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Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Andrew Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199242344
eISBN:
9780191714092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242344.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book's analysis of the power of prestige in civic communities of the ancient world demonstrates the importance of crowds' aesthetic and emotional judgement upon leaders and their ambitious ... More


Voices of Resistance

Richard Rutherford

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter makes a sustained comparison between the speeches of Calgacus and Agricola in Tacitus's Agricola, and the longer sequence in the narrative of the Batavian revolt in Tacitus, Histories ... More


Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

David J. Mattingly

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of ... More


Introduction

Christopher Smith and Liv Mariah Yarrow

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/9780199600755.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter situates the work of Peter Derow and the chapters in this volume, which respond to his views on Roman imperialism, within broad currents of thought on the nature of Roman ... More


‘In Part a Roman Sea’: Rome and the Adriatic in the Third Century bc

Nikola Čašule

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/9780199600755.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the evidence for Roman integration in networks of trade and communication in the Adriatic Sea during the third century bc, and its impact upon modern interpretations of the ... More


Polybius, Thucydides, and the First Punic War

Tim Rood

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/9780199600755.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Polybius engaged with Thucydides in a far more extensive and suggestive way than has been appreciated. It focuses on a particularly rich set of correspondences between two ... More


Aemilius Paullus Sees Greece: Travel, Vision, and Power in Polybius

Amy Russell

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/9780199600755.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Polybius' fragmentary account of Aemilius Paullus' trip around Greece in 168 bce. The episode, located at the join between the two halves of Polybius' work, provides a rare ... More


A Ghost among the Tombs: Mk 5:1–20 as a Ritual of Exorcism

Giovanni B. Bazzana

in Having the Spirit of Christ: Spirit Possession and Exorcism in the Early Christ Groups

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300245622
eISBN:
9780300249514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300245622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter tackles the longest and most articulated exorcism narrative in the Gospels, Mk 5:1–20. Mark and the other Gospel traditions inherited from the earliest groups of Jesus followers a ... More


Decem Legati: A Flexible Institution, Rigidly Perceived

Liv Mariah Yarrow

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/9780199600755.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the evidence for the use of boards of ten commissions in the period after 146 bc and compares these later instances with those better know legations of the late third and early ... More


Introduction: Roman Imperialism and the Meaning of Peace

Hannah Cornwell

in Pax and the Politics of Peace: Republic to Principate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198805632
eISBN:
9780191843587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805632.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of peace, specifically the concept designated by the word pax, in Roman political thought, and to explore the ways in which it became a vehicle for ... More


Rome, Polybius, and the East

The late Peter Derow

Andrew Erskine and Josephine Crawley Quinn (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199640904
eISBN:
9780191804670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199640904.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers a collection of work written by the late Peter Derow, Hody Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Wadham College, University of Oxford, during the course of his career. With a ... More


Social Landscape

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the kinship structures, civic ethos, agrarian production, and caravan trade of the Palmyrenes during the Roman imperial period. The social and economic landscape of Palmyra had ... More


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

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When we think of ancient Athens, the image invariably coming to mind is of the Classical city, with monuments beautifying everywhere; the Agora swarming with people conducting business and discussing ... More


Independence Day

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/9780190633981.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 discusses Athens’ relations with Antigonus Gonatas, up until the time of his death. Next, the chapter discusses the city’s relations with his successors Demetrius II and Antigonus III, ... More


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