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The Identity of Marcellinus: Can Procopius and the Other Sources be Reconciled?

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter makes a reconstruction of Marcellinus' career and compares it with that construed from material from Procopius. It is argued that the portrayal of Marcellinus, based on Procopius, as a ... More


Conclusion

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents some conclusions based on the various studies of individual warlords in this book, and provides suggestions for further research. It is argued that a vital element in the course ... More


The Origins and Career of Marcellinus

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter attempts to reconstruct the career of Marcellinus from the 450s to his death in AD 468. Previous reconstructions have used as a starting point the few lines of Marcellinus found in ... More


The last century of roman power (c. 500 to c. 620): army, church, and countryside

Florin Curta and Siu-lun Wong

in The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Until the late sixth century, the territory of present-day Greece suffered only occasionally from barbarian attacks. Unlike the central and northern regions of the Balkans, there were fewer regular ... More


Imperial Women and Civic Founding

Diliana N. Angelova

in Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284012
eISBN:
9780520959682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284012.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In building palaces, empresses engaged in traditional civic patronage. Although empresses in the post-Augustan era had contributed little in this way, imperial women following Helena broadened their ... More


Theodosius II: Beyond the Code (438–450)

Tony Honoré

in Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260783
eISBN:
9780191682155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses several laws that were enacted after the Theodosian Code was formed. The first part of the chapter is devoted to a description of some general features of these post-Code laws ... More


The Revolt of Procopius

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides a discussion on the revolt of Procopius. It then explores the way Valens and Valentinian provoked the revolt by their own harsh treatment of those who had supported Julian. ... More


The Letter Collection of Procopius of Gaza

David Westberg

Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts (eds)

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Christian sophist Procopius of Gaza (c. 465–after 526) is connected to a collection of 174 letters that includes 169 letters by Procopius’s hand are preserved together with an additional five to ... More


Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Michael W. Champion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book analyses the writings of three thinkers associated with Gaza: Aeneas, Zacharias, and Procopius. They offer a case study for the appropriation, adaptation, and transformation of classical ... More


History as Text: Coping with Procopius

Averil Cameron

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines whether Procopius' The Wars of Justinian, The Buildings of Justinian, and the History, are contradictory to one another. It argues that the three historical works of Procopius, ... More


Introduction

Michael W. Champion

in Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The introduction introduces the three Gazans and their respective works, after considering how the method of elucidation of problems may unite cultural and intellectual history, how culture may best ... More


Gazan Culture Performed and Transformed by Aeneas, Zacharias, and Procopius

Michael W. Champion

in Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter maps the strategies Aeneas, Zacharias, and Procopius used to construct their local cultures in Gaza and beyond, drawing on Aeneas’ letters alongside the works about creation. They ... More


Procopius on Creation and Eternity

Michael W. Champion

in Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter interprets Procopius’ account of creation and the eternity of the world. Procopius presents a coherent and attractive Christian account of creation based on a narrative of the divine plan ... More


Conclusion: Creation Creating Cultures

Michael W. Champion

in Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 7 identifies ways in which the Gazans’ contribution intersects with the later creation debates between Philoponus, Simplicius, and Cosmas Indicopleustes to reveal by comparison the ... More


Christianity, the Capitoline Hill, and the End of Antiquity

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 continues to explore the social worlds of the Capitoline Hill by focusing on the Christian cultures of the streets around the Capitoline Hill and the ways in which this iconic place was ... More


Experiencing and Remembering the Capitoline Hill

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 examines the ways in which the Capitoline Hill was experienced by those living in late antique Rome, from the ongoing visibility of the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus to toponyms that ... More


Panegyric and Apology: The Accession of Jovian and the Usurpation of Procopius

Adrastos Omissi

in Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire: Civil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198824824
eISBN:
9780191863516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824824.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter opens by considering the accession of Jovian, a case study of how political expedient could dominate the tone and content of panegyrics. Themistius’ Oratio V presents Jovian’s ... More


Between Classical and Modern Naples: ‘Cultural Forgetting’ at the Time of the Gothic War

Giovanni Polara

in Remembering Parthenope: The Reception of Classical Naples from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199673933
eISBN:
9780191797613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673933.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The city of Naples played a significant role in the first phase of the Gothic War that saw the opposition between the imperial troops led by Belisarius and Narsetes and those of the Germanic rulers ... More


Ancient Epidemics: What the Oracles Had to Say

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This chapter begins with human and animal sacrifices to appease the gods during pestilence, but shows that such acts were extremely rare and, when they occurred, quickly disappeared or changed form ... More


Graves on War and the Late Antique: Count Belisarius and his World

Jon Coulston

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Graves’s interest in the late antique world of the general Belisarius, subject of his novel Count Belisarius. It evaluates Graves’s use of literary sources, principally the ... More


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