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Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Eric Orlin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This study of the Roman reaction to foreign cults explores how religion contributed to the Romans’ need to reshape their community and their sense of what it meant to be Roman in the wake of Roman ... More


Conclusion

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/9780199731558.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Conclusion summarizes the book's main arguments and explains how the book has explored in detail the well-known and oft-studied willingness of the Romans to incorporate foreign religious elements ... More


Festivals and Games in Polybius

Bruce Gibson

in Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines festivals and games in Polybius' Histories. Such events have typically been seen in terms of the cultural politics of civic and ethnic identity, and also as an important ... More


Introduction

Basil Dufallo

in Disorienting Empire: Republican Latin Poetry's Wanderers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571781
eISBN:
9780197571811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571781.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction first defines the book’s understanding of “becoming lost” and identifies some Latin words that assist in isolating the motif in Republican verse (error/errare, vagus/vagari, etc.). ... More


Being Free without Freedom

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Increasing warfare in Greece involved the Athenians, who sided with Rome in their best interests. But in Macedonia, Philip V’s death led to his son Perseus becoming king. Eventually he and Rome went ... More


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