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Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Ida Ostenberg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book is about the Roman triumphal procession in its capacity as spectacle and performance. It analyses the triumphs as visually emphatic events that both conveyed and constructed Roman views of ... More


Occasion and Monument:The Ara Pacis

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Ara Pacis is a monument representing a procession. Along with Augustus' Mausoleum, sundial, and ustrinum, it formed part of a dynamic complex on the Campus Martius that united writing with ... More


Introduction

Ida Östenberg

in Staging the World: Spoils, Captives, and Representations in the Roman Triumphal Procession

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199215973
eISBN:
9780191706851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215973.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the basic ideas, questions, methods, and outline of the book. It provides an overview of earlier scholarship on the Roman triumph and discusses the possibilities and problems ... More


Festivals and Their Celebrants

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the question of who performs festivals in ancient Athens, where, and the social behaviour of celebrants. An event is a festival if large numbers of the group celebrating it ... More


Things Done at Festivals

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The ritual action at Attic festivals is, mostly, a series of variations on familiar themes. Demosthenes accused his fellow citizens of caring more about processions than about preparations for war. ... More


Parthenoi in Ritual

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the rituals assigned to parthenoi in ancient Athens, including rituals in which boys of the upper classes participated during their education prior to the ephebate. It was ... More


The Panathenaea

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the processions, sacrifices, religious symbols, and rituals associated with the Greater Panathenaea, one of the four Attic festivals in ancient Athens that stand out for the ... More


The Anthesteria and other Dionysiac Rites

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

One festival day in ancient Athens that seemed to have an emotional appeal (at least for men) like that of modern western Christmas is ‘Beakers’ (Choes), middle day of the festival known as ... More


Royal Processions: Enacting the Myth of Empire

Rolf Strootman

in Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 12 takes a closer look at royal processions that took place at the imperial centre. The focus is on the symbolic communication of imperial ideology through ritual enactment and iconography. ... More


Space, Action, and Images: Public Rituals and Urban Architecture

Tonio Hölscher

in Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome: Between Art and Social Reality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294936
eISBN:
9780520967885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294936.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The worlds of ancient Greece and Rome are characterized by a high degree of visuality of their social spaces. A theoretical fundament is laid out by the distinction between experienced and conceptual ... More


Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Carolyn L. Connor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The awe-inspiring mosaics covering the walls, vaults, and domes of Byzantine churches of the medieval period still remain a mystery to modern viewers. The systematic character of their arrangement ... More


Like Mother, Like Son?: Hermes and Maia in Text and Image

H. Alan Shapiro

in Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198777342
eISBN:
9780191823060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777342.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

The chapter explores the relationship between Hermes and his mother Maia in literary texts, primarily the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, and in Attic vase-painting of the sixth century BCE. It is suggested ... More


Catullan Women on the Threshold

Katherine Wasdin

in Eros at Dusk: Ancient Wedding and Love Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190869090
eISBN:
9780190869120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869090.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter demonstates that Catullus 61, a wedding poem, and Catullus 68, an account of an extramarital rendezvous, are best read in tandem. Both revolve around a woman who crosses over a ... More


Urban Landscape

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

For roughly the first thirty years of her life, the Syrian city of Palmyra was Zenobia’s home. Zenobia called Palmyra Tadmor; it shaped the terms of her very existence as well as many of her lived ... More


Feasting the Saints: The Sanctoral Topography of Constantinople

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Constantinople may be understood as a stage on which rituals were enacted, to ensure an image of peaceful and orderly existence and protection by the saints under imperial rule. This assertion is ... More


Mosaics as a Ritual Art: Byzantine Mosaics at Work

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Victor Turner’s theory of ritual as work is applied to the ancient tradition of spectacles in connection with Christian processions and the art of mosaic. The gold-ground mosaics that proliferated in ... More


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