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The Aftermath of the Consulship

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of the lack of information from Cicero's writings about the political crisis that emerged at the turn of the consular year. Secondary sources indicate that there ... More


Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death

W. H. Shearin

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

In “Haunting Nepos: Atticus and the Performance of Roman Epicurean Death,” W. H. Shearin examines the death of a famous Epicurean, T. Pomponius Atticus, during the later Roman Republic. This death, ... More


Deinon (b)

Eran Almagor

in Plutarch and the Persica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The present chapter deals with sections of Plutarch's Artaxerxes which may be ascribed to Deinon with a certain degree of likelihood, although they are not explicitly attributed to him. In assigning ... More


. Republican Rome

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The knowledge of the early Roman Republic is mostly legendary and is preserved predominately by historians writing long after the events they describe. The earliest evidence for homosexual acts ... More


Before Silius: The Creation of the Roman Hannibal

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on those texts, written before SiliusItalicus’ Punica, which feature Hannibal. These texts include the (extremely) fragmentary works of Hannibal's own historians Silenus and ... More


Friendship During Dark Times

P.E. Digeser

in Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Maintains that Hannah Arendt saw friendship as a way to preserve pluralism in a delegitimized political environment. To address certain problems with her view, I draw on Cornelius Nepos’s "Life of ... More


First and Last Things

John Godwin

in Reading Catullus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the arrangement of the poems in the Book of Catullus, and analyses the importance of the first and last poems in the anthology. It shows that Catullus ordered his 116 poems into ... More


Life as Art (Plutarch, Timoleon 35)

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/9780198821717.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The book now looks at a series of passages, most of them rhythmically dense. These show the rhythmic system, and Plutarch’s writing, at its most intense or heavily loaded, and they thus throw light ... More


Atticus: Banker, Benefactor, Paragon

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes the late Republican figure of Titus Pomponius Atticus as a counterpoint example to Julius Caesar. Atticus is represented by both his good friend Cicero and his biographer Cornelius ... More


Poems to Historians: Catullus 1 and Horace, Odes 2.1

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyzes two poems addressed to historians: Catullus 1 and Horace's Odes 2.1. Catullus' first poem is addressed to the historian Cornelius Nepos, author of the lost work entitled ... More


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