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Helen in the Fifth Century and After

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores the fifth-century strands of reception of Helen. The Helens discussed in this chapter are a selection made to illustrate the postepic narrative as presupposed by various writers ... More


Who were the Boiotians? Myths of Migration in Ritual

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter describes the Boiotians as among those Greeks who understood their past in terms of wanderings. It discusses the Boiotian custom performed at Dodona that puts the final seal on the ... More


Aetiology Overseas: From Epic to Ethnic Identity in Megale Hellas

Barbara Kowalzig

in Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses that the cult of Artemis of Metapontion is caught up in the complicated processes of self-definition, involving changing populations all referring to this deity. It explains ... More


The Democracy Falters

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter shows the negative side of demotic rule, especially when driven by overconfidence and hegemonic ambition, and guided by leaders who, in differing degrees, were intent on imperial ... More


What Does Chalcedon Solve and What Does It Not? Some Reflections on the Status and Meaning of the Chalcedonian ‘Definition’

Sarah Coakley

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Sarah Coakley challenges three versions of the meaning of the Chalcedonian Definition of 451: that the Definition merely regulates the use of language about Christ without making any direct ... More


Singing for the Gods: Performances of Myth and Ritual in Archaic and Classical Greece

Barbara Kowalzig

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199219964
eISBN:
9780191712968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219964.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book develops an integrated religious, historical, and literary approach towards an old question in the study of religion — the relationship of myth and ritual. Focusing on ancient Greek ... More


Listening to many voices: Athenian tragedy as popular art *

William Allan and Adrian Kelly

in The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670567
eISBN:
9780191758188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670567.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

By analysing how the audience interpreted the many voices of tragic performance, this chapter suggests a new model for understanding tragedy’s relationship to the world of the watching community. ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Migration: An Archaeological Case Study of Disruption

Catherine Hills

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the Anglo-Saxon migration to Britain during the fifth century AD. The key question is the extent to which there was migration from northern Europe to what became England, and ... More


Thucydides and Herodotus

Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the fifth century bce who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. This book ... More


Looking Back on the World of Giants, AD 410 and After

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Roman Britain from AD 410 onwards. The early fifth century was a very strange time for people in Roman Britain. While some of the institutional and physical paraphernalia of ... More


The Patristic Norm and the Western Pseudomorphosis of Russian Theology

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Florovsky’s application of the Greek patristic and Byzantine theological norm to the development of Russian theology constitutes his theological signature. The chapter begins by exploring different ... More


Interpreting a Classic: Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators

Craig Gibson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229563
eISBN:
9780520927308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229563.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demosthenes (384–322 B.C.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly ... More


Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

Adam Schor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268623
eISBN:
9780520948617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268623.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. The book focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his ... More


Introduction

Stephen V. Tracy

in Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256033
eISBN:
9780520943629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256033.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The fifth century began with the Persian Wars when the Persians attacked Greece and Athens, first in 490 under Darius and then in 480/79 under his son Xerxes. It ended with the protracted war between ... More


Hypatia: Life, Death, and Works

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hypatia has been regarded historically as a pagan martyr, a great mathematician murdered by Christians, provoked by her outspokenness and jealous of her brilliance. The chapter, however, places what ... More


Thebes

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter focuses on Greece and the fifth century BCE, a time and place of drastic changes in attitudes to what it means to be human, a period of intense struggle between the gods and humans, a ... More


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