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Metamorphoses of Tradition: the Athenian Anthesteri

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter gives a radically new account of the history of this festival. It is usually represented as a traditional ritual with origins in celebrations of new wine and an ancient All Souls’ Day. ... More


Money and Tragedy

Richard Seaford

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In 6th century BC, the advanced Greek city-states were rapidly and pervasively monetized, largely through the introduction of coinage. It has been suggested that this monetization was a crucial ... More


Third Maccabees

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

in Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An introduction and translation of Third Maccabees. It was not canonized as part of the Hebrew Bible or the Catholic Old Testament Apocrypha, but was contained in the Eastern Orthodox Old Testament. ... More


The Role of The Audience: Ideology, Identity,and Intensity

I. A. Ruffell

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy: The Art of the Impossible

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199587216
eISBN:
9780191731297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587216.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter develops the study of comic self-reference by looking at direct and indirect address and manipulation of the audience. Arguing that the audience's role is a construct of the ... More


Gods in Apulia

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/9780748637980.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The richest body of evidence for perceptions of the gods in Apulia consists of local figure decorated pottery made between about 430 and 300 BC. Though Greek in style, the vast majority of the pots ... More


The Gods in the Greek Novel

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/9780748637980.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If we look, in the ‘ideal novel’, at the frequency of mention of significant named divinities (such as Aphrodite, Dionysos, Artemis, Zeus, Isis), as well as of theos and theoi in general, we find ... More


What is A Greek God?

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/9780748637980.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Greeks were polytheists who believed in a multitude of gods. In the modern discussion of Greek religion the gods take second place to ritual, and the study of individual gods is privileged over ... 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


Alexandria

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

When Caesar reached Alexandria on 2 October 48 bc, he certainly did not expect to be greeted by the embalmed head of Pompey, but even less did he expect to be bogged down for all of nine months in a ... 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


The Passage to India

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In late spring or early summer of 327, Alexander the Great once more crossed the Hindu Kush—his Caucasus—and passed into India. He was congratulated by a number of kinglets from the neighborhood as ... More


The Royal Entry

Rolf Strootman

in Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 11 studies rituals of entry. The main question that is addressed, is how ritual was used to accommodate imperial monarchy within the values and practices of the city state. It is argued that ... More


Royal Processions: Enacting the Myth of Empire

Rolf Strootman

in Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 12 takes a closer look at royal processions that took place at the imperial centre. The focus is on the symbolic communication of imperial ideology through ritual enactment and iconography. ... More


Leo Strauss’s Nietzsche

Robert B. Pippin

in Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

References to Nietzsche in Strauss’s work take two inter-connected forms. First, Strauss praises Nietzsche as a diagnostician. Nietzsche, he believes, has understood the crisis of our times, ... More


Advancing the Enlightenment: Strauss’s Recovery of Nietzsche’s Theological-Political Program

Laurence Lampert

in The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226039480
eISBN:
9780226039510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039510.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter treats Strauss’s late essay “Note on the Plan of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil.” It emphasizes Strauss’s great achievement of showing how philosophy and religion belong together in ... More


Frenzy: Framing Text to Set Discourse in a Cultural Continuum

Ronald Dorris

in Perspectives on Percival Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Percival Everett’s novel Frenzy, a postmodern revision of the story of the god of wine, madness, fertility, and ecstasy, Dionysos. The narrator of the novel informs the reader ... More


‘Famous of old for brave men’ 1: Identity and Stereotypes

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/9780199645794.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the processes of identity formation and stereotyping on the sub-polis level in Athens. Recent research into the processes of identity formation in the ancient world has focused ... More


The Hellenistic Koinon of the Lesbians

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers what kind of collective identity was fostered by the insular location of the Lesbian cities. It is usually assumed that the cities of Lesbos were particularly inclined to ... More


The Symposium, the Andron, the Mosaics

Hallie M. Franks

in The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The first chapter reviews current understandings of the symposium, the andron, and pebble mosaics, including the possible origins and development of each, the iconographic themes introduced by the ... More


The Journey In: Dionysos the Traveler

Hallie M. Franks

in The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Dionysos, the god of wine, often shown on vases alongside his retinue of revelers, is a natural subject for the decoration of the room in which the symposium is held. Greek pebble mosaics, however, ... More


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