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Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Roger Rees

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book relates the historical circumstances of five panegyrical speeches to survive from late antique Gaul to their literary characteristics and ideological perspectives. The years 289-307 saw ... More


Alexandria

Raymond P. Scheindlin

in Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Geniza letters and Halevi’s panegyric poems describe his arrival, together with Isaac Ibn Ezra and another companion, in Alexandria; his activities there; the many people who wanted to host him; and ... More


Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Tomas Hagg (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The two centuries between A.D. 250 and A.D. 450 witnessed the creation of a distinctive Christian Greek culture in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. This book focuses on the transition from ... More


Scotland and Ireland: The Vision of Bardic Poetry

Wilson McLeod

in Divided Gaels: Gaelic Cultural Identities in Scotland and Ireland 1200-1650

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247226
eISBN:
9780191714610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247226.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter argues that the vision of the connection between Ireland and Scotland in bardic poetry is a hazy one, whose outlines are less than sharp or clear. Much of what is said is only half-said, ... More


Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Lucy Grig and Gavin Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Constantinople was named New Rome or Second Rome very soon after its foundation on the site of Byzantium in AD 324; over the next two hundred years it replaced the original Rome as the greatest city ... More


Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literary Criticism?

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses a possible instance of medieval Irish literary criticism influencing Welsh literacy criticism, in connection with comments on shifts between second and third person address in ... More


Bright Lights, Big City: Pacatus and the Panegyrici Latini

Roger Rees

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The Panegyrici Latini is a collection of twelve speeches delivered to various emperors from Trajan to Theodosius, though with a concentration on Gaul in the late third and fourth centuries. This ... More


A Tale of Two Cities: Themistius on Rome and Constantinople

John Vanderspoel

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter, developing and nuancing elements of the author’s monograph of 1995, examines the philosopher Themistius’ panegyrics as they present the developing status of Constantinople from the 350s ... More


Epic Panegyric and Political Communication in the Fifth-Century West

Andrew Gillett

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Epic panegyric was a literary and political innovation of the late fourth and fifth centuries in Rome and the Roman west. This chapter examines extant and attested epic panegyrics, from Claudian in ... More


Ekphrasis: Materializing Martyria Then and Now

Vasiliki M. Limberis

in Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199730889
eISBN:
9780199895229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730889.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the Cappadocians’ deployment of ekphrasis as it appears in panegyrics to the martyrs and in other letters connected in some way to the cult of the martyrs. The analysis of ... More


The Germania illustrata, Humanist History, and the Christianization of Germany *

David J. Collins, S.J.

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

Leading German scholars, Renaissance humanists among them, began in the late fifteenth century a sustained effort at investigating a past they could call their own and writing about it in a panegyric ... More


A Past for the Present: On Metaphors and Panegyric

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

In line with classical historiography, Orosius repeatedly compares the history of Rome to the human lifespan and concludes his work in a panegyrical vein. The comparison with a lifespan usually draws ... More


Chapter One Panegyric X (2)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 289, delivered at Trier to the emperor Maximian at a time of Dyarchic government. While the orator is careful to applaud Dyarchic harmony, there ... More


Chapter Two Panegyric XI (3)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 291, delivered at Trier to the emperor Maximian at a time of Dyarchic government. In contrast to the earlier speech, there is a consistent focus ... More


Chapter Three Panegyric VIII (4)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 297, delivered at Trier to the emperor Constantius at a time of Tetrarchic government. The speech includes complimentary expressions of the ... More


Chapter Four Panegyric IX(5)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 298, known as the Pro Instaurandis Scholis, by Eumenius, addressed to a provincial governor at a time of Tetrarchic government. Eumenius ... More


Chapter Five Panegyric VII (6)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 307, probably delivered at Trier to the emperors Maximian and Constantine on the occasion of Constantine's marriage to Maximian's daughter ... More


Introduction

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter considers the civic setting of panegyrical performance, such as the buildings, the emperor and his court, and the wider audience. Evidence for the orators' preparation for ... More


Conclusion

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Panegyric was a sophisticated, elevated, and agile discourse, used in the service of local preoccupations, but attuned to the dynamics of official contemporary propaganda and inherited rhetorical ... More


Ovid and Virgil at the North Pole: Marvell’s ‘A Letter to Dr Ingelo’

Philip Hardie

in Two Thousand Years of Solitude: Exile After Ovid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603848
eISBN:
9780191731587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603848.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines elements of Ovidian exilic epistolarity in Marvell’s Latin poem ‘A Letter to Dr Ingelo’, addressed to a friend abroad in distant Uppsala as part of a British embassy to Queen ... More


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