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Athens I

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The intensely human culture of newly literate Ionia spread into every field of intellectual endeavor. Though it was obviously anti-religious, serious opposition to it took nearly a century to ... More


Pericles and the City Gods

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Pericles' personal relations with the city gods and how his career as a stratēgos illuminates the Athenians' collective relationship to all that was divine. As a reelected ... More


Against Midias (Or. 21)

Gunther Martin

in Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199560226
eISBN:
9780191721427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560226.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with Demosthenes' public speeches shows how Demosthenes gradually introduces a religious component in or. 21, which appears not to have been the basis or a necessary element of the ... More


Performance and Context

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the performative context of the Hermias song, taking a dialectical approach to context both as a reflection of historical reality and as a projection of the poetic text itself. ... More


Conclusion: ‘If Anyone Has Cursed Me…’

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter concludes the initial investigation of part 1 into the different possible charges that were brought against women on trial in fourth-century BCE Athens. Focusing on the charges that ... More


Lysias, Xenophon, and Plato

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/9780520256033.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The life of the speech writer Lysias straddled the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. Born about 450 B.C., in his formative years Lysias must have been aware of Pericles, whether he personally had ... More


Implied Characterization and the Meaning of History in Xenophon’s Hellenica

Michael A. Flower

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores Xenophon’s use of indirect characterization in his Hellenica. It argues that Xenophon’s subtle use of this device compels readers to take an active part in the construction both ... More


Andokides’ Defence and the Amnesty Legislation

Edwin Carawan

in The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672769
eISBN:
9780191758348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672769.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the first of three cases involving offences against the Athenian city religion soon after reunification with Eleusis. Andokides won acquittal of the charges against him ... More


The Case Against Socrates

Edwin Carawan

in The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672769
eISBN:
9780191758348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672769.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 9 deals with the second major case of asebeia (‘impiety’), probably within months of Andokides’ acquittal (Ch. 8). The case of Socrates is perhaps the most studied jury trial in Western ... More


The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Pramit Chaudhuri

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first large-scale study of conflict between humans and gods (‘theomachy’) in Latin epic and tragic poetry. Theomachy informs some of the most influential works in the European ... More


Ancient Greek Religion: ‘Embedded’…and Embodied

Esther Eidinow

in Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198726494
eISBN:
9780191793301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726494.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines conceptual and cognitive networks and their significance for the study of Greek religion. It highlights the importance of networks for understanding the processes of ... More


The Tragic Outlook on Ritual: Preliminaries

Andrej Petrovic and Ivana Petrovic

in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Volume I: Early Greek Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198768043
eISBN:
9780191821851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768043.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Chapter 7 outlines the ways in which tragedy dramatizes rituals and thus offers a unique view of ritual action and ritual actors. Tragedy often represents the ritual sequence together with its ... More


Theomachy in Historical Epic: Disenchantment and Remystification in Lucan's Bellum Civile

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Lucan’s Bellum Civile, the absence of the gods removes the possibility of any conventional scene of theomachy. Yet the removal of the gods goes hand in hand with the proliferation of figures who ... More


The War of the Worlds: Hannibal as Theomach in Silius Italicus’ Punica

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the Punica, Silus Italicus combines the stereotypical impiety of Hannibal in the historiographical tradition with the literary figure of the theomach that had become especially prominent in ... More


Theomachy and the Limits of Epic: Capaneus in Statius’ Thebaid

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter argues that Statius uses the figure of the theomach Capaneus to scrutinise the theology of the Thebaid and of the epic tradition. It focuses on the two main appearances of the hero, his ... More


The Politics of Theomachy

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter explores the imperial contexts against which contemporary Roman readers might have understood the concept of theomachy. It offers a series of readings of different political engagements ... More


Flirting with Atheism

Michael Herren

in The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606695
eISBN:
9780190606725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606695.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the effects of Presocratic cosmology and ensuing sophistic ethical musings on religious belief. No early Greek thinker openly professed atheism in the sense of denying the gods’ ... More


The Evidence

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter lays out the evidence for trials of women in fourth-century Athens. It starts with the historical trials of Theoris, Ninon, and Phryne, before examining the fictional stories about ... More


What Charges?

Esther Eidinow

in Envy, Poison, and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199562602
eISBN:
9780191747304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562602.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines in more detail the different possible charges that were brought against Theoris, Ninon, and Phryne, and explores both their coherence and their relevance to the fourth-century ... More


Piety and Impiety in Euripides’ Heracles

Mary Lefkowitz

in Euripides and the Gods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199752058
eISBN:
9780190463113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752058.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the Heracles (a terrifying drama in which the great hero first rescues and is then compelled by the goddess Hera to kill his wife and his children), both Heracles and Amphitryon make statements ... More


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