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The Art of Losing: Tacitus and the Disaster Narrative

Elizabeth Keitel

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses Tacitus's narratives of natural and man-made disasters, with special emphasis on those perpetrated by the principes against their own people. Tacitus consistently shows ... More


Caribbean Classics and the Postcolonial Canon

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This final chapter argues that the study of the reception of Classics in the anglophone Caribbean needs to focus not just on the dialogue with the literatures of Greece and Rome, but also on the ... More


From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the characterization of Rome particularly with reference to her domestic affairs. It also looks at the presentation of Rome's actions outside Italy and progresses from ... More


Epilogue

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The reach of the Romans' time schemes was very great. They extended back to the fall of Troy when the Roman story could be said to begin, and sideways to take in the developments of the empires of ... More


Forgetting Epic

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies the relationship between one of the central preoccupations of educators (the need not just to teach but also somehow to enforce the retention of knowledge) and one of pedagogy's ... More


The Survival in Poetry

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the spiritual misery of human life in Euripides's poetry. In Troades, Hecuba frames the whole glorious and painful adventure of Troy as the song that the poets will sing. Hecuba ... More


‘Strangers are from Zeus’: Homeric Xenia at the Courts of Proteus and Croesus

Elizabeth Vandiver

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Herodotus' use of the Homeric concept of xenia in the Histories. It argues that the appearance of xenia in key passages reflects the importance of Homeric epic and of the Greek ... More


Returning to Troy: Herodotus and the Mythic Discourse of his own Time

Emily Baragwanath

in Myth, Truth, and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693979
eISBN:
9780191745324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693979.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus articulates the continuing presence and relevance of myth in the world of the fifth century. This chapter begins by examining an episode near the end of the Histories, where Herodotus ... More


The Trojan War: Myth or Reality?

TREVOR BRYCE

in The Kingdom of the Hittites

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281329
eISBN:
9780191706752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281329.003.14
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The citadel with which the name Troy is associated lies in the north-west corner of Anatolia in the region called the Troad, so named by Graeco-Roman writers who believed that the whole area was ... More


Defying History: The Legacy of Helen in Modern Greek Poetry *

Efi Spentzou

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The stories woven around Helen of Troy represent a microcosm of the troubled and inspired itinerary of classical myth in the cultural mosaic of modern Greece. This chapter looks at some of these ... More


A Woman’s History of Warfare

Ellen O’Gorman

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The feminist project with history has often been glossed as ‘writing women back into history’, in which case women's role in warfare would seem to be long overdue for revisionist treatment. But the ... More


13. Olympian 8: Aiakos at the Walls of Troy

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Olympian 8 is the only Aiginetan ode by Pindar that celebrates an Olympic victory. In 460 BC, Alkimedon, a boy of the Blepsiad tribe, sailed round the Peloponnese, probably in ... More


‘Salvationist for Greek Art’: London 1879–1886

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The narrative of this chapter covers Harrison's early years in London and on the continent. It traces the influence of Sidney Colvin, Charles Newton, Karl Otfried Müller, Ernst Curtius, and Heinrich ... More


Trojan/French Chaos: Garnier’s La Troade, Homer, and Raison d’État

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Like Jean de Sponde’s commentary, Robert Garnier’s La Troade is revealing of changing currents in the political thought of its time: through its portrayal of the character Odysseus, the play both ... More


Athena at the Palladion and the Palladion myth

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

in Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The myths that place the Palladion in Athens are examined in this chapter in the wider context of the myths about the Trojan Palladion, Athenian and non-Athenian. It shows that Bouzyges did indeed ... More


‘Third Cheerleader from the Left’: From Homer’s Helen to Helen of Troy

Ruby Blondell

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The supreme beauty of Helen of Troy makes her the most dangerous of all mythological heroines. Many Greek authors react to the threat she poses by limiting her power, often in the guise of defending ... More


· Transitions from Myth into History II: Ages of Gold and Iron

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The question of how “alike” are the present and the distant past is one that preoccupies this chapter, and the fall of Troy will once again be an important focus. The chapter investigates the ... More


· Years, Months, and Days I: Eras and Anniversaries

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers distinctively Roman modalities for shaping time—their cult of the anniversary, their internal dating systems, and their molding of the temporal patterns of the year, especially ... More


Trojan Itineraries and the Matter of Troy

Marilynn Desmond

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although the Homeric epics were unknown in the medieval Latin West, textual treatments of the matter of Troy nonetheless circulated widely, in Latin as well as vernacular literatures. The narrative ... More


Homer’s Audience: What Did They See?

Annie Schnapp-Gourbeillon

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

At his weekly seminar, Jean-Pierre Vernant used to begin his answer to a friend’s or a colleague’s question with these words: ‘écoute voir’, which could be translated as: ‘listen to see’. Of course, ... More


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