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The Arabic HermesFrom Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Kevin Van Bladel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Before the more famous Renaissance European reception of the ancient Greek Hermetica, the Arabic tradition about Hermes and the works under his name had been developing and flourishing for 700 years. ... More

Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Emma Gee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book is a study of a Hellenistic didactic poem, the Phaenomena, written by Aratus in c.276 BC, and of its reception, primarily in the Roman period up to the fourth century AD. Aratus’ poem about ... More

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

Lars Fogelin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199948215
eISBN:
9780190234157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948215.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book provides a survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins in the sixth century BCE, through its ascendance in the first millennium CE, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by the ... More

Archaic and Classical Greek SicilyA Social and Economic History

Archaic and Classical Greek Sicily: A Social and Economic History

Franco De Angelis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195170474
eISBN:
9780190465339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170474.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Ancient Greek migrants in Sicily produced societies and economies that both paralleled and differed from their homeland. Since the nineteenth century, explanations for these similarities and ... More

The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

David Kertai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198723189
eISBN:
9780191789724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Late Assyrian Empire (c.900–612 BCE) was the first state to rule the major centres of the Middle East. The Assyrian court inhabited some of the most monumental palaces of its time. The ... More

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

Aristophanes and the Definition of Comedy

M. S. Silk

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199253821
eISBN:
9780191712227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253821.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a radically new critical study of Aristophanes. Against the limited view of Aristophanes as Athenian theatrical satirist, the author identifies him as one of the world's great ... More

Aristotle as PoetThe Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Andrew L. Ford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book studies Aristotle’s poetic activity in light of an ode he composed commemorating Hermias of Atarneus, his father in law and patron in the 340’s BCE. This remarkable text is said to have ... More

Aristotle’s Categories in the Early Roman Empire

Aristotle’s Categories in the Early Roman Empire

Michael J. Griffin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724735
eISBN:
9780191792267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724735.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies the origin and evolution of philosophical interest in Aristotle's Categories. After centuries of neglect, the Categories became the focus of philosophical discussion in the first ... More

Arminius the LiberatorMyth and Ideology

Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Martin M. Winkler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book deals with the mythical and ideological afterlife of the historical facts concerning Arminius the Cheruscan, commonly called Hermann in German. Arminius inflicted one of their most ... More

The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Benjamin Sammons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study takes a fresh look at a familiar element of the Homeric epics—the poetic catalogue. It aims to uncover the great variety of functions fulfilled by catalogue as a manner of speech within ... More

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