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The Challenges of the First 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/9780199731558.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines the struggles of the Late Republic, when fundamental questions about Roman identity were at stake: who among the inhabitants of Rome was a “true” Roman and, more important, who ... More


Representations and Re-presentations of the Battle of Actium

Barbara Kellum

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Octavian's victory at Actium and the final demise of the senatorial republic created a new world of opportunities for the municipal elite of Italy and for freedmen, which ... 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


Frontal Ramming: Structural Considerations

William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

An authentic bronze warship ram from the Hellenistic period was found in the sea near Athlit, Israel, in 1980. The superior physical properties of its casting and heavy wooden support structure are ... More


The End of the Big Ship Phenomenon

William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Four separate battle accounts—Chios (201), Side and Myonessus (190), and Actium (31)—allow us to complete our picture of the big ship phenomenon. In each case, mid–sized polyremes (“sixes” to “tens”) ... More


Displaced Youths and Slandered Ladies in Middle English Romance

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the themes of displaced youths and slandered ladies in a number of Middle English verse romances designated as the ‘Eustace-Constance-Florence-Griselda Legends’: Sir Isumbras, ... More


Octavian’s Imperium Auspiciumque in 43 BC and Their Late Republican Context

Michael Koortbojian

in Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195032
eISBN:
9780691197494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195032.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how, by late Republican times, commanders who would have been forced by religious scruple to return to Rome for the reenactment of religious rites were now granted new ... More


Cicero – an Organiser of the Conspiracy?

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0037
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Speaking in the Senate on 19 September 44 bc, in the absence of Cicero, Antony made a serious accusation: ‘When Caesar had been slain, Brutus, whom I name with respect, at once lifting high his ... More


“I brought peace to the provinces”: Augustus and the Rhetoric of Imperial Peace

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The rhetoric of security and stability was powerful among all levels of imperial society, focusing particularly on the emperor as a symbol of peace and order. This symbolism was crafted during the ... More


Erōs and the Fall of Mark Antony

Jeffrey Beneker

in The Passionate Statesman: Erõs and Politics in Plutarch's Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695904
eISBN:
9780191741319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695904.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the influence of erotic desire (erōs) in Plutarch's narration of the fall of Demetrius Poliorcetes and Antony. It demonstrates that in composing these biographies Plutarch has ... 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’s Artifice

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Tazza was most likely carved in ancient Alexandria for the Ptolemaic court. Although we do not know whether Cleopatra may have commissioned it, this chapter discusses the Queen of Egypt, her ... More


Hinduism in the Melting-pot

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the author finds it necessary to examine the older forces at work in India, particularly in the case of the Hindus compared to the Muslims or the English. She considers those forces ... More


Characterizing Augustus

Mark Toher

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the lifeless characterization of Augustus in the ancient sources. Two sources (Nicolaus of Damascus and Appian) present opposite assessments of the early career of Octavian, ... 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 Triumvirate of the Ring in Rome

Barbara Weiden Boyd

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/9781474400275.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “The Triumvirate of the Ring in Rome,” by Barbara Weiden Boyd, elucidates the significance of how the series Rome makes incisive visual use of Octavian’s sphinx seal and ring in the ... More


Livia, Sadomasochism, and the Anti-Augustan Tradition in Rome

Anna McCullough

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/9781474400275.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “Livia, Sadomasochism, and the Anti-Augustan Tradition in Rome,” by Anna McCullough, demonstrates how the second season of the series Rome deftly echoes the ancient historical sources ... 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


Describing the Divine: The Ecphrastic Temples of Vergil, Georgics 3.13–36 and Propertius, Elegies 2.31

Basil Dufallo

in The Captor's Image: Greek Culture in Roman Ecphrasis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199735877
eISBN:
9780199332458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735877.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Religious iconography has been marginalized in modern ecphrastic theory at least since Lessing’s foundational Laocoon. Confronting the secularizing tendencies of theory, chapter 4 considers statues ... More


Turning Gold into Lead: Sexual Pathology and the De-mythologizing of Augustus in HBO’s Rome (2005–2007)

Thomas J. West III

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the first of two chapters connecting the management of sexuality to the fortunes of Augustus, his dynasty, and the empire it governs, West focuses on HBO’s Rome (2005-7), a prestige cable series ... More


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