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Introduction the Greek Gods in the Twentieth Century

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Jan Bremmer explores the historiography of the Greek gods over the past century or so. He begins with the Indo-European and Mycenean prehistory of the Greek gods, pointing out that no modern history ... More


Songs for Heroes: The Lack of Images in Early Greece

Irene Lemos

in Word And Image In Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614066
eISBN:
9780748651054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614066.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After the collapse of the palatial system, Greece lost some of the most important aspects of the culture of the Mycenae. The Greeks lost not only the ability to write, but also to create narrative ... More


Archaeology and the Rise of the Greek State

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Classical archaeology is something generically different from archaeology. It is almost as if the resemblances of names, like that between history and natural history, resulted from the survival of ... More


Interaction by Design: The Greek City State

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Peer polity interaction, like many concepts recently under discussion in archaeological circles, is by no means the exclusive property of archaeology. One of the problems on which the model of peer ... More


Sicily from Pre-Greek Times to the Fourth Century

Serrati John

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores Sicily from pre-Greek times to the fourth century. In terms of archaeology, there appears to be very little cultural difference between the indigenes of the island, thus ... More


The Birth of Tragedy, 1822–1897

in Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces the two great prophets of Minoan modernism, Friedrich Nietzsche and Heinrich Schliemann. It also investigates the way in which Nietzsche's heroic, aristocratic creed for a ... More


The Birth of Farce 1950–2000

in Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reports some of what happened to the peaceful Minoans as Cold War replaced World War, postcolonial relativism usurped classical elitism, and neo-Greek tragedy made way for neoprimitive ... More


Same, Same, but Different: Ritual in the Archaic States of Pylos and Mycenae

Joanne M. A. Murphy

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores how two contemporary and culturally related archaic states, Pylos and Mycenae, manipulated ritual to communicate and create status. By exploring the evidence for rituals in ... More


Rituals and Ceremonies at the Mycenaean Cemetery at Dendra

Ann-Louise Schallin

in Ritual and Archaic States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062785
eISBN:
9780813051703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062785.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 4 focuses on the ritual practices connected with the burials at the Late Bronze Age cemetery at Dendra in the Argolid in Greece, ca. 1600–1100 B.C. During this time, the central Argolid ... More


‘Mycenae Lookout’ and the Example of Aeschylus

Rosie Lavan

in Seamus Heaney and the Classics: Bann Valley Muses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198805656
eISBN:
9780191843600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805656.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Discussing ‘Anything Can Happen’, his response, via Horace, to 11 September 2001, Heaney said to Dennis O’Driscoll: ‘For better or worse, you can’t be liberated from consciousness’. His version of ... More


“You Can’t Take It with You”: The Sociopolitical Context of Changing Burial Traditions during the Palatial Period at Mycenae

Kim Shelton

in Death in Late Bronze Age Greece: Variations on a Theme

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190926069
eISBN:
9780190926090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926069.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Using evidence from the extensive cemeteries at the palatial center of Mycenae and at Prosymna, a second tier settlement site within the territory of Mycenae, this chapter examines the burial ... More


The Forgery of the Past

Carolyn Higbie

in Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759300
eISBN:
9780191819872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759300.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

As the past became increasingly important to Hellenistic Greeks and Romans, they sought to study it and developed techniques for collecting and analysing evidence for it. Antiquarians were fascinated ... More


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