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The Great Escape: Tacitus on the Mutiny of the Usipi (Agricola 28)

Rhiannon Ash

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers an extraordinary passage from Tacitus's Agricola, his excursus on the mutinous adventures of a disaffected auxiliary cohort of Usipi. While accidentally circumnavigating ... More


Voices of Resistance

Richard Rutherford

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter makes a sustained comparison between the speeches of Calgacus and Agricola in Tacitus's Agricola, and the longer sequence in the narrative of the Batavian revolt in Tacitus, Histories ... More


Exploring Tropical Ecology in Honduras

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

At the Escuela Agricola Panamericana in Zamorano, Honduras, Carr confirmed many times that local people had valuable stories to tell about their lives and nature. Even their myths contained ... More


Tacitus' Agricola and the Conquest of Britain: Representations of Empire in Victorian and Edwardian Englan d

Mark Bradley

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the reception in Victorian and Edwardian Britain of Tacitus' Agricola, an encomiastic biography of the historian's father‐in‐law Agricola, governor, subjugator, and ... More


Scholars and martialists: the politics of history and scholarship

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Essex and his followers’ attitudes to classical and historical scholarship are examined. The relationship between arms and letters was idealized in praise for Essex’s militarism, but the study of ... More


Midwives to the Commonplace-Book

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Nearly thirty years separate the writing of Rodolphus Agricola's De formando studio from its first appearance in print, which almost coincides with the publication of the first edition of a work ... More


The Commonplace-Book at Birth

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Text production had not been at all the main preoccupation of the compilers of florilegia in the years between Rodolphus Agricola's De formando studio and Desiderius Erasmus's pedagogical ... More


The clarinet in performing groups

Albert R. Rice

in The Clarinet in the Classical Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195342994
eISBN:
9780199865666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342994.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the use of the classical clarinet in the following performing groups: Harmonie or wind bands, military bands by country: England, America, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, ... More


From Man to Book: The Close of Tacitus’ Agricola

Stephen Harrison

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At the close of Tacitus’ Agricola, the author famously apostrophizes his dead father-in-law with high emotional intensity. The apostrophe begins at 45.3 (Tu uero, Agricola), with an account of ... More


Memory as Motive in Tacitus

Alain M. Gowing

in Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744764
eISBN:
9780191805929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744764.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the way the imperial historian Tacitus (c.AD 56–after 117) adduces memory as motive in his historical works, the Annals and the Histories. Building on the connection in Roman ... More


The Hexachord

Kate Clark and Amanda Markwick

in The Renaissance Flute: A Contemporary Guide

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190913335
eISBN:
9780197546826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913335.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In Chapter 12, we present the three primary hexachords used in the Renaissance, plus basic advice on how to apply them to the music. We also consider Martin Agricola’s suggestion that the six ... More


The age of ‘Agricolamania’: early modern uses and abuses of Tacitus’ Agricola

Alan Montgomery

in Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Agricola of Tacitus is the most extensive surviving ancient literary source on Roman Britain, and much of it deals with the Roman general Agricola’s conquest of Caledonia. Apparently providing ... More


Sickly Mountain sides

Phillip John Usher

in Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284221
eISBN:
9780823286058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284221.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter offers a counter-reading of Georgius Agricola’s De re metallica (On Mining) (1556), the first major printed book about mining. Usually understood within a teleological narrative of ... More


Life on the Frontier

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Roman invasion of northern Britain. The most protracted campaigns took place in the late 70s and early 80s when governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola embarked on a war to conquer ... More


Virtus in Tacitus

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In chapter 5 Tacitus’ historical writings are divided into three units: 1) the Agricola and the Germania, 2) the Histories, and 3) the Annals, not to refer to successive stages in the evolution of ... More


Tacitus and the Contemporary Scene

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0019
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the dates and events that influenced Tacitus' writing of his historical works, including Histories, Agricola, and Annals. It also considers Tacitus' correspondence with Pliny ... More


The Preface to Tacitus’ Agricola

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0020
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a reading of the preface to Tacitus' Agricola. It attempts to further clarify the argument of the preface and draw attention to the presence of a feature which seems to have ... More


Digging to China

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Americans like to buy things and own them—barbecues and refrigerators, computers and iPods, cars and bikes, boats and even private planes. Some folks make their appliances last a long time, but ... More


Britain: The Final Frontier

Caitlin C. Gillespie

in Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 1 establishes the historical timeframe for Roman Britain and places Boudica’s revolt in the context of Roman imperial expansion. The early history of Roman Britain shows the impact of the ... More


Family and Freedom

Caitlin C. Gillespie

in Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 addresses Tacitus’s image of Boudica as a mother who leads a revolt through appealing to family values and attaching them to the ideal of freedom. Boudica’s cry for freedom is connected ... More


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