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The Rhetoric of Unity

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Post classical rhetoricians applied and adapted philosophical and scientific ideas about the nature of the human soul and the human community to describe the world as they saw it and wanted it to be. ... More


The Reception of the Homeric Hymns in Aelius Aristides

Athanassios Vergados

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper explores Aelius Aristides’ engagement with the Homeric Hymns. The possible allusions to the Homeric Hymns in Aristides’ prose Hymns are discussed in the first part, while the second part ... More


Between Plato and the Gods: Aelius Aristides on Old Comedy

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/9780190697099.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aelius Aristides navigates the aggressive, ad hominem humor of Old Comedy within his broader project of constructing a new social and intellectual paradigm of elite behavior. A significant component ... More


Menander: Testimonia and Fragments

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter assembles all the testimonia and fragments in which Menander is explicitly named; the Greek text is accompanied by an English translation and commentary. The collection is overwhelmingly ... More


Whose Dream Is It Anyway?: Navigating the Significance of Dreams in the Ancient World

Jason P. Davies

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

Dreams were a deeply paradoxical method of divination in the ancient world; sometimes dismissed or treated with the greatest of suspicion, they might also be treated as a routine and reliable way of ... More


At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Janet Downie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book presents a reassessment of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi, a unique first-person narrative from the ancient world. While scholars have embraced the Logoi as a rich source for Imperial-era ... More


Epilogue Outsider Empire

James Uden

in The Invisible Satirist: Juvenal and Second-Century Rome

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387274
eISBN:
9780199387298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387274.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter ties together major strands of the preceding chapters. After pointing out the gradual expansion of scope and theme in Juvenal’s corpus, the chapter offers a brief analysis of ... More


Ritual Healing

Kelly Bulkeley

in Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199351534
eISBN:
9780199351565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351534.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the cross-cultural religious phenomenon of ritual healing in and through dreaming. The widespread practice of healing-oriented rituals involving dreams has always involved a ... More


Himerius's Son, Rufinus

Robert J. Penella

in Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250932
eISBN:
9780520933712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250932.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter presents the two orations by Himerius dealing with his son, Rufinus; these are Oration 7 which has survived only in a few excerpts and oration 8 which survives in full. In Oration 7, ... More


Introduction

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives an overview of the book's argument and contents, stressing Plutarch's moral interest in his biographies and his intended special readership of highly placed Roman administrators as ... More


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

Anna Peterson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697099
eISBN:
9780190697129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697099.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the impact that Athenian Old Comedy had on Greek writers of the Imperial era. It is generally acknowledged that Imperial-era Greeks responded to Athenian Old Comedy in one of two ... More


Citizens of Fallen Cities: Ruins, Diaspora, and the Material Unconscious

Maia Kotrosits

in The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Beginning with the rise and fall narratives that dominate ancient and contemporary imaginations, this chapter reads ruins as a material social agent—as vital actors in social life—and as signs and ... More


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