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Time for the polis: audiences and contexts

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the polis, and considers the value placed on its past, the importance of the proper telling of history, and its use in inter-polis diplomacy. It examines not only the comic ... More


Changing Scholarly Representations of the Tongan Honorific Lexicon

Susan U. Philips

in Consequences of Contact: Language Ideologies and Sociocultural Transformations in Pacific Societies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195324983
eISBN:
9780199869398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324983.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language ideology about Tongan lexical honorifics, or lea faka 'eiki, “chiefly language”, has changed over the past 200 years. The number of levels of honorification described, and some of the ... More


Names, Titles, and Other Possibilities

Matthew V. Novenson

in Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844579
eISBN:
9780199933075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844579.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter addresses the question whether the word “Christ” in Paul is used as a title or as a proper name. It is argued, against current majority opinion, that it is not the case that titles have ... More


Social Distances

Anne Storch

in Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides an introduction into the main types of manipulated languages, e.g., play language, honorifics, avoidance languages, etc., and explores socio-registers in Africa. The chapter ... More


Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals

Minyao Huang and Kasia M. Jaszczolt (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198786658
eISBN:
9780191828966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786658.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book addresses different linguistic and philosophical aspects of referring to the self in a wide range of languages from different language families, including Amharic, English, French, ... More


Aegean Interactions: Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

Christy Constantakopoulou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787273
eISBN:
9780191829345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787273.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses the history of interaction in the Aegean world during the third century BC. The main focus is the island of Delos and its important regional sanctuary. Through a thorough ... More


The History of Hellenistic Honorific Statues

John Ma

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter tries to keep to the spirit of the Oxford Epigraphical Seminar, in making sets of observations on texts, and proposing corrections. The texts are the following: I. Kaunos 46 (not a ... More


Epistolary Protocol

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter studies in detail some of the specific elements of epistolary protocol, first examining the two elements of letter-writing that were emphasised by the secretaries – the salutation and ... More


An “Improper Distinction of Ranks”: The Persistence of Titles

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

in For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the origins of title usage and the presidential title controversy. Postrevolutionary society maintained an ambivalent relationship with titles, and this ambivalence affected ... More


Euergetism and religion in the cities of the Peloponnese (first century BC to first century AD): Between civic traditions and self-assertion of the elites

Yves Lafond

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The aim of this chapter is to clarify the religious identity of the cities of the Peloponnese in the period between the first century BC and the first century AD. The documentary basis of this ... More


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