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The Pilot Model and the Big ACE on the web

Benjamin Wells

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter describes software emulators for the Pilot ACE. The first known software emulator of the Pilot ACE was built in Visual BASIC by Donald Davies in the early 1990s. In spring 2001, two ... More


Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book seeks to explain the prominence of Sophocles' Theban plays among those Greek tragedies adapted by dramatists across the African diaspora. It argues that the Theban plays reflect on three ... More


Intersections and Networks

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter One establishes the book's theoretical and methodological context by siting it within recent developments in postcolonial studies, reception studies, and theories of tragedy. Taking as its ... More


How shall we take our leave of them?

Pierre Brulé and Antonia Nevill

in Women of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book has described every aspect of women's lives in ancient Greece, including their sexuality and marriage. History is not born like Athena, springing from her father's head already complete ... More


Sleeping safe in our beds: stasis, assassination, and the Oresteia

Alan H. Sommerstein

in The Tangled Ways of Zeus: And Other Studies In and Around Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199568314
eISBN:
9780191723018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568314.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that killing by night is a major theme of Aeschylus' Oresteia, from the sack of Troy, through the storm that wrecked the returning Greek fleet, to the murder of Klytaimestra and ... More


Identities of Gods and Heroes: Athenian Garden Sanctuaries and Gendered Rites of Passage

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among the many places of worship that could be found in the territory of the city of Athens and its chôra during the classical period, several offer remarkable configurations of nature: the sanctuary ... More


Metamorphoses of Gods into Animals and Humans

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Richard Buxton discuss five examples of narratives which relate in some way to divine metamorphosis, whether as animals or humans, for the purpose of presenting themselves to mortals. The narratives ... More


New Statues for Old Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter addresses the circumstances surrounding the production of monumental new statues of deities in precious materials (such as gold and ivory) in fifth- and fourth-century B.C. Greece. Most ... More


Cleopatra, the Diadem and the Image

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter on Cleopatra begins with her image in Roman literature, which is very negative and sees her as a threat to Rome. But that image dates from the aftermath of the final struggle between ... More


The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Carolyn Higbie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241910
eISBN:
9780191714351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Carolyn Higbie uses an inscription of the 1st century BC from Lindos to study the ancient Greeks and their past. The inscription contains two inventories. The first catalogues some forty objects ... More


Introduction

Carolyn Higbie

in The Lindian Chronicle and the Greek Creation of their Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199241910
eISBN:
9780191714351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241910.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter provides an overview of the sanctuary of Athena Lindia at Lindos on Rhodes, describing the buildings and their architectural details. It also features figures of views and maps of the ... More


Gods at Work II: The Growth of Plants and Men

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

According to Solon, black Earth was the greatest mother of the Olympian gods, the source of agricultural wealth and the nurse of children. These two functions are explored in this chapter. Earth was ... More


Returning to the Beginning: Towards Insular Identity on Fifth-Century Rhodes

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses Pindar's Olympian 7, glittering from Athena's temple at Lindos. It adds that the Pindar Olympian was chosen out of all the imaginable expressions of cultural identity to ... More


Bacchylides 15: Troy in Athens: Troy in Athens

DAVID FEARN

in Bacchylides: Politics, Performance, Poetic Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199215508
eISBN:
9780191707018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215508.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Bacchylides 15, which narrates part of the embassy of Menelaos and Odysseus to Troy, discusses matters of fundamental concern to the city of Athens through a twin engagement: ... More


Between Exodus and Egypt: Israel–Palestine and the Break‐up of the Black–Jewish Alliance

Anna Hartnell

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This article argues that Martin Bernal's Black Athena occasions the opportunity to revisit the strained relationship between blacks and Jews in the US, and in particular the tendency to ‘naturalize’ ... More


Afterword

Martin Bernal

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This afterword is an autobiographical survey or analysis of the background to the three volume series Black Athena. It treats the author's earlier concerns with cultural contacts between Europe and ... More


The Athenian Polis as Administrator of Sacred Realty

Papazarkadas Nikolaos

in Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This is the largest and arguably central chapter of the book, in which the author investigates real property administered by the polis of Athens, i.e., by the central government. He offers an ... More


Children of Zeus in the Homeric Hymns: Generational Succession

Nancy Felson

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a reading of intergenerational conflict in the long Homeric Hymn to Apollo and the twenty‐eighth Hymn to Athena. Detailed attention is given to the relationship of the poem's ... More


Meaning and Narrative Techniques in Statue-Bases of the Pheidian Circle

Olga Palagia

in Word And Image In Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at a number of problems of technique and interpretation posed by the four cult-statue-bases produced by Pheidias and his chief pupils, Alkamenes and Agorakritos. Pheidias led the ... More


The feminine and the sacred

Pierre Brulé and Antonia Nevill

in Women of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the distribution of genders (and sexes) among the Greek immortals, the feminine position is by no means subordinate. Goddesses such as Demeter, Athena and Hera are not concerned with ... More


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