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Statues in the Temples of Pompeii: Combinations of Gods, Local Definition of Cults, and the Memory of the City 1

William Van Andringa

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Pompeian citizens were surrounded by the sacred. Not only were there a lot of cult places in the town, there were also crowds of statues of divinities inside each sanctuary, usually set up as votive ... More


Gems and Ruins in Bourbon Naples

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After the last Farnese duke died, the family art collection passed to Charles Bourbon, king of Naples, who turned his backward city into a mecca for Grand Tourists. They came to see the royal ... More


Bail in Herculaneum and Puteoli

ERNEST METZGER

in Litigation in Roman Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298557
eISBN:
9780191707520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298557.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the epigraphic evidence that supports the existence of a practice of introducing civil lawsuits by vadimonium (bail) in Rome during the classical period. The first useful ... More


The Good Poem According to Philodemus

Michael McOsker

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190912819
eISBN:
9780190912840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912819.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explains the poetics of Philodemus of Gadara, a first-century BCE Epicurean philosopher and poet, whose On Poems survives among the Herculaneum papyri. His main critical principle is that ... More


‘Kennzeichen der griechischen Meisterstücke’: Winckelmann’s early Roman writings and the discourse of connoisseurship

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 discusses the writings Winckelmann published from Rome and Florence before his Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums in order to demonstrate the importance to them of eighteenth-century ... More


An Inheritance of Loss: Archaeology’s Imagination of Disaster

Karen Holmberg

in Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199590292
eISBN:
9780191917998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199590292.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

Disasters often de-scribe (Blanchot 1995: 7); they evade written description or complete encapsulation in the narratives we try to create about them. In this chapter, I explore the inveterate ... More


Experiencing the Last Days of Pompeii in Late Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Jon L. Seydl

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how Philadelphians both presented and experienced the cataclysm of Pompeii's destruction through three examples: Nydia, the Blind Girl of Pompeii by Randolph Rogers, one of the ... More


The Censorship Myth and the Secret Museum

Kate Fisher and Rebecca Langlands

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines ‘the censorship myth’ surrounding the erotic material unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum. It focuses on the Anglophone dissemination of the story, which describes ... More


Ruins and Forgetfulness: The Case of Herculaneum

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses the question of why Herculaneum failed to capture popular imagination. It suggests that the reasons are not merely to do with the relatively small size of the site, but go back ... More


The rhetorical persona of Demades

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Orator Demades: Classical Greece Reimagined Through Rhetoric

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197517826
eISBN:
9780197517857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517826.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reveals how Roman and Byzantine intellectuals reworked the figure of Demades for instructional and moralistic purposes. Demades’s presumed lack of education required pepaideumenoi to ... More


Introduction

Sergio Yona

in Epicurean Ethics in Horace: The Psychology of Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198786559
eISBN:
9780191828829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786559.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The introduction serves to explain the general thesis of the book and its place in the scholarship tradition by providing a brief review of literature in connection with Horace’s Satires. Of ... More


Finding Hoards

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

In literature, folklore, and popular culture, coins have a powerful association with buried treasure. That association often includes, of course, a colorful array of dragons, elves, leprechauns, and ... More


Understanding Hoards

Frank L. Holt

in When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197517659
eISBN:
9780197517680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517659.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The importance of coin hoards makes it imperative to study them properly. After classifying eight different kinds of hoards, this chapter shows how some historians and numismatists have not treated ... More


The Power of Nuisances on the Roman Street*

Jeremy Hartnett

in Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199583126
eISBN:
9780191804519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583126.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the connection between urban society and obstructions to the flow of traffic. In what ways was passage on urban streets obstructed and, more importantly, to what ends and with ... More


Capital and Investment in the Campanian Tablets

Jean Andreau

in Capital, Investment, and Innovation in the Roman World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198841845
eISBN:
9780191877995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841845.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is devoted to capital and investments in the three groups of tablets found in the Vesuvian cities: the tablets of L. Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii; those of Herculaneum; and the tablets ... More


I. 10. 11: CASA DEGLI AMANTI

Roger Ling and Lesley Ling

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume II: The Decorations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199266951
eISBN:
9780191917578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199266951.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The Surviving Decorations of the Casa degli Amanti belong primarily to the Fourth Style, but there are glimpses of a Second Style phase, dated around the third quarter of the first century BC, as ... More


Sewers, Archaeobotany, and Diet at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Erica Rowan

in The Economy of Pompeii

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198786573
eISBN:
9780191828898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786573.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter by Erica Rowan discusses food consumption and diet in both Pompeii and Herculaneum. It starts from the archaeobotanical remains found in the sewer underneath Cardo V at Herculaneum, ... More


I. 10. 4: CASA DEL MENANDRO

Roger Ling and Lesley Ling

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume II: The Decorations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199266951
eISBN:
9780191917578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199266951.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

In its Final form, the CASA Del Menandro was adorned with decorations which can be ascribed (leaving aside a few which are too simple or too damaged to be classified at all) to the late Second and ... More


Urban and House Form Constrained by Water Resources-Morgantina

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0030
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Although we may think that physical form of a city is mainly the result of cultural preferences interacting with the inherent potential of local materials, there are in fact even more basic ... More


Architectural Expression of Public and Private Water Supply at Morgantina, Corinth, Athens, and Delos

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0034
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Water in ancient Greek cities can be considered under several rubrics— aesthetic enrichment of urban spaces, ornamentation of enclosed precincts, nuisance or danger in the form of flood or ... More


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