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Romulus' Rome of Equals

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romulus divided up the territory of Rome equally among the citizens. He makes that point at the start of a lengthy digression on Romulus' constitutional ... More


From the Outside Looking in: Roman Culture and Domestic Politics

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the characterization of Rome particularly with reference to her domestic affairs. It also looks at the presentation of Rome's actions outside Italy and progresses from ... More


How Animals Mean

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides a theoretical basis for the discussion of individual works in subsequent chapters. Taking examples from the Latin prose rendition of Phaedran fables known as the Romulus ... More


Erotic Aetiology: Romulus, Augustus, and the Rape of the Sabine Women

Mario Labate

in The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277773
eISBN:
9780191708138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the first digression of the poem involving Romulus and the Sabine women, which draws attention to the absence of ars in the process of selecting a mate, acts as an effective ... More


Romulus and Remus at Chios Revisited: A Re-examination of SEG XXX 1073

Irene Salvo

in Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-classical Polis: Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652143
eISBN:
9780191745935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652143.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

An honorary decree from Chios, dated after Apamea (189/8 bce), offers interesting evidence for the interaction between Rome and the Greek East at the beginning of the second century bce. This chapter ... 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 twins

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The sole common component in the legends about the birth of the twins Romulus and Remus is that they were sons of a Vestal Virgin called Rhea Silvia. It was not difficult to show that this story of ... More


The foundation

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter pays more attention to certain highly typical features related to the auspices and the death of Remus. With regard to the auspices, it notes those of the twins' attributes that might be ... More


Romulus’ government and his wars

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In specifically comparing Romulus's actions to those of famous Greek lawgivers, Dionysius of Halicarnassus starts by claiming that straight after the foundation, Romulus had called an assembly of the ... More


The disappearance of the founder: Romulus ‘cut into pieces’ or his apotheosis

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The death of the first king, Romulus the founder, constituted a problem on many levels for the Romans. Dionysius of Halicarnassus spoke of ‘many different stories’, various accounts on which there ... More


Epilogue

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The first to deny any historicity to the figure of Romulus, the founder of Rome, was Barthold Georg Niebuhr, in the first volume of his Storia romana, published in 1813. In his opinion at least, the ... More


Virtú

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter starts by summing up some of the main qualities Machiavelli associates with virtú, and discussing his claim that prince who rely less on fortune and more on virtú ‘have maintained ... More


Melancholy and Community

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 2 begins by placing these two seemingly contradictory terms in relation: only individuals may be melancholic, and they are so precisely because of their isolation, asociality, or distance ... More


Fauns, Prophets, and Ennius' Annales

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ennius referred in his Annales to Naevius’ earlier poem on the Punic War as written ‘in the verses which of old the Fauns and prophets chanted’. This chapter explores what Fauns and prophets were, as ... More


The God of the Lupercal

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The god to whom sacrifice was made at the Lupercal on 15 February is variously named in our sources as Pan Lykaios, Faunus, Lupercus and Inuus. This chapter offers a detailed diachronic analysis of ... More


‘Consider in the Image of Thebes’: Celestial and Poetic Auspicy in the Thebaid

Eleni Manolaraki

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This essay examines Amphiaraus’ auspicy and derivative episodes in the Thebaid from the perspective of Statius’ narrative and narrating contexts. Statius forges an exegetical bond that welds his ... More


Alexander Hamilton’s Notes on Plutarch in His Paybook

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Alexander Hamilton, a young aide to George Washington during the American revolution and future Founding Father, made notes while reading Theseus–Romulus and Lycurgus–Numa in the winter of 1777–8 ... More


Plutarch. Life of Theseus

Greta Hawes

in Rationalizing Myth in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672776
eISBN:
9780191775253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672776.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Plutarch’s Theseus presents both a rationalized biography of this mythical figure, and a kind of commentary on the role of the Athenian hero in tragedy and Atthidography. This chapter argues that the ... More


Campania, Latium, and Rome

Simon Hornblower

in Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Campania receives very full treatment by Kassandra. Naples is especially prominent, and the relevant section ends at the poem’s exact middle point. This is a deliberate emphasizing device: Naples was ... More


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