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The Age of TitansThe Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

William Murray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Thanks to Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme or “three”) built by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we better understand the physical properties of the trireme ... More

Ancient Economies of the Northern AegeanFifth to First Centuries BC

Ancient Economies of the Northern Aegean: Fifth to First Centuries BC

Zosia Halina Archibald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682119
eISBN:
9780191762727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682119.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Ancient economies, outside the Persian, and later, Roman empires, were unlike the economies of modern nation states. Transactions were conducted bilaterally, just like a face to face contract, so ... More

The Ancient Hawaiian StateOrigins of a Political Society

The Ancient Hawaiian State: Origins of a Political Society

Robert J. Hommon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199916122
eISBN:
9780199332823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916122.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The endogenous rise of primary states constituted a major organizational revolution, for through emulation or coercion these states served as prototypes for all subsequent large-scale, politically ... More

The Ancient Highlands of Southwest ChinaFrom the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

Alice Yao

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199367344
eISBN:
9780199367368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367344.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age kingdoms during the first ... More

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

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

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

Attalid Asia MinorMoney, International Relations, and the State

Attalid Asia Minor: Money, International Relations, and the State

Peter Thonemann (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656110
eISBN:
9780191746239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656110.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This book is dedicated to the political economy of one of the major states of the Hellenistic world, the Attalid kingdom of Pergamon in north-western Asia Minor. In the third century bc, the Attalid ... More

Blood of the ProvincesThe Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Ian Haynes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The auxilia provided more than half the manpower in Rome’s provincial armies. This book demonstrates how, both on the battlefield and off, the Roman state addressed a crucial and enduring challenge, ... More

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