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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


The Schism of the Non‐Chalcedonians

Volker L. Menze

in Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 1 analyses the accession of Justin I in 518 and questions the conventional view that Justin was a convinced Chalcedonian. It argues that the emperor became Chalcedonian for raisons d'état. ... More


Artemisia of Minorca: Gender and the Conversion of the Jews in the Fifth Century

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In this chapter, Kraemer examines an account not considered in her earlier work: the Letter of Severus of Minorca on the Conversion of the Jews, which narrates the conversion of the entire Jewish ... More


The Sack of the Temple in Josephus and Tacitus

T. D. Barnes

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Comparing Josephus’ and Tacitus’ (lost) account of the sack of the Temple in Jerusalem from Histories Book 5, this chapter underlines the importance of the Jewish War as a central defining event (or ... More


The Embattled Ascetic Sage

Andrew Cain

in The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563555
eISBN:
9780191721250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563555.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how Jerome negotiated his spiritual authority in correspondence sent to Christians throughout the west from his monastery in Bethlehem. Under analysis are letters he wrote to a ... More


Ricimer and the Reigns of Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius

Penny MacGeorge

in Late Roman Warlords

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252442
eISBN:
9780191719233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252442.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses Ricimer and his relationships with Libius Severus, Anthemius, and Olybrius. Ricimer assumed a new and unprecedented role — that of a ‘kingmaker’ — following the death of ... More


Amicitia and Caritas Christi: Friendship and the Love of Christ

Catherine Conybeare

in Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240722
eISBN:
9780191600494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240728.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter begins from the Ciceronian notion of friendship as ‘nothing other than a benevolent and loving accord in all things, divine and human’, and shows how Christian letter‐writers revised the ... More


St. Francis and Early Christian Sanctity

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis's decision to put his energy into imitating the poverty of Jesus and the apostles rather than alleviating the poverty of the poor was a decision that many saints before him had made. This ... More


The Apotheosis of Sir Thomas Elyot: The Image of Governance

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the last of Elyot’s great works, The Image of Governance, a life of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. It argues that far from being a straightforward life of an ideal ... 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 world of Gallic asceticism

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Cassian's Gallic context. It examines the strategies late antique Gallic writers employed to make an ecclesiastical career seem more plausible and palatable to an aristocratic ... More


Experientia vs other builders

Richard J. Goodrich

in Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and Reformation in Fifth-Century Gaul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213139
eISBN:
9780191695841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213139.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how Cassian positioned himself in relation to other writers who were offering ascetic advice. Cassian took deliberate steps to promote himself as something quite different from ... More


The Earliest Reception of the Dionysian Corpus

PAUL ROREM and JOHN C. LAMOREAUX

in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus: Annotating the Areopagite

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269700
eISBN:
9780191683756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269700.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the earliest reception of the Dionysian corpus in religious circles. It analyses evidence on Severus' use of the corpus in the 520s and argues against the common view that he ... More


Dates and Plan I: On the Edict

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/9780199244249.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter and the next two are concerned with fixing the dates of Ulpian’s works and the order and rate at which he composed them. This chapter concerns his eighty-one books On the Edict, his ... More


The Monastery of Qalamun during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history of the Qalamun monastery in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It describes evidence concerning the four important events ... More


The Lure of the Other and the Limits of the Past

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

From a scattered and fragmentary body of evidence, a picture emerges of how an international language of kingship began to arise from the Roman and Sasanian empires' originally hostile and ... More


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

Andrew G. Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This historical commentary examines books 79(78)–80(80) of Cassius Dio’s Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in 217 B.C. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius ... 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


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


The Epithalamium for Severus

Robert J. Penella

in Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250932
eISBN:
9780520933712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250932.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The epithalamium for Severus, Oration 9, survives in full. Severus either was a continuing student in Himerius's school or had just completed his studies there shortly before his marriage. Oration 21 ... More


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