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excursus Epigram at Rome

in Martial: The World of the Epigram

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226252537
eISBN:
9780226252568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252568.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a brief survey of the epigram at Rome. When we use the term “epigram” today what comes to mind is more or less what Martial made of the form: closure, pointedness, wit, ... More


From Topography to Cosmos: Ancient Egypt's Multiple Maps

David O'Connor

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines maps in ancient Egypt which depicted not only topography but also the cosmos. It looks at the mapmaking activities of artisans and scribes in addition to their production of ... More


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