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Letters and CommunitiesStudies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Fögen, and Ingo Gildenhard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model underwrites ... More

PerpetuaAthlete of God

Perpetua: Athlete of God

Barbara K. Gold

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is an overview of the Christian martyr Perpetua’s life and the cultural, religious, political, literary, social, and physical contexts in which she lived. It does not attempt to be a full ... More

The Realness of Things PastAncient Greece and Ontological History

The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History

Greg Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190886646
eISBN:
9780190886677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886646.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The book proposes a new paradigm of historical practice. It questions the way we conventionally historicize the experiences of non-modern peoples, western and non-western, and makes a case for an ... More

The Returning Heronostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Simon Hornblower and Giulia Biffis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This interdisciplinary book, which takes its origin from an international conference held in Oxford, brings together experts in ancient Greek (and Roman) history, literature, archaeology, and ... More

The Tiny and the FragmentedMiniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Miniature and fragmentary objects are both remarkably fascinating and easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering ... More

Tombs of the Ancient PoetsBetween Literary Reception and Material Culture

Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Nora Goldschmidt and Barbara Graziosi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the ways in which the tombs of the ancient poets—real and imagined—are crucial sites for the reception of Greek and Latin poetry. The volume makes a distinctive contribution to the ... More

Women of Substance in Homeric EpicObjects, Gender, Agency

Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

Lilah Grace Canevaro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826309
eISBN:
9780191865268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826309.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male ... More

The World UnderfootMosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Hallie M. Franks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the Greek Classical period, the symposium—the social gathering at which male citizens gathered to drink wine and engage in conversation—was held in a room called the andron. From couches set up ... More

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