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Making a business of time

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on chronography, that is, the scholarly field which concerns the organization and articulation of time. It examines the extant fragments of the ancient chronographic tradition, ... More


Josephus in the Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter lays out the evidence for the continued importance of Josephus’ personal connections with diaspora ‘Ioudaioi’ in the years after he had settled in Rome. First, Josephus needs to be ... More


Damasus, Siricius, Papal Authority, Synesius of Cyrene

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The years between the death of pope Liberius in 366 and the end of the fourth century saw continuing controversy over the election of bishops, factional struggle in Rome, and the assertion of papal ... More


Cyrene and the Cyrenaics: A Historical and Biographical Overview

Kurt Lampe

in The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161136
eISBN:
9781400852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161136.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the significance of all the named Cyrenaics, as well as the culture of ancient Cyrene, and introduces the members of the Cyrenaic movement. The principal figures are Aristippus, ... More


‘Tradition’ in Herodotus: The Foundation of Cyrene

Irad Malkin

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Herodotus' treatment of Cyrene. It considers the following questions: How much trust can we place in what Herodotus tells us about Cyrene's foundation? How useful is the very ... More


Cyrene: Typical or Atypical?

BARBARA MITCHELL

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the history of the Theran colony of Cyrene during the two centuries or so from its foundation about 630 bc to the end of the Battiad monarchy. It discusses how far politically ... More


Colonial Spaces

William G. Thalmann

in Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Three major episodes set at what would be the sites of important Greek colonies are discussed as examples of a definition of space through colonialist discourse and ways in which the narrative ... More


Bishops in Action

Claudia Rapp

in Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter elaborates on the problematic relation of worldly criteria and spiritual qualifications in the appointment of bishops and in their discharge of office. It presents a comparison between ... More


Greek Philosophy

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/9780520223813.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses homosexuality in Greek philosophical texts. Same-gender love among males is a recurring topic in Greek philosophical discourse of the fourth century B.C.E. and later. Fragments ... More


The Letter Collection of Synesius of Cyrene

David Maldonado Rivera

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With its 156 letters Synesius’s collection is modest in size when compared with other late antique collections, and there is no doubt that the extant letters are only a fraction of the letters that ... More


Greek and Persian warrior queens: Herodotus’ Artemisia in ethnic perspective

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Numerous warrior queens are mentioned in Greek literature, some of whom were Greek and led Greek men to victory in battle. Women who held power were masculinized by the Athenians, because the ... More


Maternal Impressions: Reading Motherhood in Virgil’s Aeneid and Georgics

Mairéad McAuley

in Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how mothers are marginalized in Virgil’s epic of national origins but also call attention to their own marginalized status as victims, lamenters, and dissenters, not entirely ... 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


Grain from Cyrene

Alain Bresson

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Cyrene, founded around 631 BC, experienced rapid development and became one of the grain baskets of the Greek world. Yet the history and scale of grain production and export from Cyrene remain ... More


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