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Roman Military Units in Olbia

V. M. ZUBAR

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Around the middle of the first century, Olbia was under siege from the Getae. It was either destroyed or abandoned shortly before its destruction. It was only inhabited at the turn of the first ... More


Fundamental Concepts of Authority in Early Rome (to 367 BC)

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/9781469621265.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the most basic and fundamental concepts of authority that defined the early military commander in Roman tradition, and it attempts to create a foundation from which to chart the ... More


Concepts and Traditions of Military Leadership in Early Rome (to 367 BC)

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/9781469621265.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter reveals that the origins of Roman military command do not lie in the traditional account of a joint consulship that was established at the foundation of the republic. Rather, two ... More


Britain, 350–550

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

A narrative is provided stretching from the period immediately before the great attacks on Britain in the 360s up to the great Justinianic plague of the 540s. This is the period which saw the end of ... More


The Development of the Classical Constitution (367 to 197 BC)

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/9781469621265.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the development of the classical system of Rome’s military command (which included two consuls, a growing number of praetors, and the occasional dictator and master of horse) ... More


Genos Politeiōn: Book 6, Rome, and Hellenism

Craige B. Champion

in Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237643
eISBN:
9780520929890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237643.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter first investigates Polybius's uses of the barbarian category. It addresses the intellectual heritage from which Polybius drew ideas on the formation of group characters, exploring the ... 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


Soldiers on the Wall: Space and Identity on the Romano-British Frontier

Bernice Kurchin and Judith Bianciardi

in Archaeology of Identity and Dissonance: Contexts for a Brave New World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056197
eISBN:
9780813053950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056197.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Historically, literature dealing with the Roman military occupation in Britannia over the first four centuries AD did not address the experiences of individuals or communities. This chapter joins a ... More


Roman Sacrifice and the Ritus Militaris

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/9780691195032.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter concerns Roman sacrifice. Sacrifice was only one of many attested Roman rituals, but it is arguably the one whose imagery was most ubiquitous throughout the Roman world. This imagery is ... More


Discharging Pullo and Vorenus: Veterans in Rome

Lee L. Brice

in Rome Season Two: Trial and Triumph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781474400275
eISBN:
9781474412148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The chapter, “Discharging Pullo and Vorenus: Veterans in Rome,” by Lee L. Brice, is written from the viewpoint of a Roman military historian. This chapter assesses the historically authentic and ... More


Settlements

Duncan Garrow and Chris Gosden

in Technologies of Enchantment?: Exploring Celtic Art: 400 BC to AD 100

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199548064
eISBN:
9780191804373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199548064.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with a broad-brush analysis of the patterns evident on settlements. It then looks in detail at the Celtic art objects deposited on three specific sites: the enclosed rural ... More


Crossing the Pomerium: The Armed Ruler at Rome

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/9780691195032.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the act of “crossing the pomerium” and how the distinction the pomerium created did not always correspond with lived realities. Although Republican Rome distinguished the urbs ... More


The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses: An Archaeology of Dura-Europos

J. A. Baird

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687657
eISBN:
9780191804823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199687657.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of ancient Rome. A Hellenistic foundation later held by the Parthians and then the Romans, ... More


Patrons and ViewersDura-Europos

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, and Rachel Wood

in Images of Mithra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792536
eISBN:
9780191834530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792536.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 2 discusses two gypsum reliefs from Dura-Europos, a city on the Euphrates in modern Syria, once within the Roman Empire. Not only does Dura provide a rare example of two carved tauroctony ... More


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