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Epilogue: The West, Islam, Russia

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

After the Reformation, European political philosophy blossomed and produced a diversity of ideas. Meanwhile Islamic political thought stagnated. These two political thought-worlds were now completely ... More


African Athena: New Agendas

Daniel Orrells, Gurminder K. Bhambra, and Tessa Roynon (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The appearance of Martin Bernal's Black Athena: The Afro-Asian Roots of Classical Civilization in 1987 sparked intense debate and controversy in Africa, Europe, and North America. His detailed ... More


Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Barbara Kowalzig

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book develops an integrated religious, historical, and literary approach towards an old question in the study of religion — the relationship of myth and ritual. Focusing on ancient Greek ... More


Arming Slaves and Helots in Classical Greece

Peter Hunt

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In classical Greece, the independent city-states fought many wars against each other. When the wars became intense, often involving large navies, states used every available source of manpower ... More


Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Classical archaeology has changed beyond recognition in the past generation, in its aims, its choice of subject-matter and the methods it uses. This book contains twenty-five chapters, some of them ... More


Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Arming slaves as soldiers is a counterintuitive idea. Yet throughout history, in many varied societies, slaveholders have entrusted slaves with the use of deadly force. This book surveys the practice ... 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


Classical Greek Attitudes to Sexual Behaviour

K. J. Doveri

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Greeks regarded sexual enjoyment as the area of life in which the goddess Aphrodite was interested, as Ares was interested in war and other deities in other activities. Sexual intercourse was ... More


Pornography, Life, and the Gods in the Greek and Roman Eras

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of how societies have treated sexual images by focusing on the classical period. It begins with an overview of art, sex, and religion in classical Greece and Rome ... More


Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Glen Van Brummelen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the ... More


2 Pornography, Life, and the Gods in the Greek and Roman Eras

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of how societies have treated sexual images by focusing on the classical period. It begins with an overview of art, sex, and religion in classical Greece and Rome ... More


The Enlightenment Science of Politics

Robert Wokler

in Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200104
eISBN:
9780520916227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200104.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Political science was manifestly not invented in the Enlightenment and may in fact be the oldest of all the human sciences. Indeed, so striking for much of its career since classical Greece, the ... More


Ancient Ideals and the Healthy Self: Mary Ann Shadd’s Plea for Emigration and Martin Robison Delany’s Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny

Andrea Stone

in Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062570
eISBN:
9780813051604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062570.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Emulating more the conventions of the almanac than those of wildly popular early- to mid-nineteenth-century emigration narratives authored by British émigrés to Canada, Mary Ann Shadd and Martin ... More


The Arming of Slaves in Comparative Perspective

Christopher Leslie Brown

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

A comparative analysis of the arming of slaves may shed light on the problems regarding the dynamics of power within slave societies, the nature of domination and resistance, and the paradoxes of ... More


Preservation of City Walls

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the evidence of destruction of various walls throughout history in an attempt to look at this study of pre-Classical walls through the right perspective. It covers research ... More


Early Greek Aristocracy and the Symposion

Marek Wecowski

in The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684014
eISBN:
9780191766169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684014.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a detailed reconstruction of the ceremonial of the archaic and classical symposion and of its varied types of entertainment, including drinking games, contests of agility and the ... More


Tyrants, Letters, and Legitimacy

Sian Lewis

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores the part played by letters in how tyrants in the world of fifth- and fourth-century BCE Greece exercised power, with a specific emphasis on processes of decision-making and the ... More


Introduction

Sian Lewis

in Greek Tyranny

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter begins by explaining the importance of studying tyranny in Greek political life. It then discusses the sources for tyranny; the definition of tyranny; Greek attitudes ... More


The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Hallie M. Franks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the Greek Classical period, the symposium—the social gathering at which male citizens gathered to drink wine and engage in conversation—was held in a room called the andron. From couches set up ... More


The Ancient Background

in Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter, which provides a sketch of ancient Greek athletics, compares Stephen Miller's nuanced and generally positive assessment of ancient athletics and Nigel Spivey's contrasting stance. It ... More


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