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Melania the YoungerFrom Rome to Jerusalem

Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem

Elizabeth A. Clark

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888220
eISBN:
9780190888268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem analyzes one of the most richly detailed stories of a woman of late antiquity. Melania, an early fifth-century Roman Christian aristocrat, renounced her ... More

Divine InstitutionsReligions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic

Divine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman Republic

Dan-el Padilla Peralta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691168678
eISBN:
9780691200828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168678.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Many narrative histories of Rome's transformation from an Italian city-state to a Mediterranean superpower focus on political and military conflicts as the primary agents of social change. This book ... More

Hittite Texts and Greek ReligionContact, Interaction, and Comparison

Hittite Texts and Greek Religion: Contact, Interaction, and Comparison

Ian Rutherford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199593279
eISBN:
9780191890543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199593279.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There has been a lot of interest in recent decades in the question of whether ancient Greek religion was influenced by the religions of the Ancient Near East. This book examines the relationship ... More

Worshippers of the GodsDebating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Worshippers of the Gods: Debating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Mattias P. Gassman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190082444
eISBN:
9780190082475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082444.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Worshippers of the Gods Worshippers of the Gods tells how the Latin writers who witnessed the political and social rise of Christianity rethought the role of traditional religion in the empire and ... More

Mapping the AfterlifeFrom Homer to Dante

Mapping the Afterlife: From Homer to Dante

Emma Gee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190670481
eISBN:
9780190670511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670481.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book is a tour of afterlife landscapes from Homer to Dante. It argues that the topography of the afterlife in Greek and Roman tradition, and in Dante, reflects the state of “scientific” ... More

Death in Late Bronze Age GreeceVariations on a Theme

Death in Late Bronze Age Greece: Variations on a Theme

Joanne M. A. Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190926069
eISBN:
9780190926090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926069.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Late Bronze Age tombs in Greece and their attendant mortuary practices have been a topic of scholarly debate for over a century, dominated by the idea of a monolithic culture with the same ... More

Ancient Divination and Experience

Ancient Divination and Experience

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy and Esther Eidinow (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction to this volume describes the contribution that it makes to scholarship on ancient divinatory practices. It analyses previous and current research, arguing that while this ... More

The Qur'an and Late AntiquityA Shared Heritage

The Qur'an and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage

Angelika Neuwirth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199928958
eISBN:
9780190921316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199928958.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Qurʾan and Late Antiquity: A Shared Heritage, the culminating summary of the work of the most prominent German scholar of the Qurʾan, provides an original introduction to the Qurʾan against the ... More

Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

John F. Miller and Jenny Strauss Clay (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Of all the divinities of classical antiquity, the Greek Hermes (= Roman Mercury) is the most versatile, enigmatic, complex, and ambiguous. The runt of the Olympian litter, he is the god of lies and ... More

Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This study demonstrates the importance of references to religious material in Tacitus’ Annals by analyzing them using cultural memory theory. Throughout his narrative of Julio-Claudian Rome in the ... More

Roman Republican AuguryFreedom and Control

Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book proposes a new way of understanding augury, a form of Roman state divination designed to consult the god Jupiter. Previous scholarly studies of augury have tended to focus either upon its ... More

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Simon Hornblower

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book is an original, accessibly written, contribution to Roman and Hellenistic history. Its subject is a long (1474-line) ancient Greek poem, Lykophron’s Alexandra, probably written about 190 ... More

Sabina AugustaAn Imperial Journey

Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

T. Corey Brennan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This work aims to synthesize the textual and (massive) material evidence on the empress Sabina (born ca. 85–died ca. 137). The book traces the development of Sabina’s partnership with her husband, ... More

FortunaDeity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Daniele Miano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This book focuses on the Latin goddess Fortuna, one of the better known deities in ancient Italy. The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic Latium, and she was still a widely ... More

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Anna-Maria Hartmann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies—texts that collected and explained ancient myths—were considered indispensable companions to ... More

Old Society, New BeliefReligious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Mu-chou Poo, H. A. Drake, and Lisa Raphals (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the first century of the Common Era, two new belief systems entered long-established cultures with radically different outlooks and values: in that century, missionaries started to spread the ... More

Myths on the MapThe Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Greta Hawes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The spatial turn in the humanities has fuelled new ways of thinking about landscape as a lived environment which is radically affected by human hands and human minds, and which radically affects ... More

Greek Gods AbroadNames, Natures, and Transformations

Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations

Robert Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293946
eISBN:
9780520967250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293946.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is a book about interaction between Greek religion and the religious cultures of the many regions of the eastern Mediterranean and beyond with which it came into contact during the long period ... More

Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek ReligionVolume I: Early Greek Religion

Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book takes a radically new look at the ancient Greek notions of purity and pollution. Its main concern is the inner state of individual worshippers as they approach the gods and interact with ... More

Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Karl Galinsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744764
eISBN:
9780191805929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744764.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Memory studies has been one of the fastest growing fields of research in recent decades across many disciplines, such as the humanities, social sciences, media studies, and cognitive science. ... More

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