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1. Looking for Homer

1. Looking for Homer  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191785238
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0002
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9780199589944
The first extant sources that mention Homer by name date to the sixth century BCE: from them, we can establish that the Greeks considered him an outstanding poet of great antiquity, but ... More
1. The origins of the Etruscans

1. The origins of the Etruscans  

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/9780199547913.003.0002
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9780199547913
‘The origins of the Etruscans’ examines the debate surrounding the question of where the Etruscans came from. This debate has been prompted by evidence in ancient literary sources. There ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0001
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What is the legacy of Herodotus? Who was he and what do we know about him? The Introduction looks at what we know and for what he is remembered. It was Herodotus who first undertook the ... More
4. A Guide in Hand

4. A Guide in Hand  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853851.003.0004
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9780192853851
‘A Guide in Hand’ shows how the survival of Classical works is both a matter of chance and dependent on the whole history of Classics and its changing interests and priorities, from the ... More
9. Imagine That

9. Imagine That  

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/9780192853851.003.0009
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9780192853851
‘Imagine That’ considers an Arcadian ‘elsewhere’, first imagined by Virgil during the early days of Augustus' rise to power, where the imagination could escape mundane time and tune into ... More
5. Historiography

5. Historiography  

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/9780199665457.003.0005
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‘Historiography’ looks at how the Greeks and Romans conceived and wrote about their past. The historian's work tells us as much about their own period as it does about any other. The ... 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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9780199547913
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
7. Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc

7. Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0008
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‘Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 bc’ turns to a prosperous and successful period in Etruscan society, characterized by some of the most well-known iconic moments in Etruscan art, tomb ... More
4. Herodotus as ethnographer

4. Herodotus as ethnographer  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0005
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9780199575992
‘Herodotus as ethnographer’ explains how Herodotus's natural curiosity led him to pioneer a new field that would greatly broaden his fellow Greeks' understanding of the human community and ... More
7. Herodotus as storyteller

7. Herodotus as storyteller  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0008
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9780199575992
‘Herodotus as storyteller’ explains how The Histories is made up of self-contained tales, most of which are microcosms of the larger text and offer guideposts as to how to read it. Slowing ... More
1. The world of Herodotus

1. The world of Herodotus  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0002
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9780199575992
‘The world of Herodotus’ explains how Herodotus's way of looking at things was shaped by the mixed culture of his native city, Halicarnassus. A literate mindset was beginning to contend ... More
6. Herodotus and the divine

6. Herodotus and the divine  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0007
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9780199575992
‘Herodotus and the divine’ explains how much of The Histories turns on the importance of digesting and analysing oracular pronouncements with humility and caution. Herodotus uses the way ... More
8. Herodotus as historian

8. Herodotus as historian  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777707
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0009
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9780199575992
‘Herodotus as historian’ asks whether Herodotus merits the title of historian. It has been argued that he did not travel extensively, that he relied on the reports of others, and when those ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Eric H. Cline

in The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365852
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760275.003.0000
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9780199760275
Was there a conflict sometime back in antiquity that gave rise to the legend of the Trojan War? The Introduction offers an overview of its place in ... More
7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age

7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0008
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9780192804761
The New Age movement is the most recent classical mythology phenomenon. Its goals are to take on board how everything is connected, and to promote personal transformation through ... More
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.001.0001
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9780199575992
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction explores the recurring themes of Herodotus's work. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined ... More
6. Out of Egypt

6. Out of Egypt  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0006
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9780199682782
‘Out of Egypt’ considers how other cultures have engaged with ancient Egyptian art and architecture from the incorporation of Egypt in the Roman empire to the colonial era of Napoleon and ... More

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