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Animal Requisition

Colin Adams

in Land Transport in Roman Egypt: A Study of Economics and Administration in a Roman Province

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203970
eISBN:
9780191708077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203970.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

After establishing the bureaucratic devices necessary to implement requisition, this chapter focuses on the processes of animal requisition. First it sets out Ptolemaic precedents for requisition, ... More


Prosody and Punctuation

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Rhetoric began as and remains an art of oral communication, but its advice has been adapted to writing since antiquity. Speech and writing as modes of language delivery, and hearing and reading as ... More


Twentieth-Century Egyptian Art: The Pioneers, 1920–521

Williams Caroline

in Re-Envisioning Egypt 1919-1952

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249006
eISBN:
9781617971006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249006.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter integrates important topics into the mainstream of early twentieth-century Egyptian history. It gives a general overview of 1919–52 visual artistic expression, which depicts how painting ... More


“Psychology” in the Sixteenth Century: A Project in the Making?

Fernando Vidal

in The Sciences of the Soul: The Early Modern Origins of Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226855868
eISBN:
9780226855882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226855882.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history of psychology in the sixteenth century. It explains that the term psychologia was first put into circulation through the textbooks used in the universities of ... More


The Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age: The Time of The Sacred Circle

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The monumental forms of Early to the Late Neolithic include round ceremonial enclosures and circular settings for the burial of human remains. In Ireland, the developed passage grave or passage tomb ... More


State Correspondence in the Roman Empire: Imperial Communication from Augustus to Justinian

Simon Corcoran

in State Correspondence in the Ancient World: From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Correspondence was a vital feature of the Roman Empire’s government. The emperor’s letters could become a potent tool of interest to more than just their original recipients or addressees, and many ... More


Taming the Velox Puella

Hunter H. Gardner

in Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652396
eISBN:
9780191745782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652396.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After establishing the discursive context from which elegy’s emphasis on youthful defiance and prolonged involvement with a courtesan-puella emerged, chapter three demonstrates how Propertius adapts ... More


Hiatus or Hidden? The Problem of the Missing Scottish Upland Cursus Monuments

Roy Loveday

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper explores the possibility of cursus monuments being located in upland locations in Britain. These rectangular enclosures date to the Early Neolithic, and are almost all known as cropmark ... More


Seeing the Wood in the Trees: The Timber Monuments of Neolithic Scotland

Kirsty Millican

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This paper presents an overview of evidence for timber monument in Scotland’s Neolithic, most of which have been found as cropmarks in the lowlands. The reviews looks at the impact of aerial survey ... More


Plutarchan Prosopography: The Cursus Honorum

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews Plutarch’s unusual familiarity with the Roman senatorial career pattern, the cursus honorum. A Roman statesman was honoured according to the offices he had held, the victories he ... More


Thoreau’s Epic Ambitions: “A Walk To Wachusett” and the Persistence of the Classics in an Age of Science

K. P. Van Anglen

in The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The piece is the earliest example in Thoreau of a prose genre now known as the excursion, which combines a brief autobiographical account of an experience of nature with broader philosophical ... More


Procurators’ Business? Gallo-Roman Sigillata in Britain in the Second and Third Centuries AD

Michael Fulford

in Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The publication of the potters’ stamps on Gallo-Roman sigillata (Names on Terra Sigillata: An Index of Makers’ Stamps & Signatures on Gallo-Roman Terra Sigillata) offers an unparalleled opportunity ... More


Ins and Outs: The Appointment and Employment of Ministers

Alistair Malcolm

in Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791904
eISBN:
9780191834158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791904.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

An important way in which the valido could guarantee a favourable environment in Madrid was to exploit the geographical configuration of the wider monarchy. Appointments to prestigious positions at a ... More


Praying by the Rules

Renie S. Choy

in Intercessory Prayer and the Monastic Ideal in the Time of the Carolingian Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790518
eISBN:
9780191834486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790518.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 1 argues that as monastic rules increasingly came to define the monastic state in the early Middle Ages, there was a fundamental re-definition of the nature of intercessory prayer, from a ... More


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