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Pontus Euxinus, 700 bc–ad 500

Charles King

in The Black Sea: A History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The ancient Greeks first entered the Black Sea before 500 BC, perhaps at first searching for precious metals. Trade flourished as Greek colonies sprang up along the coasts and the Greeks interacted ... More


Concordia Mundi

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the search for the ten tribes in the Americas. It shows how the possibility to find the tribes in the Americas was “there” even before the discovery of the Americas ” through ... More


Olbia and the Barbarians from the First to the Fourth Century ad

V. V. KRAPIVINA

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines Olbia during the first century to the fourth century AD. In the middle of the first century BC, Olbia was attacked by the Geto-Dacians of Burebista. Those inhabitants who ... More


Populating the Imaginaire

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793600
eISBN:
9780199979677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter leaps backward and forward through imagined space, like the mind of the archetypal well-traveled man in Homer’s Iliad or, perhaps more famously, the mind of Odysseus, who “saw the cities ... More


The Hippocratic “Airs, Waters, Places” on Cross-Dressing Eunuchs: “Natural” yet also “Divine”†

Elinor Lieber

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

On the northern shores of the Black Sea, the Greek colonists established a number of towns and maintained good relations with the local inhabitants, who were referred to by both Herodotus and the ... More


Ancients, Moderns, and Others: Fontenelle and Temple

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In 1687, the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns erupted in the French Academy when a poem was recited claiming that the achievements of France under Louis XIV exceeded those of the Ancients. ... More


From ‘Custom is King’ to ‘Custom is a Metal’: The Early Modern Afterlife of Ancient Scythian Culture

Galena Hashhozheva

in Beyond Greece and Rome: Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198767114
eISBN:
9780191821301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767114.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In early modernity, the ancient Scythians were mostly the subject of ethnographic tales that delighted audiences with their exoticism and barbarity. Yet in an exceptional development, one ... More


The Known World

Joel Alden Schlosser

in Herodotus in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226704708
eISBN:
9780226704982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704982.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter details how an inquiry conducive to freedom must reflect on its own processes of knowing. The thinkers of this period take up the question of how inquiry is located through travel and ... More


The Coming of the Iranians

D. T. Potts

in Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330799
eISBN:
9780199366842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

An influx of groups with a nomadic background occurred in the late second or early first millennium bc when the earliest Iranian speakers entered the Iranian plateau from the north, whether via the ... More


Looking at Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines how the figured scenes in Greco-Scythian art relayed notions of elite virtue and how the objects guided and gave meaning to real-life activities. It attempts to reconcile ... More


The Scythians and Their Neighbors

Anatoly M. Khazanov

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The socio-political organization and political culture of the Scythian kingdoms from the second half of the 7th century until the mid-3rd century BCE demonstrate principle similarity with those of ... More


Predication, Equality, and Ritual Cannibalism

Gwenda-lin Grewal

in Thinking of Death in Plato's Euthydemus: A Close Reading and New Translation

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192849571
eISBN:
9780191944673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192849571.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The playful collapse of authority without tension is both an image for a model democracy and for thinking qua thinking. Thinking beheads itself and submits to its own authority; in doing so, it ... More


Centers of Power, Weapons of Iron

T. Douglas Price

in Europe before Rome: A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199914708
eISBN:
9780197563267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914708.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The introduction of iron after 1000 BC brought new tools and weapons to Europe. Smelting technology and higher furnace temperatures were likely the key to iron production, which is generally ... More


Questions of Context: A Greek Cup from the River Thames

Richard Bradley and Amy. C. Smith

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The anthropologist Mary Helms has argued that in traditional societies access to exotic items is often a source of prestige (1988: chs. 3 and 4). So is knowledge of the appropriate ways in which to ... More


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