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Translation and SurvivalThe Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek was a major translation in Western culture. This literary and social study is about the ancient creators and receivers of the translations and ... More

Translation and the ClassicIdentity as Change in the History of Culture

Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Alexandra Lianeri and Vanda Zajko (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book proposes a framework in which ‘the classic’ figures less as an autonomous entity than as the result of the interplay between source text and translation practice. It discusses the ... More

The Treasures of Alexander the GreatHow One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Frank L. Holt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth violently through the sacking of cities and the selling of survivors into slavery. One of the most notable examples ... More

Trials of ReasonPlato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

David Wolfsdorf

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Scholarship on Plato's dialogues persistently divides its focus between the dramatic or literary and the philosophical or argumentative dimensions of the texts. But this hermeneutic division of labor ... More

Triangular LandscapesEnvironment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule

Katherine Blouin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199688722
eISBN:
9780191767876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688722.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Between the Roman annexation of Egypt and the Arab period, the Nile Delta went from consisting of seven branches to two, namely the current Rosetta and Damietta branches. For historians, this may ... More

Triumph in DefeatMilitary Loss and the Roman Republic

Triumph in Defeat: Military Loss and the Roman Republic

Jessica H. Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199336548
eISBN:
9780199376919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336548.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the implications of Rome’s many military defeats during the Roman Republic. Tracing responses to defeat from the Second Punic War through the second century B.C.E., it reconsiders ... More

Trouble in the WestEgypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Stephen Ruzicka

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The history of the Persian Empire in the west has been seen/presented largely in terms of Persian-Greek interactions. However, the fact that the Persians mounted ten campaigns against Egypt from the ... More

Two RomesRome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Lucy Grig and Gavin Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation on the site of Byzantium in AD 324; over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the greatest city ... More

Two Thousand Years of SolitudeExile After Ovid

Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Jennifer Ingleheart (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The poet Ovid stands at the head of the Western tradition of exiled authors; banished by the emperor Augustus in AD 8 from Rome to the far-off shores of Romania, in his Tristia (‘Sad Things’) and ... More

Universal Salvation in Late AntiquityPorphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Michael Bland Simmons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the background to the effort of the Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry (c.A.D. 232–305) to devise a system of universal salvation as a means of countering the Christian ... More

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