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Children of Herakles Territories of the Other

Daniel Mendelsohn

in Gender and the City in Euripides' Political Plays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249565
eISBN:
9780191719356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249565.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the play, Children of Herakles. The play is a drama of displacement, underscoring the problematics of place — the priorities and codes that govern religious, political, and ... More


Social Dynamics and Liminal Spaces

Stacie Raucci (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on those liminal spaces that highlight the power struggles of the series' main characters. Spartacus, the titular character of the series and the face of the struggle to escape ... More


Introduction

Joseph B. Solodow

in The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807854341
eISBN:
9781469616506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807854341.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book discusses the concept of metamorphosis or transformation in poetic terms using the examples of two stories written in the form of an Ovidian poem. It reveals how metamorphosis leads to a ... More


Structures

Joseph B. Solodow

in The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807854341
eISBN:
9781469616506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807854341.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explains how Ovidian scholarly efforts have focused on examining the role of structure in literary transformations in Metamorphoses. Critics have examined books and essays on the subject ... More


Introduction

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter positions the argument of this book in relation to recent scholarship in the field of ‘black classicism’. It posits the ‘strategic ambivalence’ of Morrison's classicism, ... More


The Indeterminate Self and its Cultivation in Plotinus

Nicholas Banner

in Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777250
eISBN:
9780191823015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777250.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

‘The Indeterminate Self and its Cultivation in Plotinus’ examines the potentialities of the human self as theorized by Plotinus. A ‘transformational model’ is proposed, whereby the self does not ... More


Shifting Paradigms for the Byzantine–Islamic Transition

Gideon Avni

in The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine: An Archaeological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684335
eISBN:
9780191765001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684335.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents the main argument of the book. Contrary to previous evaluations, the archaeological finds present a consistent picture of a slow and gradual transformation between the sixth and ... More


Conclusion

Gideon Avni

in The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine: An Archaeological Approach

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684335
eISBN:
9780191765001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684335.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The concluding chapter of the book aims to extend the scope of discussion, reflecting from the archaeological evidence in Palestine and Jordan onto other regions of the Near East. It emphasizes the ... More


Erotic epiphanies: The spatio-temporal context of divine erotica

Georgia Petridou

in Divine Epiphany in Greek Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198723929
eISBN:
9780191791246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723929.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the erotic epiphany and along with it the gender-related issues of epiphany. In particular, it looks at epiphanic narratives that relate the amorous liaisons (both heterosexual ... More


Epilogue

Alexander O'Hara

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Short conclusion to the work and summary of main themes. When the Lives are studied as a complete dossier, they show complementary and interconnected themes and concerns. This Epilogue provides a ... More


Mythography and Mythographical Collections

Nicolette Zeeman

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/9780199587230.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys ‘mythographies’ (collections of summary versions of classical myth) from the late antique period to the late Middle Ages. It argues that most of these collections are ... More


In the Age of Total War: Absolutism Prevailing

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes five related topics: (1) Legalist transformations, especially those in Qin, in light of their synergistic relationships with warfare; (2) new state-society relationships after ... More


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