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Adoption and Fosterage in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

Sabine R. Huebner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 11669 words.

This chapter focuses on the practice of adoption and fosterage in the Eastern Mediterranean, a family strategy that is, compared with its equivalent in the Roman West, understudied. She...

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Aesop and Animal Fable

Jeremy B. Lefkowitz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 11609 words.

This chapter examines the tensions between the symbolic valence of anthropomorphic animals and authentic concerns about real animals in fables of ancient times. It provides an overview of...

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The Ancient Child in School

W. Martin Bloomer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 9130 words.

This chapter offers a child-centered account of the history of education in the Greek and Roman worlds. A sketch of the introduction and adaptation of training in literacy stresses the...

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Ancient Fishing and Fish Farming

Geoffrey Kron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 5584 words.

This article focuses on fishing and fish farming in ancient Greece and Rome. It discusses evidence showing the important place occupied by fish and shellfish in Graeco-Roman culinary...

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Ancient Fossil Discoveries and Interpretations

Adrienne Mayor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 4639 words.

This chapter examines the discoveries and interpretations of fossil discoveries in ancient times. It analyses nearly one hundred accounts from more than thirty ancient authors, from...

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Animal Communication

Thorsten Fögen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 8127 words.

This chapter examines references to forms of animal communication in ancient Greek and Roman literature. It analyses prose texts from the fourth century BC until the third century AD, which...

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Animal Husbandry

Geoffrey Kron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 14205 words.

In ancient Greece and Rome, there is evidence that animal husbandry was a technically sophisticated and productive enterprise. Archaeozoological studies show that the size of livestock was...

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Animal Magic

Daniel Ogden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 8229 words.

This chapter examines the role of animals in magic in antiquity. It considers the four main ways by which the world of animals intersected with the world of magic in antiquity. These...

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Animal Sacrifice in Antiquity

Gunnel Ekroth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 16948 words.

In ancient Greece and Rome, animal sacrifice was performed as a ritual to communicate with the gods, heroes, and other divine beings. Such rituals were meant to ask the divine recipients...

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Animals and Divination

Peter Struck.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 7125 words.

This chapter examines the role of animals in divination in ancient times. It discusses ancient observers’ interpretation of signs coming from instinctive animal behaviour and from the...

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Animals and Triumphs

Ida Östenberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 6756 words.

This chapter examines the role of animals in triumphal processions in ancient Rome. It explains that Roman horses drew the chariot of the triumphator in the procession while Roman draught...

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Animals in Classical Art

Alastair Harden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 15952 words.

This chapter examines the place and role of animals in art history of the Classical period. It addresses questions concerning animal imagery within the visual culture of the ancient...

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Animals in Egypt

Angela McDonald.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 7779 words.

This chapter examines the changing contexts in which animals feature in ancient Egypt, from Ptolemaic to Roman times. It explores the major parts roles played by animals: as divine avatars,...

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Animals in Epic

Laura Hawtree.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 5145 words.

This chapter examines the role of animals in ancient epic poetry. It explains that throughout the Classical period an impressive range of creatures finds its way into the genre and these...

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Animals in Late Antiquity and Early Christianity

Ingvild Saelid Gilhus.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 5507 words.

This chapter examines the treatment of animals from various texts during the period from late antiquity to early Christianity. It discusses the references to animals in the New Testament...

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Animals in Tragedy

Chiara Thumiger.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 8023 words.

This chapter examines the role of animals in tragedy in ancient times. It analyses the ways animals participate in the tragic representation of the world and investigates how animal imagery...

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Animals in Warfare

Adrienne Mayor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 5693 words.

This chapter examines the use of animals in warfare in ancient times. It explains that some creatures deployed against enemies were involuntary zoological allies, such as herds of cattle...

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Becoming Human

Véronique Dasen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 10485 words.

Since antiquity, speculations on the emergence of human life and the status of the embryo have prompted intense debates. How does fetal matter grow into a human being? When does it have a...

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Being the One and Becoming the Other

Stephen T. Newmyer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 14394 words.

This chapter examines the views of ancient philosophers on the connection between humans and animals. It explains the preoccupation of ancient Greeks in investigating whether the...

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Boys, Girls, Family, and the State at Sparta

Nigel M. Kennell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Marriage and the Family. 8142 words.

The Spartan citizen training system (agoge) has long been essential to the Spartan mirage. Current debate centers on the suitability of Hellenistic- and Roman-period material for...

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