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Circle 4: Avarice & Prodigality: Inferno 7

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for the fourth circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and English), and study questions to ... More


Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Daniele Miano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This book focuses on the Latin goddess Fortuna, one of the better known deities in ancient Italy. The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic Latium, and she was still a widely ... More


The Alban Hills and Praeneste

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes the massif of the Alban Hills as consisting of a group of volcanic craters. It explains that the prevalence of necropolises in the western belt of the hills confirms that the ... More


Archaic Rome

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter concentrates on Fortuna in archaic Rome. The first part of the chapter is focused on historiography, and studies the connection between Fortuna, King Servius Tullius, and the story of ... More


Salian Virgins, <i>Sacerdotes</i>, and <i>Ministrae</i>

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter looks at sacerdotes (priestesses), particularly those associated with the public cults of Mars, Fortuna Muliebris, Bona Dea, Liber, Magna Mater, and Ceres. It also discusses the female ... More


Seneca

C. Kavin Rowe

in One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300180121
eISBN:
9780300182101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180121.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins the discussion of the Roman Stoics with Seneca. The focus is on five areas that best reflect the recurrent major patterns of Seneca’s language: Death, Fortune, God/Nature, the ... More


Basic Forces and Fortuna versus Human Factors

Walter C. Clemens

in North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167466
eISBN:
9780813167756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167466.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the capacity of individuals to foster constructive change in comparison to Juche which promoted the belief that the subjective power of the collective can and should promote ... More


Nerva and the Roman Empire

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

While denotative images celebrating aspects of Nerva’s policy have attracted most scholarly study, their importance is overemphasized since the most common images on Nerva’s coinage are ... More


The City of Fortuna

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter is focused on the most famous sanctuary of Fortuna in ancient Italy, the one dedicated to Fortuna Primigenia in the Latin town of Praeneste. It is argued that the diverse contexts in ... More


Fortunae in Italy

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter analyses the cults of Fortuna through Italy up to the first century BC. Although the evidence for the cults is mostly fragmentary, contextual information shows that diverse meanings were ... More


Fortuna and the Republic

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter studies all the public temples of Fortuna at Rome in the Republican period. The main focal points of the chapter are the precise historical circumstances for the vow, construction, and ... More


To Each His Own

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter studies Fortuna connected with age and gender groups or with individuals in the late Republican period. The first part focuses on Fortuna associated with age and gender groups through ... More


Fortuna in Translation, Fortuna as Translation

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter considers the relationship between Fortuna and Tyche as one of translatability. The first half of the chapter focuses on Tyche, with the aim of determining semantic and structural ... More


A Godless Goddess

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter studies the negative meanings attributed to Fortuna, related to instability and bad luck. These meanings have always been attributed to the deity, and are attested already from the ... More


Conclusions: Fragmentation and Unity

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

The conclusions further develop the arguments made in the specific chapters of this book, and make an evaluation of the methodology followed throughout the monograph. It is argued that a conceptual ... More


Peace Pervades (<i>Numa</i> 20.4–5)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In a passage of summation like that from near the end of the Timoleon—see ch. 4—Plutarch lyrically depicts the peace brought to Italy (no less) by the early king of Rome Numa. The language rises; the ... More


A Dangerous Leap (<i>Alexander</i> 63.2–6)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A mass of comparative material, Greek and Latin, rhythmic and unrhythmic, enables us to scrutinize sharply Plutarch’s treatment in the Life of Alexander of Alexander’s leap into an Indian city full ... More


Machiavelli: Modernity and the Renaissance Man

Gary Browning

in A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199682287
eISBN:
9780191833311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682287.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Machiavelli has been understood in many ways and is often taken to be a synonym for evil. In this chapter his thought is taken seriously and it is seen to provide a way of understanding politics. The ... More


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