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Zeus at Olympia

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The worship of Zeus at Olympia is manifested in the Classical period by dozens of monuments, many of them military votives erected as thank offerings by victorious poleis. While such monuments also ... More


Mucianus and a Touch of the Miraculous: Pilgrimage and Tourism in Roman Asia Minor

George Williamson

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the temple-visiting habits of C. Licinius Mucianus, a Roman governor in the age of Vespasian, and a writer of Republican history. It considers the functions and status of ... More


Delphi

Paul Stephenson

in The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190209063
eISBN:
9780190209087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209063.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Archaeology: Classical

Begins with a look at Archaic Greek bronze-working, notably developments in Lakonian bronze sculpture. Considers the role of votives, notably tripods and their zoo- and anthropomorphic attachments, ... More


Collectors, Collecting, and Collections

Carolyn Higbie

in Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World: Object Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759300
eISBN:
9780191819872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759300.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 1 surveys ancient collectors across the Mediterranean, from Lydians and Persians to Greeks and Romans, and across the centuries, from the sixth century BC to the second century AD. It shows ... More


The Material Culture of Infancy

Maureen Carroll

in Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 explores the range of things that infants used and with which they were surrounded in daily life, even though much of the physical evidence for them comes from funerary contexts. These ... More


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