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Ovid and the Stage

T. P. Wiseman

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/9780198154754.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Careful investigation of the contemporary evidence (mainly Cicero) suggests that mime was a major part of the theatrical repertory at the Roman games in the first century BC, and that mythological ... More


Placement and Pedagogy in the Georgics

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines some of the ways in which the Georgics, ostensibly a didactic poem on agricultural management, was celebrated by early modern schoolmasters, writers of textbooks on logic, and ... More


Elegy:: Overcoming Inability

Michèle Lowrie

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199545674
eISBN:
9780191719950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545674.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The traditional softness of the elegiac lover is a self-conscious rhetoric of inability that excuses the poet from the obligations of imperial citizenship. Over time, Roman elegy becomes more ... More


The Art of Precedent

Jonathan Bate

in Shakespeare and Ovid

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece are proofs of William Shakespeare's self-conscious Renaissance exercises in the imitation and amplification of Roman poet Ovid. It ... More


Introduction: Milton and the Renaissance Ovids

Maggie Kilgour

in Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199589432
eISBN:
9780191738500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589432.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Beginning with a survey of other criticism in this area, the Introduction examines how Milton might have read Ovid and, more generally, exposes the range of meanings of ‘Ovid’ for Renaissance ... More


· Years, Months, and Days II: The Grids of the Fasti

Denis Feeney

in Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251199
eISBN:
9780520933767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251199.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the charts of the Roman Fasti, investigating their role in placing the city and its empire in time, and analyzing in particular the revealing transformations the fasti underwent ... More


Ariadne and Ovid

REBECCA ARMSTRONG

in Cretan Women: Pasiphae, Ariadne, and Phaedra in Latin Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284030
eISBN:
9780191712500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284030.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the depiction of Ariadne by Ovid. Ovid gives extended attention to the story of Ariadne in three of his works, following later events along the narrative line in later poems, ... More


Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors

Tony Honoré

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260783
eISBN:
9780191682155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is a work of reference, which also features an essay on the analysis of style, a contribution to the prosopography of the late Roman quaestorship and a reflection on the fall of the Western ... More


The Kalends of April

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/9780859898225.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Close reading of Ovid Fasti 4.133-62 reveals an archaic ritual requiring citizen women to bathe naked in public on 1 April in honour of Venus Verticordia. The goddess may also have been called ... More


Octavia and the Phantom Genre

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/9780859898225.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ovid's use of stories performed on stage is attested at Fasti 4.326. Ciceronian evidence implies a wide variety of types of stage performance, including ‘mime’ with female stars like Dionysia and ... More


Roman Topography and Images of the City

Pamela O. Long

in Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226543796
eISBN:
9780226591315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591315.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter treats the sixteenth-century study of Roman topography and antiquarian studies by antiquarians such as Bartolomeo Marliani. It also discusses a related activity, the creation of maps and ... More


Concession, Abstinence and Abortion: Horace, Virgil, Hyginus and Ovid

Steven J. Green

in Disclosure and Discretion in Roman Astrology: Manilius and his Augustan Contemporaries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199646807
eISBN:
9780191782220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646807.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at a range of Augustan authors and their handling of astrology. The pro-active discretionary stance towards disclosure of astrological knowledge established by Vitruvius (chapter ... More


For Rome or for Augustus?: Triumphs beyond the Imperial Family in the Post-Civil-War Period

Carsten Hjort Lange

in The Alternative Augustan Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190901400
eISBN:
9780190901431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901400.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The greatest honor and the grandest spectacle Rome could bestow on a military commander was the glory of celebrating a triumph. In the period 29–19 BCE eight people who were not related to Augustus ... More


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