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Assault and the rule of law

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Two of Demosthenes' orations are speeches for the prosecution in cases of assault. In both the opponent is said to be guilty of hybris, but that is not the formal charge. Against Konon includes ... More


Against Midias (Or. 21)

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with Demosthenes' public speeches shows how Demosthenes gradually introduces a religious component in or. 21, which appears not to have been the basis or a necessary element of the ... More


Festivals and Genē: Reconstructions, Problematik, Methodologies

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

in Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to investigate in detail aspects of a few Athenian festivals and cults and their associated myths, the exploration of which also involves ... More


City Dionysia, Bakchiadai, Euneidai, and Other Genē

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

in Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter argues that there was no traditional gentilicial connection between the genos Bakchiadai and the City Dionysia, and more generally the cult of Dionysos Eleuthereus. We cannot hope to ... More


Genē and Athenian Festivals

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

in Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The reconstructions and investigations set out in this book have illustrated, among many other things, the very different ways in which different genē were involved in different festivals, more ... More


Appended Festivals: The Coordination and Combination of Traditional Civic and Ruler Cult Festivals in the Hellenistic and Roman East

Kostas Buraselis

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

From the Hellenistic period on, various Greek civic festivals in honour of traditional deities have been coordinated or even combined with similar expressions of the ruler cult. The usual results ... More


“There Is Trouble Here. There Is More to Come”: Greek Tragedy and the Work of Mourning

David W. McIvor

in Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins to develop the idea of a democratic work of mourning by first displacing it from the immediate context of contemporary dramas of reconciliation and social repair. In particular, ... More


The Against Meidias (Dem. 21)

E. M. Harris

in The Documents in the Attic Orators: Laws and Decrees in the Public Speeches of the Demosthenic Corpus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668908
eISBN:
9780191755491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668908.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the documents which purport to report laws in Demosthenes’ Against Meidias (21). It argues that both the contents and the language of these document point toward the hypothesis ... More


The Oath of Demophantos and the Politics of Athenian Identity*

Julia L. Shear

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines a particularly solemn civic oath in ancient Greece: the oath prescribed at Athens by the decree of Demophantos in 410. The decree, intended to ensure that the democracy was not ... More


‘And he made all the inhabitants in each of the demes fellow-demesmen of each other’ 1: Politics and Economics

Danielle L. Kellogg

in Marathon Fighters and Men of Maple: Ancient Acharnai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199645794
eISBN:
9780191755828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645794.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the entwined political and economic structures in place in Acharnai. Through an analysis of the epigraphic documents from the deme, it explores the ways in which the Acharnians ... More


‘Many of the citizens never visited the city even for the festivals’ 1: Religion

Danielle L. Kellogg

in Marathon Fighters and Men of Maple: Ancient Acharnai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199645794
eISBN:
9780191755828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645794.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Religious life in the Attic countryside was vigorous and of central importance to the life of the local inhabitants. The evidence from Acharnai reveals that the demesmen observed a unique array of ... More


Tragedy in Attica c.500–300 BC

Edmund Stewart

in Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747260
eISBN:
9780191809392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747260.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 examines Athenian festival culture in the fifth and fourth centuries. It is argued that the process of tragedy’s dissemination began not with the ‘export’ of plays out of Athens, but even ... More


Epilogue: The Return of Dionysus: From Festive Performance to Global Spectacle

Erika Fischer-Lichte

in Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199651634
eISBN:
9780191801440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199651634.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book concludes with an epilogue entitled ‘The Return of Dionysus. From Festive Performances to Global Spectacle’. It very briefly retraces the exchange of productions of Greek tragedies between ... More


Old Comedy, Classical Satyr Drama, and Euripides’ Alcestis

Carl A. Shaw

in Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Comic dramatists of fifth-century Athens integrated a number of humorous (sometimes non-Athenian) modes of performance into their plays, which led to the decline of many of these earlier pre-comic ... More


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