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The World of Her Father

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the show business career of Dorothy's father Lew Fields. Fields and childhood friend Joe Weber first developed was a patchwork of entertaining bits—songs, dances, and humor, ... More


Giving Wings to the Aeginetan Sculptures: The Panhellenic Aspirations of Pindar's Eighth Olympian

Lucia Athanassaki

in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry: Myth, History, and Identity in the Fifth Century BC

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199546510
eISBN:
9780191594922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546510.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Pindar's Olympian 8 in the context of escalating tensions between Aegina and Athens. It interprets the political significance of some major poetic choices in light of the ... More


The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Joseph E. Skinner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is a study of the origins and development of ethnographic thought, Greek identity and narrative history - commonly referred to as Great Historiography. An introductory chapter outlines the ... More


Mapping Identities

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter identifies some of the major building-blocks upon which “ethnographic discourse” might be founded: knowledge relating to a variety of foreign peoples, both Greek and non-Greek, and the ... More


The Materiality of God's Image: The Olympian Zeus and Ancient Christology

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/9780748637980.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The issue is the representation of the invisible and immaterial god in the mode of a material image. In the new movement of Christian religion there is besides the polemic against cult-images also ... More


Zeus at Olympia

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/9780748637980.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The worship of Zeus at Olympia is manifested in the Classical period by dozens of monuments, many of them military votives erected as thank offerings by victorious poleis. While such monuments also ... More


The Tombstones

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows that Olympia Fulvia Morata's tombstone stands today in the north entrance hall of the Peterskirche in Heidelberg. Andreas Grunthler's tombstone had been lost by 1620 but was copied ... More


Documents

Olympia Morata

in The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226536682
eISBN:
9780226536712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536712.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the documents pertaining to Olympia Fulvia Morata by Lilio Gregorio Giraldi, Caelius Secundus Curio, who personally heard her declaiming in Latin, speaking in Greek, expounding ... More


Greek Festivals and the Ritual Process: An Inquiry into the Olympia-cum-Heraia and the Great Dionysia

Synnøve des Bouvrie

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

Our knowledge of ancient festivals is rather extensive, the evidence telling much about what people were doing, but not why they were doing it, for example, in some cases the ritual process can be ... More


Pelops Joins the Party: Transformations of a Hero Cult within the Festival at Olympia

Gunnel Ekroth

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores, within the festival of Zeus at Olympia, the role and function of the hero Pelops in a diachronic perspective, using archaeology to throw light on the written sources. The ... More


Flashback: An Engineer’s Education

Ian Christie

in Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Robert Paul was the oldest of five children, born to a London shipping agent and a clergyman’s daughter in Islington in 1869. The family moved around London, while Robert seems to have been the only ... More


In the Artificial Gardens of Eden-Olympia

Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies: Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226689
eISBN:
9780823235407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226689.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Examination of J.G. Ballard's Super–Cannes locates the modern state of “whateverbeing” with respect to the emotional detachment and autocratic administration proposed by the ... More


The Economics of Dedication at Greek Sanctuaries

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/9780748623334.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Whether at Panhellenic sanctuaries — Olympia, Delphi, Delos — or at city and ethnos sanctuaries — Lindos, Perachora, Isthmia, the Argive and Samian Heraea, the Athenian Acropolis, Pherae — there is a ... More


The ‘Hoplite Reform’ Revisited

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/9780748623334.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In classical Athens, someone in each community would be charged with the duty of mustering a given number of hoplites from their district. In his analysis of the Homeric battle scenes, Joachim Latacz ... More


Statues, Stelai, and Turning Posts in Greece, c.565–c.465 BCE: The Limits of Iconography

Richard Neer

in Landscape and Space: Comparative Perspectives from Chinese, Mesoamerican, Ancient Greek, and Roman Art

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192845955
eISBN:
9780191938313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845955.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology

This essay is about Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods but addresses larger issues of method. It argues that iconography, while indispensable, is a limited way to study sculpture. ... More


“The Sandman”

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents an alchemical reading of E. T. A. Hoffmann's 1815 tale “The Sandman.” For the modern critic, this text has become inextricable from Freud's 1919 essay “Das Unheimliche” (“The ... More


The Reuse, Recycling, and Displacement of Levantine Luxury Arts

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter explores different ways in which communities could form around displaced artworks through several case studies of Levantine artworks that followed complicated biographical trajectories: ... More


Plato and Ribbons

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Plato was much involved with athletics. He repeatedly used the status of the Olympic victor as representing the happiest of lives and Olympia as the best place to be honored by the dedication of a ... More


Losing Piaf

David Looseley

in Édith Piaf: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382578
eISBN:
9781786945280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382578.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the meanings of Piaf’s death in 1963. By the early 1960s, France’s experience of decolonisation, migrations, consumerism and the baby boom was marking the end of a certain ... More


Inventing the Center

SUSAN GUETTEL COLE

in Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the concept of a centered polis nested within the broader networks organized around regional sanctuaries and the institutions of the prytaneion. Olympia is the only Greek site ... More


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