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Ancient SamniumSettlement, Culture, and Identity between History and Archaeology

Ancient Samnium: Settlement, Culture, and Identity between History and Archaeology

Rafael Scopacasa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198713760
eISBN:
9780191782152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713760.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book explores the region of Samnium in central Italy, where a rich blend of historical, literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and archaeological evidence supports a fresh perspective on the ... More

Ancient Slavery and AbolitionFrom Hobbes to Hollywood

Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Richard Alston, Edith Hall, and Justine McConnell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Originating in a conference held at the British Library in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in British colonies, this book offers a study of the role played by ancient ... More

Ancient Supplication

Ancient Supplication

F. S. Naiden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, ... More

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Milette Gaifman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book explores a phenomenon known as aniconism — the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and ... More

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Maria-Zoe Petropoulou

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Next to older scholarly approaches to sacrifice, a new way of understanding the mechanism of animal sacrifice is presented in this book, based on the intersection of two axes: the one vertical ... More

Anna KomneneThe Life and Work of a Medieval Historian

Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian

Leonora Neville

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190498177
eISBN:
9780190498191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498177.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The authorial persona constructed by Anna Komnene in her Alexiad (a history of her father the Byzantine Emperor, Alexios Komnenos, 1081–1118) responded to the challenges Byzantine culture created for ... More

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586196
eISBN:
9780191728754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book analyses what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and it focuses specifically on Antigone in performance. The chapters highlight the numerous ways ... More

The Antiquity of the Italian NationThe Cultural Origins of a Political Myth in Modern Italy, 1796-1943

The Antiquity of the Italian Nation: The Cultural Origins of a Political Myth in Modern Italy, 1796-1943

Antonino De Francesco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662319
eISBN:
9780191757310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662319.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

At the beginning of the 19th century, with Italy under Napoleon, the antiquarian topic of anti-Romanism was turned against the dominant French culture and became a pillar of the nation-building ... More

Antiquity on DisplayRegimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Antiquity on Display: Regimes of the Authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum

Can Bilsel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570553
eISBN:
9780191808272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570553.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Reconstructing the lost monuments of Antiquity became, after 1800, a complement to Europe's colonial imagination. Countless archaeologists and architects travelled to the East, excavated extinct ... More

Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

William G. Thalmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book draws on theories of space in cultural geography and anthropology to study the representation of space in Apollonius of Rhodes’ epic poem, the Argonautika. In Apollonius’s narrative, the ... More

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