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The Skull as the Armature of the Face: Reconstructing Ancient Faces

R. A. H. Neave and A. J. N. W. Prag

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262962
eISBN:
9780191734533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter discusses the role of the skull in forming the face and in identifying individuality, particularly in reconstructing ancient faces that bear semblance to the dead. Skulls serve as the ... More


Economic Fragilities in Fourth‐Century Athens

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the question of Athenian dependency on grain imports in the ‘classical’ 4th century. It establishes the complexities, finances, and different interests that characterized ... More


A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte—An Investigation of Genre

Elizabeth Baynham

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

One of the more intriguing documents in the extant corpus of ancient literature on Alexander the Great of Macedon and his death is Liber de Morte, a fictitious account of his last days and will, ... More


<i>On the False Embassy</i> (<i>Or</i>. 19)

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the first trial between Demosthenes and Aeschines, the former depicts his rival as a traitor who by accepting Philip of Macedon's bribes and acting against the interest of the Aeschines has ... More


The Afterlife of Greek Aristocracy

Chester G. Starr

in The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074581
eISBN:
9780199854363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074581.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

After Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire in 334–323 B.C., Greek civilization broadened out to encompass all the eastern Mediterranean. This new era has been given in modern times the term ... More


Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

A. B. Bosworth and E. J. Baynham (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book collects together ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies that represent the most advanced scholarship in this area. They span the gamut between historical ... More


Argead and Aetolian Relations with the Delphic Polis in the Late Fourth Century BC

MICHAEL ARNUSH

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses the position of the Delphic polis in Greek affairs of the 4th century bc, specifically in the years of Alexander of Macedon's sovereignty over the Greeks and during the ... More


Polybius and Alexander Historiography

Richard Billows

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Few, if any, persons in the ancient Graeco-Roman world have inspired as much writing, by both ancient and modern authors, as Alexander the Great of Macedon. A prominent feature of modern Alexander ... More


Originality and its Limits in the Alexander Sources of the Early Empire

John Atkinson

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter contextualises the major accounts of Alexander the Great's reign that were produced in the early empire and considers the writers' aspirations, their treatment of fashionable motifs and ... More


Introduction

Brian Bosworth

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book analyses and explains some of the huge body of romance that has adhered to the historical Alexander the Great of Macedon and addresses the perennial problems of kingship and imperialism. It ... More


A Tale of Two Empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great

Brian Bosworth

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

There are similarities between the conquests of Alexander the Great and those of the Spaniards in Central America. In both cases, the spectacular campaigns of a handful of years changed the political ... More


Conspiracies

E. Badian

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Alexander the Great, in one known case, believed in a conspiracy that did not exist, on the part of supporters of Cleitus. Anyone accused of suspecting conspiracies on the part of Alexander, where ... More


Alexander the Great and Panhellenism

Michael Flower

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 335 BC Alexander of Macedon laid siege to the city of Thebes, which was in revolt, and razed it to the ground. Contrast the treatment of Thebes with that of Plataea. After his victory at Gaugamela ... More


Alexander the Great and the Kingship of Asia

Ernst Fredricksmeyer

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that Alexander the Great's kingship of Asia, as proclaimed in 331 BC, did not mean, as is often thought, the Persian kingship, but was a unique creation of Alexander himself. In ... More


Artifice and Alexander History

Elizabeth Carney

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book's sources for the reign of Alexander the Great of Macedon are full of set pieces, occasions in which the usually transparent ropes moving people and scenery about in ordinary narrative ... More


Political Science and Roman History

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/9780520246188.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Politics in the ancient Mediterranean can be described as a long multi-polar anarchy. The fearsome king of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, could have established a permanent political entity ... More


Foreign and Domestic Plotters

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on allegations of foreign and domestic plotting in ancient Athens. It explains that the accusation of being an agent of a foreign power seems to have been commonplace among ... More


International Conspiracies

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Conspiracy in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247871
eISBN:
9780520932913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247871.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on the rhetoric of international conspiracies in ancient Athens. It highlights Demosthenes' portrayal of Philip of Macedon as constantly interfering in Greek affairs and another ... More


National Defense: Democracy Defeated

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having survived the Persian invasions and the Peloponnesian War, few Athenians seem to have worried that Athens might actually come under a foreign power's sway. In terms of leadership, ... More


‘The Love of Noble Deeds’: Plutarch’s Portrait of Aratus of Sicyon

Philip Stadter

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Plutarch’s Life of Aratus, written for Polycrates of Sicyon and his sons, descendants of Aratus, raises the question whether contemporary Greeks will hide behind their glorious past, ‘donning the ... More


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