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The Art of Complicity in Martial and StatiusMartial's Epigrams, Statius' Silvae, and Domitianic Rome

The Art of Complicity in Martial and Statius: Martial's Epigrams, Statius' Silvae, and Domitianic Rome

Erik Gunderson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192898111
eISBN:
9780191924569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898111.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the relationship between politics and aesthetics in two poets from the reign of Domitian. It offers a comprehensive overview of the Epigrams of Martial and the Siluae of Statius. ... More

Disorienting EmpireRepublican Latin Poetry's Wanderers

Disorienting Empire: Republican Latin Poetry's Wanderers

Basil Dufallo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571781
eISBN:
9780197571811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571781.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Disorienting Empire is the first book to examine Republican Latin poetry’s recurring interest in characters who become lost. The book explains the prevalence of this theme with reference to the rapid ... More

The Dragon in the WestFrom Ancient Myth to Modern Legend

The Dragon in the West: From Ancient Myth to Modern Legend

Daniel Ogden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198830184
eISBN:
9780191868542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830184.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book describes the evolution of the modern dragon from its ancient forebears, in terms both of its form and of its narrative contexts. In physical form dragons are broadly serpentine, but have ... More

The Early Greek AlphabetsOrigin, Diffusion, Uses

The Early Greek Alphabets: Origin, Diffusion, Uses

Robert Parker and Philippa M. Steele (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198859949
eISBN:
9780191892363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859949.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Regional variation, a persistent feature of Greek alphabetic writing throughout the Archaic period, has been studied since at least the late nineteenth century. The subject was transformed by the ... More

FulviaPlaying for Power at the End of the Roman Republic

Fulvia: Playing for Power at the End of the Roman Republic

Celia E. Schultz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190697136
eISBN:
9780190697167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697136.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Fulvia: Playing for Power at the End of the Roman Republic is the first full-length biography focused solely on Fulvia, daughter of Sempronia and Bambalio, who is best known as the wife of Marcus ... More

Herod in HistoryNicolaus of Damascus and the Augustan Context

Herod in History: Nicolaus of Damascus and the Augustan Context

Kimberley Czajkowski and Benedikt Eckhardt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192845214
eISBN:
9780191937507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Most of our information about Herod the Great derives from the accounts found in Josephus’ Jewish War and Jewish Antiquities. Together they constitute quite a unique resource on one of the most ... More

The Last Great War of Antiquity

The Last Great War of Antiquity

James Howard-Johnston

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198830191
eISBN:
9780191868559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830191.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book fills a gaping hole in the history of warfare. The conflict lasted twenty-five years (spring 603–late winter 628). It was on an unprecedented scale, ideologically charged, fought along the ... More

The Making of a KingAntigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks

The Making of a King: Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks

Robin Waterfield

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198853015
eISBN:
9780191887413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853015.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is a biography of Antigonus II Gonatas, king of Macedon from 276 to 239, and a history of the Greek mainland in the third century BCE. It falls into two parts. The first part covers the ... More

Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Greta Hawes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pausanias gives us the clearest glimpse of Greek myth as a living, local tradition. He shows us how the physical world existed in myriad complex and shifting relationships with the world of ... More

Revaluing Roman CyprusLocal Identity on an Island in Antiquity

Revaluing Roman Cyprus: Local Identity on an Island in Antiquity

Ersin Hussein

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198777786
eISBN:
9780191823220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777786.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This study addresses the traditional characterization of Roman Cyprus’s history as a Roman province as uneventful, insignificant, and ‘weary’. It brings fresh insight to the study of its culture and ... More

Ruling CultureArt Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Fiona Greenland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226756981
eISBN:
9780226757179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226757179.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Through much of its history, Italy was Europe’s heart of the arts, an artistic playground for foreign élites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered millions of Italian artworks and ... More

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

Aaron J. Kachuck

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579046
eISBN:
9780197579077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579046.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil uses an enriched tripartite model of Roman culture—touching not only the public and the private, but also the solitary—in order to present a new ... More

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Jennifer R. March

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781789622546
eISBN:
9781800851023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622546.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Oedipus Tyrannus by the great tragedian Sophocles is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek literature. The play has always been admired for the unity of its plot; every bit of every scene ... More

When Money TalksA History of Coins and Numismatics

When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Frank L. Holt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book tells the story of numismatics, the study of coins, as part of the larger history of money. It explains why and where coinage was invented and how this monetary revolution spread around the ... More

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