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Menander's Commentary

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the nature of Menander’s commentary on Demosthenes by examining selected material from the Demosthenes scholia. It is shown that the commentary was primarily didactic and ... More


Imperfect Institutionalization: Islam Councils in Europe

Jonathan Laurence

in The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144214
eISBN:
9781400840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the second round of state–mosque relations that produced institutionalized Islam Councils. Interior ministries provided the first impetus to organize Islam as a “national” ... More


Court and Social: The Role of the Service Attaché

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the nature of the military and naval attaché's position and responsibilities. It focuses on the training and instruction they received before reaching their posts; the ... More


Two Catalogues of Objects

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages featuring catalogues of objects or treasure. In the first (Iliad 24.228–37), the poet catalogues the ransom assembled by king Priam to recover the body of Hector. ... More


The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also ... More


The Compassion Trade: Punishment, Costume, Sympathy, 1800–1801

Eric Hayot

in The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, modernity, and Chinese Pain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377965
eISBN:
9780199869435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377965.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Asian History

This chapter provides an extensive reading of George Henry Mason's The Punishments of China (1801). Mason's book, which appeared in a series of illustrated volumes on the “Costume of Various ... More


Setting the Precedent

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

‘Setting the precedent’ examines efforts by first the German embassy in Paris and later the Einsatzstab Rosenberg to confiscate works of art owned by Jews. Allegedly acting on instructions from ... More


Defamation, Discrimination, and Despoliation

Thomas J. Laub

in After the Fall: German Policy in Occupied France, 1940-1944

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539321
eISBN:
9780191715808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539321.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History, European Modern History

At the start of the Occupation, both French and German agencies accepted the fundamental legitimacy of the so‐called Jewish Question (Judenfrage) and adopted anti‐Semitic policies of defamation, ... More


Embassy Secretary

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0034
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If David Hume spent much of his time in Paris wining and dining in high society, frequenting the feminine salons and the masculine gatherings of the philosophes, he was yet able to carry on his ... More


Terrible Mood: Castro and the General Strike

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tensions increased in Cuba in late March and early April of that year; everybody prepared themselves for a violent showdown. Larger numbers of Latin American, European, and U.S. reporters roamed ... More


A Pox on Both Their Houses

Thomas G. Paterson

in Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101201
eISBN:
9780199854189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101201.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The U.S. Embassy did not expect “ideal democratic” conditions, but the forthcoming national elections were “infinitely better than a violent overthrow of Batista and far better than no elections at ... More


Friends and Allies

Michael Stenton

in Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.003.0025
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

In July 1941 Moscow acknowledged a vested British interest in Poland. If Polish soldiers were not pressed into Soviet service or placed under Soviet political discipline, Moscow would feel the lack ... More


The Fate of the Manuscripts

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Aside from the Tweddell issue, Lord Elgin's Embassy was subject to another criticism which involved the collection which was brought back from the East by Professor Carlyle in 1801. Eleusinian Clarke ... More


The Eastern Tartar City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0032
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Eastern Tartar City is home to several famous temples, city wall remnants, and princely mansions. Alas, the character of this section of the city is under assault by the wrecking ball. All the ... More


Resisting Philip

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the uneasy aftermath of the Peace of Philocrates, Philip's plans to amend the peace, and Demosthenes' adverse reaction to them in his next political speeches as well as his ... More


Lord Macartney’s embassy to China, 1792–1794

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

Lord Macartney headed the first embassy to China in 1793. The aim was to achieve greater freedom in trade and an establishment similar to Macau. To protect its interests, the enclave spared no effort ... More


Establishing Diplomatic Relations

Jonathan S. Addleton

in Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts early diplomatic contacts between the United States and Mongolia following Mongolia's own reassertion of independence in the early 1900s, when its new leaders actively sought ... More


Paul Schlisser

Arwen Donahue

in This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125473
eISBN:
9780813135212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125473.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Paul was born in Álmosd, Hungary in 1935. His father was American—born in New York City—and he never accepted Hungarian citizenship. Paul's family was protected by the Swiss Embassy so they were put ... More


. Greek Oratory

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/9780520223813.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Like comedy, Athenian forensic oratory provides insight into popular attitudes toward homosexual practices. The orators give a rich store of valuable information about Greek daily life and thus ... More


On the Offensive: Human Rights in U.S.-Argentine Relations, 1978–1979

William Michael Schmidli

in The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter determines the role of human rights in U.S.–Argentine relations. Shortly after his arrival in Argentina in 1977, U.S. Embassy external affairs officer Franklin A. “Tex” Harris was asked ... More


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