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The Last Years of the Republic

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks again at the range of resources introduced in previous chapters and introduces some new ones, all in the context of the late Republic. It focuses in particular on the competition ... More


The Ethics of Murder

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/9780199239764.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Before 133 BC, the Roman republic had solved political crises by compromise and without violence; after that year, murder was acceptable in Roman politics, and the civil wars followed. Was it what ... More


Cicero's Theodicy

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Cicero's religious warfare with Clodius in three orations he delivered after his return from exile: the de Domo sua, the de Haruspicum Responso, and the pro Milone. All three ... More


An Inconvenient Ally: Clodius

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Publius Clodius Pulcher who was born into the patriciate but had become a plebeian — with the authority of Caesar as pontifex maximus — with the sole aim of being elected tribune, was the ... More


Towards the Crisis

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most dangerous moment for Caesar in the political crisis that erupted in Rome, while he was occupied with the revolt of Vercingetorix, was the designation of Pompey as ‘consul without colleague’ ... More


Audience Expectations, Invective, and Proof

Christopher Craig

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his defence of his friend Milo, who has been accused of seditious violence for murdering Cicero's enemy Clodius, Cicero argued that, even if Milo had murdered Clodius, he should still be acquitted ... More


De Domo Sua: Legal Problem and Structure

Wilfried Stroh

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

On September 29, 57 BC, Cicero won his reinstatement into his house and grounds which had in part been dedicated to the gods by P. Clodius Pulcher. Cicero himself regarded the forensic speech ... More


Publius Clodius and the Boundaries of the Contio

James Tan

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores P. Clodius Pulcher’s use of the popular assemblies to further his public persona and political agenda, a use which is flexible, extreme and yet provides important insights into ... More


The Life of Love

John Godwin

in Reading Catullus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Catullus' love poems, focusing on the wider context of sexual manners found in the Roman society he lived in. In most of Catullus' love poems, the name Lesbia appeared ... More


Clodius’ <i>Contio de haruspicum responsis</i>

Anthony Corbeill

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter has two parts. The first offers an imaginative reconstruction, in English, of a no longer extant contional speech by Publius Clodius Pulcher, delivered prior to Cicero’s own surviving ... More


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