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Suetonius and the uiri illustres of Pliny the Younger

Roy K. Gibson

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter compares the literary figures mentioned in Pliny the Younger’s Letters with the biographical subjects in the remains of Suetonius’ Illustrious Men. Places of overlap and divergence ... More


Making History: Pliny's Letters to Tacitus and Angelica Kauffmann's Pliny the Younger and his Mother at Misenum

Victoria C. Gardner Coates

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A first-hand account of Vesuvius' eruption in 79 CE has survived in the form of two letters by Pliny the Younger, who witnessed the event from his uncle's villa at Misenum. Pliny's physical presence ... More


Romans and Greeks: New Views in the Graeca Urbs

James Uden

in The Invisible Satirist: Juvenal and Second-Century Rome

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387274
eISBN:
9780199387298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387274.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter highlights Juvenal’s response to the so-called Second Sophistic, the flowering of Greek rhetoric and philosophy through the Empire in the late first to the third centuries. It begins by ... More


Plutarch and Trajanic Ideology

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter compares the ideologies of government of Plutarch and of Pliny the Younger, setting the former’s thinking on leadership alongside Pliny’s restrained praise of the emperor Trajan in his ... More


The Justice of Trajan in Pliny Epistles 10 and Plutarch

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter it is shown that study of Pliny’s artful correspondence with Trajan (Epistles 10) and Plutarch’s statements reveals that Plutarch shared the ideology of the just ruler articulated by ... More


The Tomb of Virgil between Text, Memory, and Site

Irene Peirano Garrison

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the earliest traditions clustering around Virgil’s tomb. Its geographical location on the Via Puteolana, identified in the ancient lives, activates not only literary memories of ... More


Ruins and Reputations: The Tomb of the Poet in Visual Art

Sam Smiles

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how poetic inspiration, centred around the tombs of ancient poets, can be expressed through the material idiom of painting. It approaches the ‘tomb of Virgil’ through the eyes ... More


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