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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

Ennius NosterLucretius and the Annales

Ennius Noster: Lucretius and the Annales

Jason S. Nethercut

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197517697
eISBN:
9780197517727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517697.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study argues that Lucretius engages in a comprehensive revision of the entire Ennian value system, literary as well as philosophical, in terms of form as well as content. Lucretius selected ... More

The Syro-Anatolian City-StatesAn Iron Age Culture

The Syro-Anatolian City-States: An Iron Age Culture

James F. Osborne

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199315833
eISBN:
9780197545799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199315833.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents a new model for the kingdoms that clustered around the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea during the Iron Age, ca. 1200–600 BCE. Rather than presenting them as an ancient ... More

The Werewolf in the Ancient World

The Werewolf in the Ancient World

Daniel Ogden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198854319
eISBN:
9780191888601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854319.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient world already cherished a rich folklore of werewolfism that broadly resembled the one copiously attested for the central medieval period in Europe. Our best access to the sort of ... More

Athens After EmpireA History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When we think of ancient Athens, the image invariably coming to mind is of the Classical city, with monuments beautifying everywhere; the Agora swarming with people conducting business and discussing ... More

The First Pagan HistorianThe Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

The First Pagan Historian: The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment

Frederic Clark

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190492304
eISBN:
9780190492328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492304.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The First Pagan Historian traces the reception history of a text that is now largely neglected but once occupied a central role in the ancient canon—the De excidio Troiae historia or History of the ... More

Reading Roman Pride

Reading Roman Pride

Yelena Baraz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197531594
eISBN:
9780197531624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pride is pervasive in Roman texts, as an emotion and a political and social concept implicated in ideas of power. This study examines the Roman discourse of pride from two distinct complementary ... More

Spectres of AntiquityClassical Literature and the Gothic, 1740-1830

Spectres of Antiquity: Classical Literature and the Gothic, 1740-1830

James Uden

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190910273
eISBN:
9780190910303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910273.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gothic literature imagines the return of ghosts from the past. What about the classical past? Spectres of Antiquity is the first full-length study describing the relationship between Greek and Roman ... More

The Battle of the ClassicsHow a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Eric Adler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Battle of the Classics criticizes contemporary apologetics for the humanities and presents a historically informed case for a decidedly different approach to rescuing the humanistic disciplines ... More

Pythagorean Women PhilosophersBetween Belief and Suspicion

Pythagorean Women Philosophers: Between Belief and Suspicion

Dorota M. Dutsch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198859031
eISBN:
9780191891632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Modern scholarly accounts of Greek philosophical history usually exclude women. And yet, from Dixaearchus of Messana to Diogenes Laertius, classical writers record the names of women philosophers ... More

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