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The Real Circle of Symmachus

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Within the ranks of the aristocracy many scholars have identified an inner core of literary pagans, the so-called “Circle of Symmachus,” actively nurturing the classics and sponsoring pagan writers ... More


Macrobius and the “Pagan” Culture of his Age

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Macrobius's Saturnalia is a key text for any evaluation of the intellectual interests of the elite of late 4th- and early 5th-century Rome. Modern readers have assumed the Saturnalia to be a showcase ... More


Prosauropoda

Peter M. Galton and Paul Upchurch

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the anatomy, evolution, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, and paleobiology of prosauropaud dinosaurs. Prosauropods have been found on all the major continents, including ... More


Santa Claus Burned as a Heretic 1952

Claude Lévi-Strauss

in We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Lévi-Strauss dissects the ritual of Santa Claus in post-war France, looking at the strange customs and rituals that unfold before our eyes and for which our own society is the theater


Demon

Giorgio Agamben

in The Adventure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reflects on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's treatment of four deities introduced in Macrobius's Saturnalia: Daimon, Tyche, Eros, and Ananke (Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity). According ... More


Looking Forward from Archaic Rome

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter surveys key points in our understanding of the socioeconomic conditions of Rome prior to our first extensive written records. The best evidence indicates that strong traditions of gift ... More


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