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On the Civic Stage

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines different ways in which people came into contact with temples, statues, and other representations of divine qualities. It explores festivals and rites honouring divine ... More


Sensuous Experience, Performance, and Presence in Third Intermediate Period Biography

Elizabeth Frood

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses biographical motifs relating to sensory experience found in inscriptions largely belonging to one tenth-century bc priestly family in Thebes. The four statues which are the ... More


Domitian’s Palace on the Palatine and the Imperial Image

PAUL ZANKER

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A Roman emperor was defined not simply by his own actions, but also by the manner in which he presented himself, the way he appeared in public, and the personal style he adopted in his interaction ... More


Sources of Law

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter concentrates on the sources of English law that were treated within the system as rules of recognition; as authority, in other words, for what the law was, rather than as mere ... More


Mme Tussaud Meets the Binding Theory

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on some phenomena concerning the coding of coreference relations with reflexive pronouns. The issue is the choice between the two following positions: syntactic binding where ... More


SUPPLICATION, REPUBLIC, AND PRINCIPATE

F. S. Naiden

in Ancient Supplication

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter shows how the Romans devise a more complex relation between supplication and the law, notably in court. Here again, supplication molds itself both to the political system and to moral ... More


The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Lise Manniche

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163494
eISBN:
9781936190065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some of the most fascinating sculptures to have survived from ancient Egypt are the colossal statues of Akhenaten, erected at the beginning of his reign in his new temple to the Aten at Karnak. ... More


 “Terribly Strange and Paradoxical”: Literary Evidence of Sacrificing Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

There appears to be nothing in ancient Greek literature that sheds light on the possible religions meaning of gods pouring libations. Contemporaneous written interpretations of Olympian gods who pour ... More


The Berkeley Plato and the Akademy

Stephen G. Miller

in The Berkeley Plato: From Neglected Relic to Ancient Treasure, An Archaeological Detective Story

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258334
eISBN:
9780520943599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258334.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter notes that the Berkeley Plato does not belong directly within the relatively homogeneous usual and long-recognized Plato type but represents an earlier tradition, perhaps going directly ... More


Picture Libraries: Statues among the Books

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Walk into an ancient library and you will see it adorned with artwork, statues, and paintings. Chapter 7 reads the relationship between art and text, seeing it as something that might effect ... More


Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More


Spoils

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Among the large variety of spoils analysed in this chapter, the discussion focuses on catapults from Syracuse, pirate ships, Greek statues, and Jewish temple treasures — the triumphal processions ... More


The Buddha in Lanna: Art, Lineage, Power, and Place in Northern Thailand

Angela S. Chiu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824858742
eISBN:
9780824873684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824858742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work is the first in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation of that most iconic of Thai art objects, the Buddha image. The book introduces stories from tamnan(chronicles), ... More


The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era

Stacy L. Kamehiro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832636
eISBN:
9780824868864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832636.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book offers an account of Hawaiian public art and architecture during the reign of David Kalākaua, who ruled the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1874 to 1891. The book provides visual and historical ... More


Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830

Ellen Lockhart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520284432
eISBN:
9780520960060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This path-breaking study of Italian stage works reconsiders a crucial period of music history. Through an interdisciplinary examination of the statue animated by music, Ellen Lockhart deftly shows ... More


Statues in the Temples of Pompeii: Combinations of Gods, Local Definition of Cults, and the Memory of the City 1

William Van Andringa

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Pompeian citizens were surrounded by the sacred. Not only were there a lot of cult places in the town, there were also crowds of statues of divinities inside each sanctuary, usually set up as votive ... More


Poetic Enthusiasm: The City, the Country, and Extended Accumulation

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

Chapter Five describes the intersection of moral philosophy and poetics, and uncovers what I term the “enthusiastic aesthetics of history.” The guiding question that I ask here is: how did the ... More


Gods and Priests

Chester G. Starr

in The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074581
eISBN:
9780199854363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074581.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter holds that the upper classes essentially established the way the Greeks visualized their gods and also the structure of worship. The nature of the heavenly pantheon, as Xenophanes ... More


Rebirth/SAMSARA: The Future of the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This brief epilogue picks up where the author’s fieldwork leaves off. It tells the story of the end of the Maitreya Project iteration, MP 2.0, whose pre-life was detailed in the book. It then updates ... More


Honorific Statues and Hellenistic History

John Ma

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks: Why, and how to, say thank you with a statue? To survey this practice allows us to visit various issues of Hellenistic history. The chapter first looks at the role of political ... More


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