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The Fiscus Iudaicus and Gentile Attitudes to Judaism in Flavian Rome

Martin Goodman

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The disappearance of the Jerusalem Temple provided a context for Vespasian to devise what became for Jews the most hated symbol of their subjugation to Rome following their revolt. The institution of ... More


An Emperor is Made: Senatorial Politics and Trajan’s Adoption by Nerva in 97

Werner Eck

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Trajan's accession in terms of political deals and putting the chosen candidate in charge of the nearest army. On the evidence of prosopography, Trajan's military and political ... More


The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Nathan T. Elkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Nerva ruled from September AD 96 to January 98. His short reign provided little public building and monumental art, and study of Nerva has been the province of the historian, who often relies on ... More


Imperial Fora

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter begins by describing the Fora of Caesar, and then explains why the said area was constructed. It also enumerates some of the constructions that can be found in the Fora of Caesar. Next, ... More


Ammianus and the Eternity of Rome

John Matthews

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores Latin historian Ammianus Marcellinus' historical writings about ancient Rome. It notes that Ammianus has written thirty-one historical books, ranging from the principate of ... More


Introduction: The Power of Images in the Reign of Nerva

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

Although Nerva’s reign is largely the province of historians, owing to the lack of state-sanctioned art from his short reign, his coinage is very diverse and has been an untapped resource for ... More


Nerva as Supreme Military Commander

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

As Nerva’s coinage has been studied almost exclusively with historical hindsight, and with the biases of later historians in mind, there is an impulse to read Nerva’s “weak” character into his ... More


Nerva, the Senate and People of Rome, and Italy

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

The most intensively studied images on Nerva’s coins are his bronze coins that denote specific aspects of the emperor’s policy. These speak directly to Nerva’s domestic agenda and his relationship ... More


Nerva and the Roman Empire

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

While denotative images celebrating aspects of Nerva’s policy have attracted most scholarly study, their importance is overemphasized since the most common images on Nerva’s coinage are ... More


Conclusion: The Visualization of Political Rhetoric

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

The strong correspondence between laudatory rhetoric in poetry and panegyric and the images that appear on Nerva’s coins allows a reinvestigation of the age-old debate regarding the agency behind the ... More


We Go Way Back

Olivier Hekster

in Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736820
eISBN:
9780191800429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736820.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Dynastic succession is at least partly decided by the longevity of continued descent and attention. Looking at the first three centuries of Roman imperial history, two emperors stand out as ‘founding ... More


Trajan and the Imperial House

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/9780190250997.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses how Trajan after his accession in 98 reconsolidated the imperial house. Trajan was from the Spanish province Baetica, his wife, Plotina, likely from Narbonese Gaul, thus ... More


Tiberius to Hadrian

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From Augustus’ death to Hadrian a succession of emperors in three dynasties came to rule Rome. Chapter 13 begins by thematically covering the relations of the dynasties toward Greece. Then it ... More


Manufacturing the Golden Age of Trajan

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The reign of Augustus showed how claims about Roman decline could become tools to justify regime change. Julio-Claudian emperors tended to emphasize continuity with dynastic predecessors rather than ... More


Martial’s Epigrams as Domitianic Literature

Erik Gunderson

in The Art of Complicity in Martial and Statius: Martial's Epigrams, Statius' Silvae, and Domitianic Rome

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192898111
eISBN:
9780191924569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898111.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads Martial’s Epigrams in chronological order. It pays particular attention to the poems about the emperor. It is sensitive to their quantity, quality, and position relative to the ... More


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