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Last Year in Jerusalem: Monuments of the Jewish War in Rome 1

Fergus Millar

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores in detail the role of the Flavian victory in Judaea in the physical transformation of the city of Rome. The triumph of Vespasian and Titus ex Iudaeis in June 71 CE was an event ... More


The Fiscus Iudaicus and Gentile Attitudes to Judaism in Flavian Rome

Martin Goodman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The disappearance of the Jerusalem Temple provided a context for Vespasian to devise what became for Jews the most hated symbol of their subjugation to Rome following their revolt. The institution of ... More


The Sack of the Temple in Josephus and Tacitus

T. D. Barnes

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Comparing Josephus’ and Tacitus’ (lost) account of the sack of the Temple in Jerusalem from Histories Book 5, this chapter underlines the importance of the Jewish War as a central defining event (or ... More


Flavian Religious Policy and the Destruction of the Jerusalem Temple

James Rives

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, looking at it from the point of view of Flavian religious policies. Vespasian and Titus were fully aware of the ramifications of ... More


Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Jonathan Edmondson, Steve Mason, and James Rives (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Flavian Rome has most often been studied without serious attention to its most prolific extant author, Titus Flavius Josephus. Josephus, in turn, has usually been studied for what he is writing about ... More


Josephus in the Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter lays out the evidence for the continued importance of Josephus’ personal connections with diaspora ‘Ioudaioi’ in the years after he had settled in Rome. First, Josephus needs to be ... More


Spectacle in Josephus' Jewish War

Honora Howell Chapman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the importance of vivid narrative in history-writing by probing the importance of spectacle in the Judaean War. It focuses in particular on two spectacles narrated by Josephus: ... More


Greek Texts and Latin Translation

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The question asked in this chapter is not just whether aristocrats like Praetextatus, Symmachus, and Flavian “knew” Greek, but how much and what sort of Greek they knew. Did they have an easy ... More


The Poem Against the Pagans

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the anti-pagan poem, Carmen contra paganos (CCP). Since the subject of the poem was both prefect and consul, as Flavian was in 394, the poem was assigned to this year and ... More


Introduction: Other and Same: Female Presence in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines ancient views on cosmopolitanism and the intersection of gender and ethnicity in the literature of the Neronian and Flavian periods and interprets them through the lens of Julia ... More


Epilogue: Virgins and (M)others: Appropriations of Same and Other in Flavian Rome

Antony Augoustakis

in Motherhood and the Other: Fashioning Female Power in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584413
eISBN:
9780191723117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584413.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the epilogues of the Thebaid and Punica and their relationship with the figure of the emperor Domitian 81–96ce). Through an examination of representations of motherhood and ... More


A Religion for the Empire

Clifford Ando

in The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250833
eISBN:
9780520933651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250833.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

People believe that the Flavian municipal law was a remarkable one because of what it lost and took for granted. While the law was almost undoubtedly allowed by the Roman Calvary officers to ... More


A New Procedural Institution

Ernest Metzger

in A New Outline of the Roman Civil Trial

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264743
eISBN:
9780191682780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264743.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the sources for intertium and the theories that explain those sources. It presents the state of literature by discussing event contributions. The main sources for intertium are ... More


The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Claire Stocks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

SiliusItalicus’ Punica, the longest surviving epic in Latin literature, has seen a resurgence of interest among scholars in recent years. A celebration of Rome's triumph over Hannibal and Carthage ... More


The Shadow of Domitian and the Limits of Disgrace

Harriet I. Flower

in The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830635
eISBN:
9781469603438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877463_flower.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter relies on Suetonius and Dio for information about Domitian, and notes that Suetonius' biography of Domitian is both negative and essentially superficial. It notes further that the ... More


Strategies of the Spectacle

in Martial: The World of the Epigram

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226252537
eISBN:
9780226252568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252568.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Martial's book, The Liber spectaculorum, deals with a single theme, indeed a single event: the games given by Titus for the inauguration of the Flavian amphitheater in 80 BC. It celebrates the ... More


Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume addresses the role of ritual representationsand religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (ValeriusFlaccus’ Argonautica, SiliusItalicus’ Punica, and Statius’ Thebaid and the ... More


The Flavian Emperors and the Obelisks of Domitian

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/9781904675518.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the year ad 69 four contenders — Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian — vied for political power, with Vespasian emerging as the victor. The new dynasty founded by Vespasian, the Flavian, lasted ... More


Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and Statius

Mairéad McAuley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199659364
eISBN:
9780191808968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659364.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the conservative and competitive society of ancient Rome, where the law of the father (patria potestas) was supposedly absolute, motherhood took on complex aesthetic, moral, and political meanings ... More


Paradigms of Theomachy in Flavian Epic: Homer, Intertextuality, and the Struggle for Identity

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After Lucan, the Flavian epicists return to a superficially conventional theology of highly active and interventionist deities. The two martial epics - Silius Italicus’ Punica and Statius’ Thebaid - ... More


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