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The Succession to Hadrian

Barbara M. Levick

in Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195379419
eISBN:
9780190261276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379419.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the political rivalries engendered in the Emperor Hadrian's succession plans. Roman politics is notoriously rife with such complications, more so when the emperor is childless ... More


The Faustinas as Empresses, 138–175

Barbara M. Levick

in Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195379419
eISBN:
9780190261276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379419.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter details the combined efforts of Antoninus Pius and Faustina I to establish a dynasty based on family inheritance. The marriage between Marcus Aurelius and Faustina II was meant to ... More


The Deified Faustinas: Association, Assimilation, and Consecration

Barbara M. Levick

in Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195379419
eISBN:
9780190261276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379419.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the ways in which the Faustinas I and II were accorded divine status through the efforts of their husbands, as well as the parallels drawn between the two Faustinas and their ... More


Sabina’s Death and Deification

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

The chapter places Sabina’s death firmly in late 137. It first studies a relief depicting Hadrian’s consecration ceremony for her on Rome’s Campus Martius. No literary source mentions her ... More


“The Nurse of Its Own Ephesian God”

Guy Maclean Rogers

in The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178630
eISBN:
9780300182705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178630.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that after a comparatively rich supply of evidence for the celebration of the mysteries of Artemis between ad 98 and 162, the vein of Kouretes's lists unfortunately runs dry ... More


Introduction

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.4
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book focuses on Marcus Aurelius. Born in a villa on the Caelian Hill in Rome in April of ad 121, Marcus was raised by his grandfather, a holder of three consulships and a relative of Hadrian. ... More


Renewal without Decline: The Antonines and Severans

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The political stability of the Antonine dynasty saw emperors and the authors describing their reigns both move away from claims that problems in the empire had been caused by imperial predecessors. ... More


Epilogue

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This epilogue first traces a common thread running through modern understandings of Sabina, from Antonio de Guevara in the 16th century to romantic novelist Kate Quinn in the 21st: Hadrian treated ... More


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