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Synchronicity: the local and the panhellenic within Sicilian tyranny

Sarah E. Harrell

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In book 7 of Histories, Herodotus notes that the battle between the Greeks and Carthaginians at Himera, in Sicily, occurred on the very same day as the battle between the Greeks and Persians at ... More


Synchronizing Times II: West and East, Sicily and the Orient

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The historian Ephorus felt that he could meaningfully link the affairs of Athens and Sicily and give some purposive significance to the synchronism by saying that in fact the barbarians to the west ... More


The Deinomenids and Syracuse

Kathryn A. Morgan

in Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 examines how Hieron’s family, the Deinomenids, represented themselves in Syracuse and on the Greek mainland in the early fifth century BC. It start with the achievements of his brother ... More


Sicily Under and After Hieron: Ergoteles of Himera and Tisander of Naxos

Nigel Nicholson

in The Poetics of Victory in the Greek West: Epinician, Oral Tradition, and the Deinomenid Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190209094
eISBN:
9780190209117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209094.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter follows epinician and the “hero-athlete narrative” in the later years of Hieron’s reign and after the Deinomenid regime, and argues that epinician continued to be a defining Deinomenid ... More


Conclusions and Test Cases: Ergoteles of Himera and Psaumis of Kamarina

Virginia M. Lewis

in Myth, Locality, and Identity in Pindar's Sicilian Odes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190910310
eISBN:
9780190910341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910310.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 explores the odes for Psaumis of Kamarina and Ergoteles of Himera. After a brief survey of the history of the two cities and the cultural context for the poems, the chapter then argues that ... More


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