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Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, and Christopher Pelling (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume collects essays written by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia. These essays, like Woodman's own work, cover ... More


The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Christopher Holdsworth and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

To what extent did the historians of the early Middle Ages inherit the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography? How far were they influenced by classical conventions about literary genre, ... More


The Ancient Sources for Early Roman History

Gary Forsythe

in A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explains the historiographical background of Rome. A serious study of early Roman history cannot be undertaken without a clear understanding and continual examination of the nature and ... More


Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Charles Muntz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus is one of the most important histories to survive from antiquity and a critical work of Greek historiography. This book focuses on the first part of Diodorus, ... More


Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Catalina Balmaceda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The political transformation that took place at the end of the Roman Republic was a particularly rich area for historical analysis. The crisis that saw the end of the Roman Republic and the changes ... More


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

Andrew G. Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This historical commentary examines books 79(78)–80(80) of Cassius Dio’s Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in 217 B.C. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius ... More


Making Sense of Chaos: Civil War, Dynasties, and Family Trees

Andrew Stiles

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

Periods of civil war were greatly disruptive to Roman society, and the populace evidently sought to make sense of these upheavals in different ways, including through narratives involving various ... More


Conclusion

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The conclusion emphasizes how the historians discussed throughout the book responded intellectually to one another and established a sort of dialogue among themselves. The investigation of the ... More


Epilogue

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Epilogue offers a summation of the main arguments of the book; namely that Ammianus Marcellinus casts the major episodes of Julian’s reign as topoi, which are familiar from classicizing ... More


Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This study demonstrates the importance of references to religious material in Tacitus’ Annals by analyzing them using cultural memory theory. Throughout his narrative of Julio-Claudian Rome in the ... More


The Dux Femina Ends Westeros’ Golden Age: Cersei Lannister as Agrippina the Younger in HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011–)

Meredith D. Prince

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second of two chapters connecting the management of sexuality to the fortunes of Augustus, his dynasty, and the empire it governs, Prince explores how the dynamics shaping Rome also inform the ... More


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