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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


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


Conclusions

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book investigates ancient Jewish slavery in the context of slavery in Graeco-Roman society to determine whether and in what regard Jews differed from Romans and early Christians in their ... More


The Sources of Slaves

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The main source of slaves in antiquity was the enslavement of war captives, which accompanied conquest of foreign territories in the course of imperialist policies. Other forms of enslavement such as ... More


Vico’s Social Theory: The Conundrum of the Roman Metropolis and the Struggle of Humanity for Natural Rights

Barbara Ann Naddeo

in Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449161
eISBN:
9780801460876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449161.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers both the legal aspirations and jurisprudential works of Vico, and reconstructs his first full-blown account of Roman law and society in light of the jurisprudential tastes of ... More


Between Slavery and Freedom

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Distinctions between slaves and free persons were far from clear-cut as far as status, work, and lifestyle were concerned. In their dependence on the householder, women and minors often resembled ... More


New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Paul J. du Plessis (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are increasingly being asked to conduct research in an ... More


What City Patrons Did

CLAUDE EILERS

in Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248483
eISBN:
9780191714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248483.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The question of what patrons did for their client cities is an important one. It is complicated, however, by the fact that patronage was never a monolithic phenomenon, and because the institution ... More


Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Catherine Hezser

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book is an historical-critical study of Jewish slavery in antiquity, comparing the Jewish discourse on slavery with Graeco-Roman and Christian attitudes, and the first comprehensive analysis of ... More


Introduction

in The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents an argument that Vergil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius' Thebaid represent complex and distinctive responses to the socioeconomic mores of each poet's day. The distinction ... More


Base Pleasures, Spectacle, and Society

Alex McAuley (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a closer look at Spartacus' engagement with Roman spectacle as a fighter and entertainer. Beyond the series' intense focus on sexuality and the problems of slavery, this chapter ... More


Introduction

Adam M. Schor

in Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268623
eISBN:
9780520948617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268623.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book seeks to comprehend the Christological dispute by investigating the social dynamics that fostered alliance and conflict, focusing on the dyophysites who assembled around Theodoret of ... More


Introduction

Paul J. du Plessis

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This brief introduction places the volume in context and explains its rationale. It provides a brief survey of current literature on the subject of “law and society” in the Roman world and sets out ... More


The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic

Neil Coffee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111872
eISBN:
9780226111902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin epics such as Virgil's Aeneid, Lucan's Civil War, and Statius' Thebaid addressed Roman aristocrats whose dealings in gifts, favors, and payments defined their conceptions of social order. This ... More


Teaching by Examples: Roman

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the use of historical examples for moral education in Rome. It shows that various forms of education by example had long been institutionalized into Roman society, which ... More


Gruesome Deaths and Celibate Lives: Christian Martyrs and Ascetics

Aideen M. Hartney

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675426
eISBN:
9781781380567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675426.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

From the ranks of the early Christian faithful emerged colourful personalities who seized the imagination and held the attention of the rest of their community. This they achieved either by their ... More


Constructing Social Identity: Pietas, Women, and the Roman House

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/9780199573233.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how the Roman social and historical record was remembered through a variety of cultural material in a manner that reinforced Roman values and ideology beyond those directly ... More


Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Andrew Wilson and Miko Flohr (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume discusses the world of urban craftsmen and traders in the Roman Empire. The volume identifies four key aspects in the study of Roman manufacturing and trade, and the individual chapters ... More


Displaying Domination: Spoils, War Commemoratives, and Competition

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/9780199573233.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how imperial domination by the ruling elite influenced the appearance of the city. The elite used cultural objects both to maintain and perpetuate their control over not merely ... More


The Vestal Virgins in Roman Politics

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explores the relationship between individual Vestals and their families. Vestals were legally isolated from their birth families and set apart from the traditional structures of Roman ... More


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