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To medize or not to medize…: compulsion and negative motives (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reflects upon the opposition between motives and necessity. It considers the effect of looming Persian invasions on the behaviour of the Greeks, contending that Herodotus' narrative ... More


Spoils

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Among the large variety of spoils analysed in this chapter, the discussion focuses on catapults from Syracuse, pirate ships, Greek statues, and Jewish temple treasures — the triumphal processions ... More


Frontal Ramming and the Development of “Fours” and “Fives”

William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The adoption of frontal ramming attacks can be traced to the Peloponnesian War when Corinth and Syracuse adopted these tactics to defeat Athenian “threes” in constricted waterways and inside harbors. ... More


The End of the Big Ship Phenomenon

William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Four separate battle accounts—Chios (201), Side and Myonessus (190), and Actium (31)—allow us to complete our picture of the big ship phenomenon. In each case, mid–sized polyremes (“sixes” to “tens”) ... More


Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Christopher de Lisle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Agathokles of Syracuse ruled large areas of Sicily and southern Italy between 317 and 289 BC. This book argues that Agathokles was an important player in the Mediterranean world at a key moment in ... More


Syracusan Democracy: ‘Most Like the Athenian’? 1

N. K. RUTTER

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The nature of the government of Syracuse in the second half of the 5th century bc has been controversial. H. Wentker (1956) saw the constitution of the later 5th century as an aristocracy, but Peter ... More


The Paths Not Taken

Federica Carugati

in Creating a Constitution: Law, Democracy, and Growth in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195636
eISBN:
9780691198712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195636.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter deploys the available comparative and counterfactual evidence to show that, in the absence of the new constitution, Athens' development in the fourth century would have lagged. It ... More


From Agathocles to Hieron II: the birth and development of basileia in Hellenistic Sicily

Efrem Zembon

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The kingships of Agathocles and Hieron II in Syracuse are often seen not as monarchies of the Hellenistic kind, but as a continuation of the type of tyranny held by Hieron I and Gelon in the fifth ... More


Plutarch and the Sicilian tyrants

Claude Mossé

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0045
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Plutarch's Parallel Lives present exemplary lives of great men from the history of Greece and Republican Rome. Two of these Lives — those of Dion of Syracuse and Timoleon of Corinth — unfold against ... More


Garrisons and Grain: Sicily between the Punic Wars

John Serrati

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the role of the Romans in Sicily between the First and Second Punic Wars, and illustrates the island's role in the development of Roman provinciae, demonstrating that early ... More


The Coming of the Romans: Sicily from the fourth to the first centuries bc

John Serrati

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

While the economy remained steady, the stability brought about by the reforms of Timoleon did not last much beyond his retirement. Fresh political anarchy ensued, with various individuals and groups ... More


Siege warfare

Louis Rawlings

in The Ancient Greeks at War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056574
eISBN:
9781781700839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the history of siege warfare in ancient Greece. The techniques of siege warfare began to develop once states such as Athens and Syracuse acquired the institutional, economic ... More


Shakespeare and Musical Theatre

Fran Teague

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter concentrates on one narrow branch of musical theatre — the Broadway musical. It addresses what a musical is and why musicals have an especial affinity for Shakespeare. It describes The ... More


The Reason for This Book and Why These Women Were Chosen

Jeannette Brown

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199742882
eISBN:
9780197563038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742882.003.0004
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Many people have studied the history of African American women chemists, but the information is scattered in many references, articles, and trade books. Until now, ... More


Ceramics: The Medium and Its Discontents

Jenni Sorkin

in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the unique social conditions of the ceramics field as it professionalized during the twentieth century through exhibition and collecting practices. Key exhibitions examined ... More


Imitators and Innovators

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is focused on the Roman general Marcellus, discussing his role as foil to – as well as a replacement figure for – Silius’ Hannibal. In particular, the discussion centres on Marcellus’ ... More


“From a Fine Old Family”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“From a Fine Old Family” lays the groundwork for Hopkins’s complicated and erratic behavior. Hopkins’s family lineage is traced to her English roots and ancestors, many of whom were significant ... More


Coins in a ‘Home Away from Home’: The Case of Sicily

Keith Rutter

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Coins are part of a culture and they should be able to provide significant information about the peoples who made and used them. The early coinages of Sicily provide an ideal field in which to pursue ... More


Crumbling Columns and Day-Old Ruins Specters of Antiquity on the American Grand Tour, 1819–1837

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ruins can elicit a wide range of responses and representations. This is evident in two contrasting scenes in 1835–1836, the first in Thomas Cole's painting Desolation and the second in Alexis de ... More


Pindar and the Construction of Syracusan Monarchy in the Fifth Century B.C.

Kathryn A. Morgan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199366859
eISBN:
9780199366873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366859.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book attempts a fully contextualized reading of the praise poetry written by Pindar for Hieron of Syracuse in the 470s BC. It argues that the songs composed by Pindar for the Sicilian tyrant ... More


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