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Pliny, Tacitus, and the Dialogus de oratoribus

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tacitus and Pliny were fellow orators of distinction with apparently close connections between their communities. Tacitus’s Dialogus purports to show us the inner workings and debates of a tight ... More


Prologue

Charles M. Atkinson

in The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148886
eISBN:
9780199852185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148886.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine Pseudo-Odo's statement, in his Dialogus de musica (ca. 1000 ad), regarding the effect that the placement of tones ... More


Epilogue: The Statesman and the State in De Oratore and After

Elaine Fantham

in The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263158
eISBN:
9780191718892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263158.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with a review of the discussion in the preceding chapters. It then considers Cicero's expectations at the time of De Oratore by comparing his views on the statesman's individual ... More


Satire 1: Poetry, Accusation, and the Audience’s Role

James Uden

in The Invisible Satirist: Juvenal and Second-Century Rome

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199387274
eISBN:
9780199387298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387274.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter interprets the first Satire of Juvenal in light of what it labels the “crisis of criticism,” a nervousness about criticizing contemporaries for fear of being labeled an informer ... More


Textual Criticism of Catherine’s Writings

Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

in Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344512
eISBN:
9780199346479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Can one attribute to Catherine the writings that go under her name, and can therefore one speak of an authentic concept of discretion attributable to Catherine? As there are no autographs by ... More


Under the Emperors

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/9780198718352.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Manilius, the Aetna poet, Persius, Statius, and Juvenal all attest literature presented orally, for the People, from the stage. Tacitus’ Dialogus is evidence, not for the phantom genre of ‘recitation ... More


Medieval Beginnings

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell

in A History of British National Audit: The Pursuit of Accountability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790310
eISBN:
9780191831645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790310.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter sets the scene with a history of the origins of public sector audit from the Exchequer in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. For centuries there was a complex framework of ... More


Imperial Praetextae

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter outlines what is known of first-century AD praetextae, stressing the aspects suggesting generic continuity, even under radically altered political circumstances. After examining the ... More


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