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Atomism in the AeneidPhysics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder

Atomism in the Aeneid: Physics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder

Matthew M. Gorey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518748
eISBN:
9780197518779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518748.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book examines the role of philosophical metaphor and allegory in the Aeneid, focusing on tendentious allusions to Lucretian atomism. It argues that Virgil, drawing upon a popular strain of ... More

The Medieval ClassicTwelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Justin A. Haynes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers how ancient and medieval commentaries on the Aeneid by Servius, Fulgentius, Bernard Silvestris, and others can give us new insights into four twelfth-century Latin epics—the Ylias ... More

Melania the YoungerFrom Rome to Jerusalem

Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem

Elizabeth A. Clark

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888220
eISBN:
9780190888268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem analyzes one of the most richly detailed stories of a woman of late antiquity. Melania, an early fifth-century Roman Christian aristocrat, renounced her ... More

New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World

New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World

Ronnie Ancona and Georgia Tsouvala (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190937638
eISBN:
9780190937669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937638.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Through a set of original essays, this volume showcases new directions in the well-established field of the study of women in Greco-Roman antiquity. Sarah Pomeroy’s groundbreaking Goddesses, Whores, ... More

Imagining IthacaNostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Imagining Ithaca: Nostos and Nostalgia Since the Great War

Kathleen Riley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852971
eISBN:
9780191887390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852971.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Though home is a name, a word, it is a strong one’, said Charles Dickens, ‘stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.’ The ancient Greek word nostos, meaning ... More

Making Deep HistoryZeal, Perseverance, and the Time Revolution of 1859

Making Deep History: Zeal, Perseverance, and the Time Revolution of 1859

Clive Gamble

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870692
eISBN:
9780191913327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870692.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The time revolution of 1859 changed forever the relationship between humans and time. In the space of a calendar year, and at a furious pace, the belief that all human history could be fitted into ... More

The Orator DemadesClassical Greece Reimagined Through Rhetoric

The Orator Demades: Classical Greece Reimagined Through Rhetoric

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197517826
eISBN:
9780197517857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517826.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first monograph in English about Demades, an influential Athenian politician from the fourth century B.C. An orator whose fame outlived him for hundreds of years, he was an ... More

Latin Elegy and the Space of Empire

Latin Elegy and the Space of Empire

Sara H. Lindheim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871446
eISBN:
9780191914324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871446.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that the subject in Latin elegy, beginning with Catullus, constitutes itself in relation to the dynamically expanding space of empire from the late Republic to the end of the ... More

Agathokles of SyracuseSicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Christopher de Lisle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Agathokles of Syracuse ruled large areas of Sicily and southern Italy between 317 and 289 BC. This book argues that Agathokles was an important player in the Mediterranean world at a key moment in ... More

Evolution of a TabooPigs and People in the Ancient Near East

Evolution of a Taboo: Pigs and People in the Ancient Near East

Max D. Price

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197543276
eISBN:
9780197543306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197543276.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

From their domestication to their taboo, pigs and their shifting roles in the ancient Near East are among the most complicated topics in archaeology. Rejecting monocausal explanations, this book ... More

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