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Aulus Gellius: The Life of the Litteratus

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Aulus Gellius wrote his Attic Nights for a sophisticated audience of the philologically learned. That text is here examined, again from a constructivist perspective, not only for what it tells us ... More


First Movements In Augustine: Adaptation and Misunderstanding

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Augustine agreed that sin starts when we enjoy or prolong bad thoughts, and concluded that we need to seek forgiveness by saying the Lord's Prayer every day. He was against the view he ascribed to ... More


Library Catalogues: From Literary Description to Literary Self‐Description

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 examines the ways in which the library was catalogued so that people would know where to find things in a body of works and in individuals' works. It traces this impulse back to statements ... More


Miscellany Variety and the Book

William Fitzgerald

in Variety: The Life of a Roman Concept

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226299495
eISBN:
9780226299525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299525.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The miscellany is the literary form that is most characterised by variety. This chapter examines the aesthetics of the miscellany, prose and verse, in two different ways. First, it considers the ... More


Why Read the Jurists? Aulus Gellius on Reading Across Disciplines

Joseph A. Howley

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

One of the few known details of the life of Aulus Gellius is his sometime service as a judge; his Noctes Atticae is an important source for Republican and early Imperial jurists. Yet he does not ... More


Conclusion: Reading (from) the Table Talk in Aulus Gellius' Attic Nights

Frieda Klotz and Katerina Oikonomopoulou

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion discusses the earliest episode in the Table Talk's history of reception as a way of tracing its influence and its readership. In the late second century CE, the Roman miscellanist ... More


Making Italy: Terra Italia

Edward Bispham

in From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231843
eISBN:
9780191716195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the evolution of ‘Italy’ itself. It identifies the Pyrrhic Wars as a key turning point in the evolution of the concept of Italy in the middle republic. An example of terra ... More


Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aulus Gellius originated the modern use of ‘classical’ and ‘humanities’. His Attic Nights, so named because they began as the intellectual pastime of winter evenings spent in a villa outside Athens, ... More


· Synchronizing Times I: Greece and Rome

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter brings to light the power and significance of the mentality with dates that was surrendered in the transition to the universal numerical grid. It has long been conventional to condole ... More


Introduction: Defining the Miscellany

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter defines miscellaneity and the miscellany. It traces their material manifestations in early modern culture and establishes key pedagogical precepts and practices in relation to both, as ... More


Forget Plautus

Erik Gunderson

in Laughing Awry: Plautus and Tragicomedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729303
eISBN:
9780191796227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729303.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the strategic forgetting of Plautus and his project by subsequent generations of Roman authors: who profited from the misunderstanding and how? A quick sketch of the canonical ... More


Constructing Elite Reading Communities in the High Empire

William A. Johnson

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes Aulus Gellius's work entitled Attic Nights as an illustrative example to present a methodology for exposing the sociology of certain types of reading events and how a reading ... More


Latin Proclitics II: Earlier Stages of the Tradition

Philomen Probert

in Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent: The Transformation of Greek Grammatical Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198841609
eISBN:
9780191877094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841609.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

While Chapter 4 considered the late antique evidence for Latin grammarians’ thought on proclitic words, Chapter 5 considers the much scantier evidence dating from the first three centuries AD, ... More


. Republican Rome

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The knowledge of the early Roman Republic is mostly legendary and is preserved predominately by historians writing long after the events they describe. The earliest evidence for homosexual acts ... More


Philosophy and philosophi: From Cicero to Apuleius

Harry Hine

in Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199999767
eISBN:
9780190268862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999767.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter traces the history of the use of the Greek loan-word philosophus in Latin from the late Republic down to the age of Aulus Gellius and Apuleius in the second century CE. Traditional Roman ... More


Conclusion: Manilian Dialogues and the Relaxing of Astrological Discretion

Steven J. Green

in Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199646807
eISBN:
9780191782220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a conclusion by looking at some of the dialogues that went on between Manilius and his contemporaries with regard to astrology. The chapter also stands back and takes stock of ... More


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