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Seneca on Lightning and Divination

Gareth Williams

in The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731589
eISBN:
9780199933112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731589.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Central to Natural Questions 2, on the nature of lightning and thunder, is Seneca's critique of divination by lightning: in particular, he focuses on the Etruscan art of divination, testing it ... More


Networks and Middle Grounds in the Western Mediterranean

Irad Malkin

in A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses categories of long-, mid-, and short-distance connectivity in the Mediterranean in relation to Phokaian emporia (trading stations) and colonies (notably Massalia and Emporion). ... More


A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Gary Forsythe

John Connelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

During the period from Rome's Stone Age beginnings on the Tiber River to its conquest of the Italian peninsula in 264 B.C., the Romans in large measure developed the social, political, and military ... More


Trade and Traders

Michael Dietler

in Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265516
eISBN:
9780520947948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265516.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Trade, interspersed with episodes of violence, was the principal form of interaction between indigenous peoples of the Mediterranean region and Etruscans and Greeks. But even after the Roman military ... More


The historic past of the nation

Antonino De Francesco

in The Antiquity of the Italian Nation: The Cultural Origins of a Political Myth in Modern Italy, 1796-1943

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662319
eISBN:
9780191757310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662319.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to the first explicitly nationalizing reading of the myth of antiquity developed in 1806 by Vincenzo Cuoco, who, in his novel Platone in Italia, recalled the existence at the ... More


9 Social Networks, Path Dependence, and the Rise of Ethnic Groups in pre-Roman Italy

Emma Blake

in Network Analysis in Archaeology: New Approaches to Regional Interaction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199697090
eISBN:
9780191745300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697090.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter uses the evidence from west-central Italy, home to two of the peninsula's strongest regional groups before the rise of Rome — the Etruscans and the Latins — to demonstrate that the ... More


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