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Better than Speech: Some Advantages of the Letter in the Second Sophistic *

Owen Hodkinson

in Ancient Letters: Classical and Late Antique Epistolography

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199203956
eISBN:
9780191708244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203956.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests some ways of thinking about the epistolary genre and its development in Greek literature, focusing on some particular examples from ‘Second Sophistic’ epistolographers who built ... More


Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Antonine Rome *: Apuleius, Fronto, and Gellius

Simon Swain

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Having considered the Romans' relationship with Greek culture from Cicero by way of the Elder Seneca, Quintilian, the Younger Pliny, and Suetonius down to Apuleius, in particular, the implications of ... More


Ecological Modernity in Shakespeare: an overview

Randall Martin

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199567027
eISBN:
9780191917851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199567027.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The story of how The Globe (1599) was rebuilt from the reused oak timbers of The Theatre (1576) is well known. Less familiar is the environmental crisis that prompted ... More


Ctesias (b)

Eran Almagor

in Plutarch and the Persica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter deals with passages in Plutarch's works which can be attributed to Ctesias with a high degree of probability. It proposes to check Plutarch's adaptation of Ctesias' work in three parts. ... More


Deinon (b)

Eran Almagor

in Plutarch and the Persica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The present chapter deals with sections of Plutarch's Artaxerxes which may be ascribed to Deinon with a certain degree of likelihood, although they are not explicitly attributed to him. In assigning ... More


The Story

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the story of Alcmene and the weasel. It considers different versions of Alcmene's tale as told by Pausanias, Ovid, Libanius, Antoninus Liberalis, Aelian, and Istros. It also ... More


Greek Historical Texts

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter brings together texts from a variety of sources and dates—historiography, biography, anecdotes, political theory, and inscriptions, both official and unofficial. Plutarch tells the story ... More


Monstrous Love? Erotic Reciprocity in Aelian’s De natura animalium

Steven D. Smith

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In Aelian’s 3rd century miscellany De natura animalium (NA), the separation between the worlds of animal and human is not clearly demarcated when it comes to sexual desire. Several instances of ... More


Introduction

Anna Peterson

in Laughter on the Fringes: The Reception of Old Comedy in the Imperial Greek World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697099
eISBN:
9780190697129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697099.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As prelude to the discussions of the six chapters that follow, this introduction gives an overview of the evidence for the accessibility of Old Comedy—beyond Aristophanes’s extant plays—during the ... More


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