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The Adoption of Agrippa Postumus and the Friends of Gaius Caesar

Andrew Pettinger

in The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explains Augustus’ decision to adopt Agrippa Postumus in AD 4 by proposing that Augustus and Tiberius were concerned Agrippa was being courted by the ‘wrong people’ and was behaving ... More


The Art of Making Oneself Hated: Rethinking (Anti-)Augustanism in Ovid’s Ars Amatoria

Sergio Casali

in The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277773
eISBN:
9780191708138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the most overtly ‘Augustan’ part of the Ars – the Parthian expedition of Gaius Caesar (1.171-228) – and invites us to read the event as an episode that exposes tensions in the ... More


The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The emperor Gaius (‘Caligula’) was assassinated in January AD 41. It seemed that the dynasty of the Caesars was over, and republican rule restored; but a military coup by the Praetorian Guard set ... More


The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Andrew Pettinger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

M. Scribonius Drusus Libo has always been considered an inexplicable victim of predatory prosecutors, destroyed in the changed conditions of Tiberius’ succession to the founder of the Principate. ... More


Growing Pains

Andrew Pettinger

in The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter Four falls into two parts. The first part investigates Agrippa’s treatment by Augustus on receiving the toga of manhood. Agrippa received none of the prizes offered to his elder brothers. ... More


The Shoot of a Palm Tree: The Young Octavius Emerges

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Octavius, the future Augustus, was the son of a certain Octavius (of an equestrian family, of Velitrae/Velletri) and Atia. Atia was the daughter of Marcus Atius Balbus of Aricia, who had married ... More


The Assassination

T. P. Wiseman

in The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 70-113 of the translation: Josephus narrates the conspirators’ procrastination, and their resolve to act on the last day of the ‘Palatine Games’ in honour of Augustus, which took place in ... More


The last lex repetundarum

Kit Morrell

in Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the content and context of the extortion law passed by Julius Caesar as consul in 59, the lex Julia de pecuniis repetundis. Cicero describes it as a ‘perfect law’, but its ... More


Preface

T. P. Wiseman

in The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 1-16 of the translation: Josephus explains Gaius’ ‘outrageous madness’, in particular his persecution of the Senate, his demand to be treated as a god, and his encouragement of slaves to ... More


Obituary

T. P. Wiseman

in The Death of Caligula: Flavius Josephus

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319648
eISBN:
9781781387177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319648.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 201-211 of the translation: Josephus’ summing-up of the life and character of Gaius ‘Caligula’. ‘Once he had his fill of power, he used it for one purpose only, the pursuit of outrageous ... More


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