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The Itinerant

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the itinerants in Archaic Greece. Itinerants are differentiated from the economic migrants investigated in the previous chapter by virtue of the fact that they regularly moved ... More


Retracing Steps: Finding Ways into Archaic Greek Citizenship

Josine Blok

in Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Disengaging the notion of ‘citizenship’ from the Aristotelian definition as characterized by ‘political office’, citizenship in archaic Greece may be identified by criteria for membership of the ... More


Homeric Greece: Courts and Singers

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter traces the pre-history of Western poetry as revealed in the two Homeric epics, which contain vivid representations of oral poets in archaic Greece performing epic poems to court ... More


Early Greek Aristocracy and the Symposion

Marek Wecowski

in The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684014
eISBN:
9780191766169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684014.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a detailed reconstruction of the ceremonial of the archaic and classical symposion and of its varied types of entertainment, including drinking games, contests of agility and the ... More


Canonical Formation: Canons and Curses: Some Observations on the ‘Canon-Formula’ in Deuteronomy and its Afterlife

Anselm C. Hagedorn

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

How does a text become canonical and which strategies are employed to ensure the ongoing canonicity of a sacred and/or authoritative text in antiquity? John Barton has addressed this question in a ... More


The Birth of Nomos

Thanos Zartaloudis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442008
eISBN:
9781474459808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442008.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Birth of Nomos delves into the history of the fundamental ancient Greek word nomos (and its family and other related words) to extensively examine the varied co-existent uses of the terms from ... More


Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Felix Budelmann and Tom Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recent decades have seen a major expansion in our understanding of how early Greek lyric functioned in its social, political, and ritual contexts. The fundamental role song played in the day-to-day ... More


Early Kômos Songs: Satyric, Pre-Comic, and Dithyrambic Performance

Carl A. Shaw

in Satyric Play: The Evolution of Greek Comedy and Satyr Drama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199950942
eISBN:
9780190222949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950942.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Satyr drama and comedy have a rich and interconnected history prior to their official introduction at the Athenian festival. The first part of this chapter examines the origins of comedy and satyr ... More


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