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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


Germanicus: Successor to Tiberius or Augustus?

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/9780199601745.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Modern scholars reject the ancient belief that Tiberius’ hesitation was related to mutiny in the Northern provinces and the offer, by some in the legions, to support Germanicus against Tiberius. They ... More


Novus Principatus: An Imperial Co-operative

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/9780199601745.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter covers the years AD 11 to 13, and describes the atmosphere that surrounded the end of Augustus’ political life and the beginning of Tiberius’ domination. Evidence is presented to show ... More


Tacitus and Germanicus*: Monuments and Models

A. J. Woodman

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter discusses Tacitus’ presentation of Germanicus in Book 2 of the Annals. It concentrates first on Germanicus’ tour of the East, especially Egypt and its ancient monuments, and considers a ... More


Roman Justice

Emma Gee

in Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199781683
eISBN:
9780199345151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781683.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter takes three Roman authors – Virgil, Germanicus and Lucretius - and shows how they engage with Aratus. Civil war is uppermost in the Roman tradition of the interpretation of Aratus’ Dike ... More


Trunk and Branches

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek passages are set against a string of Latin adaptations; it is apparent how much greater is the gap between the Greek passage and the Latin versions than between Latin versions, even from ... More


Command Performance: Mutiny in the Roman Army

Laurel Fulkerson

in No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668892
eISBN:
9780191751219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668892.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The next chapter discusses mutinies in the Roman army, which the historical sources treat as manifesting an increasing degree of interest in empty staging: at first, it is simply assumed that ... More


The Claudius Coup

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/9781846319648.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Sections 212-273 of the translation: Josephus returns to the story of Claudius, who has hidden in terror after the killing. A Praetorian guardsman finds him and carries him off to the main body of ... More


Stars and Storms: The Development of Stellar Causation in Astrometeorology

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/9780199646807.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on astrometeorology, the science that uses the motion of stars as a means of predicting weather patterns and seasonal progression on earth. A series of Roman authors—especially ... More


Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces: Spain

Pere P. Ripollès

in Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199265268
eISBN:
9780191917561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199265268.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The Ethnic and Cultural Composition of Iberia was not uniform before the Romans arrived; literary sources and archaeological research provide evidence of different influences over several Late ... More


Germanicus as Religious Interpreter

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

in Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on Tacitus’ presentation of Germanicus, Tiberius’ rival. While Germanicus has often been associated with traditionalism and the past, this analysis shows that in the area of ... More


Tacitus, Annals

G. O. Hutchinson

in Motion in Classical Literature: Homer, Parmenides, Sophocles, Ovid, Seneca, Tacitus, Art

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198855620
eISBN:
9780191889301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855620.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tacitus’ Annals give intriguing turns to the motion important in historiography. The emperors in Rome or Italy do not move much, by contrast with warfare at the edges of empire. This absence of ... More


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