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Health and Hygiene

A Cultural History of Hair in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair played a small, but important role in thinking about health and disease in the ancient world. Medical writers, from the authors of the Hippocratic corpus (collectively our earliest body of Greek prose texts, with some works dating from...

Introduction

Janet H. Tulloch

Janet H. Tulloch is a Contract Instructor in the College of Humanities at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is author of several articles on Women and Antiquity including: "Devotional Visuality and Family Funerary Monuments in the Roman World," "Women Leaders in Family Funerary Banquets," and "Art and Archaeology as an Historical Resource for the Study of Women in Early Christianity." Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In this digital age, where the events of last week seem like a decade ago, younger readers might be wondering what significance the cultural history of women who lived 2,500 to 1,000 years ago has for them. Let me begin to answer...

Money and the Issues of the Age

A Cultural History of Money in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...For when they had come to supply themselves more from abroad by importing things in which they were deficient and exporting those of which they had a surplus, the employment of money necessarily came to be devised. For the natural...

Circulation: Theatre as Mobile Political, Economic and Cultural Capital

A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Drama, a quintessentially Athenian creation, spread quickly beyond Athens’ borders and into every corner of the ancient world, passing through a variety of media, languages and meanings with each new audience. The term ‘circulation’, used...

Peace, War, and Gender

A Cultural History of Peace in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In book 6 of the Iliad, in a tender scene on the walls of Troy, Hektor tells Andromache not to grieve excessively for him at the prospect of his death, since he, like other men, cannot escape his fate:This famous scene, known...

The House

A Cultural History of the Home in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter explores the character of ancient Greek housing between c. 800 bce and 600 ce – that is, over the period of approximately 1400 years, from the Early Iron Age and Archaic periods which saw the growth of villages into flourishing...

Constitution

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter was supported by a 2015–2016 Brett de Bary Interdisciplinary Mellon Writing Group award from the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University. For their helpful questions and suggestions, I thank the Group’s participants...

Remembering and Forgetting

A Cultural History of Memory in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction How were the primary activities of memory—more precisely, of remembering and forgetting—perceived in the ancient Mediterranean world? In this chapter I consider evidence from ancient Greece that reflects on the functions...

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Daniel H. Garrison

Daniel H. Garrison is Professor of Classics at Northwestern University, USA and is author of Sexual Culture in Ancient Greece, The Student’s Catullus and The Language of Virgil. He is currently working on an annotated translation of Vesalius’ On the Fabric of the Human Body. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In the 130,000 to 200,000 years since homo sapiens evolved on this planet, the human body has had a more or less constant natural, anatomical construction. Its cultural construction is another matter entirely. The human body is the subject...

The Senses in Literature

A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction Greek literature is sensuous. As the product of a largely aural culture, it is meant for the ears, for their pleasure. Poetry is sung...