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The Emperor and Imperial Extractive Operations

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The emperor played a central role not only in assigning equestrian procurators, members of the familia Caesaris, military specialists, convicts or prisoners of war to imperial mining and quarrying ... More


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


The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Stephen Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the provenance of the so-called Berkeley Herm of Plato, a sculptural portrait that the author first encountered over thirty years ago in a university storage basement. The head, ... More


Pertinence of the Head

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter describes the pertinence of the head to the shaft. The acid treatment of the head has ruined the edges of the marble around the neck. The removal of two layers of adhesive from the ... More


Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Henry Maguire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book presents a study of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. It shows how the Byzantines embraced terrestrial creation in the decoration of their churches during the fifth ... More


Aspects of the Mask of Hellas

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

As seen through ‘On Seeing the Elgin Marbles’ and through analysing certain poems, we are able to observe that Keats's obsession with medieval issues and Hellenic matters was brought about by both ... More


Lord Elgin and the Marbles

William St. Clair

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Ever since the sculptures from the Parthenon arrived in England at the beginning of the last century, they have caused controversy. Based on a study of both original records and recent discoveries, ... More


Innovation in the Marble and Granite Industry: Upcycle of Marble and Granite Wastes

Rania Hamza and Salah El-Haggar

in Sustainability and Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The dimension-stones industry is one of the oldest and largest industries worldwide. There are two main classes of rocks: calcareous and siliceous. The calcareous material, or marble, includes the ... More


The Structure and Organization of the Chronicle

Carolyn Higbie

in The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241910
eISBN:
9780191714351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses the structure and organizations of the Chronicle. The Lindos Chronicle is inscribed on a massive marble stele which can only be characterized as monumental. In content, it has ... More


‘The Last Poor Plunder from a Bleeding Land’

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A rich harvest resulted from the first excavations on the Acropolis, since under Parthenon's west end, sizeable figures of the west pediment were found by the diggers which were likely to have been ... More


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