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The Power of the Intellectual: Leading Thinkers, Thinking Leaders

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The essential question of this chapter is the limitations on and sources of power available to the provincial intellectual. The type of power in question here is twofold, the ability to control one's ... 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


Exchange and Stasis in Archaic Mytilene

NIGEL SPENCER

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/9780199258109.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The papers presented in the Leeds–Manchester seminar series, which constitute the chapters of this volume, are an indication of the increasing debate in recent years concerning the plurality of ... More


Athenian Freedom in the Balance: Mytilene and Plataea

Mary P. Nichols

in Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines two Athenian speeches on opposite sides of an issue: how to treat the Mytileneans who revolted trying to seek greater freedom from Athens. In his speech, Cleon denounces the ... More


Inclusion and Political Culture: Projects of Civic Reconciliation and Reintegration beyond Nakone and Dikaia

Benjamin Gray

in Stasis and Stability: Exile, the Polis, and Political Thought, c. 404–146 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198729778
eISBN:
9780191796470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729778.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates Greek ideas and practices connected with civic reconciliation, and reintegration of exiles, beyond the examples from Nakone and Dikaia studied in Chapter 1. It studies the ... More


Sailing and Singing: Alcaeus at Sea

Anna Uhlig

in Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter suggests that it is time to take a new look at Alcaeus’ so-called ‘ship of state’ poems. Although few scholars now question that these poems should be read allegorically, this consensus ... More


The Mytilenaian Peraia and the Aktaian Cities

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the relationship between Lesbos and Anatolia by examining Mytilene’s relationship with communities in the coastal Troad and Aiolis before and after Athens confiscated its ... More


Aiolian Land

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role which Mytilene’s peraia in coastal Aiolis played in shaping elite Mytilenaian identity in the first century BC/AD. It is argued that, in this period, Mytilenaian elites ... More


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