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Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where outraged iconoclasts and horrified philosophers are told that seeing is believing.


Persons, Problems, and Choices: The Progression of Events in the Iliad

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the actions of the whole Iliad to address the question of whether or in what sense the Iliad could present a “single action” as Aristotle said it did. The analysis uses Pavel's ... More


Zeus's Changing Plans: Cycles I and II, Column Z (Books 8 and 15)

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns the investigation of thematic trajectories to books 8 and 15, the last segments of the first and second cycles respectively. These are the books that narrate Zeus's critical ... More


Homeric Sublimity: Iliad Book 24

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter turns to the last book of the Iliad, whose analogies of theme and positioning relate it to books 1, 8, 9, 15, and 16. Apollo's speech to the Olympians in book 24 is situated in a ... More


Conclusion: The Fabricated Cosmos and the Poetry of the Future

Bruce Heiden

in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication: Choice and Design in the Iliad

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341072
eISBN:
9780199867066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses upon the ubiquitous theme of design and fabrication. Particular attention is devoted to the shield that Hephaistos designs for Achilles in book 18. Analysis explores the design ... More


Musical Merchandise ‘on every vessel’: Religion and Trade on Aegina

Barbara Kowalzig

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/9780199546510.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking as its starting-point the image of song as cargo from the opening of Pindar's Nemean 5, this chapter discusses the political and economic identity of the archaic and classical Aeginetans ... More


The tangled ways of Zeus

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/9780199568314.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the presentation of Zeus in Aeschylus' Agamemnon. He desires that Agamemnon should lead the Greek army to punish the Trojans for Paris's abduction of Helen, yet sends an omen ... More


Pathos and mathos before Zeus

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/9780199568314.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter seeks to interpret the statement in Aeschylus, Agamemnon 176–8 that Zeus laid down the law pathei mathos (‘learning through suffering’), asking in particular whether we are meant to ... More


Two Catalogues of Women

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages in which characters catalogue women or heroines (Iliad 14.315–28, Odyssey 11.225–329). In the first (Zeus recounts his past erotic conquests), the discussion ... More


Conclusion

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/9780520266360.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book has shown how Alexander the Great framed his life after the venerable precedents of Greek Myth, which were often, at the same time, his family traditions. Emulating Dionysus, Perseus, ... More


Sidelining debate in the Odyssey

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines representations of debate in the Odyssey, with the suggestion that its less prominent role has implications for the standard view of this poem as playfully dialogic. Reduced to ... More


The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Jan Bremmer and Andrew Erskine (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the Greek gods from Homer to Late Antiquity. The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Yet even though Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus ... More


Gods and Priests

Chester G. Starr

in The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074581
eISBN:
9780199854363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074581.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter holds that the upper classes essentially established the way the Greeks visualized their gods and also the structure of worship. The nature of the heavenly pantheon, as Xenophanes ... More


Zeus in Aeschylus: The Factor of Monetization

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the opening of the famous Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus’ tragedy the Agamemnon (160-6) with its reference to weighing in the divine scales. Zeus is imagined as ... More


The Gods in the Greek Novel

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If we look, in the ‘ideal novel’, at the frequency of mention of significant named divinities (such as Aphrodite, Dionysos, Artemis, Zeus, Isis), as well as of theos and theoi in general, we find ... More


The Gods in Later Orphism

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The chapter analyzes the main features of Orphic gods. Most Orphic gods are the same as those of the Olympian religion. Yet there is a tendency in Orphism to identify gods with each other through ... More


The Materiality of God's Image: The Olympian Zeus and Ancient Christology

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The issue is the representation of the invisible and immaterial god in the mode of a material image. In the new movement of Christian religion there is besides the polemic against cult-images also ... More


Seeing Through Mirrors (Prometheus Unbound, Act I)

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter begins with an accounting of the three versions of Prometheus’ story from Hesiod, Aeschylus, and finally, Shelley. Shelley’s play, “Prometheus Unbound” is contrasted with Aeschylus own ... More


Metamorphoses of Gods into Animals and Humans

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Richard Buxton discuss five examples of narratives which relate in some way to divine metamorphosis, whether as animals or humans, for the purpose of presenting themselves to mortals. The narratives ... More


Sacrificing to the Gods: Ancient Evidence and Modern Interpretations

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the nature of ancient Greek sacrifice. After reviewing some of the theses defended by scholars about Greek sacrifice, it re-examines particularly: a) the theory that Greek ... More


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