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Introduction: On William Blake, Nature, and Mortality

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents a discussion of Blake's ‘Auguries of Innocence’ and ‘The Fly’, and of an extract from Shakespeare's Henry IV Part One. It illustrates the claim that not all ... More


Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book proposes a new way of understanding augury, a form of Roman state divination designed to consult the god Jupiter. Previous scholarly studies of augury have tended to focus either upon its ... More


Bird-Watching

Stephen J. Davis

in Christ Child: Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300149456
eISBN:
9780300206609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149456.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The third chapter involves the first of three case studies of how ancient readers would have engaged with the stories of Jesus’ childhood vis-à-vis certain “sites of memory” in the Graeco-Roman ... More


Argive Augury and Portents in the Thebaid

Anne Tuttle

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/9780199644094.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the thematic significance of omens and portents in Statius’ Thebaid. It also provides an overview of and considers its intertextual relationship with other Latin epics with ... More


The Judge

Robin Holt

in Judgment and Strategy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199671458
eISBN:
9780191751158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199671458.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

The judge is the singular source of authority, the figure in whose action judgment is embodied. Using Georges Rouault’s painting, The Judges, this chapter discusses the relationship between law, ... More


Do As I Say, Not As I Do?: Report versus Reality in Augury

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

in Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter challenges the modern belief that augural theory permitted practitioners to create or nullify signs simply by making announcements about them, regardless of the empirical results of ... More


Out of Control?: <i>The Effects of Augury on Roman Public Life</i>

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

in Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers Roman augury in practice, arguing that the results of augury did not always cohere with human will and challenging the ‘alignment model’ of Roman divination. In modern ... More


Conclusion

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

in Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Conclusion proposes avenues for future research in augury and considers the implications of the book’s findings for the nature of Roman religion and cognition. It explores the possibility that ... More


Introduction

Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy

in Roman Republican Augury: Freedom and Control

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834434
eISBN:
9780191872495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834434.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Introduction traces the state of the question in modern studies of augury and explains why the current consensus is open to challenge. It highlights current developments in the study of Roman and ... More


Accius

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses Accius’ two praetextae, Brutus and Decius arguing that both were written with reference to the poet’s own day. By focusing on great deeds of their ancestors, they indirectly ... More


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