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The use of images: visual history and ancient history

R. R. R. Smith

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the visual aspect, a territory shared with archaeology and art history. The Greek and Roman world poured an astonishing amount of its surplus into expensive monuments and ... More


Recolonising Egypt

Alan Bowman

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Egypt as a historical subject has never lacked attention in the field of international political history but it is also almost uniquely fruitful as a source of evidence for little narratives and as a ... More


Inventing Nations: Postconquest Native Histories of Civilization’s Origins

William F. McCants

in Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines postconquest native histories of civilization. These histories are nationalistic in the sense that they place the origins of civilization locally and in the distant past and ... More


The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Jack Zipes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, ... More


Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241473
eISBN:
9780520931015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241473.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the role of bodily, sensory experience in early Christianity (first–seventh centuries c.e.) by focusing on the importance of smell in ancient Mediterranean culture. Following its ... More


Italian Renaissance Magic and Cabala

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the influence of Italian Renaissance magic and cabala on the history of Western esotericism. The history of Western esotericism during the Middle Ages is largely one of exotic ... More


Shaping History in the 1st and 2nd Centuries CE in Its Literary Culture

Eve-Marie Becker

in The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter studies the interrelation of history-writing and literary culture. It considers the function of history-writing within the context of Hellenistic literary culture, as historiography at ... More


The Life and Death of Democracy

Paul Woodruff

in First Democracy: The Challenge of an Ancient Idea

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304541
eISBN:
9780199850747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304541.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Just like the life struggle of Demosthenes to promote democracy against the Macedonians, democracy is messy and never perfect. In a philosophical way, the democratic idea applies the flawed and ... More


The Weasel-Rescuer Is a Complicated Character

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the ancient beliefs and folklore about the weasel. It shows the extraordinary quantity of unusual habits associated with the weasel, its symbolic meanings and connotations, ... More


Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Dimitris Tziovas (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Antiquity has often been perceived as the source of Greece’s modern achievements, as well as its frustrations, with the continuity between ancient and modern Greek culture and the legacy of classical ... More


The Battle for the Irrational: Greek Religion 1920–50

Renaud Gagné and For Albert Henrichs

in Rediscovering E. R. Dodds: Scholarship, Education, Poetry, and the Paranormal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198777366
eISBN:
9780191823084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777366.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how the historiography of Greek religion renewed itself between 1920 and 1950. This period invested a great deal of effort in the answers that could be sought from the ... More


Monumenta Britannica: Ancient Traces in the British Landscape

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Aubrey’s studies of stone circles were only a small part of his vast Monumenta Britannica, a wide-ranging study of ancient archaeological sites and artefacts across Britain. This chapter discusses ... More


Gospels before the Book

Matthew D. C. Larsen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190848583
eISBN:
9780190848613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848583.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

What does it mean to read the gospels “before the book”? For centuries, the way people have talked about the gospels has been shaped by ideas that have more to do with the printing press and modern ... More


Pompeii in Roberto Rossellini's Journey to Italy

Matthew Fox

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes the role of Pompeii in Rossellini's film Journey to Italy (made in 1953, and released in 1954–5). Pompeii features in the film on two different levels. Because Rossellini was ... More


JEREMY DALE ROBERTS (1934–2017)Spoken to a Bronze Head (2008): Text by Ursula Vaughan Williams

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter describes British composer Jeremy Dale Roberts’s Spoken to a Bronze Head (2008). This moving song is commissioned for a special celebratory album of settings of poems by Ursula Vaughan ... More


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