Alexander of Pherae, a man who was remembered throughout antiquity as one of the most ferocious and wicked tyrants. The longest description of ... More


Pictures for Readers: The Birth of the Illustration in the Second Century

Luca Giuliani

in Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter describes the decline in the production of red-figure vases and the shift to the manufacture and successful export of a type of black-glazed ceramics closely resembling metal vessels. ... More


Imperial Geographies: City, Settlement, and Ideology in the Formation of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Ryan Boehm

in City and Empire in the Age of the Successors: Urbanization and Social Response in the Making of the Hellenistic Kingdoms

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296923
eISBN:
9780520969223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296923.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides a narrative overview of the urban history of this period of the formation of the Hellenistic states. It presents the restructuring of urban centers against the backdrop of the ... More


Modeling Differential Cultural Interaction in Late Bronze Age Thessaly

Bryan Feuer

in Modeling Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056883
eISBN:
9780813053660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056883.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

On the northern border of Mycenaean civilization and encompassing several ecological zones, the province of Thessaly represents an opportunity to test the Cross-Cultural Interaction Model involving ... More


Religion and Society in Ancient Thessaly

Maria Mili

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718017
eISBN:
9780191787447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718017.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Thessaly’s fertile plains stretch south from the shadow of Mount Olympus. Its numerous small cities were home to some of the richest men in Greece, their fabulous wealth evident in innumerable flocks ... More


Centaurs and Lapiths in the Landscape of Thessaly

Emma Aston

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lapiths and Centaurs are famous figures of Greek myth in both its literary and its artistic representation. However, what is rarely discussed is the localization of their conflict in the landscapes ... More


Sacred space and the politics of multiculturalism in Demetrias (Thessaly)

Sofia Kravaritou

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses the issues related to the reorganization of sacred space in Eastern Thessaly, following the foundation of Demetrias under Macedonian rule (293 BC). Demetrias was first ... More


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