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The Ludi Saeculares and the Carmen Saeculare†

Denis Feeney

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter looks in some detail at what is perhaps the most spectacular and systematic exploitation of the categories of Greek and Roman in cult, namely, the ludi saeculares staged by Augustus ... More


The Totalitarian Museum: The Mostra Augustea della Romanità, 1937–1938

Joshua Arthurs

in Excavating Modernity: The Roman Past in Fascist Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449987
eISBN:
9780801468841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449987.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the apex of romanità in Fascist political culture by focusing on the Mostra Augustea della Romanità, an archaeological exhibition that marked the bimillenary in 1937 of the ... More


Virgil’s Aeneid

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 9 begins by introducing Virgil as an epic poet in the tradition of Homer. An account is given of Virgil’s goal to provide Rome with a great national epic during the time of Augustus Caesar. ... More


The Symbolic Power of Food in the Greco-Roman World

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter highlights some of the foundational philosophical, medical, and moral texts that account for the power of nourishment within the formation of the human person in the Greco-Roman world. ... More


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