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Paganism, Christianity and the Imperial Celebrations in the Circus Maximus During the Fourth Century

John R. Curran

in Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254200
eISBN:
9780191715150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses the festival calendar, the importance of circus games, the iconography of the Circus Maximus in the 4th century, and the pompa circi and the Christian emperor. The festival ... More


Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Nisha P R

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Jumbos and Jumping Devils is an original and pioneering exploration of not only the social history of the subcontinent but also of performance and popular culture. The domain of analysis is entirely ... More


Coda: Children of a Lesser God

Nisha P R

in Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter discusses the 2011 Supreme Court ban on children and adolescent youth under eighteen from performing in Indian circus, and its aftermath. It also examines the various attempts within the ... More


Forum Holitorium, Forum Boarium, Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses a series of important works between the end of the second and beginning of the first century bc that include the Forum Holitorium and the Temple of Portunus. It explains that ... More


Defining the Public in Piccadilly Circus

Sean Cubitt

in Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208920
eISBN:
9789888313839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the large screens of Piccadilly Circus, London, to extrapolate how digital capitalism produces a depoliticised neoliberal public. From the narrow technological parameters to ... More


Popular Amusement for All

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter four traces connections between commercial entertainment and McCay's work through a study of the landscapes of Slumberland. From the topsy-turvy funhouse of Befuddle Hall, to the onion domes ... More


The Parts He Played

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Léger’s life and works are discussed here with reference to his struggle with bipolar disease. The works of Kay Redfield Jamison are quoted, with reference to other writers including Melville. Léger ... More


Introduction

Nisha P R

in Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Circus in the subcontinent is embedded with the arrival of the modern and the recasting of body and its caste and gender structures; new trans-cultural and transnational spaces that emerged with this ... More


Performing Bodies and Physical Cultures

Nisha P R

in Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The ‘circus kalaris’ were established in north Malabar during the beginning of the twentieth century where a ‘new’ and ‘modern’ physical culture was shaped. It was undoubtedly a radical refashioning ... More


Tenting the Circus

Nisha P R

in Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The itinerant character of the circus is best exemplified by tents. All life and work in the circus happens in and around various tents. The disasters related to circus also inevitably bring in the ... More


Circus Workers and Trade Unions

Nisha P R

in Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Circus has always figured in the common sense as a place of extreme exploitation with dangerous working conditions, wretched living conditions, miserable wages, irregular working hours, physical and ... More


Monopolizing National History: Performing Tyranny and Constructing Myths

Gonda Van Steen

in Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967–1974

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718321
eISBN:
9780191787621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718321.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 presents a diptych of antithetical stage representations of Greek history, continuity, and heroism. It discusses the military regime’s attempted monopoly on culture, language, and imagery ... More


The Games of Hercules

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The games of Hercules are known only from a coin issue of 78 BC, which gives them equal status with the great annual ludi for Apollo and the Great Mother, and from two late-republican inscriptions, ... More


“Hitting on All 24 Cylinders”

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

From a creative standpoint, 1958 began auspiciously for Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson. While she was working on a book based on the artwork she had collected from children at the Rowayton public ... More


London

Andrew Thacker

in Modernism, Space and the City: Outsiders and Affect in Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and London

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748633470
eISBN:
9781474459754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633470.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers how London developed as a modernist city, from the late nineteenth century to the period after World War Two. It analyses the geographical emotions produced by particular ... More


An Enclosure with Benches

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the physical conditions of performance at Rome. A theatrum and proscaenium were put up at the temple of Apollo and a scaena in the Circus Maximus, in 179 and 174 respectively. ... More


Dibdin at the Royal Circus

Michael Burden

in Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198812425
eISBN:
9780191853593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812425.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1782, Dibdin entered into a partnership with Charles Hughes to set up a new entertainment venue, the Royal Circus. Its unique feature was the combination of an equestrian ring with allegorical and ... More


Ifs, Buts, and Maybes: Angela Carter’s Grammar of Curiosity

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the fraught relationship between curiosity and explication in Carter’s major novels, and demonstrates how Carter’s experiments with grammatical modalities and syntax create a ... More


Augustan Reconstruction and Roman Memory

Eric Orlin

in Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744764
eISBN:
9780191805929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on the area of the Circus Flaminius to explore how the constructions of the first emperor Augustus worked to reshape Roman memory, creating a focus on the figure of the emperor ... More


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