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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


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


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


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