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6. A poem about Troy

6. A poem about Troy  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191785238
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0007
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9780199589944
The Iliad is not just concerned with Achilles’ destructive anger. Its ancient title promises ‘a poem about Troy’. It focuses on just a small part of the Trojan War—a handful of days, which ... More
6. Etruscan tomb painting and Etruscan art

6. Etruscan tomb painting and Etruscan art  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0007
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9780199547913
‘Etruscan tomb painting and Etruscan art’ considers the particular Etruscan artistic style and asks whether it should be considered as a local phenomenon. What can be said about the ... More
1. The origins of the Etruscans

1. The origins of the Etruscans  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
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
5. The transformation of Etruria

5. The transformation of Etruria  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0006
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9780199547913
‘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. The Roman conquest

9. The Roman conquest  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0010
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9780199547913
‘The Roman conquest’ describes the impact of the Roman imperialist expansion into Etruria on the people of the region. The conquest was part of a much broader drive towards domination by ... More
The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Smith

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779817
DOI: 
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
3. Greeks and Persians at war

3. Greeks and Persians at war  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0004
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9780199575992
‘Greeks and Persians at war’ highlights Herodotus's skills as a dramatist in his treatment of the Persian Wars. Pride of place has generally been given to the world-famous defeat at ... More
2. Origins and the historian

2. Origins and the historian  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0003
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9780199575992
Without an understanding of origins, there can be no understanding of causality, and without causality, the concept of history is meaningless. ‘Origins and the historian’ explains that the ... More
5. Women in history, women in The Histories

5. Women in history, women in The Histories  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.003.0006
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9780199575992
‘Women in history, women in The Histories’ explains how, throughout The Histories, Herodotus uses women to illustrate the dangerous proclivities of men, but at the same time women interest ... More
7. Herodotus as storyteller

7. Herodotus as storyteller  

Jennifer T. Roberts

in Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
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

Print Publication Year: 
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
3. Warrior: Alexander’s army

3. Warrior: Alexander’s army  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0004
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9780198706151
‘Warrior: Alexander's Army’ describes Alexander's military campaigning, which he continued throughout his reign and for which he is perhaps most famous. The title of ‘Undefeated’ is ... More
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer T. Roberts

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575992.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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

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