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Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean400 BCE-250 CE

Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. ... More

The Homeric Simile in Comparative PerspectivesOral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Jonathan L. Ready

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198802556
eISBN:
9780191840838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802556.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives: Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia investigates both the construction of the Homeric simile and the performance of Homeric poetry from ... More

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... More

Late Antique Letter CollectionsA Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the extant Greek and Latin letter collections of late antiquity (ca. 300-600 C.E.). Bringing together an international team of historians, ... More

Megadrought and CollapseFrom Early Agriculture to Angkor

Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Harvey Weiss (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This is the first book to treat the major examples of megadrought and societal collapse, from the late Pleistocene end of hunter–gatherer culture and origins of cultivation to the 15th century AD ... More

Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard, and Iarla Manny (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Few authors of the Victorian period were as immersed in classical learning as Oscar Wilde. He studied Classics at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford, winning academic prizes and distinctions at both ... More

Para-Narratives in the OdysseyStories in the Frame

Para-Narratives in the Odyssey: Stories in the Frame

Maureen Alden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199291069
eISBN:
9780191746963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199291069.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers the first full-length study in English of the relationship between the Odyssey’s main narrative and its para-narratives, the secondary narratives and episodes in a minor key which ... More

Pietro Bembo on EtnaThe Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Gareth D. Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is centered on the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), on his stay in Sicily in 1492–4 to study the ancient Greek language under the Byzantine émigré Constantine Lascaris, and above ... More

Pindar's EyesVisual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry

Pindar's Eyes: Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry

David Fearn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198746379
eISBN:
9780191808449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746379.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book assesses the ways in which Pindar, as well as other epinician poets, investigates the theme of aesthetic, and specifically visual, experience in early classical Greece. Major case studies ... More

Poverty, Wealth, and Well-BeingExperiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Claire Taylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786931
eISBN:
9780191829062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786931.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the fifth and fourth centuries BC Athenian ideas about poverty were ideologically charged. The poor were contrasted with the rich and found, for the most part, to be both materially and morally ... More

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