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The use of images: visual history and ancient history

R. R. R. Smith

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the visual aspect, a territory shared with archaeology and art history. The Greek and Roman world poured an astonishing amount of its surplus into expensive monuments and ... More


Egypt in the Graeco–Roman World: from Ptolemaic Kingdom to Roman Province

Alan K. Bowman

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the changes in Egypt in the Graeco-Roman world during the Hellenistic and Roman periods following the death of Alexander the Great. It explains that these periods highlight ... More


Virgil

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/9780199576944.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter eight substantiates the claim that Chariton looked to Virgil, adds further evidence to this, and considers conseqences for our general assessment of Narratives about Callirhoe. More parallels ... More


Ruling Regions, Exploiting Resources

David J. Mattingly

in Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In recent years, debate has started to explore the tensions between global and local aspects of the Roman economic world. This chapter argues that the Roman economy is not only best understood as an ... More


Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Simon Swain and Mark Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

What factors already present in the society of the High Roman Empire developed and expanded into the world of Late Antiquity? What was distinct in this period from what went before? The answers to ... More


Early Judaism

Martin Goodman

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the work that has been done on Judaism from 200 BCE to c.500 CE. It determines that the current study of early Judaism focuses more on its explanation and has more awareness of ... More


Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule

George Lawless

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267416
eISBN:
9780191683244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267416.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Rule of Augustine, very likely the oldest monastic rule with western origins, provides daily inspiration for more than 150 Christian communities. In giving an account of Augustine's distinctive ... More


Cities and Economic Development in the Roman Empire

Neville Morley

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter sets out theoretical debate about urbanization in the Roman world and its possible relationship to the economy. Any comparative study of urbanization shows that entirely different ... More


Introduction

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The challenging work of preventing internal disorder in the Roman Empire involved a variety of forces and measures, including policing. Previous scholarship has not fully grasped the extent and ... More


Deification in the Graeco-Roman World

Norman Russell

in The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205974
eISBN:
9780191695636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205974.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses deification in the Graeco–Roman world, examining the origins of deification, the ruler-cult, Jewish and Christian attitudes to the ruler-cult, the democratisation of the ... More


Introduction

Simon Swain

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to consider the factors already present in the society of the High Roman Empire that developed and ... More


The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

Walter Scheidel (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195988
eISBN:
9781400889730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195988.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. The book explores novel types of evidence that ... More


Conclusion

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter reviews and summarizes the central themes of the study. As a whole, the eight chapters have offered a portrait of a treatise and its relationship to the literary and historical setting ... More


After World War II: Capitalism, Corporatism, and Marxism

Stephen L. Dyson

in In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110975
eISBN:
9780300134971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110975.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the effect of World War II on classical archaeology. In May 1945, the war in Europe came to an end. Germany, the country that between the wars had been the greatest center for ... More


The Journey of Theophanes: Travel, Business, and Daily Life in the Roman East

John Matthews

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108989
eISBN:
9780300135244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108989.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the early fourth century, a lawyer and public figure from the Nile valley city of Hermopolis made a six-month business related journey to Antioch. The day-to-day details are preserved on papyrus ... More


Drawing Down the Moon: Defining Magic in the Ancient Greco­Roman World

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

in Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156934
eISBN:
9780691186092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156934.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter provides a definition of magic. One of the most useful adjustments in the recent scholarship on magic has been the turn to considering magic as a dynamic social construct, ... More


The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Guy Maclean Rogers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Artemis of Ephesos was one of the most widely worshiped deities of the Greco-Roman world. Her temple, the Artemision, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and for more than half a ... More


The World of Ancient Greco­Roman Magic

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

in Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156934
eISBN:
9780691186092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156934.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the world of ancient Greco-Roman magic. When approaching the evidence from the ancient Greco-Roman world for ritualized action, one must analyze not only what kind of evidence ... More


Literacy and the Invention of Constitutions

Maxwell A. Cameron

in Strong Constitutions: Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987443
eISBN:
9780199346257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987443.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The claim that the separation of powers emerges wherever text is used to coordinate collective action explains the uses of writing from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages. Writing is connected to ... More


The Label of ‘Magic’ in the Ancient Greco­Roman World

Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

in Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156934
eISBN:
9780691186092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156934.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter assesses why the label of “magic” is applied, by whom, to whom, and in what circumstances. Many of the things labeled as “magic”—curses or prayers or divinatory rituals—may, ... More


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