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‘City is history incarnate’: writing the past of the polis

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the fragments of Greek city-histories. It explores the relationship between ‘great’ historiography and local historiography, before examining how the configuration of time can ... 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


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 Homeric Hymns as Genre

Jenny Clay

in The Homeric Hymns: Interpretative Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199589036
eISBN:
9780191728983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589036.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a reading of the Homeric Hymns as a genre distinct from the theogonic poetry of Hesiod and the Homeric epics the Iliad and Odyssey. It is argued that the Hymns are unified by ... More


Locality and Panhellenism: Aiginetan Myth and Delphic Ritual

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter begins by narrating the story of the cult of Zeus Hellanios and Aiakos, the son of Zeus, who rescued the Greeks from drought and famine. It then discusses the interesting aetiological ... More


Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Edmund Stewart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747260
eISBN:
9780191809392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747260.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This work is one of the first full studies of the dissemination of Greek tragedy in the archaic and classical periods. Drawing on recent research in network theory, it seeks to reinterpret classical ... More


Panegyricus: Introduction

S. Usher (ed.)

in Greek Orators III: Isocrates: Panegyricus and To Nicocles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684142
eISBN:
9781800342866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684142.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Isocrates's Panegyricus. It must have been difficult for Isocrates, in his discussions with his mainly Athenian pupils during the ten years over which the Panegyricus was ... More


Hesiod and the Disgraceful Shepherds: Pastoral Politics in a Panhellenic Dichterweihe?

José M. González

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Hesiod’s Dichterweihe famously opens with the following words of censure by the Muses against ‘field-dwelling shepherds’ (Theogony 26–8). Faced with this passage, scholars rarely address the ... More


Military First Offerings

Theodora Suk Fong Jim

in Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198706823
eISBN:
9780191778506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706823.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

While private individuals might present aparchai and dekatai to the gods on a great variety of occasions, military victory was the most common occasion when Greek cities would bring these offerings. ... More


Between a rock and a hard place in Spain: the PSOE

Paul Kennedy

in Why the Left Loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332664
eISBN:
9781447332725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332664.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), which remains Spain's most electorally successful political party. Although the PSOE has avoided the fate of its Greek sister ... More


The Background I: Travelling Heroes and Panhellenic Tragedy

Edmund Stewart

in Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747260
eISBN:
9780191809392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747260.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Why should tragedy as a genre be thought of as Panhellenic? Greek poetry, including tragedy, aims to demonstrate connections between the disparate branches of the Hellenic race. These are created ... More


Tragedy outside Attica c.400–300 BC

Edmund Stewart

in Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747260
eISBN:
9780191809392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747260.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 seeks to counter the common assumption that tragedy was exported from Athens to the Greek world over the course of the fourth century. In the fourth century we have strong evidence for an ... More


Athletics and Citizenship

Nick Fisher

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A defining feature of archaic Greece was the explosion of athletic competitions at many levels up to the great Panhellenic games. Panhellenic victories brought prestige to the cities, who offered ... More


The Long Road to Asia Minor: Resistance in Macedonia and Greece

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When Philip II was assassinated in October 336, his expeditionary force under Parmenion, Attalus and Amyntas had already established a foothold in Asia Minor. But his death was a signal for ... More


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