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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


‘The Power of Our Mouths’: Gossip as a Female Mode of Revenge1

Fiona McHardy

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines gendered methods of revenge as depicted in ancient Greek literature and court trails. While men favour physical attacks or judicial processes when taking revenge on an enemy, ... More


Chapter Seven

Alan C. Bowen and Robert B. Todd

in Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomy: A Translation of The Heavens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233256
eISBN:
9780520928510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233256.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter reports on Posidonius' and Eratosthenes' measurements of the circumference of the Earth. Eratosthenes' doctrine about the size of the Earth demonstrates its size by a geodesic procedure, ... More


Preliminaries

Elly Dekker

in Illustrating the Phaenomena: Celestial cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609697
eISBN:
9780191745645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609697.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Celestial cartography developed according to two distinct traditions characterized by the way the stars are being mapped. One tradition uses descriptions of locations of stars within constellations, ... More


Mapping the World: Greek Initiatives from Homer to Eratosthenes

Georgia L. Irby

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines maps and mapmaking in ancient Greece, with reference to initiatives from Homer to Eratosthenes. It begins with a discussion of the challenges involved in the study of Greek ... More


Putting the World in Order: Mapping in Roman Texts

Benet Salway

in Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores how inhabitants of the Roman Empire used maps (if at all), constructed “mental maps” of it, and oriented their worldview. Drawing on a wide range of texts from Roman antiquity ... More


And Below

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Points and lines were the stellar guides not only of the Babylonians but eventually also of Pytheas from Massalia (presently Marseilles), the Greek traveler who some time before 320 BCE left his home ... More


Ancient Algorithms

Chris Bleakley

in Poems That Solve Puzzles: The History and Science of Algorithms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198853732
eISBN:
9780191888168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853732.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Chapter 1 traces the origins of algorithms from ancient Mesopotamia to Greece in the 2th century BC. The oldest known algorithms were inscribed on clay tablets by the Babylonians more than 4,000 ... More


Mapping the Realm

Marijn S. Visscher

in Beyond Alexandria: Literature and Empire in the Seleucid World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190059088
eISBN:
9780190059118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059088.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter considers the geographical literature of early Seleucid writers. It is argued that the first generation of Seleucid geographers appropriated the eastern regions of the Seleucid Empire ... More


The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean, 350 BC–100 BC

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In 333 BC Alexander III, king of Macedon, whose claims to Greekness were treated with some scepticism down in Athens, wreaked vengeance on the Persian kings who had posed such a threat to Greece ... More


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