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Amasis

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

Became pharaoh (see Egypt, pre-ptolemaic; Saites) in 570 bc as champion of the native Egyptians against Apries. Though initially restricting Greek activities (e.g. channelling all trade...

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America, Africa, and Classical Traditions

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 8741 words.

This chapter examines Morrison's challenge to the fabricated conception of classicism as a ‘pure’ boy of culture, as a European pedigree on which so many aspects of dominant American...

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Apries

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Classical Studies.

(OT Hophra), a 26th Dynasty pharaoh (589–570 bc) (see Saites), campaigned with some success against Phoenician cities and Cyprus with the assistance of Carian and Ionian mercenaries, but...

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Byblos

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Classical Studies.

An ancient Mediterranean seaport, situated on the site of modern Jebeil, to the north of Beirut in Lebanon. An important trading centre with strong links with Egypt, it became a thriving...

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Clothing and the Etruscan body

in The Etruscans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1813 words.

‘Clothing and the Etruscan body’ looks at what we know about what the Etruscans actually looked like. We know that they were probably shorter than modern Italians. In youth, they tended...

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Conclusion: Splitting Open the World

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1210 words.

This chapter examines a Latin motto in Song of Solomon and the transformed version of Atlas in The Bluest Eye to discuss Morrison's reclamation or reinvention of the classical tradition,...

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Discovery, Conquest, and Settlement

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6499 words.

This chapter argues that Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition in Tar Baby and Love enables her revisionary perspective on European constructions of America's origins. It...

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Empire, crisis, and response, 600–300 <span class="smallCaps">bc</span>

in The Etruscans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6938 words.

‘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...

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The Etruscan language

in The Etruscans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 916 words.

‘The Etruscan language’ describes what we know about the language of the Etruscans and how much we can decipher about them from their language. Etruscan is not an Indo-European language....

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Etruscan religion

in The Etruscans

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical History; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3539 words.

‘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...

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