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Island Networking and Hellenic Convergence: From Rhodes to Naukratis

Irad Malkin

in A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rhodes represents a case of a “back-ripple effect” of Mediterranean networks, when overseas experiences and colonizing activities condensed the distinct poleis of the island into “Rhodian” ones long ... More


Sicily

Christopher de Lisle

in Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on Agathokles’ involvement in eastern and central Sicily, which was the core of his domain throughout his reign. It argues that Agathokles rose to power largely from conflicts ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn A. Morgan

in Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion focuses on the consistency of Pindar’s construction of a monarchical persona for Hieron, focusing on the use of the “superlative vaunt,” and comparing the Hieron odes to songs for ... More


Fluid Identities: The River Akragas and the Shaping of Akragantine Identity in Olympian 2

Virginia M. Lewis

in Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar's Sicilian Odes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190910310
eISBN:
9780190910341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910310.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 argues that Pindar activates the River Akragas as a civic symbol in three of his five odes for victors from Akragas. Along with Syracuse, Akragas was one of the two most powerful Sicilian ... More


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