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Hephaestion’s Pyre and the Royal Hunt of Alexander

Olga Palagia

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After the death of Alexander the Great of Macedon, a series of monuments depicting him hunting a lion along with one or more companions began to appear on the Greek mainland. In Asia during that ... More


The Death and Funeral Rites of Opheltes in the Thebaid

Randall Ganiban

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At the end of Thebaid 5, the Nemean infant Opheltes is tragically killed by a snake; his funeral rites and games are the focus of Thebaid 6. This article examines the thematic conflicts that arise as ... More


The Conquest of Chittaur: The Padmāvat, Part 2

Aditya Behl

in Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195146707
eISBN:
9780199978878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146707.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines this transformation of selves and others through the controversial ending of the Padm ā vat, which thematizes the conquest of Chittaur by 'Alāuddīn Khaljī and the death of the ... More


Burn Name Burn: Adalbert Stifter

Laurence A. Rickels

in Aberrations of Mourning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675951
eISBN:
9781452947167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675951.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the funerary rite of cremation. Cremation was first introduced during a time came when no crypt would be safe from desecration by entrepreneurs whose escapades yielded ... More


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