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Seneca and Pantomime

Bernhard Zimmermann

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a challenge to the classification of Seneca's tragedies as ‘rhetorical tragedies’ or declamations. Although the idea that Seneca's tragedies might have been partially danced had ... More


Other early novelists

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter three investigates Chariton's relation to other early novels and novelists as far as date and authorship are concerned. On grounds of language, style, and apparent borrowings from Chariton, ... More


The Art of Losing: Tacitus and the Disaster Narrative

Elizabeth Keitel

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/9780199558681.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses Tacitus's narratives of natural and man-made disasters, with special emphasis on those perpetrated by the principes against their own people. Tacitus consistently shows ... More


Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism: A Comparative Study of Ancient Morality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199578641
eISBN:
9780191722868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter begins with an introduction to the life of Seneca (ca. 1–65 CE), who served as emperor Nero's tutor and advisor in the middle of the first century. As a rich moralist, Seneca has often ... More


Josephus' Roman Audience: Josephus and the Roman Elites

Hannah M. Cotton and Werner Eck

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/9780199262120.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In an attempt to elucidate the social and political environment in which Josephus composed his works, this chapter tries to determine the extent to which the Judean writer was ingratiated with the ... More


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 Final Years

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When Paul’s mission in Spain failed, he went back to Illyricum. After a year or so there he travelled via Troas to Ephesus, where he took over from Timothy, who had proved a failure as a leader. Paul ... More


Revelation in Space and Time

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Discusses the date and time when Revelation was written, and then considers the role of imperial cults in the generation of the text. The main argument concludes that Revelation was not written ... More


The Deaths of Seneca

James Ker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book traces the cultural history of Seneca's forced suicide at the command of Nero, situating it in the Roman imagination and tracing its interpretations from the first century to the present ... More


Intestinum Scelus: Preemptive Execution in Tacitus' Annals

Cynthia Damon

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Tacitus' representation of the legacy of civil war in his history of the Julio‐Claudian period, the Annals, arguing that civil war persists during the pax Augusta as a kind of ... More


Introduction

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction argues that an examination of Seneca's death will demonstrate both the centrality of Seneca in Western thinking about death and the centrality of the death scene in the tradition on ... More


Ancient Rome and Romanticism in Italian Cinema

Piero Garofalo

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the influence of Romanticism and Rome upon Italy's emergent film industry between 1908 and 1914. Specifically, it argues that production companies drew upon Romantic aesthetics ... More


The Last Years

Jerome Murphy-oʼconnor

in Paul: A Critical Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192853424
eISBN:
9780191670589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192853424.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Paul's concern about his reception in Jerusalem is mentioned in his Letter to the Romans, the group that he needed to support him if he were to proceed to Spain. Luke described Paul's condition while ... More


Nero in Warwickshire: The Secret History after Buckingham, 1629–40

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses how Eglisham's most infamous work continued to percolate through English and Scottish political culture during the 1630s. Discussion of James' murder had not ended with ... More


Epilogue Burning Down the House: Nero and the End of Julio-Claudian Rule

KRISTINA MILNOR

in Gender, Domesticity, and the Age of Augustus: Inventing Private Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235728
eISBN:
9780191712883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235728.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that Nero, the last member of Augustus' family to rule in the early Roman empire, is represented as a negative mirror image of his ancestor: whereas the first Julio-Claudian made ... More


Political Epigram? Loukillios and Nero

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the textual relationship constructed in the extant epigrams between Loukillios and Nero. Like the preceding chapter, it points out the endemic shortcomings of skoptic epigram as ... More


The Victor’s Return, and the Categories of Games

William Slater

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Nero is reported to have returned in triumph to Rome from his Greek victories on a chariot through a breach in the wall. This remarkable picture has had more ideological influence than it deserves. ... More


The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Stefano Rebeggiani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A new reading of Statius’ main poem and its relationship with the cultural and political life at Rome under Domitian is given. This book studies in detail the poem’s view of power and its interaction ... More


Staging Memory, Staging Strife: Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190275952
eISBN:
9780190275976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275952.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book situates the Octavia within the literary and political context of Nero’s reign and the years after his death. As a product of these turbulent years, the Octavia powerfully challenges the ... More


Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This study demonstrates the importance of references to religious material in Tacitus’ Annals by analyzing them using cultural memory theory. Throughout his narrative of Julio-Claudian Rome in the ... More


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