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Hippolytus of Portus and the modern two-Hippolyti hypothesis

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses two theories: the view of Hippolytus of Portus and the hypothesis of two ancient Christian writers named Hippolytus. A Byzantine tradition grew from the seventh century onwards ... More


Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian

Leonora Neville

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498177
eISBN:
9780190498191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498177.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The authorial persona constructed by Anna Komnene in her Alexiad (a history of her father the Byzantine Emperor, Alexios Komnenos, 1081–1118) responded to the challenges Byzantine culture created for ... More


Polybius’ Roman prokataskeuē

Hans Beck

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Polybius Roman prokataskeuē ('introduction'), which runs from the opening of Book 1 to 2.37. This is a unique piece of historiographical writing, which is designed to provide ... More


Deathbed Dramas

Leonora Neville

in Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498177
eISBN:
9780190498191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498177.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Pointing out that the standard image of Anna Komnene in modern scholarship—as an ambitious and arrogant woman who desperately wanted to rule the empire—is the exact opposite of the image of a modest, ... More


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