• History

The Oxford history of the classical world


Author: John Boardman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 882
View: 7642
Provides an overview of classical Greek and Roman history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, religion, government, and daily life

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The Roman world


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 456
View: 3329

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The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic World


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0191500623
Category: History
Page: 528
View: 1479
A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later. Chapters dealing with political and social history are interspersed with chapters on philosophy and the arts, including Homer, Greek myth, Aristotle, and Plato, Greek dramatists such as Sophocles and Aristophanes, and the flourishing of the visual and plastic arts. This volume, first published as part of The Oxford History of the Classical World, includes illustrations, maps, a Chronology of Events, and suggestions for Further Reading.

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The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World


Author: John Peter Oleson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199734852
Category: History
Page: 865
View: 8353
Nearly every aspect of daily life in the Mediterranean world and Europe during the florescence of the Greek and Roman cultures is relevant to engineering and technology. This text highlights the accomplishments of the ancient societies, the research problems, and stimulates further progress in the history of ancient technology.

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The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World


Author: Brian Campbell,Lawrence A. Tritle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195304659
Category: History
Page: 783
View: 5679
This Oxford Handbook gathers 38 leading historians to describe, analyze, and interpret warfare and its effects in classical Greece and Rome.

    • Art

The Oxford History of Classical Art


Author: John Boardman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 406
View: 3178
Provides an overview of Greek and Roman art from the 8th century B.C. to the late Roman Empire, examining the different styles, artists, and patrons for each period.

    • Education

The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World


Author: Judith Evans Grubbs,Tim Parkin,Roslynne Bell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199781540
Category: Education
Page: 690
View: 455
The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World is a comprehensive and forward-thinking study of an expanding subfield in classical studies

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization


Author: Simon Hornblower,Antony Spawforth,Esther Eidinow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198706774
Category: History
Page: 867
View: 7071
Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

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The Oxford History of the Roman World


Author: John Boardman
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192802033
Category: History
Page: 518
View: 4263
In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity. Packed with fascinating detail and written by acknowledged experts in Roman history, the book expertly interweaves chapters on social and political history, the Emperors, art and architecture, and the works of leading Roman poets, historians, and philosophers. Reinforcing the book's historical framework are maps, diagrams, a useful chronology, and a full bibliography. Taken as a whole, this rich work offers an indispensable resource on the history of one of the world's greatest empires.


    • Literary Collections

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

Volume 2: 1558-1660
Author: Patrick Cheney,Philip Hardie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019107778X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 808
View: 7388
The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. Covering the full range of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present day, OHCREL both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents cutting-edge new research, employing an international team of expert contributors for each of the five volumes. OHCREL endeavours to interrogate, rather than inertly reiterate, conventional assumptions about literary 'periods', the processes of canon-formation, and the relations between literary and non-literary discourse. It conceives of 'reception' as a complex process of dialogic exchange and, rather than offering large cultural generalizations, it engages in close critical analysis of literary texts. It explores in detail the ways in which English writers' engagement with classical literature casts as much light on the classical originals as it does on the English writers' own cultural context. This second volume, and third to appear in the series, covers the years 1558-1660, and explores the reception of the ancient genres and authors in English Renaissance literature, engaging with the major, and many of the minor, writers of the period, including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, and Jonson. Separate chapters examine the Renaissance institutions and contexts which shape the reception of antiquity, and an annotated bibliography provides substantial material for further reading.

    • American literature

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

1558-1660
Author: Philip Hardie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199547556
Category: American literature
Page: 788
View: 7111
The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. This second volume, and third to appear in the series, covers the years 1558-1660, and explores the reception of the ancient genres and authors in English Renaissance literature, engaging with the major,and many of the minor, writers of the period. Separate chapters examine the Renaissance institutions and contexts which shape the reception of antiquity.

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The Oxford History of Byzantium


Author: Cyril Mango
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500828
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 8368
The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The authors - all working at the cutting edge of their particular fields - outline the political history of the Byzantine state and bring to life the evolution of a colourful culture. In AD 324, the Emperor Constantine the Great chose Byzantion, an ancient Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous, as his imperial residence. He renamed the place 'Constaninopolis nova Roma', 'Constantinople, the new Rome' and the city (modern Istanbul) became the Eastern capital of the later Roman empire. The new Rome outlived the old and Constantine's successors continued to regard themselves as the legitimate emperors of Rome, just as their subjects called themselves Romaioi, or Romans long after they had forgotten the Latin language. In the sixteenth century, Western humanists gave this eastern Roman empire ruled from Constantinople the epithet 'Byzantine'. Against a backdrop of stories of emperors, intrigues, battles, and bishops, this Oxford History uncovers the hidden mechanisms - economic, social, and demographic - that underlay the history of events. The authors explore everyday life in cities and villages, manufacture and trade, machinery of government, the church as an instrument of state, minorities, education, literary activity, beliefs and superstitions, monasticism, iconoclasm, the rise of Islam, and the fusion with Western, or Latin, culture. Byzantium linked the ancient and modern worlds, shaping traditions and handing down to both Eastern and Western civilization a vibrant legacy.

    • History

Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World


Author: Paul Keyser,John Scarborough
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199734143
Category: History
Page: 1064
View: 1825
With a focus on science in the ancient societies of Greece and Rome, including glimpses into Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China, The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World offers an in depth synthesis of science and medicine circa 650 BCE to 650 CE. The Handbook comprises five sections, each with a specific focus on ancient science and medicine. The second section covers the early Greek era, up through Plato and the mid-fourth century bce. The third section covers the long Hellenistic era, from Aristotle through the end of the Roman Republic, acknowledging that the political shift does not mark a sharp intellectual break. The fourth section covers the Roman era from the late Republic through the transition to Late Antiquity. The final section covers the era of Late Antiquity, including the early Byzantine centuries. The Handbook provides through each of its approximately four dozen essays, a synthesis and synopsis of the concepts and models of the various ancient natural sciences, covering the early Greek era through the fall of the Roman Republic, including essays that explore topics such as music theory, ancient philosophers, astrology, and alchemy. The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World guides the reader to further exploration of the concepts and models of the ancient sciences, how they evolved and changed over time, and how they relate to one another and to their antecedents. There are a total of four dozen or so topical essays in the five sections, each of which takes as its focus the primary texts, explaining what is now known as well as indicating what future generations of scholars may come to know. Contributors suggest the ranges of scholarly disagreements and have been free to advocate their own positions. Readers are led into further literature (both primary and secondary) through the comprehensive and extensive bibliographies provided with each chapter.

    • Literary Criticism

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

Volume 4: 1790-1880
Author: Norman Vance,Jennifer Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199594600
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 752
View: 9531
The Oxford History of Classical Reception (OHCREL) is designed to offer a comprehensive investigation of the numerous and diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have stimulated responses and refashioning by English writers. This fourth volume, and second to appear in the series, covers the years 1790-1880 and explores romantic and Victorian receptions of the classics.

    • Literary Criticism

Classics: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Mary Beard,John Henderson
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192853851
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 145
View: 6679
Explores the relationship between the contemporary world and the ancient one.

    • History

The Oxford Illustrated History of Greece and the Hellenistic World


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192854384
Category: History
Page: 446
View: 8585
'this book has no equal and would be difficult to better.' -Books and Bookmen


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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World


Author: John Willoby Roberts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192801463
Category: History
Page: 858
View: 2203
Spanning almost one thousand years, from the first Olympic Games in 776 BC to the death of Marcus Aurelius in AD 180, this accessible and wide-ranging reference work draws on the groundbreaking Oxford Classical Dictionary to present more than 2,500 entries on the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The dictionary covers key aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and literature, such as science, social structure, philosophy, and religion, and contains comprehensive articles on central figures, both real and mythological, from Achilles to Zeno.

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The Oxford History of the Biblical World


Author: Michael D. Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199881480
Category: History
Page: 508
View: 5552
In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Using new approaches, contemporary scholars have begun to synthesize this material with the biblical traditions. The Oxford History of the Biblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship, and in chronologically ordered chapters presents the reader with a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural contexts. The authors also examine such issues as the roles of women, the tensions between urban and rural settings, royal and kinship social structures, and official and popular religions of the region. Understanding the biblical world is a vital part of understanding the Bible. Broad, authoritative, and engaging, The Oxford History of the Biblical World will illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.