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The Ritualized Commemoration of War in the Hellenistic City: Memory, Identity, Emotion

ANGELOS CHANIOTIS

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter studies (primarily using epigraphic evidence) the various ways in which wars, both wars of the remote past and more recent conflicts, were present in the ritual life of Hellenistic ... More


Terrores Multi: The Rivals of Rome for Power in Italy and the Western Mediterranean

Arthur M. Eckstein

in Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246188
eISBN:
9780520932302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246188.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Rome had a crucial time merely surviving in its original environment, even though it was the largest of the polities of Latium. The militarism and bellicosity of Rome's competitors place Roman ... More


Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When we think of ancient Athens, the image invariably coming to mind is of the Classical city, with monuments beautifying everywhere; the Agora swarming with people conducting business and discussing ... More


Pictures for Readers: The Birth of the Illustration in the Second Century

Luca Giuliani

in Image and Myth: A History of Pictorial Narration in Greek Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226297651
eISBN:
9780226025902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025902.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter describes the decline in the production of red-figure vases and the shift to the manufacture and successful export of a type of black-glazed ceramics closely resembling metal vessels. ... More


Silent Bones and Singing Stones: Materializing the Poetic Corpus in Hellenistic Greece

Verity Platt

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the relationship between materiality and textuality in the Hellenistic period, by focusing on real and imagined tombs of poets. At a time not only of feverish activity when ... More


‘An Almost All Greek Thing’: Cleopatra VII and Hollywood Imagination

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Hollywood creation of history's most famous woman — Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. Of Macedonian ancestry and very much a product of the cultural norms of Hellenistic ... More


Cosmopolitan Classicism: Wilde between Greece and France

Stefano Evangelista

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Oscar Wilde associated ancient Greece and modern France as the homelands of artistic autonomy and personal freedom. France and the French language were crucial in his adoption of a cosmopolitan ... More


Post-Classical Satyr Play and Old Comedy

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/9780199950942.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From the second half of the fourth century through the first half of the third, satyr dramatists employed characteristic elements of Old Comedy in their satyric performances: looser metrical rules, ... More


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