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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


Hermes, Kyllene, Samothrace, and the Sea

Sandra Blakely

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Authors from Herodotus to Hippolytus confirm a range of roles for Hermes in the mysteries of the Great Gods of Samothrace, as psychopomp, mystagogue, divine servant, or bridegroom. A connection with ... More


The lure of the northern Aegean

Zosia Halina Archibald

in Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at the ways in which the north lured southerners because it was rich in land, timber, and minerals. Newcomers did not find it easy to acquire these assets. Sometimes, ambitious ... More


Building, Investing, and Displaying on Delos: A History of Third- and Second-Century Monumentalization

Christy Constantakopoulou

in Aegean Interactions: Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787273
eISBN:
9780191829345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787273.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the history of monumentalization of the landscape of Delos, with a focus on the sanctuary. The discussion is structured around the processes of funding. It examines the building ... More


Philippi

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

An important city in the Roman and early Christian period, Philippi exists today only as an archaeological site. The impressive remains of this once flourishing city on the Via Egnatia, the ... More


Samos

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

The island of Samos, one of the most pleasant of all the Greek islands, played an important role in both Greek and Roman history. The significance of Samos was due to its strategic location and its ... More


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