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The Consequences of the Triumvirate: The View of Asinius Pollio

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The causal connection between the triumvirate and the civil war is stated in the opening lines of an ode to Asinius Pollio, in which the sometime republican Horace salutes the birth and development ... More


C. Asinius Pollio and the Politics of Cosmopolitanism

Joel Allen

in The Alternative Augustan Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190901400
eISBN:
9780190901431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901400.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the activities of Gaius Asinius Pollio in building a cosmopolitan, intellectual community in Rome in the course of the late 40s and 30s BCE. Pollio’s reimagination of the Atrium ... More


The Fragments of Republican Orators in Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria

Amedeo Raschieri

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the quotations from the orators of the Republican period in Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria. The method of quotation is extremely varied and the author shows a good first-hand ... More


The Challenge of Rustic Art: Ideals of Order in Vergil, Eclogues 3 and Horace, Satires 1.8

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Vergil’s Eclogues 3 and Horace’s Satires 1.8, two texts of the tumultuous triumviral period, use ecphrasis to scrutinize, assess, and play with the notion of Greek culture as ... 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


Poems to Historians: Catullus 1 and Horace, Odes 2.1

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/9780199608652.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyzes two poems addressed to historians: Catullus 1 and Horace's Odes 2.1. Catullus' first poem is addressed to the historian Cornelius Nepos, author of the lost work entitled ... More


Virgil’s First Patron

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/9780198767060.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The paper provides a full discussion of the place of Asinius Pollio in Virgil’s early work and of the connection between the poet and Maecenas. Virgil’s early work is set within the context of ... More


Romans Fighting Romans

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter discusses the role and function of performances and of the writing of praetextae in the periods of political unrest before and after Caesar’s murder. The praetextae about Claudia Quinta ... More


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