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Beyond AlexandriaLiterature and Empire in the Seleucid World

Beyond Alexandria: Literature and Empire in the Seleucid World

Marijn S. Visscher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190059088
eISBN:
9780190059118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059088.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book aims to further our understanding of Seleucid literature, covering the period from Seleucus I to Antiochus III. Despite the historical importance of the Seleucid Empire during this time, ... 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

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

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

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

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