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The Shocking Catfish of the Nile

Stanley Finger and Marco Piccolino

in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes: From Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195366723
eISBN:
9780199897087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366723.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The earliest records showing or describing electric fish come from ancient Egypt. They depict what Humboldt called “the electric catfish of the Nile”—a smooth-skinned fish with a head which is as ... More


Writing, Memory, and Violence in the Tomb

Niv Allon

in Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter opens with modern conceptions of literacy in order to suggest that a similar multitude of voices may be traced in ancient times. The chapter then surveys images of literacy and ... More


Prestige and Disdain: Literacy and Self-Representation in the Tomb

Niv Allon

in Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tomb owners, who may be assumed to be literate, hardly ever show themselves reading or writing in their tombs. The second chapter critically examines the two main prevailing answers in the ... More


Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Niv Allon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The books examines Eighteenth Dynasty images of reading and writing with the aim of understanding how members of the elite conceptualized literacy, and how, in turn, they identified themselves with ... More


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