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From Polite Fictions to Hypocrisy

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the more manipulative and self-interested uses of affiliative politeness among Cicero's correspondents. It suggests that at times it is difficult for us to distinguish between ... More


Politeness and Political Negotiation

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the role of polite language in the political negotiations that followed Caesar's assassination in 44 B.C. It examines in particular the correspondence of Mark Antony with the ... More


Cleopatra, the Diadem and the Image

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter on Cleopatra begins with her image in Roman literature, which is very negative and sees her as a threat to Rome. But that image dates from the aftermath of the final struggle between ... More


Antony and Atia: Tragic Romance in Rome

Juliette Harrisson

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “Antony and Atia: Tragic Romance in Rome,” by Juliette Harrisson, traces the development of the centrally important relationship between Antony and Atia during the second season of the ... More


A Touch Too Cerebral: Eulogizing Caesar in Rome

Angeline C. Chiu

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “A Touch Too Cerebral: Eulogizing Caesar in Rome,” by Angeline C. Chiu, analyzes the writers’ creative decision to undermine audience expectations in episode 13 of the series Rome. The ... More


Problematic Masculinity: Antony and the Political Sphere in Rome

Rachael Kelly

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “Problematic Masculinity: Antony and the Political Sphere in Rome,” by Rachael Kelly, examines the failure of the character of Antony to perform the paradigm of the political, hegemonic ... More


Rome, Shakespeare, and the Dynamics of the Cleopatra Reception

Gregory N. Daugherty

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “Rome, Shakespeare, and the Dynamics of the Cleopatra Reception,” by Gregory N. Daugherty, explores the bold, innovative portrayal of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, and her love affair ... More


Roman Annexation of Egypt

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter tells the story of a minor naval skirmish in the Gulf of Ambracia off the north-western coast of Greece, which altered the course of history for the Western world. The main protagonists ... More


Cleopatra Vii Philopatris

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 37/36 BCE, Cleopatra changed her reckoning of the years of her reign from a simple “year 16” to “year 16 which is also year 1.” The reasons lie in a change in royal ideology linked to her recovery ... More


Class, Chaos, and Control in Rome

Margaret M. Toscano

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “Class, Chaos, and Control in Rome,” by Margaret M. Toscano, illuminates how the second season of the series Rome engages in a high-low narrative technique for its storylines. This ... More


The Roman Civil Wars and the Bibliotheke

Charles E. Muntz

in Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

With Diodorus’s close engagement with contemporary issues established, this chapter explores how the Roman civil wars may have influenced composition and publication of the Bibliotheke. From ... More


Two Royal Ordinances of the First Century and the Alexandrians

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter concerns an inscription dated to 41 BCE, which contains two orders issued by Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV (Caesarion). These protect the interests of Alexandrian landholders in nomes in ... More


Plutarch’s Alexandrias

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies Plutarch’s perception of Alexandria, first as a Greco-Macedonian foundation, then as a base for Caesar and Mark Antony, and finally as a leading city in his own day, which he ... More


Cicero’s Change of Plan (August 7, 44 BC)

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This discussion of the events of August 44 BC that led Cicero to stop his journey from Italy to Greece and return to Rome to regain a central role in Roman politics. Close consideration is given to ... More


Murdering the Fatherland

Brian Walters

in The Deaths of the Republic: Imagery of the Body Politic in Ciceronian Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198839576
eISBN:
9780191875458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839576.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Examining claims about “parricide” and “murdering the fatherland” in the wake of Caesar’s assassination, chapter 5 historicizes the discussions of earlier chapters by turning its attention to a ... More


Daggers and Dangers (Brutus 1.5, 16.4, 52.1–4, 7–8; 19–20)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The consideration of one specific Life—see ch. 9—is expanded by a look at passages which show density but more briefly than the criteria require, and at a substantial passage which exemplifies ... More


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