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Ancient Tyranny

Ancient Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic ... More

Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Classical archaeology has changed beyond recognition in the past generation, in its aims, its choice of subject-matter and the methods it uses. This book contains twenty-five chapters, some of them ... More

The Archaeology of Greece and RomeStudies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

John Bintliff and N. Keith Rutter (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Over his long and illustrious career as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Edinburgh University (1961-1976), Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge (1976-2001) and currently Fellow ... More

Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic EmpiresThe Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Rolf Strootman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

During the Hellenistic Period (c. 330-30 BCE), Alexander the Great and his successors reshaped their Persian and Greco-Macedonian legacies to create a new kind of rulership that was neither ‘western’ ... More

Defining Greek Narrative

Defining Greek Narrative

Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Narratologies, both ‘classical’ structuralist narratology and the ‘new narratologies’ of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative ... More

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050The Early Middle Ages

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Florin Curta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is an attempt to synthesize the results of several studies in archaeology, numismatics, history, and sigillography that have recently advanced our knowledge of early medieval Greece. Instead ... More

Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Jean Bottero

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The civilisation of Ancient Mesopotamia flourished between 3300 BC and 2000 BC in the southern half of the lands between and either side of the Tigris and Euphrates, where a vast grain harvest (about ... More

The Foundation of Rome

The Foundation of Rome

Ausgusto Fraschetti

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes the legends surrounding the origins, foundation, and early history of Rome; the significance the Romans attached to the legends of their origins; and the uses to which they put ... More

The Gods of Ancient GreeceIdentities and Transformations

The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Jan Bremmer and Andrew Erskine (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the Greek gods from Homer to Late Antiquity. The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Yet even though Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus ... More

Greek Laughter and TearsAntiquity and After

Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Margaret Alexiou and Douglas Cairns (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume brings together an international team of scholars to explore the shifting shapes and functions of laughter and tears in the history, religion, art and literature of Greek communities from ... More

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