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Romulus' Rome of Equals

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romulus divided up the territory of Rome equally among the citizens. He makes that point at the start of a lengthy digression on Romulus' constitutional ... More


From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the characterization of Rome particularly with reference to her domestic affairs. It also looks at the presentation of Rome's actions outside Italy and progresses from ... More


How Animals Mean

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides a theoretical basis for the discussion of individual works in subsequent chapters. Taking examples from the Latin prose rendition of Phaedran fables known as the Romulus ... More


Erotic Aetiology: Romulus, Augustus, and the Rape of the Sabine Women

Mario Labate

in The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277773
eISBN:
9780191708138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the first digression of the poem involving Romulus and the Sabine women, which draws attention to the absence of ars in the process of selecting a mate, acts as an effective ... More


The Foundation of Rome

Ausgusto Fraschetti

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes the legends surrounding the origins, foundation, and early history of Rome; the significance the Romans attached to the legends of their origins; and the uses to which they put ... More


Romulus and Remus at Chios Revisited: A Re-examination of SEG XXX 1073

Irene Salvo

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

An honorary decree from Chios, dated after Apamea (189/8 bce), offers interesting evidence for the interaction between Rome and the Greek East at the beginning of the second century bce. This chapter ... More


The twins

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The sole common component in the legends about the birth of the twins Romulus and Remus is that they were sons of a Vestal Virgin called Rhea Silvia. It was not difficult to show that this story of ... More


The foundation

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter pays more attention to certain highly typical features related to the auspices and the death of Remus. With regard to the auspices, it notes those of the twins' attributes that might be ... More


Romulus’ government and his wars

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In specifically comparing Romulus's actions to those of famous Greek lawgivers, Dionysius of Halicarnassus starts by claiming that straight after the foundation, Romulus had called an assembly of the ... More


The disappearance of the founder: Romulus ‘cut into pieces’ or his apotheosis

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The death of the first king, Romulus the founder, constituted a problem on many levels for the Romans. Dionysius of Halicarnassus spoke of ‘many different stories’, various accounts on which there ... More


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