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1. History, genre, text

1. History, genre, text  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779701
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0001
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‘History, genre, text’ introduces this overview of classical literature, a period spanning over 1,200 years (c.750 bc to ad 500) and explains how these texts survived to this day. The ... More
5. The transformation of Etruria

5. The transformation of Etruria  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0006
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‘The transformation of Etruria’ looks at the influence of Greek culture on the Etruscans and assesses its real extent. This influence can be seen in many aspects of Etruscan art and ... More
9. Syracuse

9. Syracuse  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0009
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Syracuse, as well as Massalia, provides a good example of a settlement on the ‘Western Greeks’ side of Ancient Greece. ‘Syracuse’ examines the history of this city located on the island of ... More
7. Word and image

7. Word and image  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
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10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0008
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How was Republican art and architecture shaped by outside influences? What does it tell us about Roman life? ‘Word and image’ explains how the earliest Latin poet we know by name, Livius ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0001
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What is a myth? It is made up of three dimensions: lore, ideology, and pleasure. Scholars have come up with many definitions of a myth. The Introduction looks at what a myth is and its ... More
4. Drama

4. Drama  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0004
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‘Drama’ considers two of the most popular genres of ancient literature — tragedy and comedy — and tries to account for their success as forms of mass entertainment. It shows how each of the ... More
8. Etruscan religion

8. Etruscan religion  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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‘Etruscan religion’ aims to shed light on the apparent ‘mysterious origins’ of Etruscan religious practices. Evidence of sanctuaries and temples shows lavish architecture expenditure from ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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Classical mythology is kept alive if the stories are being used and retold. It is a continual process of telling, retelling, provoking, reacting, analysing, and revising. The Conclusion ... More
6. Grand Theories

6. Grand Theories  

Mary Beard and John Henderson

in Classics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776458
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0006
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‘Grand Theories’ focuses on the continuing efforts to make available the most authentic texts of classical literature. Classical editors explain the language and content of the works they ... More
3. Lyric and personal poetry

3. Lyric and personal poetry  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0003
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‘Lyric and personal poetry’ focuses on a wide range of poetry, from early Greek lyric to Roman love elegy. These various forms are united in their basis in the world of the speaker (the ‘I’ ... More
8. Satire

8. Satire  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0008
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‘Satire’ traces the development of Roman satire from Lucilius in the 2nd century bc to Juvenal in the early 2nd century ad, showing how the targets of satire, and the personae adopted to ... More
3. Material clues

3. Material clues  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0004
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‘Material clues’ considers the archaeological evidence for when the Iliad and Odyssey were composed, including Heinrich Schliemann’s quest to find Troy on the basis of clues in the texts. ... More
6. Priene

6. Priene  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0006
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In the mid-4th century bc, the small Greek city of Priene was founded in the Maeander river valley in western Asia Minor. It flourished for around 250 years, before the city’s harbours were ... More
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Cartledge

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.001.0001
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Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction takes the polis as its starting point and uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and ... More
5. Miletus

5. Miletus  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0005
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Miletus was a major player in Ionia, a region of Hellas, roughly at the centre of the Aegean littoral of western Antolia. ‘Miletus’ explains the role of this city in the history of Ancient ... More
8. Athens

8. Athens  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0008
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The enhanced esteem of Athens from the 1830s on has held its own, helped by the association of Sparta with authoritarian regimes. ‘Athens’ looks at this classical city, located 8 kilometres ... More
The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Smith

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.001.0001
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This book explores Etruscan history, culture, language, and customs and examines the controversial debates about their origins, placing them within the geographical, economic, and political ... More
Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

William Allan

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779701
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.001.0001
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From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature ... More
13. Epilogue

13. Epilogue  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0013
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For the Greeks, politics happened at the centre of their lives. Our word ‘politics’ comes from the ancient Greek neuter plural adjective politika meaning ‘matters relating to the polis’. ... More
5. Mistress of the Mediterranean

5. Mistress of the Mediterranean  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
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10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0006
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9780199595112
‘Mistress of the Mediterranean’ examines the attitude of Rome towards the Greek east and the extension of Roman dominion to the eastern Mediterranean. What was the impact of Greek influence ... More

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