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The Submission of Irish Kings in Fact and Fiction

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/9780199588657.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses possible allusions in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, Branwen, to Irish customs relating to hospitality and submission to an overlord, with particular reference to Brian ... More


Seven Passages of the Annals (and One of Manilius)

Edward Courtney

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers corrections of Tacitus, Annals 11.14, 11.23, 12.5, 12.65, 14.61, 15.63, 15.65, and, incidentally, of Manilius 2.898; places in which the transmitted text appears to be corrupt.


The Historian's Presence, or, There and Back Again

Cynthia Damon

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is an investigation of a Tacitean metaphor for historiography and its implications for the historian's role in history. The metaphor of the historian's physical proximity to his subject ... More


Akkadian Sources of the Ninth Century

M. J. GELLER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Scholars interested in the history of Israel often select for study relevant passages from Akkadian historical inscriptions, annals, and chronicles referring to biblical events. This process has ... More


History and Memory

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter places Cicero's use of ironic history within its cultural context. Several different areas of Roman approaches to the past are discussed: the use of historical exempla, the use of ... More


Ironic History in the Roman Tradition

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter integrates the readings of earlier chapters to consider the place of Cicero's ironic treatment of historical representation in the light of mainstream Latin historiography. First, the ... More


Intestinum Scelus: Preemptive Execution in Tacitus' Annals

Cynthia Damon

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/9780195389579.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Tacitus' representation of the legacy of civil war in his history of the Julio‐Claudian period, the Annals, arguing that civil war persists during the pax Augusta as a kind of ... 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


Neronian Exits: Writing Death into History

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/9780195387032.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how the earliest accounts of Seneca's death were shaped by the conventions of death writing in the Greco-Roman world, some of which were already in use in Plato's Phaedo and in the ... More


Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Ronald Martin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals, when complete, carried the narrative of Tiberius' reign from AD 29 to 37. Unfortunately most of Book V has been lost, and, with it, Tacitus' account of the ... More


The Irish Elements in Culhwch and Olwen

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/9780199588657.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses Irish personal names and place‐names in Culhwch and Olwen and what they meant to the author in terms of Irish literature, e.g. Esgair Oerfel, Seisgeann Uairbheóil, the ‘five ... More


Celestial portents and apocalypticism in medieval Ireland

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter deals with Ireland from the 7th to the 12th centuries, which represents the oldest literary material from the medieval Celtic world. It shows that a conspicuously biblical paradigm for ... More


Tacitus: Annals 5 and 6

Ronald Martin (ed.)

in Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter details the Latin text and English translation of Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals. The fragment of Annals V recounts the death of Julia Augusta (Livia) and Tiberius' reaction. It also ... More


Commentary

Ronald Martin (ed.)

in Tacitus: Annals V and VI

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687211
eISBN:
9781800342798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687211.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides commentary on Books V and VI of Tacitus' Annals. The annalistic framework of the Annals is emphasised by the fact that, with the exception of AD 20, each year begins with the ... More


The Chronicling Tradition and Urban Histories

Rosemary Sweet

in The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter demonstrates how urban history developed from the need to preserve records and traditions, and how they help maintain an individual town's sense of identity. It discusses the importance ... More


Annals of Native America: How the Nahuas of Colonial Mexico Kept Their History Alive

Camilla Townsend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190628994
eISBN:
9780190629021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190628994.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the Spanish conquest, the Nahuas of colonial Mexico learned the Roman alphabet and used it to transcribe oral performances of traditional histories of their peoples. These texts were called ... More


Diarmait Mac Murchada and the Coming of the Anglo-Normans

F. X. MARTIN

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: nationalist tradition, false analogy with conquest in England, a revolution in writing; Irish annals; Diarmait Mac Murchada; church reform and Anglo-Norman ... More


Conclusion

Pauline Stafford

in After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter draws together the major themes and conclusions of the book and presents an overall picture of these chronicles, including lost chronicles, and their development. It deals with patrons, ... More


The Shift in Historical Genres

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter, which explores the contrast between the schematic and chronological annals and the genealogical Gesta Comitum Barcinonensium, investigates how Gesta Comitum functions as the creative ... More


Religion and Memory in Tacitus' Annals

Kelly E. Shannon-Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198832768
eISBN:
9780191871283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832768.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This study demonstrates the importance of references to religious material in Tacitus’ Annals by analyzing them using cultural memory theory. Throughout his narrative of Julio-Claudian Rome in the ... More


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