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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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German-Speaking Refugee Publishers in Oxford

Anna Nyburg.

in Ark of Civilization

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 4257 words.

This chapter traces some of the German-speaking émigrés who made a contribution to the British art publishing scene in Oxford. The most celebrated publishing house, Phaidon, moved to Oxford...

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Consensus, Community, and Discourses of Power

Ryan Boehm.

in City and Empire in the Age of the Successors

February 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 22775 words.

The final chapter explores the ways in which competing interests and social groups of the polis potentially threatened the unity of the synoikized city. It first discusses potential causes...

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Cleopatra Vii Philopatris

Jean Bingen.

in Hellenistic Egypt

March 2007; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 2606 words.

In 37/36 BCE, Cleopatra changed her reckoning of the years of her reign from a simple “year 16” to “year 16 which is also year 1.” The reasons lie in a change in royal ideology linked to...

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Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity

Katherine Harloe.

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 304 pages.

This book contributes to understandings of the history of classical scholarship in eighteenth-century Germany by exploring debates that arose over the work of the classicist and art...

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Paphos

Hector Catling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 426 words.

Paphos, city-kingdom of SW *Cyprus. (1) Palaepaphos (mod. Kouklia) built on a bluff near the coast, site of a famous sanctuary of *Aphrodite, by tradition born nearby of sea-foam. Alternative...

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History and the Shape of Monastic Communities

Edward J. Watts.

in Riot in Alexandria

April 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 13575 words.

In 350, the leaders of the eight monasteries that made up the Pachomian ascetic system (Koinonia) traveled to Phbow, the headquarters of the federation, to greet Apa Theodore, the new head...

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