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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


Appian: Wars of the Romans in Iberia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Appian wrote his Roman History in the second century AD as a series of books arranged geographically to chronicle the rise of the Roman Empire. His Iberike, of which this is the first translation ... More


Rome: Images and Influence

Ram Ben-Shalom

in Medieval Jews and the Christian Past: Jewish Historical Consciousness in Spain and Southern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113904
eISBN:
9781800341036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113904.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the presence of Rome in medieval Jewish life. Both the Jews and the Christians at the time were familiar with—if not deeply interested in—the Roman empire. In fact, there is ... 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


De Civitate Dei Books III and IV

Augustine

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This edition of St. Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in ... 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


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: Antiquarian Reconstructions and Living Realities

Michael Koortbojian

in Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195032
eISBN:
9780691197494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195032.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the baffling history of the pomerium. The pomerium, as a fundamental feature of Rome's political topography, was especially confounding for Roman ... 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


Introduction

J. S. Richardson

in Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687198
eISBN:
9781800342880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687198.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter talks about Appian's Wars of the Romans in Iberia or the Iberike, which is an ambitious attempt to chronicle the whole of the Roman Empire. It points out how Appian has been treated as a ... 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


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