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Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Tim Stover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book offers a new reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, a poem which is here dated to Vespasian's regime (70–79 ce). Its primary purpose is to show that Valerius' epic reflects the ... More


Social Mobility and the Cities of Italy

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the resources of the cities, and the cities’ relationship with benefactors, in the context of the phenomenon of social mobility in the cities of Italy, both below and above the ... More


Introduction Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Jonathan Edmondson

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/9780199262120.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter begins by surveying the political career of Yosef ben Mattityahu, who became T(itus) Flavius Josephus after being granted Roman citizenship by Vespasian in 71. It then ... More


Introduction

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter explains the need for the present study by contrasting its aims with recent approaches to Valerius' Argonautica. Of particular importance is this book's attempt to ... More


The Date of the Argonautica

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the evidence for dating Valerius' Argonautica, one of the most vexed and contested issues in criticism of the poem. Barring the appearance of new evidence, a complete and ... More


The Vespasianic Vates

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the representation of vatic activity in the Argonautica, which offers a metric for gauging Valerius' conception of the function of poetry in the context of Vespasianic Rome. ... More


Recuperating the Hero: Medea and the Issue of Jason’s Virtus

Tim Stover

in Epic and Empire in Vespasianic Rome: A New Reading of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644087
eISBN:
9780191741951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644087.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the manner in which Valerius recovers a space for heroic virtus by recuperating the figure of Jason. Valerius' recuperative strategy is read as a response not only to ... More


Conspiracy of Silence: Secret Trusts

DAVID JOHNSTON

in The Roman Law of Trusts

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252160
eISBN:
9780191681356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252160.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The tacit fideicommissum or the secret trust served as one of the initial hints that a new legal institution was being established during the time of Trajan. For those who were disabled by the law of ... More


Seleucia Pieria

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0045
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

Seleucia Pieria, the ancient seaport for Antioch of Syria, once played a central role in the travels of the 1st-century Christian missionaries. Little remains of the city or its port. Nevertheless, ... More


“Dredful Fotyng”: Reenacting Danse macabre’s Poetic Form

Seeta Chaganti

in Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that the experience of danse macabre poetry’s form is a temporal and spatial disorientation. The danse macabre spectacle conditions the reader/viewer to bring these perceptual ... More


‘Consider in the Image of Thebes’: Celestial and Poetic Auspicy in the Thebaid

Eleni Manolaraki

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/9780199644094.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This essay examines Amphiaraus’ auspicy and derivative episodes in the Thebaid from the perspective of Statius’ narrative and narrating contexts. Statius forges an exegetical bond that welds his ... More


Miracles

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares Jesus’s miracles with analogous wonders in contemporary mythic historiography. Singled out for attention are episodes of walking on water, stilling storms, catching and ... More


Revisiting Plutarch’s Lives of the Caesars

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/9780198718338.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plutarch’s early series of imperial biographies, the Lives of the Caesars, was a major work, although only Galba and Otho are preserved. It may have been over 75,000 words, c. 375 Teubner pages, and ... More


Plutarch: Diplomat for Delphi?

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/9780198718338.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plutarch was a citizen of Delphi, member and sometime head (epimelete) of the governing Amphictyonic Council, and priest of Apollo. This chapter discusses Plutarch’s visits to Rome and possible ... More


The Flavian Emperors and the Obelisks of Domitian

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In the year ad 69 four contenders — Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian — vied for political power, with Vespasian emerging as the victor. The new dynasty founded by Vespasian, the Flavian, lasted ... More


Revolution in the Roman Principate and Its Transformation into Imperial Constitutional Autocracy

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The fall of Nero in 68 CE, followed by the "Year of the Four Emperors" ending with the victory of Vespasian, is not usually treated as a revolution, and this chapter is therefore an exception in ... More


Patara

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0040
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

In ancient times Patara possessed one of the best harbors on the Lycian coast. Modern visitors will be forced to use their imaginations to visualize the port of Patara, since the harbor eventually ... More


Tiberius to Hadrian

Ian Worthington

in Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From Augustus’ death to Hadrian a succession of emperors in three dynasties came to rule Rome. Chapter 13 begins by thematically covering the relations of the dynasties toward Greece. Then it ... More


The Restorations of the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus

Christopher Siwicki

in Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848578
eISBN:
9780191883026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848578.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the three reconstructions of the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Examining the archaeological, textual, and visual evidence for the appearance of the Catulan, Vespasianic, and ... More


Epilogue: Remembering the Julio-Claudians After 69 C.E.

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

in Staging Memory, Staging Strife: Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190275952
eISBN:
9780190275976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275952.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After concluding remarks, this epilogue turns to the problematic question of the play’s date. Recent work reads the play as a celebration of Galba’s victory over Nero and of the new emperor’s return ... More


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