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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


Roman Orators and Poets

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/9780199263196.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Gellius as a critic of Latin literature. He reviews the ascription of comedies to Plautus, but gives more attention to comparative reading: Gaius Gracchus is found wanting ... More


History

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/9780199263196.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter finds Antonine Latin culture uninterested in serious history, preferring piquant or improving anecdotes. Gellius follows suit, but has a love of facts; an interest in historiography is ... 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


Other Values and Interests, Weak Spots, and Blind Spots

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/9780199263196.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius is tolerant in matters of sexual conduct, not being disturbed even by pederasty with ingenui, but his attitude to women reflects the rigorous sexism of Cato the Elder. He seems to show more ... More


Roman Orators between Greece and Rome: The Case of Cato the Elder, L. Crassus, and M. Antonius

Alexandra Eckert

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Roman ambivalence towards Greek culture in testimonies of Cato the Elder, L. Crassus, and M. Antonius. It investigates why these orators expressed feelings of ambivalence ... More


Healing the State with Violence

Brian Walters

in The Deaths of the Republic: Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198839576
eISBN:
9780191875458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839576.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 examines imagery of medicine and disease in late-republican oratory and their use as a means of conceptualizing disorder and persuading and justifying a range of actions. After a brief ... More


Rem Publicam Administrare

Louise Hodgson

in Res Publica and the Roman Republic: 'Without Body or Form'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777380
eISBN:
9780191823824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777380.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 examines the res publica as civic business, with a particular focus on the role of the magistrates, who enjoyed an intimate relationship with the res publica. Since an individual’s dignitas ... More


Roman Assimilation of Greek Myths and Botany

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Roman Assimilation of Greek Myths and Botany” traces the absorption of Greek botanical thought by the Romans. Although Roman thinkers—Cato the Elder, Varro, Virgil and Columella—wrote about ... More


What to Write under a Statue (Cato Maior 19.4–6)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers another passage of summary, but here not in exalted style. Rather, Plutarch uses the medium of a supposed inscription to show the Roman people’s appreciation of Cato the Elder’s ... More


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