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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


Romulus' Asylum: Roman Identities from the Age of Alexander to the Age of Hadrian

Emma Dench

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198150510
eISBN:
9780191710018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198150510.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Modern treatments of Rome have projected in highly emotive terms the perceived problems or the aspirations of the present: ‘race-mixture’ has been blamed for the collapse of the Roman empire. More ... More


Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Richard Hingley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book addresses the post-Roman history of this world-famous ancient monument. Constructed on the orders of the emperor Hadrian during the 120s AD, the Wall was maintained for almost three ... More


Classical History: a Sketch, with Three Artifacts

T. P. WISEMAN

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the chronological range of Greco-Roman history and the nature of the main narrative sources. The discussion begins about 1200 BCE, with the end of the Bronze Age palace culture, ... More


Augustine

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates Augustine's role in addressing the Problem of Paganism. After the Sack of Rome in 410 CE, Augustine set out to produce his most ambitious work, a Christian rethinking, not ... More


Empire and the Laws of War: A Roman Archaeology

Clifford Ando

in The Roman Foundations of the Law of Nations: Alberico Gentili and the Justice of Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599875
eISBN:
9780191595813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599875.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter follows Gentili's lead in asking what we might learn, indeed, what questions we might be provoked to ask if we refuse to accept at face value Roman histories of that ritual — the ritual ... More


The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

Walter Scheidel (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195988
eISBN:
9781400889730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195988.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. The book explores novel types of evidence that ... More


Introduction

MATTHEW LEIGH

in Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266760
eISBN:
9780191708916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266760.003.01
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents the aim of this study which is to examine the comedies of Plautus and Terence in the light of Roman history and Roman history in the light of Plautus and Terence. It tries to ... More


The Idea of Africa in Lucan

Paolo Asso

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Africa in Lucan embraces not only the familiar geographical concept but also the complex historical and literary‐historical associations with the memories of the wars against Hannibal and Jugurtha. ... More


Discovery of the Roman West

Daniel G. König

in Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the Emergence of Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737193
eISBN:
9780191800689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737193.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 analyses how Arabic-Islamic scholars acquired knowledge about the Roman West. Loosely speaking, they accessed the history of the Roman West in retrospect, working backwards from Byzantium ... More


Introduction

Walter Scheidel

in The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195988
eISBN:
9781400889730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195988.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter shows how the contribution of science has broadened even further as entirely new types of evidence from genetics to climate proxies have been brought to bear on historical ... More


Hadrian’s Wall

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides a short summary of the archaeological information for Hadrian's Wall. It draws on a variety of published accounts, particularly the two volumes of the Research Framework for the ... More


Ancient DNA

Noreen Tuross and Michael G. Campana

in The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195988
eISBN:
9781400889730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195988.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis has helped reconstruct ancient history. It focuses in particular on cases investigating Roman history. History leaves traces in the human genome ... More


From Empire to Reich: The Lessons of Roman Rule and Classical Colonialism

Johann Chapoutot

in Greeks, Romans, Germans: How the Nazis Usurped Europe's Classical Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520275720
eISBN:
9780520966154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275720.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Rome as a source of political, military, and even architectural inspiration for Nazism. A source of infinite lessons and precise instructions, the history of Rome showed not ... More


The Origins of Memory Sanctions in Roman Political Culture

Harriet I. Flower

in The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830635
eISBN:
9781469603438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877463_flower.7
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides twentieth-century studies of Roman History noting that the beginning of memory sanctions has been primarily associated with the last period of the Roman Republic and especially ... More


Introduction

Fred K. Drogula

in Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621265
eISBN:
9781469623146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621265.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter examines the difficulties of charting an accurate history of the Roman Republic and its origins, due to certain constraints historians faced at the time, such as the ... More


Unwritten Rome

T.P. Wiseman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The earliest evidence for the occupation of the site of Rome dates to the 13th century BC; the earliest evidence for written literature at Rome dates to the third century BC. How can we ever be in a ... More


Rome and Umbria

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/9780198767060.003.0027
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A study of the relationship between Rome and Umbria from the early Republic until the early Augustan period. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of military conquest, the impact of ... More


How to Write Anti-Roman History

Tim Whitmarsh

in How to Do Things with History: New Approaches to Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190649890
eISBN:
9780190649913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, Tim Whitmarsh reconstructs an example of a type of history writing—accounts with a pronounced anti-Roman bias—that has left only exiguous traces in the extant collection of ancient ... More


Livy, Pestilentia, and the Pathologies of Class Strife

Hunter H. Gardner

in Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Accounts of pestilence in the historical record help us understand those assumptions about the effects of disease that inform both the creation of the plague narrative and its reception among Roman ... More


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