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The Alternative Augustan Age

The Alternative Augustan Age

Josiah Osgood, Kit Morrell, and Kathryn Welch (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190901400
eISBN:
9780190901431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The princeps Augustus (63 BCE–14 CE), recognized as the first of the Roman emperors, looms large in the teaching and writing of Roman history. Major political, literary, and artistic developments ... 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

An Ancient Dream ManualArtemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Peter Thonemann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Artemidorus’ Oneirocritica (‘The Interpretation of Dreams’) is the only dream-book which has been preserved from Graeco-Roman antiquity. Composed around AD 200, it is a treatise and manual on dreams, ... More

Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome

Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome

Christopher Siwicki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848578
eISBN:
9780191883026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848578.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book addresses the treatment and perception of historic buildings in imperial Rome, examining the ways in which public monuments were restored in order to develop an understanding of the Roman ... More

The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCEPresence and Representation

The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCE: Presence and Representation

Lucy C. M. M. Jackson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198844532
eISBN:
9780191880025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844532.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Chorus of Drama in the Fourth Century BCE seeks to upend conventional thinking about the development of drama from the fifth to the fourth centuries. Set in the context of a theatre industry ... 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

Experience, Narrative, and Criticism in Ancient GreeceUnder the Spell of Stories

Experience, Narrative, and Criticism in Ancient Greece: Under the Spell of Stories

Jonas Grethlein, Luuk Huitink, and Aldo Tagliabue (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198848295
eISBN:
9780191882845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848295.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume, which brings together thirteen essays written by international specialists in the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece, pursues a new approach to ancient Greek narrative ... More

Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity

Greek Praise Poetry and the Rhetoric of Divinity

Felix J. Meister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198847687
eISBN:
9780191882357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847687.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph focuses on passages of archaic and classical Greek poetry where certain human individuals in certain moments are presented as approximating to the gods. The approximation pursued is ... More

Homer's DaughtersWomen's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Homer's Daughters: Women's Responses to Homer in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Fiona Cox and Elena Theodorakopoulos (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198802587
eISBN:
9780191840876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802587.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays examines the various ways in which the Homeric epics have been responded to, reworked, and rewritten by women writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. ... More

Inventing the NovelBakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

R. Bracht Branham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bakhtin as a philosopher and a student of the novel is intent upon the novel’s role in the history of consciousness. His project fails if he is wrong about the dialogic nature of consciousness or the ... More

Italy's Economic RevolutionIntegration and Economy in Republican Italy

Italy's Economic Revolution: Integration and Economy in Republican Italy

Saskia T. Roselaar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198829447
eISBN:
9780191867965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829447.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the connection between economic activities and integration—how did economic activities contribute to the unification of Italy in the Republican period in the civic, legal, social, ... More

Libraries before AlexandriaAncient Near Eastern Traditions

Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions

Kim Ryholt and Gojko Barjamovic (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199655359
eISBN:
9780191841347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199655359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The creation of the Library of Alexandria is widely regarded as one of the great achievements in the history of humankind—a giant endeavour to amass all known literature and scholarly texts in one ... More

Liddell and ScottThe History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Christopher Stray, Michael Clarke, and Joshua T. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Greek-English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott is one of the most famous dictionaries in the world, and for the past century-and-a-half has been a constant and indispensable presence in teaching, ... More

The New Politics of OlymposKingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Michael Brumbaugh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The New Politics of Olympos offers the first in-depth analysis of Kallimachos’ only fully extant poetry book, the Hymns, by examining its contemporary political setting, engagement with a tradition ... More

Postdramatic Tragedies

Postdramatic Tragedies

Emma Cole

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198817680
eISBN:
9780191859144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817680.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient tragedy has played a well-documented role in contemporary theatre since the mid-twentieth century. In addition to the often-commented-upon watershed productions, however, is a significant but ... More

Rediscovering E. R. DoddsScholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Christopher Stray, Christopher Pelling, and Stephen Harrison (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers an assessment of a remarkable classical scholar, who was also a poet with extensive links to twentieth-century English and Irish literary culture, the friend of Auden and MacNeice. ... More

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Maijastina Kahlos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190067250
eISBN:
9780190067281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067250.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity reconsiders the religious history of the late Roman Empire, focusing on the shifting position of dissenting religious groups. The groups under consideration are ... More

Rewriting HistoryChanging Perceptions of the Past

Rewriting History: Changing Perceptions of the Past

Dennis Harding

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198817734
eISBN:
9780191887949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817734.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

‘Every generation re-writes history in its own way’. Re-writing History applies Collingwood’s dictum to a series of topics and themes, some of which have been central to prehistoric and protohistoric ... More

The Stoics on LektaAll There Is to Say

The Stoics on Lekta: All There Is to Say

Ada Bronowski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842880
eISBN:
9780191878794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842880.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

After Plato’s Forms, and Aristotle’s substances, the Stoics posit the fundamental reality of lekta, the meanings of sentences, distinct from the sentences themselves. It is the first time in the ... More

Theaters of Pardoning

Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

To address the roots of pardoning’s treatment in contemporary politics and uncover what new formulations of pardoning might contribute, this book examines the role of what it calls “theaters of ... More

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