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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

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

Building Mid-Republican RomeLabor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy

Building Mid-Republican Rome: Labor, Architecture, and the Urban Economy

Seth Bernard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878788
eISBN:
9780190878818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878788.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Building Mid-Republican Rome treats for the first time the development of the Mid-Republican city from 396 to 168 BCE. As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself ... 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

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial ThermaeMessages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Maryl B. Gensheimer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190614782
eISBN:
9780190614805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614782.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Across the Roman Empire, ubiquitous archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence attests to the significance of bathing for Romans’ daily routines. Given the importance of bathing to the ... More

The Fragility of PowerStatius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Stefano Rebeggiani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A new reading of Statius’ main poem and its relationship with the cultural and political life at Rome under Domitian is given. This book studies in detail the poem’s view of power and its interaction ... 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 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

Masculine PluralQueer Classics, Sex, and Education

Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

Jennifer Ingleheart

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198819677
eISBN:
9780191859991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819677.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Classics were core to the curriculum and ethos of the intensely homosocial Victorian and Edwardian public schools. Yet ancient homosexuality and erotic pedagogy were problematic to the ... More

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