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Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast AsiaPeripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance

Alexander the Great from Britain to Southeast Asia: Peripheral Empires in the Global Renaissance

Su Fang Ng

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198777687
eISBN:
9780191864803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777687.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

No figure has had a more global impact than Alexander the Great, whose legends have encircled the globe and been translated into a dizzying multitude of languages, from Indo-European and Semitic to ... More

The Ancient UnconsciousPsychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Vered Lev Kenaan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Commonly understood as a modern conceptual invention rather than the discovery of a psychic reality, the notion of the unconscious is often criticized by traditional classicists as an anachronistic ... More

Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Antiquities Beyond Humanism

Emanuela Bianchi, Sara Brill, and Brooke Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198805670
eISBN:
9780191843624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805670.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Countering an unflagging modernist infatuation with the new, Antiquities beyond Humanism maps out the ground for a richer and more sustained encounter with Greco-Roman antiquity, excavating an ... More

Christians in ConversationA Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac

Christians in Conversation: A Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac

Alberto Rigolio

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915452
eISBN:
9780190915483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915452.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Christians in Conversation: A Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac deals with a particular form of writing by Christians in late antiquity, the prose dialogue. To study late antique ... More

Domesticating EmpireEgyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Domesticating Empire: Egyptian Landscapes in Pompeian Gardens

Caitlín Eilís Barrett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190641351
eISBN:
9780190641382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190641351.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book is the first contextually oriented monograph on Egyptian imagery from Roman households. The author uses case studies from Flavian Pompeii to investigate the close association between ... More

The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the process of canonization of Greek lyric, as well as the textual transmission, and preservation of the lyric poems from the archaic period through to their emergence from the ... More

The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Alexander C. Loney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190909673
eISBN:
9780190909703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909673.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first in-depth examination of revenge in the Odyssey. The principal revenge plot of the Odyssey—Odysseus’ surprise return to Ithaca after twenty years away and his vengeance on ... More

Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power

Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190280536
eISBN:
9780190280550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190280536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Eurydice (c. 410–340s BCE) played a part in the public life of ancient Macedonia, the first royal Macedonian woman known to have done so. She was the wife of Amyntas III, the mother of Philip II (and ... More

Exemplars of KingshipArt, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians

Exemplars of Kingship: Art, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians

Melissa Eppihimer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190903015
eISBN:
9780190903046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903015.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Akkadian kings (ca. 2334–2154 BCE) created the first territorial state in the ancient Near East and were remembered as model kings for more than two millennia thereafter. Exemplars of Kingship: ... More

Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Greek Epigram from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine Era

Maria Kanellou, Ivana Petrovic, and Chris Carey (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198836827
eISBN:
9780191873836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume sheds new light on the evolution of Greek epigram from the Hellenistic up to the early Byzantine era. It is concerned not with the work of individual authors but with the complexities of ... More

The Kingdom of PriamLesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book is a regional history of Lesbos and the Troad from the seventh century BC to the first century AD which examines the extent to which this geographical region became politically, ... More

Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary CultureThe Backward Gaze

Myths of the Underworld in Contemporary Culture: The Backward Gaze

Judith Fletcher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767091
eISBN:
9780191821288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767091.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Stories of a visit to the realm of the dead and a return to the upper world are among the oldest narratives in European literature, beginning with Homer’s Odyssey and extending to contemporary ... More

Narratology

Narratology

Genevieve Liveley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199687701
eISBN:
9780191841842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687701.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the extraordinary contribution that classical poetics has made to twentieth- and twenty-first-century theories of narrative. Its aim is not to argue that modern narratologies ... More

Palaeohispanic Languages and Epigraphies

Palaeohispanic Languages and Epigraphies

Alejandro G. Sinner and Javier Velaza (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198790822
eISBN:
9780191833274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790822.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Non-Classical

At least four writing systems—in addition to the Phoenician, Greek, and Latin ones—were used between the fifth century BCE and the first century CE to write the indigenous languages of the Iberian ... More

Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Declamation—the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases—was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over ... More

Plutarch and the Persica

Plutarch and the Persica

Eran Almagor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book addresses two historical mysteries. The first is the content and character of the fourth century BCE Greek works on the Persian Achaemenid Empire treatises called the Persica. The second is ... More

Politics of Socratic Humor

Politics of Socratic Humor

John Lombardini

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520291034
eISBN:
9780520964914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291034.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

How was Socrates funny? Was he an ironist? Did he mock his interlocutors and, in doing so, show disdain for both them and the institutions of Athenian democracy? These questions were debated with ... 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

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

States of MemoryThe Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

David C. Yates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Persian War was one of the most significant events in ancient history. It halted Persia’s westward expansion, inspired the Golden Age of Greece, and propelled Athens to the heights of power. From ... More

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