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Civil War? What Civil War?: Usurpers in the Historia Augusta

Cam Grey

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/9780195389579.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The third century ce witnessed a progression of military adventurers seizing and briefly holding imperial power, impelled and expelled by the armies at whose heads they marched. In form, if not in ... More


A View from Rome: Law in the Historia Augusta 1

Tony Honoré

in Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260783
eISBN:
9780191682155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses law in the West and views this through the eyes of an author writing on the eve of the Gothic invasions without any consciousness of imminent disaster. This author is the ... More


Shouting down the Dead

Laurens E. Tacoma

in Roman Political Culture: Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850809
eISBN:
9780191885679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850809.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the fourth characteristic of Roman political culture, the ambiguities that could occur in those situations where members of political institutions tried to exercise real power ... More


The Frieze As History

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.11
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter illustrates how the meager and frequently unreliable sources for the history of the reign of Marcus Aurelius make it almost impossible to reconstruct any more than a superficial account ... More


Sabina’s Personal History

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Trajan and Hadrian were natives of Hispania Baetica, sons of Roman senators, and cousins once removed. Trajan became Hadrian’s guardian, and around 100, Hadrian married Trajan’s grandniece Sabina. ... More


Hadrian’s Personality

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Hadrian’s life was a string of controversial episodes, on which even our summary sources had to acknowledge variant traditions: Plotina’s alleged role in Hadrian’s adoption by Trajan, his execution ... More


Introduction

in Marcus Aurelius in Love

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226713007
eISBN:
9780226713021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713021.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In 1815 Angelo Mai found a long-lost treasure of the classical world in the Ambrosian Library in Milan: a palimpsest codex containing, among other works, many of the letters of Marcus Cornelius ... More


Zenobia’s Likenesses

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In many respects, Zenobia’s fame is a paradox. She has captured the medieval and modern imagination, but ancient sources actually say very little about her. The introductory chapter thus explores the ... More


Suetonius and the De uita Caesarum in the Carolingian Empire

Jamie Wood

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys Suetonius’ early influence on literature from late antiquity through the Carolignian Empire, in order to explain the significance of Suetonius’ Augustus as a model for Einhard’s ... More


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