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Seneca on Lightning and Divination

Gareth Williams

in The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Central to Natural Questions 2, on the nature of lightning and thunder, is Seneca's critique of divination by lightning: in particular, he focuses on the Etruscan art of divination, testing it ... More


Philadelphia

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0043
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

The ancient city of Philadelphia is primarily remembered as one of the seven cities mentioned in the book of Revelation. Because the city was in an earthquake-prone area, not much remains to be ... More


The Long Road to Asia Minor: Resistance in Macedonia and Greece

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When Philip II was assassinated in October 336, his expeditionary force under Parmenion, Attalus and Amyntas had already established a foothold in Asia Minor. But his death was a signal for ... More


After Alexander

David C. Yates

in States of Memory: The Polis, Panhellenism, and the Persian War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190673543
eISBN:
9780190673574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673543.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 offers a brief look ahead to the afterlife of the panhellenic tradition invented by Philip and Alexander the Great, demonstrating that the self-interested propaganda of the Macedonian kings ... More


The Death and Taxes of the Gracchi

James Tan

in Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190639570
eISBN:
9780190639600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190639570.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Brothers Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus offered a range of reforms that do not appear on the surface to have been dangerous enough to justify their deaths. This chapter argues that they provoked such ... More


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