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The world outside the polis

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the expression of time in non-polis historiography in order to highlight distinctive features of city-histories. In particular, it examines the synthetic temporal frameworks and ... More


The Uses of Learning

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the uses of learning in the Carolingian period of the Frankish Church. There are six sections. These look at: Lupus, Abbott of Ferrières, in the Gâtinais (Sens) who was a classical scholar ... More


The Geographical Description of Jerusalem by Timochares, the siege, and the Libels

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter tries to identify Posidonius's source for both the siege of Jerusalem and the anti-Jewish accusations and libels, first studying a testimonium that describes the unique features of ... More


Classical and Medieval Encircling Oceans

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Six, “Classical and Medieval Encircling Oceans” considers specifically the influence of Greco-Roman and subsequent medieval European cartographic traditions from the perspective of the ... More


Geography and Ancient History

Richard Stoneman

in The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter considers accounts of the geography and ancient history of India. For example, Arrian explicitly based his account of the geography and hydrography of India on Eratosthenes, who must ... More


Trade, Capital, and Interconnected Markets

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

A sharp increase in the availability of financial capital in the areas controlled by Rome drove the growth of a high-volume trade in slaves and luxury goods between Italy and the East. At the end of ... More


The Evidence from Poetics 21

Robert Mayhew

in Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834564
eISBN:
9780191872662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834564.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter attempts to expand our knowledge of Aristotle’s Homeric Problems through an examination in context of a select number of references to Homer in Aristotle’s Poetics 21. This chapter ... 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


Ilion and its Contexts

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/9780198831983.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the human factors which promote regional integration by examining the regional identity of Hellenistic Ilion from three distinct perspectives. Firstly, I consider the narrative ... More


Home Truths from Travellers’ Tales: On the Transmission of Culture in the European Iron Age

Daphne Nash Briggs

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/9780199230341.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

I must have been one of Barry’s first research students in Oxford when he took over supervision of my doctoral thesis in 1973. Central Gaul and its coinage in the late Iron Age were still frontier ... More


Supporting Sources

Federico De Romanis

in The Indo-Roman Pepper Trade and the Muziris Papyrus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198842347
eISBN:
9780191878343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842347.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter studies literary sources that are critical for understanding the extant parts of the Muziris papyrus texts and for reconstructing those parts that are lost. Written several generations ... More


The Production Technology of, and Trade in, Egyptian Blue Pigment in the Roman World

Michael Tite and Gareth Hatton

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/9780199230341.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Egyptian blue was first used as a pigment on tomb paintings in Egypt from around 2300 BC, and during the subsequent 3,000 years, its use both as a pigment and in the production of small objects ... More


The Late Castro Culture of Northwest Portugal: Dynamics of Change

Francisco M. V. Reimäo Queiroga

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/9780199230341.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The principal aim of this short chapter is to present some ideas and suggest possible directions of research concerning the development of the north-western Portuguese Iron Age, and in particular ... More


From Austria to Arras: The Gold Armlets from Grave 115, Mannersdorf A.D. Leitha, Lower Austria

Ruth and Vincent Megaw

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/9780199230341.003.0021
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

17 July 1980 was indeed an amazing day when the then Federal Minister for Science in Austria, Dr Herta Firnberg, planned to visit the excavation of the La Tène cemetery of Mannersdorf a.d. Leitha. ... More


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