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‘Strangers are from Zeus’: Homeric Xenia at the Courts of Proteus and Croesus

Elizabeth Vandiver

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Herodotus' use of the Homeric concept of xenia in the Histories. It argues that the appearance of xenia in key passages reflects the importance of Homeric epic and of the Greek ... More


Iurodstvo Meets Modernity

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

‘Official’ holy foolery was struck a heavy blow by Peter the Great. The ‘well-ordered state’ of the 18th century increasingly displaced the iourodivyi from social life, so that he found refuge either ... More


Performance and Occasion

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This Chapter compares another pair of representations of Hermias, two epigrams in elegiacs. An epigram Aristotle is said to have composed for a memorial at Delphi is read against the mocking response ... More


From Businessman to Sage

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts sought to parlay his midwestern work ethic and his University of Chicago experiences into a career built on nature. After he left Chicago in 1923, Ricketts and his new family ... More


. Leaving Saratoga—Burning of the Baggage Car—Visit to New York

Eliza Potter

in A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833353
eISBN:
9781469605319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898666_potter.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Potter's return to Albany after the season at Saratoga had closed. Here, Potter also tells the story of how her baggage had been all burned up on her way to Saratoga. She had ... More


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