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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


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


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 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


The Second Collection

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/9780192880536.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As Elgin was given the task of being responsible for the storage, organization, and display of various antiquities which had been sent to England, Elgin also had to manage a second collection of ... More


Artists and Dilettanti

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/9780192880536.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first collection of Elgin marbles which were kept in a shed behind Piccadilly was unpacked by June 1807, and it was all set for display. As several prominent sculptures, artists, and enthusiasts ... More


Elgin Offers his First Collection to the Government

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/9780192880536.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lord Elgin's way of life took a huge turn when he lost his seat in the House of Lords and a result of how he had parole to the French government. As such, his visits to London were rare after he ... More


Later Years in Greece

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/9780192880536.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite the controversies brought up in England, Lusieri remained employed under Lord Elgin. After he arrived in Malta on the Hydra with Nicolo Giraud, Byron, and the second collection of Elgin ... More


‘An Aera in Public Feeling’

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/9780192880536.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lord Elgin's collection which is now officially referred to as the Elgin Marbles, was given in August 1816 to the British Museum. A temporary building was made by January 1817 wherein the British ... More


The Nubian Marble Object Preserved in Dayr al-Suryan in Wadi al-Natrun

Bishop Martyros

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

There is a tray of white marble on which there are inscriptions in both the Greek and Nubian languages, in the Museum of the Holy Virgin Monastery (Dayr al-Suryan) in Wadi al-Natrun. The name of King ... More


Heavy Freight in Archaic Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the use of oared galleys for overseas enterprise in archaic Greece. It focuses on sea-borne freight as a central problem, omitting land transport, partly because the inherent ... More


A New Image

Lindsey Apple

in The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Devastated economically and psychologically by the war, the Clay family, like the South, desperately needed an anchor to provide emotional stability and a foundation for recovery. The South developed ... More


Restoration Comedies

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Venice is one of the few world heritage sites that perpetually runs the risk of vanishing completely. One problem is subsidence, which was catastrophic in the 1950s and 1960s. Subsidence not only ... More


The Plunder of the Ulúa Valley, Honduras, and a Market Analysis For Its Antiquities

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter emphasizes the commodifying effects of display. It specifically reveals that sales of Ulúa-style marble vases from Honduras increased after an exhibition of vases in 1992 at the Houston ... More


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