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Chariton of Aphrodisias

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter two discusses selected aspects of Chariton's hometown, Aphrodisias, which might have been relevant to the invention of a new form of writing: the massive building programme in the city‐centre ... More


The Final Years

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When Paul’s mission in Spain failed, he went back to Illyricum. After a year or so there he travelled via Troas to Ephesus, where he took over from Timothy, who had proved a failure as a leader. Paul ... More


Provincial Cults from Gaius to Domitian

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Completes the survey begun in the previous chapter by discussing the abortive attempt to establish a provincial imperial cult for Gaius (Caligula) at Miletus around 40 c.e.; changes in the ... More


Beyond insularity: islands and their peraiai

Christy Constantakopoulou

in The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215959
eISBN:
9780191706868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The primacy of the island world can be established by an examination of the phenomenon of peraiai, that is, the control of pieces of land on the mainland by island poleis. Peraiai is only one side of ... More


Hector's Farewell to Andromache

Dennis R. MacDonald

in Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Paul's farewell address to the Ephesian elders at Miletus, one of the few passages in Acts that have attracted much scholarly attention. More than in any other speech in Acts, ... More


Jewish Testament or Homeric Imitation?

Dennis R. MacDonald

in Does the New Testament Imitate Homer?: Four Cases from the Acts of the Apostles

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300097702
eISBN:
9780300129892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300097702.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter concludes the discussion of Acts 20 and seeks to answer one simple question: Why should one abandon the rich tradition of Jewish testamentary literature in favor of a single Greek ... 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


Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Can Bilsel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Reconstructing the lost monuments of Antiquity became, after 1800, a complement to Europe's colonial imagination. Countless archaeologists and architects travelled to the East, excavated extinct ... More


Making Logoi: Herodotus’ Book 2 and Hecataeus of Miletus

John Dillery

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper argues that the several allusions to Hecataeus of Miletus, especially to his F 1, in Book 2 of Herodotus’ History constitute a carefully articulated polemic by the younger historian ... More


Herodotus’ Book 2 and the Unity of the Work

Reinhold Bichler

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Charles Fornara was a pioneer in Herodotean studies by showing how deeply the Histories reflected on the political and intellectual conditions of the author’s own time, but he considered Book 2 as an ... More


Taxation and Extortion: The Bosporus and the Delian League

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates how Byzantium and the Bosporus were exploited by the Athenian Empire in the fifth century, as well as by a range of other powers and individuals in the periods before and ... More


Explaining Byzantium

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Byzantium’s foundational tradition is notoriously confused and contradictory, but Megara is traditionally accepted as the first founder. Though Megara’s influence on the cults, institutions, and ... More


Introduction

Can Bilsel

in Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Pergamon Museum in Berlin is home to one of the grandest masterpieces of antiquity, its chief exhibit, the Pergamon Altar. Various art historians refer to it as ‘the Zeus Altar of Pergamon’ or ... More


Architecture in the Museum: Monuments for a Mass Spectacle

Can Bilsel

in Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter focuses on how curator Wilhelm von Bode intended to present the Pergamon Museum as a manifestation of the close relationship between the ancient remains and its architectural frame, ... More


The Lions of Miletus

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on a profound revolution in thought that took place in the Greek-speaking Ionian colony of Miletus. Around 547/6 BC a book was published by a citizen of Miletus named ... More


Paganism in Sixth-Century Byzantium

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

By the time Justinian became sole emperor in 527 AD, pagan practices had been banned for more than a century. However, certain recent scholars have claimed that, despite the censure, paganism ... More


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