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Weddings, Sex, and “Virgil the Maiden”: The Cento Nuptialis and the Epithalamium Fridi

Scott McGill

in Virgil Recomposed: The Mythological and Secular Centos in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195175646
eISBN:
9780199789337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175646.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter returns to the 4th-century CE Ausonius and examines his Cento Nuptialis along with the other Virgilian cento on the topic of a wedding, Luxurius' Epithalamium Fridi. The major interest ... More


From Constantius to Theodosius

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses why Gratian changed his policy toward Roman paganism, Gratian's repudiation of the ancient pagan title of pontifex maximus, Theodosius and the cults of Rome, Theodosius's ... More


Property, Privilege, and Law

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In principle, bishops were responsible for ecclesiastical revenues, but in practice other powers had secured vested rights over them. Tithes formed a basic part of the income of the church, while ... More


Impotence Magic Enters the Academic World, 1100–1190

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter traces how impotence magic found a recognized place in the canon law and theology of marriage. This happened because it was incorporated into two works that became standard university ... More


Annulment Procedures and Frivolous Cures: Canon Law, 1200–1400

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses how 13th-century canon law commentaries on Gratian’s Decretum and the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX incorporated more information about magical practices into their discussions ... More


Questions of Knowledge and Ignorance

Ian Forrest

in The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286928
eISBN:
9780191713217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286928.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter is an assessment of knowledge about heresy, setting the limits of historical inquiry within the context of medieval and specifically English expectations of the law. The theme of ... More


The Peace of 382 and After

P. J. Heather

in Goths and Romans 332–489

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205357
eISBN:
9780191676581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205357.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the peace that followed after six years of conflict between the Goths and Gratian. It looks at the treaty of 382, which renewed Constantine's special relationship with the ... More


Emperor Theodosius: Council of Constantinople (381)

Henry Chadwick

in East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264575
eISBN:
9780191698958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Early Christian Studies

With the death of Emperor Valens, Theodosius rose to power, determined to bring order and Nicene orthodoxy upheld by the Roman see. This chapter discusses the Councils of Constantinople and Aquileia ... More


The Achievements of the Council of Aquileia

Daniel H. Williams

in Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264644
eISBN:
9780191682735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264644.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter first discusses the evolution in Gratian and Ambrose's relations and examines under what circumstances the emperor dissolved the Valentinian distinction between imperial preference and ... More


Augustinian Case Studies

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter outlines some of the most characteristic ways in which Donne absorbs, digests, and reworks Augustine's texts by presenting a series of case studies. It falls into two halves. The first ... More


Enactment, Circulation, and Survival of the Canons of Piacenza

Robert Somerville

in Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199258598
eISBN:
9780191728563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258598.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter moves into discussion of the legislation from the synod at Piacenza, and is divided into two parts.The first, titled “Enactment and Circulation”, treats what is known about how ... More


The Transmission of the Canons of Piacenza: (with an Edition)

Robert Somerville

in Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199258598
eISBN:
9780191728563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258598.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter involves an intricate analysis of the interrelation among the various versions of the canons of Piacenza. The “Introduction” to this chapter reiterates several facts about the ... More


Conflict 365–94

John F. Drinkwater

in The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199295685
eISBN:
9780191711718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter concludes the story of Romano-Alamannic conflict from the later 3rd century by examining events in the period from Valentinian I to Theodosius I. It argues that, though still inclined to ... More


The Pannonian Emperors

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter addresses the accession of Valentinian and Valens and the establishment of their administrations. It also argues that Jovian was promoted to the purple against the will of the consistory ... More


Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Meaghan A. McEvoy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines some established assumptions about the governance of the late Roman empire, about the nature and function of the imperial office, and more particularly, about the ways in which ... More


Introduction

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter sets out the key issues for investigation in the chapters which follow. It highlights the accession of the first western child-emperor, 8-year-old Gratian, in 367, and considers earlier ... More


Gratian and Valentinian II: Setting the Precedent

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 provides detailed analysis of the circumstances in which the first two western child-emperors, Gratian and Valentinian II, were acclaimed as co-Augusti. It examines the political crises ... More


Long-term Success and Failure

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the longer-term impact of the accessions of Gratian and Valentinian II. It highlights difficulties in relations between young western Augusti and adult eastern emperors (Valens, ... More


Conclusion

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides an overview of material covered in previous chapters and compares and contrasts the conclusions made regarding the reigns of the child-emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, ... More


Making concessions

Kriston R. Rennie

in Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127723
eISBN:
9781526138736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127723.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The law of monastic exemption is seldom viewed through an early medieval lens. Overcoming this historiographical problem, this chapter defines the character and growth of monastic exemption in a ... More


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