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Polypragmosyne, Periergia, and the Language of Criticism

Matthew Leigh

in From Polypragmon to Curiosus: Ancient Concepts of Curious and Meddlesome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199668618
eISBN:
9780191745843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668618.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the language of literary criticism. Periergia in particular is a term regularly applied by Greek writers to describe both devotion to wilfully recherché subject matter and the ... More


The Great and the Marvellous

Jessica Priestley

in Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Literary Studies in the Reception of the Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653096
eISBN:
9780191766459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653096.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the distinctiveness of Herodotus' interest in the wondrous and the peculiarities of the rhetoric he employs in describing wonders, through comparisons with Thucydides and ... More


Art, Science, and the Natural World: Introduction and Historical Background

Joshua J. Thomas

in Art, Science, and the Natural World in the Ancient Mediterranean, 300 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844897
eISBN:
9780191937255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844897.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This introductory chapter sketches the historical background against which Hellenistic developments in the natural sciences need to be set. Much of the chapter is devoted to discussing the ambitious ... More


The Nile Mosaic at Praeneste: Evidence of Ptolemaic Natural Science in Late Republican Italy

Joshua J. Thomas

in Art, Science, and the Natural World in the Ancient Mediterranean, 300 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844897
eISBN:
9780191937255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844897.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the Nile Mosaic at Praeneste, the pièce de résistance at the heart of this study. While the mosaic was laid in Italy during the later second century BC, it is suggested here ... More


The Artemidoros Papyrus: An Assortment of Scientific Images and Texts

Joshua J. Thomas

in Art, Science, and the Natural World in the Ancient Mediterranean, 300 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192844897
eISBN:
9780191937255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844897.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter concentrates on the so-called Artemidoros Papyrus, a papyrus roll covered in texts and images that was published only in 2008. While discussions of the papyrus have been dominated by a ... More


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