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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Letters and Communities

Edited by Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Fögen and Ingo Gildenhard.

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 384 pages.

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model...

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Sanctity and Community

Alexander O'Hara.

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

August 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 14431 words.

This chapter looks at important aspects of Jonas of Bobbio’s hagiography in relation to the broader political and social changes of the seventh century. The chapter deals with the writing...

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From Scribal Repertoire to Text Community

Merja Stenroos.

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

December 2017; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 9332 words.

This chapter discusses the problem of relating individual scribal usages to community-level linguistic variation in languages for which the surviving records consist of handwritten texts...

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The Communities Configured in the Letter of James

Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr.

in Letters and Communities

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9557 words.

The chapter explores how the Letter of James configures communities, distinguishing between the real (or historical) readers, the implied readers, and the letter’s reception history. During...

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Constructing Elite Reading Communities in the High Empire

William A. Johnson.

in Ancient Literacies

May 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 4916 words.

This chapter takes Aulus Gellius's work entitled Attic Nights as an illustrative example to present a methodology for exposing the sociology of certain types of reading events and how a...

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Choruses, Community, and the Corps de Ballet

Fiona Macintosh.

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7221 words.

In ‘Choruses, Community, and the Corps de Ballet’, Fiona Macintosh reinserts the history of dance into discussion of the reception of the ancient Greek chorus and probes the prejudices...

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Configuring Addressee Communities in Ancient Jewish Letters

Lutz Doering.

in Letters and Communities

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 8969 words.

The chapter investigates how the Epistle of Baruch configures Jewish national identity in the first or second century CE. Baruch emphasizes the unity and common lot of the twelve tribes:...

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Woundedness, Narrative, and Community in the Iliad

Marina Berzins McCoy.

in Wounded Heroes

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 15037 words.

This chapter examines the descriptions of wounding in Homer’s Iliad for their insights into vulnerability and its meaning. Homer presents wounds and their signifying of mortality as central...

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Conflicting Visions of Community: The Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara.

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

August 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 13360 words.

This chapter approaches Columbanus’s writings and monastic philosophy as a source for Jonas. Jonas remained silent on some issues that were important to Columbanus—calculating the date of...

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Tragedy, Katharsis, and Community in Aristotle’s Poetics

Marina Berzins McCoy.

in Wounded Heroes

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 14466 words.

This chapter turns to Aristotle’s discussion of tragedy and narrative in the Poetics. It examines how the public, performed aspect of tragedy and witnessing tragedy as a political community...

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Ancient Approaches to Letter-Writing and the Configuration of Communities through Epistles

Thorsten Fögen.

in Letters and Communities

August 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 19564 words.

The chapter explores reflections on the practice of letter-writing, with equal attention to instructional handbooks (esp. Demetrius’ Περὶ ἑρμηνείας‎, Iulius Victor’s Rhetorica,...

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Rebuke, Friendship, and Community

Jennifer V. Ebbeler.

in Disciplining Christians

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 19226 words.

This chapter considers the wider literary and philosophical background for the explication of Augustine's practice of corrective epistolary friendship in later chapters. It offers an...

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Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Neil W. Bernstein.

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 240 pages.

The Major Declamations are a collection of nineteen full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to the rhetorician Quintilian, but most likely composed by a group of authors in the...

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Lone Heroes or Collaborative Communities? On Sumerian Literature and its Practitioners

Eleanor Robson.

in Ancient Egyptian Literature

April 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7442 words.

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL), a ten-year project to edit and analyse ancient Sumerian literature, came to an end on 31 August 2006. Like Egyptian, Sumerian is...

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ager pu'blicus (‘public land’)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 262 words.

Land confiscated during the Roman conquest of Italy, from communities which had put up a strong resistance or subsequently rebelled.

Megalo'polis

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 147 words.

City in Arcadia founded between 370 and 367 bc by the amalgamation of several existing communities. *Epaminondas, the

bilingualism

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 921 words.

The knowledge of two languages by an individual, or the use of two languages in one community. In the former

demes

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 180 words.

Local communities or parishes in Athens and the Attic countryside, numbering 139. In the reforms of *Cleisthenes (2),

Quirī'nus

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 133 words.

In Roman religion, originally the local deity; he was also a war god of the Sabine community settled on the

amphi'ctyony (‘dwellers around’)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 69 words.

Religious association or league of Greek communities who lived in the neighbourhood of, and had some responsibility for, the sanctuary