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The Two Anglo-Bulgarian Research Programmes and the Results of the Bulgarian Excavations

L. SLOKOSKA

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 1985, archaeologists from Bulgaria and Britain began a collaborative work with the initiation of two complementary projects. The first one was entitled ‘The Roman and late Roman city; Nicopolis ad ... More


Gregory the Great's Prayer for Trajan

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The eighth and final chapter briefly surveys the history of posthumous salvation after Augustine. Central is a story told about Pope Gregory the Great (sixth century), who supposedly uttered a prayer ... More


Later Historians: Theophanes

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Theophanes' Chronographia is a rich repository of material culled from earlier sources, put together soon after 810. He made extensive use of George of Pisidia's official history of Heraclius' ... More


The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Martin Beckmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. This ... More


Purgatory and Theories of a “Second Chance”

Jerry L. Walls

in Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732296
eISBN:
9780199918492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732296.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The doctrine of purgatory from its earliest days has served the purpose of providing theological grounds for extending the hope of salvation to a wider range of persons. In its traditional form, ... More


Markets and Fairs

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/9780199698219.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The retail network of Rome included both the permanent markets of the macella, and the high- and low-frequency periodic markets of the nundinae and the mercatus. This chapter begins by tracing the ... More


Sculpture at Heroes’ Acre, Harare, Zimbabwe: Classical Influences?

Jessie Maritz

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on material culture, using both Greek and Roman analogues in discussing the sculpture at National Heroes’ Acre in Zimbabwe. It compares the formal and thematic aspects of the ... More


An Emperor is Made: Senatorial Politics and Trajan’s Adoption by Nerva in 97

Werner Eck

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Trajan's accession in terms of political deals and putting the chosen candidate in charge of the nearest army. On the evidence of prosopography, Trajan's military and political ... More


Eἰσì καì ἐν Mούσῃσιν ’Eρινύες: Skoptic Oddments

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As an ‘occasional’ genre, epigram encourages participation by keen amateurs (many of whose poems are reported by the Anthology as anonymous) as well as professional poets. This chapter explores the ... More


“Let there be no violence contrary to my wish”: Emperors and Provincial Order

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the emperors’ oversight of public order in the Roman provinces, with special attention to the correspondence between Trajan and Pliny the Younger, when Pliny was governor of ... More


The Victor’s Return, and the Categories of Games

William Slater

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/9780199652143.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Nero is reported to have returned in triumph to Rome from his Greek victories on a chariot through a breach in the wall. This remarkable picture has had more ideological influence than it deserves. ... More


The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... More


The Invisible Satirist: Juvenal and Second-Century Rome

James Uden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387274
eISBN:
9780199387298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387274.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers a new reading of the Satires of Juvenal, rediscovering the poet as a smart and scathing commentator on the cultural and political world of second-century Rome. The study is unified ... More


Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Peter Sheehan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book presents a history of Old Cairo based on new archaeological evidence gathered between 2000 and 2006 during a major project to lower the groundwater level affecting the churches and ... More


An Imaginary Symbolic: From Piranesi to Disney

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

A formula for an imaginary tourist symbolic was devised by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in his Views of Rome, and continues to animate the program of fantasy-nostalgic places made for tourists using ... More


The River of Trajan

Peter Sheehan

in Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162992
eISBN:
9781936190072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162992.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Trajan's reign has been characterized as one of reforms generated by a visionary speculation that conceived of a unified political and military system for the Roman empire. Trajan constituted a ... More


Imperial Fora

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter begins by describing the Fora of Caesar, and then explains why the said area was constructed. It also enumerates some of the constructions that can be found in the Fora of Caesar. Next, ... More


Planning & Construction

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.8
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes the Column of Marcus Aurelius as a complex monument, combining architecture, relief carving, statuary, and an inscription into a single, unified whole. The planning of these ... More


The Frieze Concept & Draft

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.9
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter argues that the designers of the frieze of the Column of Marcus Aurelius did not face the same challenge as did the designer of the frieze of Trajan's Column. The designers of the frieze ... More


The Frieze As Art

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.12
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter shows that, “compared with the noble Column of Trajan, that of Aurelius is in all ways inferior.” This was the opinion of Percy Gardner, professor of classical archaeology at Oxford ... More


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