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The Defence of Good Men (1): The Other Side of the Quaestio de Repetundis

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/9780199216444.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Cicero's defense speeches. These include the defence speech for M. Fonteius, whom Cicero may have already promised to defend at the time of the trial of Verres; Cicero's defence ... More


Ovid and the Epic Tradition: The Post‐Augustans

Micaela Janan

in Reflections in a Serpent's Eye: Thebes in Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556922
eISBN:
9780191721021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556922.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ovid's epic response to Vergil gives body to what the Aeneid already shadows forth: the intractable paradoxes undermining epic dreams of a harmonious, organically united polity. But the intertextual ... More


The Cinematic Argonautica

Joanna Paul

in Film and the Classical Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199542925
eISBN:
9780191745881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542925.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The myth of Jason and the Argonauts, preserved in two extant epics by Apollonius and Valerius Flaccus, has inspired a number of films. This chapter builds on the discussion of Homer by exploring how ... More


The Fires of Campania: Typhon and the Bay of Naples in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica

Darcy Krasne

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how Valerius Flaccus in his Argonautica extends Pindar’s location of Typhon beneath the Bay of Naples (Pyth. 1.15–28) to associate mythology’s most notorious theomach with the ... More


Divine Messages and Human Actions in the Argonautica

Gesine Manuwald

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the description of divine messages and their impact on the human characters in ValeriusFlaccus’ Argonautica: although human beings never learn details of the overall divine ... More


Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Antony Augoustakis (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume addresses the role of ritual representationsand religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (ValeriusFlaccus’ Argonautica, SiliusItalicus’ Punica, and Statius’ Thebaid and the ... More


Transposition and Triads

G. O. Hutchinson

in Greek to Latin: Frameworks and Contexts for Intertextuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670703
eISBN:
9780191757020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670703.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Polybius, Livy, and Silius on Hannibal's crossing of the Alps show the importance of Rome as the centre of the spatial viewpoint in Latin literature, and the relative intimacy of intertextuality ... More


Narrative Techniques in Irish and Welsh, II: The Riddling ‘Watchman Device’

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

With particular reference to Togail Bruidne Da Derga and Branwen this chapter discusses the narrative technique called the ‘Watchman Device’. It is illustrated from Homer, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, ... More


Life of Marcus Cato

David Sansone

in Plutarch: Lives of Aristeides and Cato

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684210
eISBN:
9781800342811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684210.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter details the text and translation of Plutarch's Life of Marcus Cato. Marcus Cato belonged to a family that, it is said, came from Tusculum. Before he embarked on his military and ... More


Competing Visions: Prophecy, Spectacle, and Theatricality in Flavian Epic

Helen Lovatt

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that theatricality plays an important part in exploring the authority and authenticity of prophecy in Latin epic. Confrontations between prophets and rulers allow an exploration ... More


The last lex repetundarum

Kit Morrell

in Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198755142
eISBN:
9780191816512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755142.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the content and context of the extortion law passed by Julius Caesar as consul in 59, the lex Julia de pecuniis repetundis. Cicero describes it as a ‘perfect law’, but its ... More


Conclusions

Stefano Rebeggiani

in The Fragility of Power: Statius, Domitian and the Politics of the Thebaid

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190251819
eISBN:
9780190251833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251819.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter recapitulates the volume’s main achievements and sketches ways for expanding its methodology to other texts and to parts of Statius’ poem not covered in this book. It suggests that ... More


The Other Campanian Volcano: Inarime in Flavian Epic

Nikoletta Manioti

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys the literary representation of Ischia’s volcano, Inarime, which Valerius Flaccus pairs in his Argonautica with Mount Vesuvius in a striking simile describing the violence of ... More


Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The region of Campania with its fertility and volcanic landscape was greatly influential on the Roman cultural imagination. The Bay of Naples was a centre outside the city of Rome, a place of otium, ... More


With (a) God on Our Side: Ancient Ritual Practices and Imagery in Flavian Epic

Marco Fucecchi

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates that ancient religious rituals (euocatio and translatiodeorum), connected with war or motivated by other situations of crisis in the life of Roman republican society, play a ... More


Campania in the Flavian Poets’ Imagination

Antony Augoustakis and R. Joy Littlewood

in Campania in the Flavian Poetic Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198807742
eISBN:
9780191845567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807742.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the representation of Campania, a region noted for its fertility and volcanic landscape, in Latin literature before the period of the Flavian ... More


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