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A World UpturnedCommentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Roland Enmarch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All is one of the major works from the golden age of Egyptian literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1980–1630 bc). The poem provides one of the most searching ... More

The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens and Amiel Vardi (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays on the 2nd-century Roman miscellanist Aulus Gellius, the author of the Attic Nights, is the first multi-author study of his work in any language. It brings together the work ... More

Wounded HeroesVulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy

Marina Berzins McCoy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672783
eISBN:
9780191757327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672783.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Vulnerability is not often associated with virtue. Yet to be vulnerable is central to human experience. In this book, McCoy examines ways in which Greek epic, tragedy, and philosophy have important ... More

Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025–1081

Floris Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198703747
eISBN:
9780191773044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703747.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the mid eleventh century, secular poetry attained a hitherto unseen degree of wit, vividness, and personal involvement, chiefly exemplified in the poetry of Christophoros Mitylenaios, Ioannes ... More

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More

Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Michele Lowrie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines how the Romans conceived of their poetic media. Song has links to the divine through prophecy, while writing offers a more quotidian, but also a more realistic way of presenting ... More

Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus

Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus

Michael A. Flower

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195188677
eISBN:
9780190261221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195188677.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Xenophon's Anabasis, or The Expedition of Cyrus, is one of the most exciting historical narratives—as well as the most important autobiographical work—to have survived from ancient Greece. It tells ... More

Xenophon's Mirror of PrincesReading the Reflections

Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Vivienne J. Gray

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Xenophon's literary presentation of the leadership of individuals in their communities, from those of private households up to those of great empires. Leadership is his main ... More

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