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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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