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The Letters to Boniface and Petronius

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

The Easter‐table of Dionysius Exiguus was the continuation of a 95‐year list he attributes to Cyril of Alexandria. He describes his work in two letters—one to Boniface and Bonus written in AD 525/6 ... More


The Pantomime Dancer and his Libretto

John Jory

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The poets Statius and Lucan are both said to have written pantomimes, and this chapter considers the relationship of pantomime art to poetic texts. The chapter underlines the importance of the ... More


‘My lady knows impious things’: Impotence Magic in the Ancient World

Catherine Rider

in Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter surveys the sources for impotence magic in the ancient world. It discusses a number of classical writers who mentioned impotence magic in their literary works, including Ovid and ... More


A Gift of Providence?: Recognitions in Two Roman Novels

Silvia Montiglio

in Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916047
eISBN:
9780199980239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916047.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter moves from Greece to Rome. It deals with recognitions in Petronius’s Satyrica and Apuleius’s Golden Ass. While it is possible that both novelists (Apuleius in particular) had Greek ... More


The Life and Miracles of Abraham of Farshut Community Disaster and the Making of a Saint

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The preponderance of evidence for the movement derives from sources detailing its origin and early years. Evidence of later periods in the movement's history is inevitably sparser. It arises most ... More


The Werewolf in the Ancient World

Daniel Ogden

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198854319
eISBN:
9780191888601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854319.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The ancient world already cherished a rich folklore of werewolfism that broadly resembled the one copiously attested for the central medieval period in Europe. Our best access to the sort of ... More


Sex, Satire, and the Hybrid Self in Petronian Ecphrasis

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/9780199735877.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 discusses Petronius’s gallery-scene (Satyricon 83-90) as satire of ecphrasis in the earlier Greco-Roman literary tradition. Directing the audience’s attention to a series of paintings ... More


Gratian and Valentinian II: Setting the Precedent

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 provides detailed analysis of the circumstances in which the first two western child-emperors, Gratian and Valentinian II, were acclaimed as co-Augusti. It examines the political crises ... More


Sex and Scholarship: Textual Criticism as an Instrument in the Struggle for Scholarly Independence

Floris Verhaart

in Classical Learning in Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic, 1690-1750: Beyond the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861690
eISBN:
9780191893643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861690.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at examples of scholars who, in the early eighteenth century, worked on texts that were highly controversial from a moral perspective. The focus is on Pieter Burman’s edition of ... More


Conclusion

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The conclusion explores the tension between the character Abūl-Qāsim as an archetypal trickster and as a weakening and mortal old man. It also compares the Ḥikāya to the story of Philemon and ... More


The Impenetrable Penetrator: Manhood in Greece and Rome

in Impotence: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226500768
eISBN:
9780226500935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500935.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ovid's Amores and Petronius's Satyrica provide the two most famous literary accounts of the ancients' view of impotence. In Amores 3.7 the Latin poet amusingly describes his inexplicable inability to ... More


Introduction: A Welcome from the Host

Kate McLoughlin

in The Modernist Party

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647316
eISBN:
9780748684380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647316.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the volume’s introduction, Kate McLoughlin traces the modernist party to two traditions: the Platonic symposium (the forerunner of the Kantian dinner-party) and the dinner-party in Petronius’s ... More


Quo vadis and Ancient Rome in the United States, 1896–1905

Ruth Scodel

in The Novel of Neronian Rome and its Multimedial Transformations: Sienkiewicz's Quo vadis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867531
eISBN:
9780191904318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867531.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The immense success of Quo vadis in the United States prompted widespread interest in both its most interesting character, Petronius, and in its account of the reign of Nero. Although Sienkiewicz ... More


Sex and the City: Petronius’ Satyrica and Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar

Nikolai Endres

in Ancient Rome and the Construction of Modern Homosexual Identities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199689729
eISBN:
9780191814044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689729.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Throughout his long career, Gore Vidal was keenly interested in queering Roman antiquity. In his The City and the Pillar, usually considered the first gay American novel, Jim Willard, the ... More


The Uses of Literacy and the Cena Trimalchionis

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The mental, cultural, and educational world of rich freedmen in the Roman Empire can be realistically reconstructed from the evidence throughout Petronius’ Cena. Such a study, supported by other ... More


The cultural horizons of the Plebs Romana

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0031
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper treats the evidence for a memory-rooted, music-based oral culture among the Romans below equestrian rank. Sources of popular culture for this group include the army, Greek immigrants, ... More


The Poetics of Genre: Bakhtin/Menippus/Petronius

R. Bracht Branham

in Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores why Bakhtin asserted the Satyrica was proof that “Menippean satire can expand into a … realistic reflection of the socially varied and heteroglot world of contemporary life”—an ... More


Introduction: Petronius, Werewolves, and Folklore

Daniel Ogden

in The Werewolf in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198854319
eISBN:
9780191888601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854319.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

After laying out, by way of example, the fullest and richest of the ancient world’s werewolf stories, that at Petronius Satyricon 61-2, the Introduction lays out the book’s principal arguments: that ... More


Werewolves and Projected Souls

Daniel Ogden

in The Werewolf in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198854319
eISBN:
9780191888601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854319.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter argues that the ideas of soul-projection so strongly associated with werewolfism in the medieval and early modern periods were already associated with it in the ancient world. This ... More


The Drumming of a Deviant Beat

Tom Sapsford

in Performing the Kinaidos: Unmanly Men in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198854326
eISBN:
9780191888618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854326.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the significance of the cinaedus in Roman literature, where he is portrayed as both a type of deviant in terms of his gender and sexual behavior as well as a kind of performer, ... More


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