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‘Rabbinic Culture’ and Roman Culture

SETH SCHWARTZ

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0017
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Roman culture through an analysis of rabbinic literature. The findings indicate that Rabbinic texts tell satisfyingly complex stories about Roman culture and its reception. The ... More


Rome and the Britons, 400–664

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 400 Britain remained part of the Roman Empire and enjoyed the material benefits that came with an extensive market for goods borne by long‐distance trade. In the fifth century it suffered a ... More


The Cultural Horizons of the Patriarchate in the Early Third Century

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter analyzes the cultural horizons of the editor's world. It explores the horizons of the patriarch in the early third century in order to illustrate the degree to which he would have been ... More


Pantomime Actresses in Latin Inscriptions

John H. Starks

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/9780199232536.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A discussion of the evidence that, even before the Byzantine period, there were also female pantomime dancers on the Roman scene. Despite the terminological confusion created by the variety of terms ... More


Inscriptions

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The inscriptions preserved from this period nearly all commemorate individuals. They are vital evidence for the culture of the Britons, including the cultural inheritance from Roman Britain, for ... More


World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

C. Kavin Rowe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377873
eISBN:
9780199869459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377873.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book engages constructively the cultural power of the theological vision of the Acts of the Apostles. According to Acts, the apocalypse of God in Jesus of Nazareth entails the formation of a new ... More


In Search of the Roman School

W. Martin Bloomer

in The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the origins of the underestimation of the Roman contribution to schooling, and depicts the early centuries of schooling at Rome as a complex and thriving period. It recalls what ... More


Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Clifford Ando

Giday WoldeGabriel (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that ... More


Security on the Beach

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The infinite varieties of care and the ways to deal with them coalesce into master metaphors that organize and motivate thinking about security. Reference has already been made to some examples: the ... More


Arnobius and the Age of Diocletian

Michael Bland Simmons

in Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198149132
eISBN:
9780191672415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198149132.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter presents an introduction to Arnobius, his work, and the main issues of the age in which he lived. The first section examines to what extent, based upon Jerome's testimony and the ... More


Finding Catullus in Translation

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction shows Roman attitudes toward translation to be unlike our own and suggests that modern assumptions about translation have limited our understanding of Roman literature generally and ... More


Didaxis, Rhetoric, and the Law in Lucretius

Alessandro Schiesaro

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses certain constitutive features of Lucretius’ poem in connection with specific aspects of Roman culture in his times. This type of investigation has never been overly popular in ... More


Epilogue

Julia M. H. Smith

in Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History 500-1000

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192892638
eISBN:
9780191670626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892638.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. This book shows that from a world of Roman culture within which Christianity was one element in AD500, by AD1000 Europe had become a Christian world of ... More


Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Fergus Millar

Hannah M. Cotton and Guy MacLean Rogers (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This volume completes the author's three-volume collection of essays, which, together with his books, transformed the study of the Roman Empire by shifting the focus of inquiry onto the broader ... More


Looking East from the Classical World: Colonialism, Culture, and Trade from Alexander the Great to Shapur I *

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.18
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Alexander's conquests extended to regions characterised by different language groups, social structures, religious systems, and cultures. This chapter focuses on the six centuries following ... More


Base Pleasures, Spectacle, and Society

Alex McAuley (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a closer look at Spartacus' engagement with Roman spectacle as a fighter and entertainer. Beyond the series' intense focus on sexuality and the problems of slavery, this chapter ... More


Looking like a queen

Mary Hamer

in Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the earliest representations of Cleopatra and places them in the clash between Roman and Egyptian culture. It aims to create a new position that will avoid the point of view ... More


Dining Posture in Ancient Rome: Bodies, Values, and Status

Matthew B. Roller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691178004
eISBN:
9781400888245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178004.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

What was really going on at Roman banquets? This book looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as ... More


Roman Philosophy and the Jews

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter details how Philo integrates the Jews into his philosophical treatises, which are of lively interest in Rome, where they had been discussed since Cicero. The Jews are moreover inscribed ... More


Introduction

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to interpret Saint Jerome's career as a biblical scholar and Christian writer within its immediate historical context, in the ... More


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