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

Liv Mariah Yarrow

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book starts at the end of Polybius' Histories, and investigates documentation of the Roman empire recorded by non-Romans. Intellectuals, being members of the social elite, controlled the wealth ... More


Introduction: Setting the Scene

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/9780199277544.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the historians included in this book: Nicolaus, Memnon, Diodorus, Trogus, Posidonius, and the author of 1 Maccabees. They are, consciously or ... 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


The Romans Abroad: Force, Diplomacy, and the Management of Empire

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/9780199277544.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

As the Romans expanded their hegemony over the Mediterranean basin and beyond, their methods of engagement varied to suit individual situations and shifting objectives. These methods moulded the ... More


Enemies of Rome? The Symbolic Alternatives

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/9780199277544.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

All the historians developed to a certain degree their characterizations of those peoples who opposed Rome and the nature of the documented objections to her rule. In contrast to the previous ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199277544.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The authors at the core of this analysis — Nicolaus, Memnon, Diodorus, Trogus, Posidonius, and the author of 1 Maccabees — are from geographically diverse origins on the periphery of the Roman world. ... More


TITHONUS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF MASCULINE BEAUTY

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines “Tithonus” in the context of Tennyson’s “Oenone,” and of his early poems representing Tithonus’s son, Memnon. In studying the phenomenon of masculine beauty in a cluster of ... More


Natus Æthiopus/Natus Albus

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A light-skinned woman gives birth to a dark child; a dark mother gives birth to a light child. In both cases, the husband has the same color as the mother. Aristotle utilized the story of the woman ... More


In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Waldemar Heckel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a fresh insight into the conquests of Alexander the Great by attempting to view the events of 336–323 from the vantage point of the defeated. The extent, and form, of the resistance ... More


The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A colossal statue, originally built to honor an ancient pharaoh, still stands in Egyptian Thebes. Damaged by an earthquake, and re-identified as the Homeric hero Memnon, it was believed to “speak” ... More


Epilogue: Singing Stones

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

in Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Returning to the concerns first raised in the introduction, the epilogue considers both the limits of pan-Africanism in a manifestly divided and precarious continent, and its still-resonant ... More


Egypt and the Journey Home

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/9780190250997.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

Sabina visited the famous “singing statue” of the Colossus of Memnon near Egyptian Thebes in November 130, just after Antinoös’ death. The proof is her first-person graffiti carved on a leg of this ... More


In the Face of Panhellenic War: Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean, 340–334

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The years that preceded the invasion of Asia Minor were marked by assassination and palace uprisings. Philip’s murder in 336 proved less detrimental—indeed, it brought to the throne of Macedon a man ... More


From the Aegean to Cappadocia

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Persian defeat at the Granicus opened the way for the Macedonian conquest of Asia Minor. Darius III assigned the defense of the coast to Memnon of Rhodes, whose brother Mentor had been an ... More


Persian Countermeasures: The War in the Aegean

Waldemar Heckel

in In the Path of Conquest: Resistance to Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190076689
eISBN:
9780197501146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076689.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Macedonian invasion force was not a large one, 50,000 men at the most. And the conquest of Asia Minor was at best superficial, with the largest and most influential cities as the main targets. It ... More


Horse Husbandry and Empire in the Middle Scamander Valley

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the power dynamics which can exist in processes of regional integration. While regional integration can be pursued in such a way that it is mutually beneficial to all ... More


Reading the Colossus: The Memnon Inscriptions

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 presents the colossus itself: an overview of the inscriptions and the ancient testimonials to the miracle of Memnon’s voice. While the transformation into a Trojan hero was mostly complete ... More


Worshipping the Colossus: Sacred Tourism at Thebes

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 begins with a discussion of Egypt as a destination for sacred tourism and as a repository of ancient culture, epitomized by the colossus, which functioned as a place of cultural memory. ... More


Talking with the Colossus: The Rhetoric of Address

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 3 explores the personal relationship visitors thought they had with Memnon. In response to Memnon’s morning cry, visitors used inscriptions to communicate with the articulate yet inanimate ... More


Homeric Memnon

Patricia A. Rosenmeyer

in The Language of Ruins: Greek and Latin Inscriptions on the Memnon Colossus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190626310
eISBN:
9780190626334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190626310.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses Homer to triangulate the relationship between inscriber and statue. Memnon is a ghost from the epic past anchored in the Egyptian present; what better way to honor him than to ... More


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