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Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Roger Rees

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book relates the historical circumstances of five panegyrical speeches to survive from late antique Gaul to their literary characteristics and ideological perspectives. The years 289-307 saw ... More


Chapter Three Panegyric VIII (4)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 297, delivered at Trier to the emperor Constantius at a time of Tetrarchic government. The speech includes complimentary expressions of the ... More


Chapter Four Panegyric IX(5)

Roger Rees

in Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric: AD 289 - 307

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249183
eISBN:
9780191719431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249183.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides a close reading of the speech of 298, known as the Pro Instaurandis Scholis, by Eumenius, addressed to a provincial governor at a time of Tetrarchic government. Eumenius ... More


Rome, the Domus Ecclesiae, and the Church Basilica

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

The church basilica adopted in the period of Constantine (after 312 CE) followed the model of Roman civic basilicas and audience halls—that is, it represented a building type without specifically ... More


A Tale of Two Cities: Constantinople and Jerusalem in the Time of Constantine

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

As Constantine’s interests shifted eastward following his defeat of Licinius in 324 CE, he invested heavily in two cities. On the one hand, Constantinople, ancient Byzantion, was a city without a ... More


The Corrupting Sea: Law, Violence and Compulsory Professions in Late Antiquity

Sarah E. Bond

in Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198809975
eISBN:
9780191847226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809975.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The chapter focuses on a period that has often been described in terms of a moral and institutional decline. It interrogates both legal and literary sources pertaining to imperial Roman ... More


‘Like a Stream of Tullian Eloquence’: Lactantius, Cicero, and the Critique of Roman Religion in the Divine Institutes

Mattias P. Gassman

in Worshippers of the Gods: Debating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190082444
eISBN:
9780190082475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082444.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Formerly professor of Latin in the court of the emperor Diocletian, Lactantius responded to the Tetrarchic ‘Great Persecution’ with the most extensive defence and exposition of Christianity written ... More


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