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Theognis: An Alternative to Democracy

ROBIN LANE FOX

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/9780199258109.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Many Greek alternatives to democracy have been discussed, from confederacy to monarchy, but none has considered trampling it underfoot. Trampling, however, is the recommended treatment for the ... More


Megara’s Mafiosi: Timocracy and Violence in Theognis

HANS VAN WEES

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/9780199258109.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter draws comparisons between the worlds of Theognis and the Mafia to highlight the culture of violent competition which they have in common. If Mafiosi, all engaged in fierce struggles for ... More


Archaic Greek Lyric

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The homoerotic themes abound in Greek lyric poetry reflect an aristocratic culture in which homosexual relations were at home in the symposium, athletics, and even civic/religious ritual. The ... More


Choral Elegy: The Tyranny of the Handbook

Cecilia Nobili

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper aims to detect some exceptions to the commonly accepted idea that elegy was an exclusively monodic genre. Pausanias (4.16.6) states that a chorus of Messenian women celebrated Aristomenes’ ... More


Poets and Lawmakers

Ioannis Ziogas

in Law and Love in Ovid: Courting Justice in the Age of Augustus

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198845140
eISBN:
9780191880469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845140.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Ovid’s didactic elegy (Ars amatoria) should be studied in the tradition of the genre’s founding father, Hesiod. The relationship between law and didacticism is encoded ... More


Meaning

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter builds on Chapter 4 and examines whether the Greeks assigned the same basic meaning to the war. It includes three comparative case studies, each of which pairs popular narratives in ... More


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