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Healing and Presence

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the powerful connections made between religion and medicine in the ancient world. It is shown that despite its lack of often basic knowledge of the body, the ancient world often ... More


The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

David Wengrow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

It has often been claimed that “monsters”—supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species—play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. This book ... More


Greek civilisation and slavery

Paul Cartledge

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/9780197263235.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines whether Greek civilization was based on slavery. The silence of classicists on the subject is not surprising. The discussion here is limited to Anglo-American scholarship, in an ... More


Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

T. P. Wiseman (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The study of Greco-Roman civilisation is as exciting and innovative today as it has ever been. This intriguing collection by contemporary classicists reveals new discoveries, new interpretations and ... More


Ciceronian correspondences: making a book out of letters

Mary Beard

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/9780197263235.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter exemplifies the complexities of the surviving evidence, looking at the literary works of Cicero. The Letters of Cicero are one of the most extraordinary survivals from the ancient world, ... More


Creation and Moral Order

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Even a cursory look at the statements concerning Christ and creation shows that they were formulated primarily by way of analogy with the relational aspect of Christ's redemptive work. Just as God ... More


Ancient Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic ... More


Philosophy

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The corpus mentioning historical suicides and historical accounts showing philosophical influence was so big as to have made suicide in the ancient world a subject on its own, with an appropriately ... More


Introduction

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter discusses the nature and significance of oracle consultation and curse writing for ordinary men and women of the ancient world. It considers these two activities together, ... More


The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France

Larry F. Norman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226591483
eISBN:
9780226591506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591506.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The cultural battle known as the quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public ... More


Author's Epilogue: Re-drawing the Map?

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.25
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Manuscripts or documents from the Ancient World such as the Roman law and the Bible retain a relevance that is not solely historical but reflects their function in the modern world. This epilogue ... More


A Lapse into Unreason

Esther Eidinow

in Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277780
eISBN:
9780191708114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277780.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In the Ancient Greek world, engagements with the supernatural were mundane, many, and varied: a spectrum of interactions at different social levels, involving different mortal and supernatural ... More


Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity

George W. Houston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617800
eISBN:
9781469617824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Libraries of the ancient world have long held a space in the public imagination. The library at Alexandria, even during antiquity, was nearly legendary. Until now there has been relatively little ... More


Epic Heroes on Screen

Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first collection to look at the most recent manifestations of the ancient hero on screen. This volume written by scholars in the flourishing field of reception studies, enters the ... More


Heresiology as Ethnography: The Ethnographic Disposition

Todd S. Berzon

in Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes the forms and functions of ancient ethnography to provide the analytical foundation for the discussion of Christian heresiology as a mode of ethnographic writing. Through ... More


Theorising Political Action: The Human Condition

Steve Buckler

in Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639021
eISBN:
9780748652853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639021.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Despite the ambition that is implied in the title The Human Condition, it is hardly surprising that Arendt does not offer a comprehensive and definitive theoretical account of human nature; the ... More


Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Mark Golden and Peter Toohey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book collects and introduces some of the writing on sexual behaviour and gender differences in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, including four chapters translated from German and French. For ... More


Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Monica Cyrino (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph is a collection of seventeen original research essays that responds to the critical and commercial success of the second season of the HBO television series, Rome ... More


Julius Caesar

Robert Garland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675020
eISBN:
9781781380611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Julius Caesar was, as this book maintains, quite simply the most famous Roman who ever lived. His influence endures to the present day: in our ‘Julian’ calendar of 365.25 days, which he introduced; ... More


Eupolis, Poet of Old Comedy

Ian C. Storey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259922
eISBN:
9780191717420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259922.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Eupolis (fl. 429–411 BC) was one of the best-attested of Aristophanes' rivals, and a major figure in the history of Athenian comedy. No complete work by this lost master has survived, but of his ... More


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