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The Invisible Satirist: Juvenal and Second-Century Rome

James Uden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387274
eISBN:
9780199387298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387274.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers a new reading of the Satires of Juvenal, rediscovering the poet as a smart and scathing commentator on the cultural and political world of second-century Rome. The study is unified ... 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


Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Philip A. Stadter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his Parallel Lives, Plutarch presented to educated Greek and Roman readers, but especially to leading men of the Roman imperial administration, the moral issues he recognized behind political ... More


Plutarch and Trajanic Ideology

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter compares the ideologies of government of Plutarch and of Pliny the Younger, setting the former’s thinking on leadership alongside Pliny’s restrained praise of the emperor Trajan in his ... More


The Justice of Trajan in Pliny Epistles 10 and Plutarch

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter it is shown that study of Pliny’s artful correspondence with Trajan (Epistles 10) and Plutarch’s statements reveals that Plutarch shared the ideology of the just ruler articulated by ... More


Friends or Patrons?

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers his most important friends, including Sosius Senecio and Mestrius Florus, who would also have been patrons. Under the influence of recent books on patronage in Flavian Rome, it ... More


Plutarch’s Lives and Their Roman Readers

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that in his Parallel Lives Plutarch addressed elite Roman readers, those who held leadership roles, as well as leading Greeks. Glosses to Latin words and explanations of Roman ... More


Plutarch: Diplomat for Delphi?

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plutarch was a citizen of Delphi, member and sometime head (epimelete) of the governing Amphictyonic Council, and priest of Apollo. This chapter discusses Plutarch’s visits to Rome and possible ... More


Not Dark Yet…: Reading to the End of Pliny’s Nine-Book Collection

Roy Gibson

in Pliny the Book-Maker: Betting on Posterity in the Epistles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198729464
eISBN:
9780191796357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729464.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the final book of the ‘private’ letters of Pliny—Book 9—has a significant role to play within the collected correspondence, namely to stimulate the reader to return to the ... More


Alliterative Poetry and the Time of Antiquity

Emily Steiner

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the time of classical antiquity in English alliterative poetry, c.1360–1420, a period of intense literary creativity. Alliterative poets in this period were attracted to what ... More


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