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Herodotus and the Transformation of Ancient Near Eastern Motifs: Darius I, Oebares, and the Neighing Horse

Robert Rollinger

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A revealing and intriguing example of how Ancient Near Eastern story-patterns have been reshaped and reworked is Herodotus’ report about the enthronement of Darius as new King of the Persian Empire ... More


Introduction

William Eberhard

in Spider Webs: Behavior, Function, and Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226534602
eISBN:
9780226534749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534749.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book is about how spider webs are built, and how and why they have evolved their many different forms. I hope this book may help future observers to see how web-building spiders can be exploited ... More


A Most Peculiar Book: The Inherent Strangeness of the Bible

Kristin Swenson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190651732
eISBN:
9780197539439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

The Bible, we are constantly reminded, is the bestselling book of all time. It is read with intense devotion by hundreds of millions of people, stands as authoritative text for Judaism and ... More


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