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Ulpian: Pioneer of Human Rights

Tony Honoré

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244249
eISBN:
9780191705212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244249.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This is the only full-scale modern account of the life and work of the early 3rd-century lawyer from Syria who contributed two-fifths of Justinian’s 6th-century Digest, which for many centuries ... More


Background and Career

Tony Honoré

in Ulpian: Pioneer of Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244249
eISBN:
9780191705212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244249.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter deals with the political background at the time of the Severan dynasty (193–235 AD), with Ulpian’s origin in Tyre in Syria and his career, his drafting of imperial rescripts as secretary ... More


The Power of Place: Where and Why Caracalla’s Baths Were Built

Maryl B. Gensheimer

in Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190614782
eISBN:
9780190614805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614782.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Chapter 5 addresses questions of topography and urban design in order to analyze the “power of place”—that is, the Baths’ deliberate associations with preexisting monuments as part of a larger ... More


New Nations: Caledonia From Cerialis to Caracalla

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On 4 February 211, L. Septimius Severus died at the city of Eboracum (modern York). The old Libyan usurper was the third ruling emperor of the Romans to set foot in their province of Britannia in ... More


Carthage: Pagan Culture, Religion, and Society in the High Roman Empire1,2 Roman Carthage

Barbara K. Gold

in Perpetua: Athlete of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the rise, development, and Romanization of ancient Carthage in the early Christian period after the formation of the province of Africa Proconsularis in the Augustan period; ... More


The Last Roman Integrative Revolution

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The last political transformation of the Roman Empire is considered a revolution on account of its momentous consequences in world history. It began in the first days of 193 with intensive political ... More


Some Have Ancestors Thrust Upon Them

Olivier Hekster

in Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736820
eISBN:
9780191800429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736820.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on ‘invented ancestry’: openly invented genealogical claims by imperial successors. It questions how demonstrably fictive claims, like those by Septimius Severus, fit into the ... More


Construction Traffic in Imperial Rome: Building the Arch of Septimius Severus*

Diane Favro

in Rome, Ostia, Pompeii: Movement and Space.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199583126
eISBN:
9780191804519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583126.003.0015
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the effects of monumental construction on movement through the city. Focusing on the construction of the Arch of Septimius Severus at the start of the third century CE, it ... More


Introduction

Andrew G. Scott

in Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An overview of Cassius Dio’s life and career, his role as historian of Rome, his call to history, and his background. This chapter also reviews ancient and modern sources for the period 217–224 A.D. ... More


Death, Disruption and Decline in the Third Century

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Severan war of northern conquest in 208. Septimius Severus took total control of the Empire in 197 after defeating Clodius Albinus. Utterly ruthless and determined to ... More


Forum Holitorium, Forum Boarium, Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses a series of important works between the end of the second and beginning of the first century bc that include the Forum Holitorium and the Temple of Portunus. It explains that ... More


Renewal without Decline: The Antonines and Severans

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/9780190076719.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The political stability of the Antonine dynasty saw emperors and the authors describing their reigns both move away from claims that problems in the empire had been caused by imperial predecessors. ... More


The Frieze As History

Martin Beckmann

in The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann.11
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter illustrates how the meager and frequently unreliable sources for the history of the reign of Marcus Aurelius make it almost impossible to reconstruct any more than a superficial account ... More


Perpetua: Athlete of God

Barbara K. Gold

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is an overview of the Christian martyr Perpetua’s life and the cultural, religious, political, literary, social, and physical contexts in which she lived. It does not attempt to be a full ... More


City Eras on Palestinian Coinage

Alla Kushnir-Stein

in Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199265268
eISBN:
9780191917561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199265268.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Thirty-Eight Palestinian Cities Minted coins at various times during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The vast majority of these coins bear dates, with the bulk of the dates involving individual ... More


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