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Scipio the Matchmaker

Jane D. Chaplin

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/9780199558681.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores why Livy chose to shape Scipio Africanus' encounter with the Spanish maiden in Book 26 as a positive variant on the Lucretia narrative. Where the rape of Lucretia triggers the ... More


Places Suburban and Serious: The Ruins of Seneca and Scipio

James Ker

in The Deaths of Seneca

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387032
eISBN:
9780199866793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387032.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the role played by location in conditioning the meaning of Seneca's death. It looks first at the imagined location of his death in his suburban villa (as described by Tacitus), ... More


Understanding Elites’ Religious Behaviors in the Middle Roman Republic

Craige B. Champion

in The Peace of the Gods: Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174853
eISBN:
9781400885152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174853.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses some theoretical positions and methodologies in order to elucidate the religious behaviors of republican elites in the Middle Roman Republic. Using the psychological theory of ... More


The Historical Tragicomedies

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Prompted perhaps by Pierre Corneille's success with Le Cid, Jean Desmarets abandoned comedy for tragicomedy. Desmarets was elected on June 16 with Chapelain and the Abbé de Bourzeis, by the ... More


Janus Pannonius and the Politics of Humanist Literature

Oren Margolis

in The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europe: René of Anjou in Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198769323
eISBN:
9780191822384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769323.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

When Hungarian humanist Janus Pannonius presented his Carmen pro pacanda Italia to Emperor Frederick III at Ferrara in 1452, he was offering a work rich in Angevin political impact. Yet this impact ... More


Old and New in Roman Foreign Affairs: The Case of 197

David Potter

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/9780199600755.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At the end of the third century bc, the Roman Republic had no coherent plan of imperial expansion or roadmap for transforming conquered territories into provinces. The year 197 is notable as one in ... More


Returning after a Postponement

ERNEST METZGER

in Litigation in Roman Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298557
eISBN:
9780191707520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298557.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the participation of the magistrate in the postponement of a case in classical Rome, focusing on the day to which the postponement is made. It is argued that, just as with the ... More


Cicero Speaking with Solitudes

Aaron J. Kachuck

in The Solitary Sphere in the Age of Virgil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579046
eISBN:
9780197579077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579046.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that the question of how one can “speak with oneself” (secum loqui) was central to Cicero’s personal, philosophical, and political projects throughout much of his career, and ... More


Decline in the Roman Republic

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The rhetoric of Roman decline appears in some of the earliest surviving Latin literary texts (like Plautus’s Trinummus). Cato the Elder built much of his political brand around the idea that greed, ... More


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