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The Stoic Theory of Beauty

The Stoic Theory of Beauty

Aiste Celkyte

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474461610
eISBN:
9781474490559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461610.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The monograph aims to show that the Stoa, an ancient Greek philosophical school, made a substantial line of enquiry into the nature of aesthetic properties, and thus there are good reasons to analyse ... More

Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt

Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt

Henry Colburn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452366
eISBN:
9781474476454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452366.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book is the first study of the material culture of Egypt during the period of Achaemenid Persian rule (ca. 526-404 B.C., also known as the ‘27th Dynasty’). Previous studies have characterised ... More

Imperial Visions of Late ByzantiumManuel II Palaiologos and Rhetoric in Purple

Imperial Visions of Late Byzantium: Manuel II Palaiologos and Rhetoric in Purple

Florin Leonte

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474441032
eISBN:
9781474480666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441032.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Manuel II Palaiologos was not only a Byzantine emperor but also a remarkably prolific rhetorician and theologian. His oeuvre included letters, treatises, dialogues, short poems and orations. This ... More

Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Meredith Safran (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition explores how films and television programs have engaged with one of the most powerful myths in the Western classical tradition: that humans once ... More

Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Mirko Canevaro, Andrew Erskine, Benjamin Gray, and Josiah Ober (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Social scientists and political theorists have recently come to realize the potential importance of the classical Greek world and its legacy for testing social theories. Meanwhile, some Hellenists ... More

Plutarch and the Persica

Plutarch and the Persica

Eran Almagor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book addresses two historical mysteries. The first is the content and character of the fourth century BCE Greek works on the Persian Achaemenid Empire treatises called the Persica. The second is ... More

Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Lesel Dawson and Fiona McHardy (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection focuses on the complex interrelationship of revenge and gender in ancient Greek and Roman literature, Icelandic sagas and medieval and early modern English literature. It probes ... More

Sasanian PersiaBetween Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Eberhard Sauer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Sasanian Empire (third-seventh centuries) was one of the largest empires of antiquity, stretching from Mesopotamia to modern Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Arabian Peninsula. This ... 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

Semiramis' LegacyThe History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More

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