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The Demand for Money in the Late Roman Republic

David B. Hollander

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

People in different professions have different monetary needs, but this fact has yet to be fully exploited with respect to the ancient economy. Greek and Roman authors tell us at least as much about ... More


Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Lilah Grace Canevaro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male ... More


Narrative Focus and Elusive Thought in Homer

Ruth Scodel

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter considers three narrative features that, along with the high proportion of direct speech, contribute to the particular effect of Homeric narrative and influence later Greek narrative: ... More


Cash and Crowns: A Network Approach to Greek Athletic Prizes

Christian Mann

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

It is well known that Olympic victors received “only” an olive wreath – a fact that classified them as “amateurs” in the perspective of the modern Olympic movement. But the reality of ancient sports ... More


Entanglement, Materiality and the Social Organisation of Construction Workers in Classical Athens

Diane Harris Cline

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter views the “Periclean Building Program” through the lens of Actor Network Theory, in order to explore the ways in which the construction of these buildings transformed Athenian society ... More


Introduction: The Lyric Canon

Theodora A. Hadjimichael

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198810865
eISBN:
9780191848001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810865.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction discusses the history and meaning of the term ‘canon’, as established by Ruhnken, and explains the connotations of the term’s usage in modern scholarship. The discussion centres on ... More


Lyric Minds

Felix Budelmann

in Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Like other lyric, the solo lyric of early Greece creates encounters with another mind. Drawing on the psychological phenomenon of ‘mentalizing’, this chapter attempts to capture the quality of these ... More


Fantasies of Mimnermos in Anne Carson’s “The Brainsex Paintings” (Plainwater)

Sasha-Mae Eccleston

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Sasha-Mae Eccleston, in “Fantasies of Mimnermos in Anne Carson’s “The Brainsex Paintings” (Plainwater),” examines Carson’s combination of loose translations of Mimnermos with an impossible interview ... More


Classical Epic and the Poetics of Modern Fantasy

Jesse Weiner

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jesse Weiner, in “Classical Epic and the Poetics of Modern Fantasy,” explores some of the theoretical consequences of the common idea that modern high fantasy is ‘epic in prose.’ This chapter is ... More


Platonizing Latin: Apuleius’s Phaedo

Richard Fletcher

in Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199999767
eISBN:
9780190268862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999767.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The simple fact that Apuleius translated Plato’s Phaedo has been invoked by both his literary and his philosophical interpreters: for the former, his Phaedo underwrites and enriches ... More


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