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In Search of Ancient Myths: Documentaries and the Quest for the Homeric World

Antony Makrinos

in Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673926
eISBN:
9780191760570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673926.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the need for legitimization of our culture by the esteemed ancient cultures through a visual dialogue between modern and ancient has resulted in the production of ... More


Woodworking

Peter Acton

in Poiesis: Manufacturing in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335930
eISBN:
9780190208981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335930.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter identifies opportunities to build large businesses in wood products by differentiating certain types of furniture and other goods, including musical instruments, theatre equipment, and ... More


The Indispensable Commodity: Notes on the Economy of Wood in the Roman Mediterranean

William V. Harris

in Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A model for the timber trade in the Roman Empire must distinguish between fuel wood (often in the form of charcoal) and timber used for building and making things. It must also cohere with whatever ... More


Odysseus and Polyphemos in the Odyssey

Seth L. Schein

in Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199589418
eISBN:
9780191808456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The story of Odysseus and Polyphemos in Book 9 of the Odyssey differs in five respects from the well known, wide-spread folk-tale of a hero trapped in a cave by a one-eyed, giant shepherd: Polyphemos ... More


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