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. Republican Rome

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The knowledge of the early Roman Republic is mostly legendary and is preserved predominately by historians writing long after the events they describe. The earliest evidence for homosexual acts ... More


. The Spoils of an Empire

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which the collapse of Alexander’s empire sets the stage for the domination of the Mediterranean world by Rome. Ptolemy’s establishment of the great library at Alexandria ensured for the moment a ... More


Latin Letter Collections before Late Antiquity

Michele Renee Salzman

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the variety of Latin letter collections that the late antique reader would have inherited. These range from letters by scholars, poets, statesmen, philosophers, orators, ... More


The Letter Collection of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

Cristiana Sogno

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The collection of Symmachus’s letters is one of the largest to survive from Antiquity, but the notorious brevity and apparent emptiness of the letters have been until recently the object of scholarly ... More


The Letter Collection of Sidonius Apollinaris

Sigrid Mratschek

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Sidonius is a highly allusive author. The design for his collection of 147 letters explicitly recalls the earlier models of Pliny the Younger and Symmachus, yet Sidonius’s letters are more creative ... More


Greeks and Romans: Antiquity

Frank N. Egerton

in Roots of Ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271746
eISBN:
9780520953635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271746.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Greeks first sought rational explanations of nature and rejected mythological explanations. Their earliest natural philosophy was simplistic, but their process of conjecture and refutation enabled ... More


Wolf of the Willow

Peter A. Kopp

in Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Hops, the cone of a climbing plant by the same name, are a key ingredient in beer. Brewers use hops to impart flavors and aroma in their malted concoctions, and they value the ingredient’s ... More


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