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Claudius and the Failure of Tradition

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

in Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

After a brief assessment of how the lost portions of the Annals covering the reign of Caligula might have affected our understanding of the importance of religion within the work, this chapter ... More


Horace's "Carmen Saeculare": Ritual Magic and the Poet`s Art

Michael C. J. Putnam

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083330
eISBN:
9780300130454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book devoted to Horace's Carmen Saeculare, a poem commissioned by Roman emperor Augustus in 17 bce for choral performance at the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games. The poem is the ... More


Rethinking the Classics: 28 BC–AD 8

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the restored republic, the games were where Augustus Caesar reported to the Roman People on what he had done in their name. Horace in his Epistles used the elections as an analogy for poets ... More


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