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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


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


The Cavalry Settlers of the Herakleopolite in the First Century

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The last 75 years of the Ptolemaic monarchy are less well documented in the papyri than earlier centuries, but several groups of documents from the Herakleopolite nome (south of modern Cairo) have ... More


Amazon Queen

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One explicit example of Alexander the Great's live mythologization is the story of his meeting with the Queen of the Amazons, Thalestris. Alexander met Thalestris when he was campaigning in northern ... More


‘The First Greek City to which we have come’

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An investigation of Byzantium’s strained relationship with its Thracian neighbours, this chapter explores how the Byzantines tried to distinguish themselves from their barbarian neighbours through ... More


Postcolonial Amazons: Decentering Athenian perspectives to rethink warrior women and matriarchy

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/9780199533374.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The time has come to re-evaluate the figure of the Amazon in classical literature from a different perspective, from a “peripheral” rather than an Athenian Greek point of view. Using the postcolonial ... More


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