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The Greek Fathers

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While it would be inaccurate to claim that the Greek patristic corpus explicitly addressed the procession of the Spirit from the Son (positively or negatively) as later theology would understand it, ... More


Defending the Polis: Command

G. J. Oliver

in War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the organization of military command in the Athenian polis. Topics covered include structure of command, hoplite general, regionalized generalship for the countryside, royal ... More


The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the historical context of the Macarian writings: their authorship, location, and date. It also outlines the physical shape of the Macarian corpus: the principal forms of the ... More


Invasion (II): The Wooden Walls

Richard Stoneman

in Xerxes: A Persian Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Xerxes's invasion of Greece, with Athens as his main target. Xerxes remained confident despite the battering of his fleet and his considerable losses at Thermopylae. Training ... More


Eusebius

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The earliest literary sources for the study of the Hippolytan corpus stem from the fourth century, harking back to traditions of the third. They include Eusebius of Caesarea, Epiphanius of Salamis, ... More


6. Isthmian 5: Achilles and Telephos

Anne Pippin Burnett

in Pindar's Songs for Young Athletes of Aigina

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277940
eISBN:
9780191707841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277940.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Isthmian 5, the last ode in the series commissioned by Lampon and written by Pindar, again celebrates the younger son, Phylakidas, probably in 478 BC. Coached by his older ... 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


Synchronizing Times II: West and East, Sicily and the Orient

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The historian Ephorus felt that he could meaningfully link the affairs of Athens and Sicily and give some purposive significance to the synchronism by saying that in fact the barbarians to the west ... More


Introduction: Writing People, Writing Religion

Todd S. Berzon

in Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter explains that Christian theology—and a belief in the fundamental unity of the human species—was the foundation of European ethnology and ethnography. Shrouded in the ... More


Christianized Ethnography: Paradigms of Heresiological Knowledge

Todd S. Berzon

in Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the rhetorical and ethnographic strategies utilized by Epiphanius of Salamis and Theodoret of Cyrrhus to organize the diverse world of Christian heresy. Though contextually and ... More


An Uneasy Truce

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's Second Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 446-418 B.C.

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300242621
eISBN:
9780300255751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242621.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Athenians, who were “broken in spirit” in the years after their humiliation at the hands of the Spartans and their allies. It describes how Athens' expanded its influence ... More


Athens, Sparta, and Persia

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the rise of Athens in the ancient world and its competitions against its rivals, Persia and Sparta. It argues that its democratic institutions were a key to its success. Athens ... More


Delphi

Paul Stephenson

in The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190209063
eISBN:
9780190209087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209063.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Archaeology: Classical

Begins with a look at Archaic Greek bronze-working, notably developments in Lakonian bronze sculpture. Considers the role of votives, notably tripods and their zoo- and anthropomorphic attachments, ... More


An Uneasy Smile: Herodotus on Maps and the Question of How to View the World

Mathieu de Bakker

in New Worlds from Old Texts: Revisiting Ancient Space and Place

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199664139
eISBN:
9780191809743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664139.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus, in contrast to some of his contemporaries, does not commit himself to the medium of maps. Instead, he ridicules mapmakers for the content and pretence of their works and makes characters ... More


The Antigonid Campaign in Cyprus, 306 BC

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues to discuss the mid-career of Demetrius Poliorcetes, and the military and political strategies of the Antigonid family, which had grown to be an absolute force to be reckoned ... More


The Christian Invention of Satanism

Ruben van Luijk

in Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190275105
eISBN:
9780190275136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275105.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how the concept of Satanism emerged within the context of Christianity. The latter religion played not only a pivotal role in the proliferation of the concept of the devil as ... More


Civic Identity

Ersin Hussein

in Revaluing Roman Cyprus: Local Identity on an Island in Antiquity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198777786
eISBN:
9780191823220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777786.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Central to this investigation of collective identity are the foundation myths, and their associated stories, of the Cypriot poleis. Assessment of their construction, and maintenance, in literary ... More


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