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1. The mists of the past

1. The mists of the past  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778070
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0002
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9780199595112
Roman legends paint a vivid picture of the founding of Rome and the creation of the Republic, but no written historical sources survive from the centuries before its foundation. ‘The mists ... 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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0008
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9780199547913
‘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
2. Epic

2. Epic  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779701
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0002
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9780199665457
Epic was a prestigious but also malleable and enduring ancient literary form. ‘Epic’ shows that in societies where warfare was endemic, a genre which both celebrated and explored such ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191779701
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0005
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9780199665457
‘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
4. History wars

4. History wars  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775871
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0005
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9780192803917
‘History wars’ uses the literature of the second century AD to recover a sense of how those who were conquered sought to establish an identity in a new imperial world. Conquest by Rome had ... More
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.001.0001
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9780192804761
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explores the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths and examines how classical myths are used and understood ... More
2. Contexts, then and now

2. Contexts, then and now  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0003
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9780192804761
Greek mythology was an essential part of an elite Roman's education. There is no single work that told all the myths. Mythographers wrote handbooks of myths to retell the stories. This ... More
6. The sexual politics of myth

6. The sexual politics of myth  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776052
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.003.0007
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9780192804761
Mythology has influenced Western art in many ways. Artists have used mythology to serve as alibis for Western art's enjoyment of sexual violation against women. Western art in turn has ... More
3. From antiquity to the Middle Ages

3. From antiquity to the Middle Ages  

Peter Sarris

in Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782329
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236114.003.0003
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9780199236114
‘From antiquity to the Middle Ages’ describes the key challenges to Roman power in the east and west. The emergence of the post-Roman successor kingdoms in the 5th century constituted a ... More
Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

William Allan

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779701
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199665457
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

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