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Atticus

George E. Karamanolis

in Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199264568
eISBN:
9780191603990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264562.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter contends that Atticus wrote with the aim of castigating the widespread use of Aristotle’s work by Platonists and Peripatetics, who tended to use Aristotle as a guide to Plato’s ... More


The Concept of God in Middle Platonism

Henny Fiskå Hägg

in Clement of Alexandria and the Beginnings of Christian Apophaticism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288083
eISBN:
9780191604164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288089.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with the philosophical school that influenced Clement most, Middle Platonism. Middle Platonist philosophy is represented by three of its main exponents: Alcinous, Atticus, and ... More


Ciceronian correspondences: making a book out of letters

Mary Beard

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter exemplifies the complexities of the surviving evidence, looking at the literary works of Cicero. The Letters of Cicero are one of the most extraordinary survivals from the ancient world, ... More


The Governor and the Approach of Civil War

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Cicero's appointment as governor of Cilicia. It then focuses on the escalating conflict between Pompey and Caesar, of which Cicero was kept appraised by ... More


Brutus

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/9780199211920.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Brutus, Cicero's late dialogue on the history of rhetoric. Rather than presenting a teleology for Cicero's own achievements, the work reinforces the difficulty of interpreting ... More


Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death

W. H. Shearin

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

In “Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death,” W. H. Shearin examines the death of a famous Epicurean, T. Pomponius Atticus, during the later Roman Republic. This death, ... More


The Renaissance Rediscovery of Intimacy

Kathy Eden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184623
eISBN:
9780226184647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184647.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In 1345, when Petrarch recovered a lost collection of letters from Cicero to his best friend Atticus, he discovered an intimate Cicero, a man very different from either the well-known orator of the ... More


Reckoning with tyranny: Greek thoughts on Caesar in Cicero’s Letters to Atticus in early 49

Ingo Gildenhard

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0047
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The fascination with absolute power in the hands of an individual is a constant in Greek thought. In the wake of the intensified Hellenisation of Roman society in the second and first centuries BC, ... More


The significance of ‘physics’ in Porphyry:: The problem of body and matter

Andrew Smith

in Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693719
eISBN:
9780191739019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693719.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy

For Porphyry, ‘physics’ is primarily conceived as a pointer to metaphysics. His assessment of its place in philosophy may be ascertained by his arrangement of Plotinus’ Enneads and his commentaries ... More


Caesar̓s ‘programme’:In Search of Consensus

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/9780748619368.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

It is thanks to Cicero's correspondence with Atticus that we know of a letter written by Caesar on the march towards Rome shortly after the capitulation of Corfinium. On 13 March 49 bc Cicero writes ... More


Honoured Orators

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Gellius's relations with the leading Roman orator of his age, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, and his Greek counterpart Herodes Atticus. Fronto, who appears in five chapters, is ... More


The Diffusion of Roman Names and Naming Practices in Greek Poleis (2nd c. BC–3rd c. AD)

Jean-Sébastien Balzat

in Changing Names: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266540
eISBN:
9780191884245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266540.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A survey of the epigraphic material of Greece and Asia Minor shows that the adoption of Roman names by locals was a negligible feature of the onomastics of the Late Hellenistic poleis, whereas, from ... More


City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Edward Watts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244214
eISBN:
9780520931800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This study of the men and ideas of late antique education explores the intellectual and doctrinal milieu in the two great cities of Athens and Alexandria from the second to the sixth centuries. It ... More


Friendship During Dark Times

P.E. Digeser

in Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Maintains that Hannah Arendt saw friendship as a way to preserve pluralism in a delegitimized political environment. To address certain problems with her view, I draw on Cornelius Nepos’s "Life of ... More


Rupture and Colonial Modernity

Eli Jelly-Schapiro

in Security and Terror: American Culture and the Long History of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520295377
eISBN:
9780520968158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295377.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This Epilogue begins by highlighting the narratives and processes of historical distortion that imagine the War on Terror as a past-tense event and absolve the War on Terror of its manifestly ... More


Poetry and History: Cicero, De Legibus 1.1–5

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/9780199608652.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The three participants in Cicero's dialogue De Legibus are his friend Atticus, his brother Quintus, and Cicero himself. They do not get round to discussing their main subject until Book 1 is well ... More


Cicero and poetry: The place of prejudice in literary history

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero’s disdainful outlook on contemporary poetry may give some understanding of the prejudices implied and their possible origins. As an elderly consular, he objects to the noui that belong to ... More


Hadrian’s Arch

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The final chapter completes the narrative with an examination of Hadrian’s dealings with Athens, thanks to whom the city was again made prominent in the Greek world. After discussing Hadrian’s ... More


Atticus: Banker, Benefactor, Paragon

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes the late Republican figure of Titus Pomponius Atticus as a counterpoint example to Julius Caesar. Atticus is represented by both his good friend Cicero and his biographer Cornelius ... More


The Ides and the Aftermath (44–)

Susan Treggiari

in Servilia and her Family

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198829348
eISBN:
9780191867927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829348.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

After Caesar’s murder, Servilia had to act to help Brutus and Cassius. From now on, our sources improve. She was, on and off, with the assassins at a villa, involved in deliberations and ... More


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