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Pantomime Actresses in Latin Inscriptions

John H. Starks

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/9780199232536.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A discussion of the evidence that, even before the Byzantine period, there were also female pantomime dancers on the Roman scene. Despite the terminological confusion created by the variety of terms ... More


Virgins, Lions, and Honest Pluck

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines particular novels of the Roman Empire and their engagement with antiquity—which often takes the form of a polemical appropriation. It asks how Jews fit into this normative ... More


Women and Children in Ancient Landscape

Michel E. Fuchs

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The study of the scenes known as sacro-idyllic in Roman wall-painting allows us to identify the number of women and children present in them. But the kind of activities they are pursuing and why they ... More


The Form and Function of Tabernae

Claire Holleran

in Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199698219
eISBN:
9780191741326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698219.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The commercial unit of the taberna (or έργαστήριον) played a central role in the retail trade of Rome. This chapter begins by establishing an architectural typology for these units, which is then ... 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


Statues in the Temples of Pompeii: Combinations of Gods, Local Definition of Cults, and the Memory of the City 1

William Van Andringa

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Pompeian citizens were surrounded by the sacred. Not only were there a lot of cult places in the town, there were also crowds of statues of divinities inside each sanctuary, usually set up as votive ... More


Earthquakes, Consolation and the Senecan Sublime

Gareth Williams

in The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Book 6 of the Natural Questions is allegedly precipitated by Seneca's learning of the devastation wrought by the earthquake which struck Campania in early 62 CE. Rhetorical consolation is here ... More


Analysing the Analyst: Lawrence's Clash with Freud

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the period 1913–1918, D. H. Lawrence was preoccupied with various anthropological works. During the same period, Sigmund Freud had been concerning himself, in his 1915 paper ‘The Unconscious’, ... More


Between Victimhood and Agency: Nydia the Slave in Bulwer’s The Last Days of Pompeii

Leanne Hunnings

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

1834, the year that abolition was implemented, also saw one of the most resonant literary representations of slavery to circulate in the popular imagination of the British empire, the portrait of the ... More


Gems and Ruins in Bourbon Naples

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After the last Farnese duke died, the family art collection passed to Charles Bourbon, king of Naples, who turned his backward city into a mecca for Grand Tourists. They came to see the royal ... More


Orestes, Pylades, and Roman Men

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second century BCE, a version of the play by the great Roman Republican author Pacuvius, which has not survived, put the Black Sea adventures of the Atreids on the Latin literary agenda. ... More


The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

Steven J. R. Ellis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198769934
eISBN:
9780191822711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769934.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Tabernae were ubiquitous among all Roman cities, lining the busiest streets and dominating their most crowded intersections, and in numbers not known by any other form of building. That they played a ... More


The Economy of Pompeii

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198786573
eISBN:
9780191828898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume presents fourteen chapters by Roman archaeologists and historians, discussing approaches to the economic history of Pompeii and the role of the Pompeian evidence in debates about the ... More


Introduction: Investigating an Urban Economy

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson

in The Economy of Pompeii

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198786573
eISBN:
9780191828898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter serves to put the rest of the volume in context. It starts by briefly introducing Pompeii and its historical and regional context, and discussing some of the specific ... More


Wealthy Entrepreneurs and the Urban Economy: Insula VI 1 in its Wider Economic Contexts

Damian Robinson

in The Economy of Pompeii

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198786573
eISBN:
9780191828898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter by Damian Robinson offers a detailed discussion of the commercial development of insula VI 1, in the northern part of Pompeii, close to the Herculaneum Gate. Robinson particularly ... More


Experiencing the Last Days of Pompeii in Late Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Jon L. Seydl

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how Philadelphians both presented and experienced the cataclysm of Pompeii's destruction through three examples: Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii by Randolph Rogers, one of the ... More


Pompeii, the Holocaust, and the Second World War

Joanna Paul

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the distinct use of Pompeii that emerges in the poem by Primo Levi, ‘La Bambina di Pompei’ (‘The Girl-Child of Pompeii’): that is, the recourse to Pompeii's destruction as a ... More


Shrines For <i>Lares</i> in Rome

Harriet I. Flower

in The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175003
eISBN:
9781400888016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175003.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at the many types of shrines for lares in public places in Rome, from the largest to the smallest. It starts with two temples (aedes) and moves on through various local shrines to ... More


Watching Vesuvius: A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

Sean Cocco

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923710
eISBN:
9780226923734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923734.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well known is the role it played in the science and ... More


‘The Most Precious Relic’

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes John Addington Symonds’s treatment of epigram in his important literary history, Studies of the Greek Poets (1873). Reflecting his training by Jowett, its essays broke new ... More


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