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The Fall and Rise of Gaius Geta

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates a neglected political episode of the late 2nd century BC — the expulsion from the Senate, by the censors of 115, of the ex-consul C. Licinius Geta, who was then himself ... More


After the Ides of March

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a close reading of the narratives in Nicolaus of Damascus and Appian of the events of 15-19 March 44 BC. It is clear that both were using a well-informed source dependent on ... More


Appian: Wars of the Romans in Iberia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Appian wrote his Roman History in the second century AD as a series of books arranged geographically to chronicle the rise of the Roman Empire. His Iberike, of which this is the first translation ... More


“Learning from that violent schoolmaster”: Thucydidean Intertextuality and Some Greek Views of Roman Civil War

Christopher Pelling

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/9780195389579.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a study of Greek analyses of Roman civil wars through a Thucydidean lens. For Dionysius of Halicarnassus, as for Plutarch and Appian, as Pelling shows, the Thucydidean template works ... More


Introduction

J. S. Richardson

in Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter talks about Appian's Wars of the Romans in Iberia or the Iberike, which is an ambitious attempt to chronicle the whole of the Roman Empire. It points out how Appian has been treated as a ... More


Appian: The Wars of the Romans in Iberia 'I Bhpikh: 'ΑΠΠΙΑΝΟΥ‎ 'ΡΩΜΑΙ‎ ΚΩΝ‎ 'Ι‎ ΒΗΡΙΚΗ‎

J. S. Richardson

in Appian: Wars of the Romans in Iberia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the text and translation of Appian's Wars of the Romans in Iberia (Iberike). It recounts the major events of Rome's involvement in Iberia that is based on the conflict with ... More


Commentary

J. S. Richardson

in Appian: Wars of the Romans in Iberia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter includes the commentary on Appian's Wars of the Romans in Iberia or the Iberike. It mentions the Pyrenean range of mountains, which Appian used to provide a geographic and ethnographic ... More


Via Appia

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explains that Via Appia was designed to connect Rome and Capua at a time when Campania began to form a unified political entity with Rome. It shows that the Appian Way was the first of ... More


Characterizing Augustus

Mark Toher

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/9780199662326.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the lifeless characterization of Augustus in the ancient sources. Two sources (Nicolaus of Damascus and Appian) present opposite assessments of the early career of Octavian, ... More


Bigger from a Distance: Appian on Antiochus ‘the Great’

Luke Pitcher

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/9780199662326.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the depiction of Antiochus III, the Seleucid king of Syria at the end of the third century BC, in the Syriake, a book of the history of Rome written by Appian of Alexandria in ... More


Introduction the Challenge of Hannibal

Dexter Hoyos

in Hannibal: Rome's Greatest Enemy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675464
eISBN:
9781781385432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675464.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Hannibal's lasting fascination as general and political leader. It notes that most modern interest focuses on his Alpine crossing and early victories, stressing the importance ... More


State Finance and the lex Sempronia de provincia Αsia

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

By the last quarter of the second century bc, provincial taxation represented a larger proportion of the revenue coming into Rome. Taxes were already being levied in Sicily, Spain, and Macedonia; ... More


Kleemporos

Peter Derow, Andrew Erskine, and Josephine Crawley Quinn

in Rome, Polybius, and the East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199640904
eISBN:
9780191804670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640904.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines contradicting accounts of Appian and Polybius about the first Illyrian War. More specifically, it looks at the points where Appian and Polybius differed, including their ... More


How Many Fasces?

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a discussion of the concept of imperium between late Republic and Augustan period, which is developed through the study of a specific problem: the number of fasces that Roman ... More


Daggers and Dangers (Brutus 1.5, 16.4, 52.1–4, 7–8; 19–20)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The consideration of one specific Life—see ch. 9—is expanded by a look at passages which show density but more briefly than the criteria require, and at a substantial passage which exemplifies ... More


A Surprise from Cato (Pompey 54.5–9)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In two Lives, Plutarch gives a detailed treatment of how Pompey became sole consul in 52 BC. The rhythmically dense account in the Life of Pompey can be compared in detail with the looser account in ... More


Brutus and His Mirrors (Brutus 10.4–6, 13.7–10, 29.2–3, 40.7–8)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter and the next look at the Life of Brutus. This chapter looks at all the passages in the Life which display rhythmic density by the criteria given in ch. 3. Notably, they do not appear at ... More


The Late Castro Culture of Northwest Portugal: Dynamics of Change

Francisco M. V. Reimäo Queiroga

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0019
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The principal aim of this short chapter is to present some ideas and suggest possible directions of research concerning the development of the north-western Portuguese Iron Age, and in particular ... More


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