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The Real Circle of Symmachus

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Within the ranks of the aristocracy many scholars have identified an inner core of literary pagans, the so-called “Circle of Symmachus,” actively nurturing the classics and sponsoring pagan writers ... More


Practical Contexts and Political Realities

Craige B. Champion

in Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237643
eISBN:
9780520929890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237643.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter determines Polybius's collective representations in the political circumstances from which they arose. It also discusses Polybius's text within dramatic historical changes Rome was ... More


Introduction

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter first sets out the main purpose of the book, which is to dismantle the myth that transformed pagan nobles from the arrogant, philistine land-grabbers most of them were into ... More


Collective Representations and Ideological Contexts

Craige B. Champion

in Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237643
eISBN:
9780520929890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237643.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter argues that, as indirect historian, Polybius represents Roman collective character in ways which conform to the ideological predilections of his target audiences, both the Roman ... More


The “Pagan” Literary Revival

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

There is no question that the 4th century saw a revival of Latin literature. After the nadir of the 3rd century there was only one way to go. But in much of the modern literature it has been widely ... More


Correctors and Critics I

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The “editing” of classical texts has long been identified as one of the principal ways the pagan aristocracy of Rome tried to maintain and promote the old order. At the end of certain works (or ... More


Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Jon Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a fresh examination of the letters exchanged between Cicero and correspondents such as Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony during the final turbulent decades of the Roman ... More


The Empresses and Women’s Power

Barbara M. Levick

in Faustina I and II: Imperial Women of the Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195379419
eISBN:
9780190261276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379419.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the concept of “women's power” in relation to empresses' roles in Roman aristocracy. Despite being of the “inferior” sex, the empresses Faustnia I and II were able to wield ... More


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