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Interpretation

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Almost every Egyptologist has their opinion when it comes to the structures of the Akhenaten and the colossi in particular. In order to identify and establish colossi, there are different exercises ... More


Aesthetics

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Even before the first colossus was unearthed in 1925, the public was aware of the unusual artistic achievements of this period. The colossi were not identically conceived. Apart from the obvious ... More


The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A colossal statue, originally built to honor an ancient pharaoh, still stands in Egyptian Thebes. Damaged by an earthquake, and re-identified as the Homeric hero Memnon, it was believed to “speak” ... More


Catalog

Manniche Lise

in The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are different types of catalog derived from sources: (1) publications as indicated; (2) the archives of the Centre Franco-Égyptien d'Étude des Temples de Karnak (CFEETK); (3) the Journal ... More


Egypt and the Journey Home

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Sabina visited the famous “singing statue” of the Colossus of Memnon near Egyptian Thebes in November 130, just after Antinoös’ death. The proof is her first-person graffiti carved on a leg of this ... More


Reading the Colossus: The Memnon Inscriptions

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 presents the colossus itself: an overview of the inscriptions and the ancient testimonials to the miracle of Memnon’s voice. While the transformation into a Trojan hero was mostly complete ... More


Worshipping the Colossus: Sacred Tourism at Thebes

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 begins with a discussion of Egypt as a destination for sacred tourism and as a repository of ancient culture, epitomized by the colossus, which functioned as a place of cultural memory. ... More


Sapphic Memnon

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 concentrates on four epigrams by Julia Balbilla, comprising fifty-four lines of Greek elegiac verse—the largest corpus on the colossus by any single author. While most visitors chose to ... More


Modern Memnon

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 starts with the accidental silencing of the statue in the early third century CE, and jumps ahead to its rediscovery in Europe. In the mid-eighteenth century, travelers reported seeing a ... More


The Feldherr

Jay Lockenour

in Dragonslayer: The Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754593
eISBN:
9781501754616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754593.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter details Erich Ludendorff’s postwar image and his claim to strategic talent, to the title Feldherr. It discusses the epithet “battle lord” (or battle master) that justified both ... More


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