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imperii pignora certa: The Role of Numa in Ovid's Fasti

R. J. Littlewood

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Analyzing Numa’s role in Fasti, this chapter examines the polyphonic character of Ovid’s comparison with Augustus of Numa, traditional founder of Roman cult. In an analysis of a passage describing ... More


Establishing Boundaries in the Second Century

Eric M. Orlin

in Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 explores several religious incidents of the second century that demonstrate the Roman attempt to grapple with their relationship to both Greece and Italy following the Second Punic War. ... More


The Single Ion Channel

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

A “gating” current, predicted by the Hodgkin-Huxley equations twenty years earlier, is finally detected in the squid giant axon. Soon after, Bert Sakmann and Erwin Neher develop a patch clamp method ... More


Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Building Histories traces the lives of five monuments in Delhi—Red Fort; Rasul Numa Dargah; Jama Masjid; Purana Qila; and the Qutb Complex—from the mid-nineteenth century to the twentieth century. ... More


Summoning Jupiter: Magic in the Roman Republic

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The altar of Jupiter ‘Elicius’ on the Aventine was explained by a story about king Numa ‘bringing out’ Jupiter from heaven to tell him about the expiation of lightning strikes. Since elicere was a ... More


Interrupting the Archive: Indigenous Voices and Colonial Hegemony

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

in Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter overturns colonial rhetoric regarding illiterate Indians who were lethargic about preserving their built heritage. Instead it shows the passionate claims and histories presented by a ... More


Plutarch and Trajanic Ideology

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/9780198718338.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter compares the ideologies of government of Plutarch and of Pliny the Younger, setting the former’s thinking on leadership alongside Pliny’s restrained praise of the emperor Trajan in his ... More


The Justice of Trajan in Pliny Epistles 10 and Plutarch

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/9780198718338.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter it is shown that study of Pliny’s artful correspondence with Trajan (Epistles 10) and Plutarch’s statements reveals that Plutarch shared the ideology of the just ruler articulated by ... More


Paidagôgia pros to theion: Plutarch’s Numa

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/9780198718338.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at how Plutarch draws Numa as a philosopher-king who uses religion to awe and control his fierce Roman subjects, creating for a brief moment a land of peace and harmony before the ... More


Competition and its Costs: Φιλονικία‎ in Plutarch’s Society and Heroes

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/9780198718338.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Philonikia, or the desire to win, was a prominent feature of Greek and Roman civic life, as it is of our own. This chapter first establishes that Plutarch does not use two words alongside each other, ... More


Alexander Hamilton’s Notes on Plutarch in His Paybook

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/9780198718338.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Alexander Hamilton, a young aide to George Washington during the American revolution and future Founding Father, made notes while reading Theseus–Romulus and Lycurgus–Numa in the winter of 1777–8 ... More


Should we Imitate Plutarch’s Heroes?

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/9780198718338.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The final chapter reviews Plutarch’s reporting of good and bad traits and decisions in the Lives. The Lives work with two basic principles of Plutarchan psychology: first, every person can improve by ... More


Peace Pervades (Numa 20.4–5)

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/9780198821717.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In a passage of summation like that from near the end of the Timoleon—see ch. 4—Plutarch lyrically depicts the peace brought to Italy (no less) by the early king of Rome Numa. The language rises; the ... More


Roman Pythagoras

Katharina Volk

in Roman Reflections: Studies in Latin Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199999767
eISBN:
9780190268862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999767.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores a chapter in the history of philosophy at Rome that falls outside the more familiar narrative of the Roman reception and adaptation of Greek philosophical systems in the wake of ... More


Uncovering the Germanic Past: Merovingian Archaeology in France, 1830-1914

Bonnie Effros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199696710
eISBN:
9780191804885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696710.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book brings to light an unexpected side effect of France's nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution. While laying tracks for new rail lines, quarrying for stone, and expanding lands under ... More


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