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Striving after Tyranny?

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Suetonius rejected all other explanations, including the one ‘frequently repeated’ by Pompey, that Caesar took the path to revolution because he could not complete what he had undertaken; that is, ... More


The Serious Mistake of Dismissing the Escort

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0038
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Suetonius, who is well informed about reports of warnings reaching Caesar before the conspiracy, wonders whether Caesar actually wanted to die, given that exhaustion had led to physical decline — a ... 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


Three Descriptions

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/9780195387032.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter gives texts and translations of the three earliest versions of Seneca's death narrative. A discursive commentary is given for each, noting distinctive features and signaling interpretive ... More


The ‘Three-Headed Monster’

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Caesar formed a ‘a conspiracy [conspiratio] with Pompey and Crassus’. The crux of the agreement — a private agreement, but with clearly stated mutual responsibilities, and in this sense a true ... More


Semiramis in Gaul

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The process of granting to Caesar the provinces of Gaul and Illyricum was not without its difficulties. The Senate's original decision, taken before Caesar had been elected, had to be annulled and a ... More


Alexandria

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

When Caesar reached Alexandria on 2 October 48 bc, he certainly did not expect to be greeted by the embalmed head of Pompey, but even less did he expect to be bogged down for all of nine months in a ... More


Scholarly Reading

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gellius is acquainted with Greek scholarship, particularly on Homer, but pays it far less attention than he does Latin. In particular, he makes considerable use of Marcus Terentius Varro and Nigidius ... More


Res Publica Est Caesar

Louise Hodgson

in Res Publica and the Roman Republic: 'Without Body or Form'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777380
eISBN:
9780191823824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777380.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 concludes with some observations on res publica under Augustus and his successors. The term all but vanishes from Suetonius’s Lives after Augustus, which suggests that res publica lost much ... More


Augustan Rome

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The charges of sexual passivity and self-prostitution directed against the young Octavian are no more to be believed than those aimed at Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The Augustan age witnessed the ... More


The Shadow of Domitian and the Limits of Disgrace

Harriet I. Flower

in The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830635
eISBN:
9781469603438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877463_flower.13
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter relies on Suetonius and Dio for information about Domitian, and notes that Suetonius' biography of Domitian is both negative and essentially superficial. It notes further that the ... More


Colour in Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars*

Alexei V. Zadorojnyi

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores references to colour in the Suetonian Lives of the Caesars as an undercurrent of Suetonius’ imperial narrative. Unlike the Plutarchan Lives, where chromatic awareness interlocks ... More


Remedial Education in Professor Bayle's History Class

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Pierre Bayle has entertained readers with his fireworks, his deflation of pretensions, his frequent off-color insinuations, and his bravura performances. These features made Bayle's Historical and ... More


The Witnesses

Robert Garland

in Julius Caesar

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675020
eISBN:
9781781380611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675020.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes accounts of Caesar's career. The chief witness for Caesar's military accomplishments is Caesar himself, whose seven books of Commentaries on the Gallic War (de bello Gallico) ... More


Nero’s Degenerate Remorse

Laurel Fulkerson

in No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668892
eISBN:
9780191751219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668892.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the fifth emperor Nero’s murder of his mother, and his subsequent remorse. Unlike in the case of Alexander, all of the sources believe that Nero is sincere, but generally, they ... More


Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Tristan Power and Roy K. Gibson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first full book of essays on Suetonius to be published in English. It redirects focus on the author to his task as a biographer, and to the way in which his unique interests and ... More


Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

A. G. G. Gibson (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The poet Robert Graves's use of material from classical sources has been contentious to scholars for many years, with a number of classicists baulking at his interpretation of myth and his ... More


From Eros to Romosexuality: Love and Sex in

Nikolai Endres

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In his famous courtroom definition of ‘the love that dare not speak its name’, Wilde pays tribute to Plato and ‘that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect’. But how does Wilde ... More


Sabina ‘Augusta’

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter surveys the textual and material evidence for Sabina’s first dozen years as empress. Following his accession in August 117, Hadrian apparently made no special effort to promote Sabina ... More


Mediterranean Perspectives on Departure, Displacement, and Home

Nicholas Purcell

in The Returning Hero: nostoi and Traditions of Mediterranean Settlement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198811428
eISBN:
9780191848421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811428.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes the discussion into the Roman and Christian periods. It draws on evidence as diverse as Empedokles and Suetonius and queries the usual idea that home and homecoming were always ... More


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