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Conflict 285–355

John F. Drinkwater

in The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199295685
eISBN:
9780191711718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Alamanni are best known for fighting Rome. This chapter examines the course of such conflict, from the arrival of Maximian in Gaul to that of Julian. Neighbouring Germani were always tempted to ... More


Conflict 356–61

John F. Drinkwater

in The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199295685
eISBN:
9780191711718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with Romano-Alamannic conflict in the period when Julian campaigned in Gaul. The great interest in his activities shown by the sources and Julian's own writings provide the best ... More


Athanasius' Return: A Wind of Change

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Describes in detail the complex interaction of Church and political affairs in the decade of the 350s. Religious divisions connected with struggles for power persisted in Rome and Alexandria, while ... More


Rome and Persia 357–9: The Role of Tamsapor

Robin Seager

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with two aspects of Ammianus Marcellinus's account of the satrap Tamsapor's role in the renewal of hostilities between Rome and Persia on Rome's eastern frontier in AD 359. The ... More


The Life and Times of Marius Victorinus

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the ancient testimonia to Victorinus, and reconstructs a probable vita of Victorinus. A professor of rhetoric at Rome who authored important school-treatises, and a translator ... More


Moving Bones: Evidence of Political Burials from Medieval Constantinople

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The rulers of Byzantium had a specific burial place, which had been established by Constantine I—the imperial mausoleum later attached to the Church of the Holy Apostles. The eponymous founder of the ... More


Julian’s Elevation: Tradition and Innovation in Speech and Narrative

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides an analysis of Julian’s elevation to the Caesarship in 355 as presented by Ammianus in Book 15. It argues that Ammianus draws on a well-established historiographical model of a ... More


The Narrator and the Participant: Gallus and Silvanus in Preparation for Julian

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 analyses the depiction of two characters in the first extant books, who in similar ways prefigure Julian’s later role in the narrative. The Caesar Gallus in Book 14 and the usurper Silvanus ... More


Constantine and the New Rome

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the following: the obelisk that now stands in the Piazza di San Giovanni — the largest surviving obelisk in the world, with a height of 32 metres (83 ft) and weighs 455 tonnes; ... More


Climbing the Capitoline Hill

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 introduces the transformations of the traditional uses of the hill from the third to the sixth century, in particular when emperors climbed the Capitoline Hill, when they chose not to do ... More


The Impact of Jerusalemite Traditions on Early Christian Roman Art

Galit Noga-Banai

in Sacred Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190874650
eISBN:
9780190874681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874650.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter discusses visual initiatives in fourth-century Rome that responded to contemporary narratives emerging from Palestine. It argues that the Roman scene of the Adoration of the Elevated ... More


“Woe to You, World, for You are Perishing!”: Early Donatists at the End of the Age

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on apocalyptic motifs which are present in Donatist writings from the early years of the schism. This was a period bracketed by two persecutions; that of Constantine, which ended ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


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