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The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

Aaron J. Kachuck

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579046
eISBN:
9780197579077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579046.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil uses an enriched tripartite model of Roman culture—touching not only the public and the private, but also the solitary—in order to present a new ... More

A Casebook on the Roman Law of Contracts

A Casebook on the Roman Law of Contracts

Bruce W. Frier

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197573211
eISBN:
9780197581117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197573211.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This Casebook explores the writings of Roman lawyers on the law of contracts, a rich and hugely influential area of Roman private law. The 235 “Cases” are actual texts deriving, for the most part, ... More

The Orator DemadesClassical Greece Reimagined Through Rhetoric

The Orator Demades: Classical Greece Reimagined Through Rhetoric

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197517826
eISBN:
9780197517857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517826.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first monograph in English about Demades, an influential Athenian politician from the fourth century B.C. An orator whose fame outlived him for hundreds of years, he was an ... More

Reading Roman Pride

Reading Roman Pride

Yelena Baraz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197531594
eISBN:
9780197531624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Pride is pervasive in Roman texts, as an emotion and a political and social concept implicated in ideas of power. This study examines the Roman discourse of pride from two distinct complementary ... More

Reading Roman DeclamationSeneca the Elder

Reading Roman Declamation: Seneca the Elder

Martin T. Dinter, Charles Guérin, and Marcos Martinho dos Santos (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198746010
eISBN:
9780191808722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746010.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Situated at the crossroads of rhetoric and fiction, the genre of declamatio offers its practitioners the freedom to experiment with new forms of discourse. This volume places the literariness of ... More

Cicero's Catilinarians

Cicero's Catilinarians

D. H. Berry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195326468
eISBN:
9780197510834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326468.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Catilinarians are a set of four speeches that Cicero, while consul in 63 BC, delivered before the senate and the Roman people against the conspirator Catiline and his followers. Or are they? ... More

An Ancient Dream ManualArtemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Peter Thonemann

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Artemidorus’ Oneirocritica (‘The Interpretation of Dreams’) is the only dream-book which has been preserved from Graeco-Roman antiquity. Composed around AD 200, it is a treatise and manual on dreams, ... More

The New Politics of OlymposKingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

The New Politics of Olympos: Kingship in Kallimachos' Hymns

Michael Brumbaugh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190059262
eISBN:
9780190059293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190059262.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The New Politics of Olympos offers the first in-depth analysis of Kallimachos’ only fully extant poetry book, the Hymns, by examining its contemporary political setting, engagement with a tradition ... More

Inventing the NovelBakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

R. Bracht Branham

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Bakhtin as a philosopher and a student of the novel is intent upon the novel’s role in the history of consciousness. His project fails if he is wrong about the dialogic nature of consciousness or the ... More

Writing, Violence, and the MilitaryImages of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Niv Allon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The books examines Eighteenth Dynasty images of reading and writing with the aim of understanding how members of the elite conceptualized literacy, and how, in turn, they identified themselves with ... More

Latin Grammarians on the Latin AccentThe Transformation of Greek Grammatical Thought

Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent: The Transformation of Greek Grammatical Thought

Philomen Probert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198841609
eISBN:
9780191877094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841609.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent offers a fresh perspective on a long-standing debate about the value of Latin grammarians writing about the Latin accent: should the information they give us be ... More

Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary LiteratureCritical Encounters and Nostalgic Returns

Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary Literature: Critical Encounters and Nostalgic Returns

Carol Dougherty

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198814016
eISBN:
9780191851681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814016.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Travel and Home in Homer’s Odyssey and Contemporary Literature brings Homer’s Odyssey together with contemporary literary texts ranging from Rebecca West’s Return of the Soldier to Marilynne ... More

Changing NamesTradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Robert Parker (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Changing Names investigates, in relation to the ancient Greek world, the ways in which preferences in personal name-giving change: through shifts in population, cultural contact and imperialism, the ... More

Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

Michael Winterbottom

Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi, and Giuseppe Russo (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198836056
eISBN:
9780191873423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836056.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Declamation—the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases—was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over ... More

Aristotle's Lost Homeric ProblemsTextual Studies

Aristotle's Lost Homeric Problems: Textual Studies

Robert Mayhew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834564
eISBN:
9780191872662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834564.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume consists of a set of studies focused on various aspects of a relatively neglected subject: a lost work of Aristotle entitled Homeric Problems. Most of the evidence for this lost work ... More

Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This study demonstrates the importance of references to religious material in Tacitus’ Annals by analyzing them using cultural memory theory. Throughout his narrative of Julio-Claudian Rome in the ... More

Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Cicero, Greek Learning, and the Making of a Roman Classic

Caroline Bishop

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198829423
eISBN:
9780191867941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829423.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman statesman, orator, and author Marcus Tullius Cicero is the embodiment of a classic. His works have been read continuously from antiquity to the present, his style is considered the model ... More

Letters and CommunitiesStudies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Paola Ceccarelli, Lutz Doering, Thorsten Fögen, and Ingo Gildenhard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model underwrites ... More

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jonas of Bobbio, writing in the mid-seventh century, was not only a major Latin monastic author but also a historic figure in his own right. Born in the ancient Roman town of Susa in the foothills of ... More

Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose; but in the earlier Roman Empire, 31 BC to AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was written in one organized rhythmic system. ... More

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