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The Challenges of the First Century

Eric M. Orlin

in Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731558
eISBN:
9780199866342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731558.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 7 examines the struggles of the Late Republic, when fundamental questions about Roman identity were at stake: who among the inhabitants of Rome was a “true” Roman and, more important, who ... More


Capitolizing on Divine Qualities

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the late second and early first centuries bc and considers the temple foundations and refoundations that are attested for this period, including the competition of Marius with ... More


Municipalization and the Politics of Enfranchisement of Italy

Edward Bispham

in From Asculum to Actium: The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231843
eISBN:
9780191716195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231843.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The municipalization following the Social War must be understood within the context of the political atmosphere in which it emerged, and the major public discourses of the time: the admission and ... More


Tyranny and the Divine

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how Cicero configured the supernatural sphere in the light of his experiences with the tyrannies of Sulla and Caesar. After a look at a passage from the pro Sexto Roscio, in ... More


The Mediator and the Partisans

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on Cicero's letters that express his reactions to the crisis involving Caesar and Pompey, as well as various kinds of reflection. Among these reactions are exasperation over ... More


More Problems of Partnership: The Pro Quinto Roscio Comoedo

Andrew Lintott

in Cicero as Evidence: A Historian's Companion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216444
eISBN:
9780191712180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216444.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines another speech by Cicero. The year after pro Quinctio, Cicero undertook his first criminal defence — that of Sextus Roscius of America — and from then on seemed to have had a ... More


Rome's First Civil War and the Fragility of Republican Political Culture

Harriet I. Flower

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter asks what civil war does to a republic, arguing that civil war destroys not only people and property but the whole social contract that gives a republic coherence. It identifies the ... More


In Flight from Sulla: First Experiences of an Aristocratic Youth

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/9780748619368.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The early life of Caesar may be seen as the story of a young man being hunted, but possessed of an indomitable spirit and a fierce determination to defend the honour of the defeated party of the ... 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


The commentary genre

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The production of commentaries in the ancient world enjoyed a long and varied history. First to be distinguished are the particular forms within the genre. Later, in the Hellenistic and Roman ... More


Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Duane W. Roller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Existing from the early third century BC to 63 BC, the Mithridatic kingdom of Pontos was one of the most powerful entities in the Mediterranean world. Under a series of vigorous kings and queens, it ... More


Approaching the Roman Revolution: Papers on Republican History

Ronald Syme

Federico Santangelo (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198767060
eISBN:
9780191821257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767060.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A collection of twenty-six previously unpublished papers on Roman Republican history by the late Sir Ronald Syme. Titles: The Divorce of Aemilius Paullus; The Predominance of the Fulvii; The Politics ... More


Sulla the weak tyrant

Alexander Thein

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/9780748621255.003.0055
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

As dictator, Sulla was labelled a ‘tyrant’ by Plutarch and Appian, but this Greek term was also applied to Sulla by Latin writers such as Cicero and Sallust. Important studies by Laffi and Hinard ... More


P. Sulla (cos. cand. 66 BC)

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/9780198767060.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An overview of the life and career of P. Sulla, nephew of the Dictator and client of Cicero in a major criminal case. His position within the Roman nobility, the extent of his debt to his ... More


The Unspeakable Fufidius

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/9780198767060.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a discussion of the evidence for the life and career of L. Fufidius, a centurion who is singled out by some sources as a crucial figure in Sulla’s inner circle in the aftermath of ... More


Punitive Memory Sanctions II The Republic of Sulla

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.9
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter presents Sulla's actions on Rome in 88 b.c., which show the full potential impact of memory sanctions on a traditional political life, and explains that Sulla was the first Roman to ... More


The Rapture and the Sorrow: Characterization in Sulla’s Memoirs*

Harriet I. Flower

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/9780199662326.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the use of characterization by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (the dictator) in his famous (unfinished) memoirs, which were published in 22 books shortly after his death in 78 BC. ... More


Lawmaking in Times of Disorder

OF Robinson

in Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677344
eISBN:
9780191758379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677344.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the legislative process at three successive half-centuries, from the Gracchi (i.e., from the lex Sempronia agrarian of 133 bc) to Sulla; from Sulla (i.e., from the lex Valeria ... More


Paradoxical Paradigms: Plutarch’s Lysander and Sulla

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this chapter we see how in the pair Lysander and Sulla, Plutarch portrays two military leaders both of whom subdued Athens, but whose victories brought danger to their own cities. The treatment of ... More


Should we Imitate Plutarch’s Heroes?

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The final chapter reviews Plutarch’s reporting of good and bad traits and decisions in the Lives. The Lives work with two basic principles of Plutarchan psychology: first, every person can improve by ... More


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