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The Language and Style of the Fragmentary Republican Historians

J. Briscoe

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter starts by describing the nature of the evidence of the language and style of the fragmentary republican historians. It also refers to a number of usages which are absent, or virtually ... More


Epideixis, Textuality, and Self-Fashioning in the Pro Archia and In Pisonem

John Dugan

in Making a New Man: Ciceronian Self-Fashioning in the Rhetorical Works

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267804
eISBN:
9780191708152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267804.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores two Cicero's use of oratory to create texts as vehicles for his self-fashioning. It discusses that Cicero shapes both Pro Archia and In Prisonem in the epideictic rhetorical ... More


Eἰσì καì ἐν Mούσῃσιν ’Eρινύες: Skoptic Oddments

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/9780199263370.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As an ‘occasional’ genre, epigram encourages participation by keen amateurs (many of whose poems are reported by the Anthology as anonymous) as well as professional poets. This chapter explores the ... More


Consensus in Theory and Practice

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers evidence on consensus and the culture of loyalty in the Roman Empire. It discusses the exchange of official, authenticated documents that produced an atmosphere in which ... More


Fragmentary Speeches: The Oratory and Political Career of Piso Caesoninus

Henriette van der Blom

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the potential of oratorical fragments through a reconsideration of the oratory and career of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus. It argues that Piso was a respected and ... 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


Horace and Historians

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers Horace's autobiographies and his engagement with Roman historians. It suggests that the actual words which Horace describes himself closely parallel the descriptions given of ... More


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