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Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Kathleen Riley, Alastair J. L. Blanshard, and Iarla Manny (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Few authors of the Victorian period were as immersed in classical learning as Oscar Wilde. He studied Classics at Trinity College Dublin and Oxford, winning academic prizes and distinctions at both ... More

Megadrought and CollapseFrom Early Agriculture to Angkor

Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Harvey Weiss (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This is the first book to treat the major examples of megadrought and societal collapse, from the late Pleistocene end of hunter–gatherer culture and origins of cultivation to the 15th century AD ... More

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

Eric E. Poehler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190614676
eISBN:
9780190614690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the evidence for a regulated circulation of wheeled traffic in the ancient world. The setting to this system is the ... More

Pietro Bembo on EtnaThe Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Gareth D. Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is centered on the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), on his stay in Sicily in 1492–4 to study the ancient Greek language under the Byzantine émigré Constantine Lascaris, and above ... More

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... More

Poverty, Wealth, and Well-BeingExperiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Claire Taylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786931
eISBN:
9780191829062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786931.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the fifth and fourth centuries BC Athenian ideas about poverty were ideologically charged. The poor were contrasted with the rich and found, for the most part, to be both materially and morally ... More

Pindar's EyesVisual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry

Pindar's Eyes: Visual and Material Culture in Epinician Poetry

David Fearn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198746379
eISBN:
9780191808449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746379.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book assesses the ways in which Pindar, as well as other epinician poets, investigates the theme of aesthetic, and specifically visual, experience in early classical Greece. Major case studies ... More

Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean400 BCE-250 CE

Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. ... More

Aegean InteractionsDelos and its Networks in the Third Century

Aegean Interactions: Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

Christy Constantakopoulou

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787273
eISBN:
9780191829345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787273.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses the history of interaction in the Aegean world during the third century BC. The main focus is the island of Delos and its important regional sanctuary. Through a thorough ... More

Rethinking Lessing's LaocoonAntiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Avi Lifschitz and Michael Squire (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ever since its publication in 1766, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s treatise Laocoon, or On the Limits of Painting and Poetry has shaped debates about aesthetic experience and the medial distinctions ... More

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