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Sources, Agenda, and Readership

Craig A. Gibson

in Interpreting a Classic: Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229563
eISBN:
9780520927308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229563.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses the surviving texts to identify the methods, sources, and agendas of the commentators who developed and shaped the transfer and exchange of Demonsthenes' orations. The discussion ... More


Per transitum tangit historiam: Intersecting Developments of Roman Identity in Virgil

Maria Luisa Delvigo

in Augustan Poetry and the Roman Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199587223
eISBN:
9780191746222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587223.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The decorum of epic poetry prohibited a too-explicit concern with history. To compose an epic that would memorialize the mythic past might then be taken as a way to avoid talking about, and so to ... More


Christians Reading Philo

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

It is widely assumed amongst scholars that Clement of Alexandria’s citations of Philo demonstrate continuity between Philo’s Jewish community and early Christians in ancient Alexandria. This chapter ... More


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