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New Statues for Old Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter addresses the circumstances surrounding the production of monumental new statues of deities in precious materials (such as gold and ivory) in fifth- and fourth-century B.C. Greece. Most ... More


Party Politics and Power: The Verneys and the Temples

Susan E. Whyman

in Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250233
eISBN:
9780191697906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250233.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows how John and his rivals, the Temples, took part in partisan politics, which increasingly impinged upon family and community relationships. By integrating his city and country ... More


Poverty Abroad: Hawai‘i’s Sugar Fields

James L. Huffman

in Down and Out in Late Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872915
eISBN:
9780824877866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872915.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter too shows how poverty among Japanese immigrants on Hawai’ian sugar plantations differed from that in Japan’s cities. It begins with the reasons for immigration and the locales from which ... More


Persian Religion and Achaemenid Sacred Spaces

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines the problem of the architecture and spatial contexts of Achaemenid religion. It argues that the dynasty did not impose a tradition of fire temple architecture on their empire. It ... More


The Seleucid Transformation of Iranian Sacred Spaces

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 8 argues that temple building played a key role in the Seleucids’ ambitious and successful program of claiming and reshaping the Achaemenid Empire’s political landscape. The dynasty ... More


Reshaping Iran’s Past and Building Its Future

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 13 agues that the Sasanians created a new vision of the Iranian past and their central role in it by building a new sacred topography. It argues that Avestan sites of memory emerged at ... More


A King’s Priorities

Frank L. Holt

in The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines what Alexander chose to do with his wealth. It tracks the king’s extensive gift giving to family and friends, as well as his patronage of artists, entertainers, and athletes. ... More


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