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ZenobiaShooting Star of Palmyra

Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Nathanael Andrade

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Hailing from the Syrian city of Palmyra, a woman named Zenobia (and Bathzabbai) governed territory in the eastern Roman Empire from 268 to 272. She thus became the most famous Palmyrene who ever ... 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

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

Between Jerusalem and AthensIsraeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Between Jerusalem and Athens: Israeli Theatre and the Classical Tradition

Nurit Yaari

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198746676
eISBN:
9780191808531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How does a theatrical tradition emerge in the fields of dramatic writing and artistic performance? Can a culture, in which theatre played no part in the past, create a theatrical tradition in real ... 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

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

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

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

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

Virgil and his Translators

Virgil and his Translators

Susanna Braund and Zara Martirosova Torlone (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is the only volume of its kind that addresses the long and complicated history of translations of Virgil, whose poems were at the centre of the educational curriculum and the wider culture of ... 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

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

How to Do Things with HistoryNew Approaches to Ancient Greece

How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Danielle Allen, Paul Christesen, and Paul Millett (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

How to Do Things with History is a collection of essays that explores current and future approaches to the study of ancient Greek cultural history. Rather than focus directly on methodology, the ... More

In the Orbit of LoveAffection in Ancient Greece and Rome

In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome

David Konstan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190887872
eISBN:
9780190904579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887872.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is about love in the classical world – not erotic passion but the kind of love that binds together intimate members of a family and very close friends, but which may also be extended to ... More

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Diversifying Greek Tragedy on the Contemporary US Stage

Melinda Powers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777359
eISBN:
9780191823077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demonstrating that ancient drama can be a powerful tool in seeking justice, this book investigates a cross section of live theatrical productions on the US stage that have reimagined Greek tragedy to ... More

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

Ovid's Presence in Contemporary Women's WritingStrange Monsters

Ovid's Presence in Contemporary Women's Writing: Strange Monsters

Fiona Cox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198779889
eISBN:
9780191825903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779889.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph explores an understudied aspect of classical reception—the extraordinary response to Ovid on the part of contemporary women writers. To date, work on classical reception has focused ... 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

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jonas of Bobbio, writing in the mid-seventh century, was not only a major Latin monastic author but also a historic figure in his own right. Born in the ancient Roman town of Susa in the foothills of ... More

Sacred StimulusJerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Sacred Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Galit Noga-Banai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190874650
eISBN:
9780190874681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874650.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book is about the effect Jerusalem had on the formulation of Christian art in Rome during the fourth and fifth centuries. It deals with the visual Christianization of Rome from an almost ... More

Eros at DuskAncient Wedding and Love Poetry

Eros at Dusk: Ancient Wedding and Love Poetry

Katherine Wasdin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190869090
eISBN:
9780190869120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869090.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book analyzes the relationship between wedding poetry and love poetry in the ancient world. By treating both Greek and Latin texts, it offers an innovative and wide-ranging discussion of the ... More

Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

Greek Slave Systems in their Eastern Mediterranean Context, c.800-146 BC

David M. Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198769941
eISBN:
9780191822728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769941.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The orthodox view of ancient Mediterranean slavery holds that Greece and Rome were the only ‘genuine slave societies’ of the ancient world, that is, societies in which slave labour contributed ... More

Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose; but in the earlier Roman Empire, 31 BC to AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was written in one organized rhythmic system. ... More

Breaking the SurfaceAn Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Doug Bailey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611873
eISBN:
9780190611903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611873.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book is the first monograph-length attempt at a new way to engage the past: art/archaeology. Taking as its focus the excavation and interpretation of pit-houses in Neolithic Europe, the book ... More

Emperors and UsurpersAn Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Andrew G. Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This historical commentary examines books 79(78)–80(80) of Cassius Dio’s Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in 217 B.C. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius ... More

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman EmpireCivil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire: Civil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

Adrastos Omissi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198824824
eISBN:
9780191863516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824824.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first history of civil war in the later Roman Empire to be written in English. It advances the thesis that civil war was endemic to the later Empire (third to fifth centuries AD) and ... More

Evil LordsTheories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Nikos Panou and Hester Schadee (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This edited volume uses the prism of bad rule or tyranny to sharpen our understanding of political discourse from the ancient world to the Renaissance. Eleven chapters present case studies examining ... More

Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Marco Formisano and Christina Shuttleworth Kraus (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198818489
eISBN:
9780191859540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818489.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In recent years the discipline of classics has been experiencing a profound transformation, which affects not only methodologies and hermeneutic practices (i.e. how classicists read and interpret ... More

Propertius, Greek Myth, and VirgilRivalry, Allegory, and Polemic

Propertius, Greek Myth, and Virgil: Rivalry, Allegory, and Polemic

Peter J. Heslin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199541577
eISBN:
9780191747113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541577.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book develops a new interpretation of Propertius’ use of Greek myth and of his relationship to Virgil, working out the implications of a revised relative dating of the two poets’ early works. It ... More

Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Columbanus and the Peoples of Post-Roman Europe

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190857967
eISBN:
9780190857998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190857967.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From 550 to 750 monastic culture became more firmly entrenched in Western Europe. The role of monasteries and their relationship to the social world around them was transformed during this period as ... More

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Simon Hornblower

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book is an original, accessibly written, contribution to Roman and Hellenistic history. Its subject is a long (1474-line) ancient Greek poem, Lykophron’s Alexandra, probably written about 190 ... More

Shaping the Geography of EmpireMan and Nature in Herodotus' Histories

Shaping the Geography of Empire: Man and Nature in Herodotus' Histories

Katherine Clarke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198820437
eISBN:
9780191860270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820437.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is a book about the multiple worlds that Herodotus creates in his narrative. The constructed landscape in Herodotus’ work incorporates his literary representation of the natural world from the ... More

Dirty LoveThe Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Tim Whitmarsh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Where does the Greek novel come from? This book argues that whereas much of Greek literature was committed to a form of cultural purism, presenting itself as part of a continuous tradition reaching ... More

Sabina AugustaAn Imperial Journey

Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

T. Corey Brennan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This work aims to synthesize the textual and (massive) material evidence on the empress Sabina (born ca. 85–died ca. 137). The book traces the development of Sabina’s partnership with her husband, ... More

The Language of RuinsGreek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A colossal statue, originally built to honor an ancient pharaoh, still stands in Egyptian Thebes. Damaged by an earthquake, and re-identified as the Homeric hero Memnon, it was believed to “speak” ... More

Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Pindar and the Poetics of Permanence

Henry Spelman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198821274
eISBN:
9780191860645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821274.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work is concerned with Pindar and archaic Greek literary culture. Part One discusses Pindar’s relationship to his audiences. It demonstrates how his victory odes address an audience present at ... More

Childhood and the ClassicsBritain and America, 1850-1965

Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the childhood reception of classical antiquity in Britain and the United States over a century-long period beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, with a focus on two genres of ... More

Homer and the Poetics of Hades

Homer and the Poetics of Hades

George Alexander Gazis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787266
eISBN:
9780191829338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787266.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines Homer’s use of Hades as a poetic resource. By portraying Hades as a realm where vision is not possible, Homer creates a unique poetic environment where social constraints and ... More

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

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

Maureen Carroll

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is a comprehensive study of infancy and earliest childhood in a cultural overview encompassing the entirety of the Roman Empire. It brings together some of the most recent discoveries and ... More

Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Music, Text, and Culture in Ancient Greece

Tom Phillips and Armand D'Angour (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794462
eISBN:
9780191835988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794462.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the interaction between music and poetry in ancient Greece. Although scholars have long recognized the importance of music to ancient performance culture, little has been written ... More

The Roman Retail RevolutionThe Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

Steven J. R. Ellis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198769934
eISBN:
9780191822711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769934.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Tabernae were ubiquitous among all Roman cities, lining the busiest streets and dominating their most crowded intersections, and in numbers not known by any other form of building. That they played a ... More

BoudicaWarrior Woman of Roman Britain

Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Caitlin C. Gillespie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

In AD 60/61, Rome almost lost the province of Britain to a woman. Boudica, wife of the client king Prasutagus, fomented a rebellion that proved catastrophic for Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium ... More

Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece

Alain Duplouy and Roger W. Brock (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817192
eISBN:
9780191858727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Citizenship is a major feature of contemporary national and international politics. It is also a legacy of ancient Greece. The concept of membership of a community appeared in Greece some three ... More

Interpreting Herodotus

Interpreting Herodotus

Thomas Harrison and Elizabeth Irwin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Charles W. Fornara’s Herodotus. An Interpretative Essay (1971) was a landmark publication in the study of Herodotus. It is well known in particular for its main thesis that the Histories should be ... More

The Production of Space in Latin Literature

The Production of Space in Latin Literature

William Fitzgerald and Efrossini Spentzou (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198768098
eISBN:
9780191821875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768098.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume addresses, through a range of different authors and genres, Latin literature’s psychogeographical engagement with space. The volume’s title alludes to Henri Lefebvre’s La Production de ... More

Textual EventsPerformance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Textual Events: Performance and the Lyric in Early Greece

Felix Budelmann and Tom Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805823
eISBN:
9780191843723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805823.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recent decades have seen a major expansion in our understanding of how early Greek lyric functioned in its social, political, and ritual contexts. The fundamental role song played in the day-to-day ... More

GrattiusHunting an Augustan Poet

Grattius: Hunting an Augustan Poet

Steven J. Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198789017
eISBN:
9780191831010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789017.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Grattius’ Cynegetica, a Roman didactic poem on hunting with dogs, is the author’s only surviving work, though it reaches us now in an incomplete form. Thanks to a passing reference by Ovid in his ... More

FortunaDeity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Daniele Miano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This book focuses on the Latin goddess Fortuna, one of the better known deities in ancient Italy. The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic Latium, and she was still a widely ... More

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Anna-Maria Hartmann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies—texts that collected and explained ancient myths—were considered indispensable companions to ... More

Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early IslamPerspectives on Umayyad Elites

Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Alain George and Andrew Marsham (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190498931
eISBN:
9780190498955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498931.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, ruled over the largest empire that the world had seen, stretching from Spain in the west to the Indus Valley and Central Asia in the east. They played a ... More

Reading Republican OratoryReconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Christa Gray, Andrea Balbo, Richard M. A. Marshall, and Catherine E. W. Steel (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This collection of essays explores the oratory of the Roman Republic as practised by everyone apart from Cicero. It addresses the problems arising from the partial and often unreliable evidence for ... More

Rome's Holy MountainThe Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Jason Moralee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Rome’s Capitoline Hill was the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Yet in the long history of the Roman state it was the empire’s holy mountain. The hill was the setting of many of Rome’s most ... More

Epicurean Ethics in HoraceThe Psychology of Satire

Epicurean Ethics in Horace: The Psychology of Satire

Sergio Yona

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198786559
eISBN:
9780191828829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786559.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Over the centuries leading up to their composition many genres and authors have emerged as influences on Horace’s Satires, which in turn has led to a wide variety of scholarly interpretations. This ... More

The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Mirko Canevaro and Benjamin Gray (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the Hellenistic period, Greek teachers, philosophers, historians, orators, and politicians found an essential point of reference in the democracy of Classical Athens, and the political thought ... More

Ovid's HomerAuthority, Repetition, Reception

Ovid's Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception

Barbara Boyd

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190680046
eISBN:
9780190680077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680046.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is the first extended modern study of the Latin poet Ovid’s Homeric intertextuality. Ovid’s relationship with the Homeric poems is shown to be neither occasional nor simply incidental; ... More

Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Jennifer Cromwell and Eitan Grossman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume deals with the possibility of glimpsing pre-modern and early modern Egyptian scribes, the people who actually produced ancient documents, through the ways in which they organized and ... More

The Anatomy of Dance DiscourseLiterary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

The Anatomy of Dance Discourse: Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Dance in the Later Graeco-Roman World

Karin Schlapbach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198807728
eISBN:
9780191845543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807728.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book makes an original contribution to the newly thriving field of ancient Greek and Roman performance and dance studies. It offers a better grasp of ancient perceptions and conceptualizations ... 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

Roman ErrorClassical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Basil Dufallo (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the eyes of posterity, ancient Rome is deeply flawed, whether because of political corruption or imperial domination, the practice of slavery or religious intolerance, sexual immorality or other ... 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

Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

Daniel King

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810513
eISBN:
9780191847776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810513.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Much of the Western intellectual tradition’s interest in pain can be traced back to Greek material. This book investigates one theme in the interest in physical pain in Greek culture under the Roman ... More

Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Trade, Commerce, and the State in the Roman World

Andrew Wilson and Alan Bowman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198790662
eISBN:
9780191833175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790662.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This interdisciplinary volume presents nineteen chapters by Roman historians and archaeologists, discussing trade in the Roman Empire in the period c.100 BC to AD 350, and in particular the role of ... 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

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

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

Eric E. Poehler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190614676
eISBN:
9780190614690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the evidence for a regulated circulation of wheeled traffic in the ancient world. The setting to this system is the ... More

Aegean InteractionsDelos and its Networks in the Third Century

Aegean Interactions: Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

Christy Constantakopoulou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787273
eISBN:
9780191829345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787273.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses the history of interaction in the Aegean world during the third century BC. The main focus is the island of Delos and its important regional sanctuary. Through a thorough ... More

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

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

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

Rethinking Lessing's LaocoonAntiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ever since its publication in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s treatise Laocoon, or On the Limits of Painting and Poetry has shaped debates about aesthetic experience and the medial distinctions ... More

Housing the New RomansArchitectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World

Katharine T. von Stackelberg and Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190272333
eISBN:
9780190272357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272333.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This volume investigates how appropriation and allusion facilitated the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt through place-making, specifically through the requisition and ... More

Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycle

Benjamin Sammons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190614843
eISBN:
9780190614867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From a corpus of Greek epics known in antiquity as the “Epic Cycle,” six poems dealt with the same Trojan War mythology as the Homeric poems. Though they are now lost, these poems were much read and ... More

Old Society, New BeliefReligious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Mu-chou Poo, H. A. Drake, and Lisa Raphals (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the first century of the Common Era, two new belief systems entered long-established cultures with radically different outlooks and values: in that century, missionaries started to spread the ... More

Greek Tragedy on the MoveThe Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Greek Tragedy on the Move: The Birth of a Panhellenic Art Form c.500–300 BC

Edmund Stewart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198747260
eISBN:
9780191809392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747260.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This work is one of the first full studies of the dissemination of Greek tragedy in the archaic and classical periods. Drawing on recent research in network theory, it seeks to reinterpret classical ... More

Pax and the Politics of PeaceRepublic to Principate

Pax and the Politics of Peace: Republic to Principate

Hannah Cornwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805632
eISBN:
9780191843587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805632.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the two generations that spanned the collapse of the Republic and the Augustan period to understand how the concept of pax Romana, as a central ideology of Roman imperialism, ... More

Myths on the MapThe Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Greta Hawes (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The spatial turn in the humanities has fuelled new ways of thinking about landscape as a lived environment which is radically affected by human hands and human minds, and which radically affects ... More

Mercury's WingsExploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World

Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World

Richard J. A. Talbert and Fred S. Naiden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195386844
eISBN:
9780199983414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386844.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Mercury’s Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World is the first volume of essays on ancient communications. The authors, who include Classicists, art historians, Assyriologists, ... More

Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Kit Morrell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines attempts to improve provincial governance from 70–50, particularly the contributions of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus and the younger Marcus Porcius Cato. It contends that Romans of the ... More

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and ... More

Tragedy’s EndurancePerformances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Tragedy’s Endurance: Performances of Greek Tragedies and Cultural Identity in Germany since 1800

Erika Fischer-Lichte

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199651634
eISBN:
9780191801440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199651634.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book is devoted to the remarkable phenomenon of Greek tragedy’s endurance on German stages during the last 200 years. It examines how performances of Greek tragedies since 1800 contributed to the ... More

The Archaeology of Byzantine AnatoliaFrom the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Philipp Niewohner (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190610463
eISBN:
9780190610487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Anatolia was the only major part of the Roman Empire that did not fall in late antiquity, but remained continuously under Roman rule through the eleventh century. Anatolia can, therefore, show the ... More

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Charles Muntz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus is one of the most important histories to survive from antiquity and a critical work of Greek historiography. This book focuses on the first part of Diodorus, ... More

Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

James Tan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639570
eISBN:
9780190639600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639570.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this book, James Tan examines the ways in which the profits of imperial expansion transformed Roman public life. Tan argues that the leaders of Rome’s early wars of expansion had been constrained ... More

Images of Mithra

Images of Mithra

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

Jas Elsner (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Images of Mithra begins with the seemingly simple question: what’s in a name? With a history of use extending back to Vedic texts of the second millennium BC, derivations of the name Mithra appear in ... More

The Irish Classical SelfPoets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Laurie O’Higgins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers the ?classical strain? among non-elite people in eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Ireland. It investigates the legend of classical hedge schools, finding truth in it; some ... More

Ark of CivilizationRefugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, and Jaś Elsner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687558
eISBN:
9780191827266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Germany was the acknowledged leader in arts and humanities scholarship. Following the rise of the Nazi regime, many of the key thinkers in ... More

Pater the ClassicistClassical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Charles Martindale, Stefano Evangelista, and Elizabeth Prettejohn (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is the first book to address in detail Walter Pater’s important contribution to the study of classical antiquity. Pater is our greatest aesthetic critic. He was also a professional classicist ... More

Orality and Performance in Classical Attic ProseA Linguistic Approach

Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Prose: A Linguistic Approach

Alessandro Vatri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198795902
eISBN:
9780191837081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there a linguistic difference between classical Greek prose texts meant for oral delivery in public and those meant for written circulation and private reception? This difficult question is ... More

Selfhood and the SoulEssays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Selfhood and the Soul: Essays on Ancient Thought and Literature in Honour of Christopher Gill

Richard Seaford, John Wilkins, and Matthew Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198777250
eISBN:
9780191823015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777250.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This is a collection of new and original essays arising from a conference held in 2013 to mark Christopher Gill’s retirement from the chair of Ancient Thought at Exeter. All the essays in the volume ... More

The Anatomy of MythThe Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

Michael Herren

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606695
eISBN:
9780190606725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606695.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is a comprehensive study of the methods of interpreting myths developed by the Greeks, adopted by the Romans, and passed on to Jewish and Christian interpreters of the Bible. Methods of ... More

Roman Portable SundialsThe Empire in your Hand

Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in your Hand

Richard J. A. Talbert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190273484
eISBN:
9780190273507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273484.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In a premodern, largely unscientific era, when maps were rarities, how did Romans envisage their far-flung empire? By various means for certain, which Talbert now supplements with an investigation of ... More

Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient WorldObject Lessons

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

Carolyn Higbie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759300
eISBN:
9780191819872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759300.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Collectors, Scholars, and Forgers in the Ancient World focuses on the fascination which works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects exerted over Greeks and Romans in antiquity and uses brief ... More

Gift and GainHow Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Neil Coffee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The economy of ancient Rome, with its money, complex credit arrangements, and long-range shipping, was surprisingly modern. Yet Romans also exchanged goods and services within a robust system of ... More

The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Jas' Elsner and Jesús Hernández Lobato (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The aesthetic changes in late Roman literature speak to the foundations of modern Western culture. The dawn of a modern way of being in the world, one that most Europeans and Americans would ... More

Staging Memory, Staging StrifeEmpire and Civil War in the Octavia

Staging Memory, Staging Strife: Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190275952
eISBN:
9780190275976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275952.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book situates the Octavia within the literary and political context of Nero’s reign and the years after his death. As a product of these turbulent years, the Octavia powerfully challenges the ... More

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Matthew C. Farmer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190492076
eISBN:
9780190492090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492076.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tragedy on the Comic Stage collects and analyzes the evidence for Ancient Greek comedy’s engagement with its contemporary dramatic genre, tragedy. Beginning with the comic fragments, this monograph ... More

Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Language and Character in Euripides’ Electra

Evert van Emde Boas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198793601
eISBN:
9780191835445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793601.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study of Euripides’ Electra approaches the play through the lens of modern linguistics. A variety of modern linguistics theories (conversation analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics (on gender ... More

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