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Ancient Texts and Ancient Contexts

Peter Liddel

in Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226580
eISBN:
9780191710186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226580.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the city‐state (polis) as the chief unit of analysis, and the chronological focus on Athens from the time of the outbreak of the Social War 357 to the establishment of the ... More


Leitourgia and the Poor in the Early Christian World

Susan R. Holman

in The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139129
eISBN:
9780199834310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139127.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter provides a broad overview of the poor in the early Christian world, and especially considers their relationship to the liturgies (Greek “leitourgia”) of religious and civic practice. It ... More


Civic Benefactresses

Emily A. Hemelrijk

in Hidden Lives, Public Personae: Women and Civic Life in the Roman West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with female munificence. In contrast with earlier assumptions that women were primarily involved in smaller donations, it shows that the majority among them donated very expensive ... More


Private Engagement with Civic Death: Portrait Statues, Votive Reliefs, and Wall Paintings

Nathan T. Arrington

in Ashes, Images, and Memories: The Presence of the War Dead in Fifth-Century Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199369072
eISBN:
9780199369096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199369072.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter begins by tracing the contours of an atmosphere of restraint in the fifth century. The community placed social restrictions on personal representation, but it needed leaders, and the ... More


Economics of practices

Maijastina Kahlos

in Religious Dissent in Late Antiquity, 350-450

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190067250
eISBN:
9780190067281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067250.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the economic aspects of religious dissidence, such as the confiscation of temples and churches, as well as competing philanthropic practices, civic euergetism, and ... More


The Anatomy of an Ancient Institution: The Proxenos-Paradigm

William Mack

in Proxeny and Polis: Institutional Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198713869
eISBN:
9780191789793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713869.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter develops a new model for understanding proxenia as an institution, as based on a shared paradigm of proxenos behaviour. It argues that the characteristic features of this paradigm were ... More


The Literary and Ideological Character of the Letters in Ezra 4–7

Sebastian Grätz

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At first glance, the Aramaic letters embedded in the biblical book of Ezra look like authentic documents issued in favour of the Judaeans by the Achaemenid chanceries. This chapter shows that the ... More


Kings and cults

Andreas J. M. Kropp

in Images and Monuments of Near Eastern Dynasts, 100 BC - AD 100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199670727
eISBN:
9780191804762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199670727.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines cults and sanctuaries promoted on the initiative of Roman client kings of the Near East who ruled in the first century BC, with special reference to coin imagery, sculpture, and ... More


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