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‘You shall blot out the memory of Amalek’: Roman Historians on Remembering to Forget

D. S. Levene

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/9780199572069.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The creation of cultural identity through historical memory often involves as much forgetting as remembering. The process of forgetting through selection is usually hidden. This chapter focuses on ... More


Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Alan K. Bowman, Hannah M. Cotton, Martin Goodman, and Simon Price (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book covers the whole of the period in which Rome dominated the Mediterranean world. The belief shared by all the contributors is that the Roman empire is best understood from the standpoint of ... More


The Foundation of Rome

Ausgusto Fraschetti

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes the legends surrounding the origins, foundation, and early history of Rome; the significance the Romans attached to the legends of their origins; and the uses to which they put ... More


The Grounds of Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Ground’ is adapted from the term in cognitive grammar for the set-up of a conversation. In Roman philosophical works the basic grounds are populated by Romans, to whom treatises are addressed and ... More


Origins of Myth: Arminius in Ancient Literature and in German Scholarship

Martin M. Winkler

in Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter demonstrates that the process of historical mythmaking about Arminius began as early as in Augustan Rome. Ancient historians and poets interpreted the scanty facts concerning Varus’ ... 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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