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Epigraphy and Ritual: The Vow of a Legionary from Sulmo

John Scheid

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/9780199572069.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A graffito discovered in the temple of Hercules Curinus at Sulmo allows us to explore the ritual logic of the Roman vow, undoubtedly one of the most characteristic rites in Roman religion, with its ... More


Velleius Mythistoricus

T. P. Wiseman

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/9780199558681.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the first surviving part of Velleius Paterculus' history (1.1-8), which covers the period from the Trojan War to the reign of Romulus, with particular reference to the ... More


Omnia Iam Vulgata?: Approaches to the Mythological Centos

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/9780195175646.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers readings of seven of the ancient Virgilian centos that relate traditional mythological stories. The aim is to show that each text contains elements that permit and indeed demand ... 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


‘Let the monster be mine’: Seneca and the internalization of imperial furor

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter is an analysis of Seneca's Hercules Furens in which, for the first time, the madness is internalized. Seneca dispenses with the interventionist figures, Iris and Lyssa, thereby obscuring ... More


A peculiar compound: Hercules as Renaissance man

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the peculiar compound that is Renaissance Hercules, around whom two main traditions evolved, one focusing on his heroic virtue, the other on his madness. It demonstrates that, ... More


‘Even the earth is not room enough’: Herculean selfhood on the Elizabethan stage

Kathleen Riley

in The Reception and Performance of Euripides' Herakles: Reasoning Madness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534487
eISBN:
9780191715945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534487.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of Seneca's psychologically and ethically challenging Hercules on Elizabethan tragedy. It argues that political and cultural similarities between imperial Rome and ... More


Constructing the Narrative: Authorial Objectives and the Use of Rome

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the contemporary histories of the Late Republic written by non-Romans, we can find preserved the attitudes of those dispossessed of their power by the establishment of Roman hegemony. The ... More


Prologue: Quis hic locus, quae regio, quae mundi plaga? 1

Paul Hammond

in The Strangeness of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199572601
eISBN:
9780191702099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572601.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

In Seneca's Hercules, the tragic protagonist has been displaced into a form of space which no one else shares. His time is not their time, either, for his act endures impervious to the motions of ... More


“The Long Pathways of the Sea”: Space and Time in the Argonautika

William G. Thalmann

in Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199731572
eISBN:
9780199896752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731572.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter applies spatial theory to the general themes of the poem. The Argo’s voyage involves a material, bodily experience of space, but it produces space by connecting the places on its ... More


Translation

Graham Shipley

in Pseudo-Skylax's Periplous: The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World: Text, Translation and Commentary

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620917
eISBN:
9781789623680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620917.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This section of the book contains the English translation of the text. It contains the following sections: Introduction; Europe: Antion to Iapygia; the Adriatic; Epeiros; continuous Hellas; ... More


The Heroism of Hercules and the Beauty of Helen

Olga Taxidou

in Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619870
eISBN:
9780748651719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two plays that present readings of masculinity and femininity. It first studies a reading of The Madness of Hercules that is concerned with the centrality of male-to-male ... More


The Broken World

C. A. J. Littlewood

in Self-representation and Illusion in Senecan Tragedy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267613
eISBN:
9780191708350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267613.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the ambiguities of self-representation in a world of moral and physical disorder. Particularly in the bare paradoxes exchanged as sententiae it becomes difficult to distinguish ... More


Re-(en)gendering Heroism: Reflective Nostalgia for Peplum’s Golden Age of Heroes in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 2.14 (1996)

Vincent Tomasso

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this first chapter investigating the golden ages of heroes, Tomasso examines how nostalgia for the mid-twentieth century golden age of peplum (“sword and sandal”) films, which inspired the heroic ... More


The Alpha and the Alif: Continental Ambivalence in Geoffroy Tory’s Champ fleury (1529)

Katharina N. Piechocki

in Cartographic Humanism: The Making of Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226641188
eISBN:
9780226641218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226641218.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The rise of print culture in tandem with a resurgent interest in Ptolemy’s Geography prompted a radical transformation of the imagining of Europe’s continental boundaries. Geoffroy Tory, France’s ... More


Hercules, Putin, and the Heroic Body on Screen in 2014

Emma Stafford

in Epic Heroes on Screen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474424516
eISBN:
9781474449533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter places the two recent 2014 Hercules films, The Legend of Hercules and Hercules, including the lesser known “mockbuster” Hercules Reborn (2014), in dialogue with the Hercules display of ... More


The Double Style

Sebastian Zeidler

in Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on Documents, a magazine cofounded by Carl Einstein with Georges Bataille and Michel Leiris. It examines how, as his purview broadened under Documents' all-inclusive masthead, ... More


Josquin’s Missa ‘Hercules Dux Ferrarie’

Lewis Lockwood

in Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378276
eISBN:
9780199852376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378276.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The theoretical background of the “Hercules” Mass has rarely been subjected to close scrutiny. This chapter distinguishes three levels of consideration: the systematic, the conventional, and the ... More


Ritual activation: altars, cult statues, and temples

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Religious buildings, altars, and cult statues are often conceived of as complementary, if not indivisible, elements of Roman republican and imperial cult ... More


Ritual topographies: landscapes, cityscapes, and temples

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The construction of monumental temples and sanctuaries during the sixth century BC changed the appearance of cult sites and settlements in Archaic ... More


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