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Some Unexpected Refusals

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/9780748619368.003.0036
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having related the reconciliation of Brutus and Cassius, Plutarch informs us that both began to get in touch with their friends. But he really only relates the steps taken by Brutus. According to ... More


(Wo)men of Bacchus

Dorota M. Dutsch

in Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is concerned with the instability of gender boundaries in comedy and with the gendering of instability in Roman culture. After a brief discussion of comedy's association of modus with ... More


Connections in Archaic Latin Prose

J. H. W. Penney

in Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263327
eISBN:
9780191734168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263327.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents some of the trends observable in the scanty evidence for early Latin prose that deserve scrutiny and may perhaps shed some light on the development of the classical patterns. ... More


Roman Patchwork Families: Surrogate Parenting, Socialization, and the Shaping of Tradition

Ann-Cathrin Harders

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In Republican Rome, it was a father's task to instruct his son and turn him into a worthy representative of his family. However, social reality did not confirm the picture of an exclusive ... More


Tuscany

Robert Sallares

in Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter briefly discusses the history of malaria in the Maremma, the coastal region of Tuscany, in antiquity, with particular reference to Graviscae, the port of Tarquinia — the first locality ... More


Conclusion

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Conclusion picks up and ties together the various strands in the analyses presented in the book. Cicero's choice of specific personal exempla is questioned to highlight individual concerns — ... More


Neronian Exits: Writing Death into History

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how the earliest accounts of Seneca's death were shaped by the conventions of death writing in the Greco-Roman world, some of which were already in use in Plato's Phaedo and in the ... More


The Man of Many Genres in His Death

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter identifies the ways in which Seneca's death can be understood as a performance of authorship, both as shaped by his literary career and as shaping his literary afterlife. It traces ... More


Atheism under Cover: Esoteric Communication on Hume's Title Pages

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Both the epigrams that Hume uses on the title‐pages of the Treatise of Human Nature are very significant and reveal his freethinking and irreligious aims and intentions.. More specifically, the ... More


Nobilis and homo novus

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero was a homo novus, but what did that mean in a late republican context? In this chapter, the terms homo novus and nobilis are discussed. A discussion of the various definitions set out in ... More


An Enemy of Happiness

John Kekes

in Enjoyment: The Moral Significance of Styles of Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546923
eISBN:
9780191720109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is about Cato whose moralizing style of life made him and those around him utterly miserable. His attitude was vanity, his manner self-righteous, and his dominant activity was to try to ... More


Plutarch: Lives of Aristeides and Cato

David Sansone

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684210
eISBN:
9781800342811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684210.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plutarch's Lives have always attracted a large number of admirers, particularly because of his pragmatic concern with ethics and politics. But Plutarch intended his Lives to be read in pairs, an ... More


A Transatlantic Network: Think Tanks and the Ideological Entrepreneurs

Daniel Stedman Jones

in Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161013
eISBN:
9781400851836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161013.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how a transatlantic network of sympathetic businessmen and fundraisers, journalists and politicians, policy experts and academics grew and spread neoliberal ideas between the ... More


Republicanism, Stoicism, and Narcissism in Henrik Wergeland’s The Creation, Man, and Messiah

Jørgen Magnus Sejersted

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland (1808–45) and the depictions of Roman culture in his main work Skabelsen, Mennesket og Messias (The Creation, Man and Messiah) of 1830. This ... More


Thoughts That Count?: The GOP's Woes and the Work of Conservative Think Tanks

Pietro S. Nivola

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Republican Party took a beating in the elections of 2006 and 2008. And though it is likely to recover much lost ground in this year's mid-term election, the party—and indeed conservatism ... More


From the Rubicon to Pharsalus

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/9780748619368.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the light of the total defeat and flight of the enemy commanders, Caesar quickly resolved that his first priority must be to pursue Pompey. There has been much discussion of this decision, which ... More


‘Anticato’

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/9780748619368.003.0028
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

With Cato dead at Utica, laudationes of the republican martyr and model Stoic followed one upon another. It was Cicero, with his innate imprudence, who inaugurated the series of posthumous ... More


With the Same Voice: Oratory as a Transitional Space

Yelena Baraz

in A Written Republic: Cicero's Philosophical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153322
eISBN:
9781400842162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153322.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Cicero’s use of oratory as a means of establishing a connection between his subject matter, philosophy, and traditional public life. The emphasis is on the connection between ... More


Who is Fighting the Fight?

J. Scott Carter and Cameron D. Lippard

in The Death of Affirmative Action?: Racialized Framing and the Fight Against Racial Preference in College Admissions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529201116
eISBN:
9781529201161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201116.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The purpose of this chapter is to assess who are the actors leading the charge for and against affirmative action in the most recent U.S. Supreme Court cases on affirmative action in the 21st ... More


Commentary

David Sansone

in Plutarch: Lives of Aristeides and Cato

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684210
eISBN:
9781800342811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684210.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers commentary on Plutarch's Life of Aristeides and Life of Marcus Cato. Plutarch often begins a pair of Lives with some general reflections and with a consideration of his reasons ... More


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