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The Alexandra of LycophronA Literary Study

The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study

Charles McNelis and Alexander Sens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199601899
eISBN:
9780191827525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601899.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The obscurity of Lycophron’s Alexandra was already notorious in antiquity and has long hampered a holistic approach to the poem. Through a series of distinct but closely integrated literary studies ... More

All From OneA Guide to Proclus

All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Pieter d'Hoine and Marije Martjin (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Proclus (AD 412–85) was one of the last official ‘successors’ of Plato at the head of the Academy in Athens at the end of antiquity, before the school was finally closed down in 529. As a prolific ... More

Almsgiving in the Later Roman EmpireChristian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More

Alternatives to AthensVarieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Roger Brock and Stephen Hodkinson (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In 1993 the world celebrated the 2500th anniversary of the birth of democracy in ancient Athens, whose polis — or citizen state — is often viewed as the model ancient Greek state. In an age when ... More

American ArcadiaCalifornia and the Classical Tradition

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Peter J. Holliday

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition examines the mythologizing of California as a Mediterranean haven recalling ancient Greece or Rome. It explores how Californians shaped their ... More

Ammianus' JulianNarrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... 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

Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Peter Brown and Suzana Ograjenšek (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most ... More

Ancient Economies of the Northern AegeanFifth to First Centuries BC

Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Zosia Halina Archibald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Ancient economies, outside the Persian, and later, Roman empires, were unlike the economies of modern nation states. Transactions were conducted bilaterally, just like a face to face contract, so ... More

The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

The Ancient Emotion of Disgust

Donald Lateiner and Dimos Spatharas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190604110
eISBN:
9780190604134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190604110.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient emotions have only recently received scholarly analysis. Disgust has experienced relative neglect even now because of social and academic disinclination to study something in which humans ... More

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