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Pagan Scholarship: Vergil and His Commentators

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/9780199747276.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Late 4th- and 5th-century western culture was dominated by Vergil. The writings, prose as well as verse, of all educated people, Christians no less than pagans, were steeped in Vergilian echoes and ... More


Introduction

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction establishes the importance of the assertion by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.70–c.130 CE) that the freedman and grammarian Quintus Caecilius Epirota (first century BCE) had started ... More


Contesting Time and Space: Fasti 6. 637–48

Carole E. Newlands

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reads in the anecdote of Vedius Pollio’s house (F. 6. 637-48) four overlapping themes: an appropriate conclusion to a day that begins in pre-Roman Italy, moves to the regal period, and ... More


Caelian

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/9780520079601.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the three Augustan regions upon which the Caelian Hill was divided: the Caelimontium, the Porta Capena, and the Exquiliae. It explains that the hill's oldest name, Mons ... More


Kingship and tyranny in archaic Rome

Fay Glinister

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the sixth century BC, Rome was a major force in Central Italy. It could hold its own with the great Etruscan city-states and was able to conclude with Carthage a treaty that explicitly recognised ... More


The twins

Augusto Fraschetti

in The Foundation of Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The sole common component in the legends about the birth of the twins Romulus and Remus is that they were sons of a Vestal Virgin called Rhea Silvia. It was not difficult to show that this story of ... More


Defining Commentary

Paul White

in Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265543
eISBN:
9780191760358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The chapter examines aspects of the history and theory of commentary, and places Badius’s own commentary practice within these contexts. It focuses in particular of the tradition of grammatica ... More


City Walls

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/9780520079601.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Based on literary sources, the construction of Rome's earliest walls was attributed to the city's penultimate king, Servius Tullius, although, according to some authors, work on this project may well ... More


Servius, Cicero and the Res Publica of Justinian

Jill Harries

in Cicero's Law: Rethinking Roman Law of the Late Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474408820
eISBN:
9781474426763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408820.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Cicero’s correspondence with Servius after the death of Tullia justifies cultural attitudes  which denied legal agency to the populus;Servius’ juristic successors also perpetuated the role of ... More


A Tree Neither Genealogical Nor Botanical

Francesco Orlando

in Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108088
eISBN:
9780300138214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108088.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter's purpose is the construction of a “semantic tree” through which the letters and texts written by Servius Sulpicius Rufus, the Roman governor of Greece in 45 bc are examined and studied. ... More


The Medieval Classic: Twelfth-Century Latin Epic and the Virgilian Commentary Tradition

Justin A. Haynes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190091361
eISBN:
9780190091392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091361.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers how ancient and medieval commentaries on the Aeneid by Servius, Fulgentius, Bernard Silvestris, and others can give us new insights into four twelfth-century Latin epics—the Ylias ... More


Introduction

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction establishes premodern ways of knowing the Capitoline Hill, from the poetry of Ennius and Vergil and the antiquarian writings of Varro, Servius, and Justus Rycquius to the ... More


Virgil’s First Patron

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The paper provides a full discussion of the place of Asinius Pollio in Virgil’s early work and of the connection between the poet and Maecenas. Virgil’s early work is set within the context of ... More


Caesar and Augustus in Virgil

Ronald Syme

in Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a detailed discussion of the place of Julius Caesar in Virgil’s work and of the role that the memory of the former Dictator played in the Augustan period. Its main contention is ... More


Citations of Ovid in Virgil’s Ancient Commentators

Justin Haynes

in Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid’s role in ancient scholarship remains an enigma since very few ancient scholia survive for his poems. In contrast, a substantial body of ancient scholia on Virgil has survived. These ... More


Biblical Exegesis and the Twelfth-century Expansion of Servius

A.B. Kraebel

in Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As part of its adaptation and expansion of Servius, the twelfth-century commentary on the works of Virgil traditionally (though incorrectly) attributed to Anselm of Laon includes a range of biblical ... More


Archaic Rome

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter concentrates on Fortuna in archaic Rome. The first part of the chapter is focused on historiography, and studies the connection between Fortuna, King Servius Tullius, and the story of ... More


Ancient narrative theory in practice

Genevieve Liveley

in Narratology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199687701
eISBN:
9780191841842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687701.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter views the critics of the ancient Greek scholia and later Latin commentaries as practising proto-narratologists. It demonstrates that their work is clearly informed by the prevailing ... More


The architecture of early shrines and temples

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The architectural transformations of the seventh and early sixth centuries, often described as the change from huts to houses, generated a range of building types that some scholars have associated ... More


Ritual topographies: Landscapes, cityscapes, and temples

Charlotte R. Potts

in Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198722076
eISBN:
9780191917257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722076.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The construction of monumental temples and sanctuaries during the sixth century BC changed the appearance of cult sites and settlements in Archaic Tyrrhenian Italy. The relationship between ... More


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