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Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Livy on the Horatii and the Curiatii

S. P. Oakley

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter compares the accounts of the triple combat of the Horatii in the histories of Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus, in order to cast light on the style and historiographical techniques of ... More


Romulus' Rome of Equals

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Romulus divided up the territory of Rome equally among the citizens. He makes that point at the start of a lengthy digression on Romulus' constitutional ... More


“Learning from that violent schoolmaster”: Thucydidean Intertextuality and Some Greek Views of Roman Civil War

Christopher Pelling

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is a study of Greek analyses of Roman civil wars through a Thucydidean lens. For Dionysius of Halicarnassus, as for Plutarch and Appian, as Pelling shows, the Thucydidean template works ... More


Speeches and texts

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter outlines the circumstances in which oratory was used in Athens in the 4th century BC, both in the lawcourts and in the Ekklesia. It discusses the relationship of the written texts to the ... More


Greek Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The tyrants of Greece are some of the most colourful figures in antiquity, notorious for their luxury, excess and violence, and provoking heated debates among political thinkers. This book examines ... More


Perspectives on Post-Colonialism in South Africa: the Voortrekker Monument’s Classical Heritage

Richard Evans

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines material culture by looking at the Voortrekker Monument in South Africa. It shows how the history of its design and creation maps the multi-faceted history of colonialism in ... More


Romulus’ government and his wars

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In specifically comparing Romulus's actions to those of famous Greek lawgivers, Dionysius of Halicarnassus starts by claiming that straight after the foundation, Romulus had called an assembly of the ... More


The disappearance of the founder: Romulus ‘cut into pieces’ or his apotheosis

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The death of the first king, Romulus the founder, constituted a problem on many levels for the Romans. Dionysius of Halicarnassus spoke of ‘many different stories’, various accounts on which there ... More


Zoostylistics after Aristotle

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter follows the tradition set forth in Aristotle by which nonhuman animals repeatedly helped theorists draw attention to rhetoric’s visual, aural, and tactile capacities. Nowhere is this ... More


Plutarch’s Numa and the Rhetoric of Aetiology

Matthew Fox

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/9780199662326.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on Plutarch’s Numa. Martial’s treatment of Numa is used as an opening example, to bring out the central theme of the paper: the mutability of aetiology, and its rhetorical ... More


The Gospels, Mythography, and Historiography

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The introduction defines the ancient sense of myth, explains the ancient cultural value attached to historiographical discourse, outlines historiographical tropes, defines the category of mythic ... More


Holy Flesh: The Christological Debate

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the theological debate between Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus over the incorruptibility of the body of Christ. It begins by discussing the stages of the debate ... More


The Food of In/corruption: Liturgical Aspects of the Debate

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the liturgical aspects of the theological debate over the incorruptibility of the body of Christ, and particularly the way the dispute was tied to eucharistic theology and ... More


The Body of the Fathers: Textual Tradition and Exegetical Authority

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the debate between Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus about the textual body of the church fathers. It shows that the “discursive fight” between Julian and Severus ... More


Introduction: Dissension among the Dissenters

Yonatan Moss

in Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520289994
eISBN:
9780520964341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289994.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the main theological question within the anti-Chalcedonian party that occupied Severus of Antioch in the last fifteen years of his life: the incorruptibility of the body of Christ. ... More


History; Poetry; and Annales

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/9780859898225.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

When Livy in his preface referred to ‘traditions more appropriate to the stories of poets than to the uncorrupted records of history’, his criterion was evidently divine intervention in human ... More


Tyranny Remade?

Sian Lewis

in Greek Tyranny

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines some of the most famous tyrannies in the years between 410 and 320 bc. It describes three rulers representing different facets of autocratic power: the usurper (Dionysius of ... More


Mimesis and the Gendered Icon in Greek Theory and Fiction

Tim Whitmarsh

in Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276819
eISBN:
9780520957022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276819.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Taking its cue from the fragments of On Imitation, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, chapter 9 argues for two distinctly gendered models of fiction in Greek antiquity. According to the first, texts and ... More


Rough Reading: Tangible Language in Dionysius’ Criticism of Homer

Alex Purves

in Experience, Narrative, and Criticism in Ancient Greece: Under the Spell of Stories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198848295
eISBN:
9780191882845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848295.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that reading is portrayed in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ps.-Demetrius, and Ps.-Longinus as an experiential process dependent upon the smooth or rough quality of both objects and ... More


Getting Over Athens: Re-Writing Hellenicity in the of Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Nicolas Wiater

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the ambivalent image of Classical Athens in Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ Roman Antiquities. This image reflects a deep-seated ambiguity of Dionysius’ Classicist ideology: on the ... More


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