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Speeches Written by Other Orators

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An analysis of the speeches of Aeschines and Lycurgus as well as Lysias' sixth speech shows all the features of religious argumentation, including those that cannot be read without acceptance of the ... More


Miracles and the Miraculous

Thomas Harrison

in Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253555
eISBN:
9780191715112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253555.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

The people of Cnidus, confronted by Cyrus' general Harpagus, planned to dig a canal across the Isthmus that divided their territory the mainland of Caria (1. 174.4). It is the unreasonable, or at any ... More


Oracles and Divination

Thomas Harrison

in Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253555
eISBN:
9780191715112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253555.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Divination is often seen in modern discussions as primarily a political matter, as a source of guidance for human action, a focus for decision-making, rather than a simple exercise in fortune ... More


The Unity and Multiplicity of the Divine

Thomas Harrison

in Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253555
eISBN:
9780191715112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253555.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

The previous chapters examined the main forms of intervention in the Histories, and it is now necessary to examine a number of questions that intersect them. The first is the question of the nature ... More


Plautus and the Tone of Roman Diplomacy of Intervention

Elena Torregaray Pagola

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter uses a scene in Plautus’ Amphitruo to reconstruct contemporary Roman oratorical practice in the context of the diplomacy of intervention, offering a close reading of a monologue by the ... More


Postcards from Metaxas’ Greece: The Uses of Classical Antiquity in Tourism Photography*

Katerina Zacharia

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines tourist postcards/periodicals within the framework of classical reception studies. My historical focus, Metaxas’ dictatorship, represents an era in which official discourse ... More


The Role of the Gods and the Divine

Benjamin Sammons

in Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190614843
eISBN:
9780190614867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614843.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the role of the gods, with emphasis on divine intervention as a compositional device. Of the cyclic epics, the Cypria shows the greatest divine activity, with many parallels to ... More


The Roman Intervention

Rafael Scopacasa

in Ancient Samnium: Settlement, Culture, and Identity between History and Archaeology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198713760
eISBN:
9780191782152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713760.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter draws on ancient historical writing to explore the process of Roman intervention in Samnium. Roman intervention began with the so-called ‘Samnite wars’ that lasted from c.343 to 290 BC. ... More


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