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Rivers Run Through It: Environmental History in Two Heroic Riverine Battles

Christina A. Salowey

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses two riverine battles: Achilles fighting the Scamander in Book 21 of the Iliad, and Heracles conquering the Achelous reported in Sophocles’ Trachiniae. The Scamander’s actions ... More


The Forests of Mt Ida

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the role which physical geography plays in promoting regional integration by examining how the forests of Mt Ida functioned within the Troad. Mt Ida has often been imagined as a ... More


Horse Husbandry and Empire in the Middle Scamander Valley

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the power dynamics which can exist in processes of regional integration. While regional integration can be pursued in such a way that it is mutually beneficial to all ... More


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