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Added Days: Calendrical Poetics and the Julio‐Claudian Holidays

M. Pasco-Pranger

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter selects Fasti 1.461-722 as evidence for the impact of the calendrical structure both on the intentional placement of new holidays by the principes, and on historical reinterpretations of ... More


The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Aaron Pelttari

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When we think of Roman Poetry, the names most likely to come to mind are Vergil, Horace, and Ovid, who flourished during the age of Augustus. The genius of Imperial poets such as Juvenal, Martial, ... More


Claudian and Constantinople

Gavin Kelly

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The poet Claudian’s relationship with Rome has been widely studied. Despite its intrinsic interest, his relationship with the New Rome has not been discussed with the same saturation. Claudian wrote ... More


Epic Panegyric and Political Communication in the Fifth-Century West

Andrew Gillett

in Two Romes: Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199739400
eISBN:
9780199933006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739400.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Epic panegyric was a literary and political innovation of the late fourth and fifth centuries in Rome and the Roman west. This chapter examines extant and attested epic panegyrics, from Claudian in ... More


Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian

Enrico Flores

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter builds on the author’s earlier article Augusto nella visione astrologica di Manilio ed il problema della cronologia degli Astronomicon libri (Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia ... More


Introduction: Late Antique Poetry and the Figure of the Reader

Aaron Pelttari

in The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the figure of the reader in poetry of late antiquity. Poets in late antiquity came to describe their material as needing interpretation, recovery, and activation. ... More


Prefaces and the Reader’s Approach to the Text

Aaron Pelttari

in The Space that Remains: Reading of Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452765
eISBN:
9780801455001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452765.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses Gérard Genette's idea of the paratext to interrogate the development of prefaces to Latin poetry. It shows that the prefaces of Claudian and Prudentius are distinct from earlier ... More


Conclusion

Holly Haynes

in The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. This book has shown how Tacitus analyzes a particular form of government that responded to a particular societal need. Foucault emphasizes the ... More


The Regime of Stilicho

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 provides a detailed interrogation of the regime of the general Stilicho operating under the rule of the young emperor Honorius. It examines the difficulties Stilicho’s additional claims of ... More


From Adultery to Incest: Messalina and Agrippina as Sexual Aggressors in Tacitus’ Annals

Vassiliki Panoussi

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter continues the investigation of rhetorical maneuvers clustering around social and amorous hierarchies in the fraught sphere of sexual agency by studying the trope of the sexually ... More


Your Mother’s Son

Olivier Hekster

in Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736820
eISBN:
9780191800429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736820.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter takes central coin types as its starting point, and compares the trajectory of representations of imperial (grand) mothers on central coin types with those on other types of evidence in ... More


Persuasive Violence

Katherine Wasdin

in Eros at Dusk: Ancient Wedding and Love Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190869090
eISBN:
9780190869120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869090.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the connection between sexual violence and persuasion, first by identifying a grouping of similar poems that narrate female defloration. Defloration poems displace accounts of ... More


Claudian

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter reprints an early article arguing that Claudian was the propagandist for the general Stilicho. Claudian was an Egyptian Greek, who left his native province to win fame and fortune with ... More


Claudian Revisited

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter begins reflectively, with a consideration of why Claudian represented an ideal subject for early study, bearing as it did on matters of history as well as of literature. The author’s ... More


Late Antiquity: Latin and Greek, Private, Public, Popular

Derek Attridge

in The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833154
eISBN:
9780191873898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833154.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The fourth to sixth centuries AD witnessed considerable poetic activity, which is the subject of this chapter. Itinerant poets gave performances, and festivals flourished. Poetry in both Latin and ... More


Theomachy in Historical Epic: Disenchantment and Remystification in Lucan's Bellum Civile

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/9780199993383.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Lucan’s Bellum Civile, the absence of the gods removes the possibility of any conventional scene of theomachy. Yet the removal of the gods goes hand in hand with the proliferation of figures who ... More


The Lies the Poets Tell: Poetry in Prose Panegyrics

Catherine Ware

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Phrases such as fabulae poetarum and licentia poetarum, the inventions or licence of poets, are a trope of late antique encomium that occurs in prose and poetic panegyric. This chapter examines the ... More


Lactantius’s Phoenix and Late Latin Poetics

Michael Roberts

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the poem De aue phoenice of L. Cae(ci)lius Firmianus Lactantius and demonstrates how it foreshadows many of the features of subsequent late Latin poetry: generic indeterminacy, ... More


Displacing Tradition: A New-Allegorical Reading of Ausonius, Claudian, and Rutilius Namatianus

Marco Formisano

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter brings together three of the most widely read late Latin poems—Ausonius’s Mosella, Claudian’s De raptu Proserpinae, and Rutilius Namatianus’s De reditu suo—under a single thematic ... More


Metapoetics in the Prefaces of Claudian’s De raptu Proserpinae

Stephen Harrison

in The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199355631
eISBN:
9780199355655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199355631.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Both extant prefaces to De raptu Proserpinae are rich in allusion and metapoetical symbolism. The chapter suggests that the symbolic ship of poetry in the preface to De raptu 1, which represents a ... More


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