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Roman Ethnographies

Emma Dench

in Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198150510
eISBN:
9780191710018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198150510.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses primarily on Roman literary accounts of the world and its peoples. The Romans, like other peoples of the Hellenistic Mediterranean world, from the end of the third century BC ... More


The Taxation of Roman Prostitutes *

Thomas A. J. McGinn

in Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161328
eISBN:
9780199789344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161328.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The tax on prostitutes instituted by Caligula provides solid evidence on its economic importance and the attitude of the imperial administration to it. The scattered and fragmentary nature of this ... More


Provincial Cults from Gaius to Domitian

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Completes the survey begun in the previous chapter by discussing the abortive attempt to establish a provincial imperial cult for Gaius (Caligula) at Miletus around 40 c.e.; changes in the ... More


The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The emperor Gaius (‘Caligula’) was assassinated in January AD 41. It seemed that the dynasty of the Caesars was over, and republican rule restored; but a military coup by the Praetorian Guard set ... More


Preface

T. P. Wiseman

in The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 1-16 of the translation: Josephus explains Gaius’ ‘outrageous madness’, in particular his persecution of the Senate, his demand to be treated as a god, and his encouragement of slaves to ... More


The Assassination

T. P. Wiseman

in The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 70-113 of the translation: Josephus narrates the conspirators’ procrastination, and their resolve to act on the last day of the ‘Palatine Games’ in honour of Augustus, which took place in ... More


Obituary

T. P. Wiseman

in The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 201-211 of the translation: Josephus’ summing-up of the life and character of Gaius ‘Caligula’. ‘Once he had his fill of power, he used it for one purpose only, the pursuit of outrageous ... More


Rhetorics of Assassination: Ironic Reversal and the Emperor Gaius

Donna W. Hurley

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies the various ancient accounts of the death of the emperor Gaius Caligula in order to show how many of the themes and metaphors in Suetonius’ version of this event were already ... More


Deification and Theomachy in Seneca's Hercules Furens

Pramit Chaudhuri

in The War with God: Theomachy in Roman Imperial Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199993383
eISBN:
9780190204990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199993383.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The twinning of the themes of deification and theomachy is fundamental to Seneca’s tragedy Hercules Furens: Juno almost stakes her divinity on stopping Hercules from becoming a god, Hercules ... More


Gentry Romances: The Manuscript Evidence

Michael Johnston

in Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679782
eISBN:
9780191759093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679782.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the provenance and production of manuscripts containing gentry romances, arguing that both the intended and actual audience of these texts was the same: late medieval England’s ... More


‘Belonging’ to Rome, ‘Remaining’ Greek: Coinage and Identity in Roman Macedonia

Sophia Kremydi-Sicilianou

in Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199265268
eISBN:
9780191917561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199265268.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

During a Period when the Western world, and especially Europe, has been undergoing radical changes, the concept and definition of ‘identity’ has naturally attracted the interest of sociologists, ... More


Claudius’ Edict and Ships of 10,000 modii

André Tchernia

in The Romans and Trade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198723714
eISBN:
9780191829376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723714.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter the author examines ships capable of carrying a modest cargo of 10,000 modii, defined by Claudius as representing the lower capacity threshold, which was to bring some benefits to the ... More


Tiberius to Hadrian

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/9780190633981.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From Augustus’ death to Hadrian a succession of emperors in three dynasties came to rule Rome. Chapter 13 begins by thematically covering the relations of the dynasties toward Greece. Then it ... More


Imperial Madness in Ancient Rome

Aloys Winterling

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The inherited stigma of Roman kingship and the legacy of noble faction form the backdrop to this chapter, which reinterprets the archetypical ‘tyrannical emperors’ Caligula, Nero, and Domitian. The ... More


There Is No Jew or Greek

Stephen J. Patterson

in The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865825
eISBN:
9780190879037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865825.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter reveals the central importance of Jewish–Greek relations to the Apostle Paul. Building on the theory that Paul’s doctrine of justification by faith was not an answer to the universal ... More


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