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Introduction

Emma Dench

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198150510
eISBN:
9780191710018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198150510.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins with a review of post-classical artistic representations of the myth of Romulus' asylum. It then discusses Roman identity in modern contexts and the frequent linking ... More


Understanding Roman Sanitation from Archaeology Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

in The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers how the study of Roman baths and bathing customs is related to public latrines and their use. First, public latrines have become more common in baths and within urban settings. ... More


Parent–Child Conflict in the Roman Family: The Evidence of the Code of Justinian

Judith Evan Grubbs

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.04
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Using a lesser known source, rescripts mostly from the east, which are preserved in the Justinianic Codex, this chapter examines the domestic conflict that arose between parents and adult children in ... More


A Living 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/9780199641413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Hadrian's Wall was constructed in the AD 120s and maintained for almost three centuries before ceasing to operate as a Roman frontier during the fifth century. Its scale and complexity means that it ... More


A Complex of Times: No More Sheep on Romulus’ Birthday†1

Mary Beard

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0053
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter argues that one of the functions of Rome's calendar of rites – the sequence of religious festivals as they occurred throughout the year – was to define and delineate Roman power, Roman ... More


Exemplary Epic: Silius Italicus' Punica

Ben Tipping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199550111
eISBN:
9780191720611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550111.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The force of example was a distinctive determiner of Roman identity. However, examples always rely upon the response of an audience, and are dependent upon context. Even where the example presented ... More


The Roman Ambassador’s Speech: Public Oratory on the Diplomatic Stage

Elena Torregaray Pagola

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This paper considers the use of oratory by Roman politicians outside Rome in the presence of an assembly of non-Romans. The figure of the legatus, envoy, became increasingly important from the third ... More


Friends, Romans, Countrymen: Addressing the Roman People and the Rhetoric of Inclusion

Karl-J. Hölkeskamp

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores communication between the Roman elite and the people and, in particular, the ways in which the elite tried to convey a sense of shared community and aims when it addressed the ... More


Roman luxury villas: Introduction, historiography, and scope

Mantha Zarmakoupi

in Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter outlines the cultural phenomenon of the luxury villa, assesses previous scholarship, and describes the study's scope. Roman luxury villas articulated a novel architectural language, ... More


Making Histories

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter sets out Roman conceptions of their own and the Greeks' literary history. The Greek conception of literary history as a chronological sequence of authors turns into two sequences, which ... More


Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting

Steven Rutledge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573233
eISBN:
9780191804441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573233.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In antiquity, Rome represented one of the world's great cultural capitals. The city constituted a collective repository for various commemoratives, cultural artefacts, and curiosities, not to mention ... More


Situating Literacy at Rome

Thomas Habinek

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter emphasizes the relation of “oral” and “literate” and talks about writing as the predominant oral culture in Rome. It sketches an account of the early use of writing for assertion of ... More


Designing for Luxury on the Bay of Naples: Villas and Landscapes (c. 100 BCE-79 CE)

Mantha Zarmakoupi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199678389
eISBN:
9780191808548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199678389.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This study explores Roman luxury villa architecture and the Roman luxury villa lifestyle to shed light on the villas' design as a dynamic process related to cultural, social, and environmental ... More


The Praegrandis Senex

Catherine Keane

in Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199981892
eISBN:
9780190226053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981892.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In Book 4, Juvenal alluded to his advancing age; in Book 5, representing the last phase of his career, he purposely assumes the persona of an old man. Inspired by portraits of old men across ancient ... More


Epilogue

Steven H. Rutledge

in Ancient Rome as a Museum: Power, Identity, and the Culture of Collecting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573233
eISBN:
9780191804441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573233.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This Epilogue summarizes the book's main themes and presents some final thoughts. The present study has considered the ways in which material arrived in Rome, how it was cared for, and, through a ... More


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