in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic
May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7201 words.
This chapter examines the presentation of prayer in Statius’ Thebaid. It argues that prayer is a menacing and self–serving articulation that seeks to satisfy the desires of those who utter...
in Homer's Cosmic Fabrication
November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 11907 words.
This chapter turns to the question of a reader's orientation within horizons shorter than the epic as a whole. Examining the transmitted articulation of the epic into “books” and analyzing...
in Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space
March 2004; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 2243 words.
Each identifiable community craves a place to claim as home. Claims are articulated in a variety of ways, but the need for sustenance binds populations very strongly to the land. Herodotus...
in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon
September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient and Classical Art (to 500 CE); Classical Literature. 6976 words.
Jürgen Trabant argues that Lessing’s distinction between poetry and painting can stand for a wider controversy about the respective status (and developmental history) of words and images....
in The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin
August 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .
Article. Subjects: Classical Studies. 7821 words.
This chapter surveys Latin writings on religious themes produced from ca. 1520 onward by Roman Catholic authors. The corpus under consideration ranges from scholarly and devotional writings...
in The Oxford Handbook to the Second Sophistic
December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .
Article. Subjects: Classical Studies. 7835 words.
This chapter argues that certain traits associated with the Second Sophistic have attracted a disproportionate amount of scholarly attention in recent years: preoccupation with the past,...
in Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion
October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 18095 words.
After an outline of the gradual disintegration of the concept of ‘belief’ in the twentieth century, the Introduction sketches the renaissance of the interest in internal investment of a...
in Making Time for the Past
March 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .
Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 21876 words.
This chapter focuses on chronography, that is, the scholarly field which concerns the organization and articulation of time. It examines the extant fragments of the ancient chronographic...
in Aegina: Contexts for Choral Lyric Poetry
November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 10685 words.
This introductory chapter outlines the rationale and scope of the book, whose aim is to open out appreciation of the significance of Aeginetan poetry, culture, and society as widely as...