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The Submission of Irish Kings in Fact and Fiction

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/9780199588657.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses possible allusions in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, Branwen, to Irish customs relating to hospitality and submission to an overlord, with particular reference to Brian ... More


Seven Passages of the Annals (and One of Manilius)

Edward Courtney

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/9780199558681.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers corrections of Tacitus, Annals 11.14, 11.23, 12.5, 12.65, 14.61, 15.63, 15.65, and, incidentally, of Manilius 2.898; places in which the transmitted text appears to be corrupt.


The Historian's Presence, or, There and Back Again

Cynthia Damon

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/9780199558681.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is an investigation of a Tacitean metaphor for historiography and its implications for the historian's role in history. The metaphor of the historian's physical proximity to his subject ... More


History and Memory

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter places Cicero's use of ironic history within its cultural context. Several different areas of Roman approaches to the past are discussed: the use of historical exempla, the use of ... More


Ironic History in the Roman Tradition

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter integrates the readings of earlier chapters to consider the place of Cicero's ironic treatment of historical representation in the light of mainstream Latin historiography. First, the ... More


Intestinum Scelus: Preemptive Execution in Tacitus' Annals

Cynthia Damon

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Tacitus' representation of the legacy of civil war in his history of the Julio‐Claudian period, the Annals, arguing that civil war persists during the pax Augusta as a kind of ... More


Three Descriptions

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives texts and translations of the three earliest versions of Seneca's death narrative. A discursive commentary is given for each, noting distinctive features and signaling interpretive ... More


Neronian Exits: Writing Death into History

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how the earliest accounts of Seneca's death were shaped by the conventions of death writing in the Greco-Roman world, some of which were already in use in Plato's Phaedo and in the ... More


The Irish Elements in Culhwch and Olwen

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/9780199588657.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Irish personal names and place‐names in Culhwch and Olwen and what they meant to the author in terms of Irish literature, e.g. Esgair Oerfel, Seisgeann Uairbheóil, the ‘five ... More


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


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


Forging Friendship with Franciscans (1560s–1580s)

Camilla Townsend

in Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190628994
eISBN:
9780190629021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628994.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Franciscan friars at missions established by the Spanish conquerors taught the Nahuas the roman alphabet. As some of their earliest students attained adulthood and became intellectuals in their own ... More


John McPhee’s: Annals of the Former World

Douglas McCollam

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Annals of the Former World, by John McPhee. First published in 1998, Annals of the Former World presents a geological history of North America. The book is a compilation ... More


Tacitus and Germanicus*: Monuments and Models

A. J. Woodman

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter discusses Tacitus’ presentation of Germanicus in Book 2 of the Annals. It concentrates first on Germanicus’ tour of the East, especially Egypt and its ancient monuments, and considers a ... More


The Boy Who Would Live Forever, 1988–2013

Michael R. Page

in Frederik Pohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039652
eISBN:
9780252097744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Frederik Pohl's literary output during the period 1988–2013, including two novels that would mark a transition in his career: Chernobyl and The Annals of the Heechee. The ... More


Imagining India through Annals and Antiquities of Rajast’han

Máire ní Fhlathúin

in British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on representations of Indian agency derived from British scholarship on Indian history and mythology, with particular reference to James Tod’s Annals and Antiquities of ... 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


Hincmar’s life in his historical writings

Janet L. Nelson

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Hincmar of Reims wrote a great deal, and often self-referentially. More is knowable about his life than about most other lives in the ninth century, in part because Hincmar inserted himself into his ... More


To fight with words: the case of Hincmar of Laon in the Annals of St-Bertin1

Christine Kleinjung

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on how Hincmar of Rheims as an author deliberately used varied genres of text as media to publicise his position in political conflicts. This is investigated via Hincmar’s ... More


From Adultery to Incest: Messalina and Agrippina as Sexual Aggressors in Tacitus’ Annals

Vassiliki Panoussi

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the investigation of rhetorical maneuvers clustering around social and amorous hierarchies in the fraught sphere of sexual agency by studying the trope of the sexually ... More


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