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Calendars of Ancient Greece

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the calendars of the Greek peninsula, Ionia, and the Greek islands, with a focus on the city of Athens. Greek calendars were very diverse and fragmented, reflecting the ... More


So Close: Writing that Touches

Sarah Jackson

in Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Developing the book's examination of the relationship between writing, touching and not-touching, this chapter presents a theory of ‘tactile poetics’. Discussing Jacques Derrida's account of Hélène ... More


Scars, Both Material and Cyber: Haute Tension and The Descent on DVD

Mark Bernard

in Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines two horror films made by Splat Pack directors and released on DVD: Alexandre Aja's Haute Tension (released in France in 2003 and as High Tension in the United States in 2005) ... More


On Phases

Noam Chomsky

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the “strong minimalist thesis” (SMT) that language is an optimal solution to interface conditions that must be satisfied by the faculty of language. SMT emerged within the ... More


Testing for Strategic Manipulation of Economic and Financial Data

Charles C. Moul and John V. C. Nye

in Benford's Law: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147611
eISBN:
9781400866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147611.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter surveys applications of Benford's law within economics, such as its use in investigating the validity of macroeconomic data series. It argues that, given the strong interest in strategic ... More


Megademonstrations

Ellen Mickiewicz

in No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199977833
eISBN:
9780199397068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977833.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Russian Politics

In 2010 and 2011 demonstrations rocked Moscow: the first, neo-Nazi, the second group, liberal and democratic. The chapter examines exactly how the biggest liberal demonstration was organized, and the ... More


Managing psychopharmaceutical drugs under prescription regimes

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is extraordinary cross-national variation in the availability of prescription psychoactive drugs, with most prescription drug use being concentrated in developed countries. A variety of ... More


Introductory Note: The International Criminal Court in 2016

Geert-Jan Alexander Knoops

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190923846
eISBN:
9780190923860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923846.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The year 2016 preludes the start of three trials at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The trials of Mr. Ongwen, Mr. Al Mahdi and the trial of Mr. Gbagbo and Mr. Blé Goudé started in the same ... More


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