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Lyric Poetry in an Athenian Context

L. A. Swift

in The Hidden Chorus: Echoes of Genre in Tragic Lyric

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199577842
eISBN:
9780191722622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577842.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the role that choral performance and lyric poetry held in fifth‐century Athenian life. It begins by examining the evidence for choral performance in Athens, and goes on to ... More


Introduction: Spectrum of Statuses

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to provide a thick description of Athenian status, ultimately broaching larger questions about the relationship between Athenian ... More


In and Out of the City: Imaginary Citizens

Barbara Goff

in Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239982
eISBN:
9780520930582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239982.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

One of the substantial characteristics of “citizenship” was its restriction to certain groups of inhabitants. Whatever the permutations of governance envisaged by Greek constitutions, none of them ... More


The Political Process in the Public Festival: The Panathenaic Festival of Athens

Jenifer Neils

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

The Panathenaic festival held in honor of Athena in her eponymous city is usually presented synchronically with little discussion of how it developed over the many centuries of its existence (566 bc ... More


The Politics of the Accusative

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the captioning of honorific statues in the Hellenistic period, with emphasis on their metaphorical ‘grammar’ in terms of the accusative case. In particular, it analyses the ... More


Introduction

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores the power of civic ideology to control powerful outsiders and insiders — as well as the limits of this power — by focusing on honorific portraits of the Hellenistic period. It ... More


The Shape of Private Monuments

John Ma

in Statues and Cities: Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199668915
eISBN:
9780191804755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199668915.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the phenomenon of ‘private’ or ‘family’ statues in public space in the Hellenistic period, along with the problems it poses to any simple interpretation of honorific statues in ... More


Introduction

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850809
eISBN:
9780191885679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850809.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Traditionally, historians regard the demise of the Roman Republic as the end of politics. If politics is regarded as decision making that affects society as a whole, something certainly changed with ... More


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