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Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts

Melissa Terras

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199204557
eISBN:
9780191708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204557.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

The ink and stylus tablets discovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda are a unique resource for scholars of ancient history. However, the stylus tablets in particular are extremely difficult to read. ... More


Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Alfred Michael Hirt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

For the Roman empire the control of its metal and marble resources was of high significance: marble was central to the representation of imperial wealth and power and the uninhibited access to metal ... More


Emperors and Armies, ad 235–395

Michael Whitby

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that the relationship of emperors and armies had always been intricate, with the realities conveniently concealed behind civilian fictions. In the later Empire military need ... More


Service

John F. Drinkwater

in The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199295685
eISBN:
9780191711718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Alamanni fought the Roman Empire, and also served in its armies. Alamanni achieved fame as officers, the most important known being Agilo, a lynch-pin of eastern politics in the late 360s. ... More


How to Rule the World: Polybius Book 6 Reconsidered 1

Andrew Erskine

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Most scholars have approached Book 6 in piece-meal fashion, exemplified by the tendency to translate the word politeia as 'constitution', even though Polybius includes elements which could not be ... More


The Last Roman Integrative Revolution

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The last political transformation of the Roman Empire is considered a revolution on account of its momentous consequences in world history. It began in the first days of 193 with intensive political ... More


Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Ian Haynes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The auxilia provided more than half the manpower in Rome’s provincial armies. This book demonstrates how, both on the battlefield and off, the Roman state addressed a crucial and enduring challenge, ... More


Sciences of the Center

Daniel J. Gargola

in Shape of the Roman Order: The Republic and Its Spaces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631820
eISBN:
9781469631844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631820.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the orientations and subdivisions of certain spaces, including camps and colonies, places and spaces that Roman magistrates created while operating away from Rome.


Gods and Goddesses

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the worship of gods and goddesses in Roman Britain. The late second and early third centuries in Britain provide the greatest body of evidence for real lives in Roman Britain ... More


Book 79(78): Macrinus

Andrew G. Scott

in Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides an overview of book 79(78) of Dio’s history, including chronology and Dio’s use of source material. It then gives commentary on important aspects of Dio’s narrative. Within a ... More


An Invisible Empire

Peter Thonemann

in An Ancient Dream Manual: Artemidorus' The Interpretation of Dreams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198843825
eISBN:
9780191879524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843825.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Roman imperial state, and Roman culture more generally, are (for the most part) conspicuous by their absence from the Oneirocritica. The Roman army scarcely makes an appearance, and there is no ... 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


Jacob of Serugh’s Letters as a Context for his Homilies

Philip Michael Forness

in Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198826453
eISBN:
9780191865916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826453.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter demonstrates that Jacob of Serugh engaged directly in debates over Christology through his letters. The pairing of miracles and sufferings explored in the chapter 2 serves as a link ... More


Rome and Arpinum

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a brief overview of the ties between the elite of Arpinum and Rome. The links between the Marii, the Gratidii, and the Tullii are explored, and the integration of some municipal ... More


The Unspeakable Fufidius

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a discussion of the evidence for the life and career of L. Fufidius, a centurion who is singled out by some sources as a crucial figure in Sulla’s inner circle in the aftermath of ... More


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