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The Computistical Rules

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Dionysius Exiguus appended to his 95‐year table a set of rules (argumenta) for working with the data. Of the sixteen rules included in the manuscripts, only the first ten derive genuinely from ... More


The Gang of Three and Clodius

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/9780199216444.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a discussion of Caesar's first consulship. It then discusses Clodius' tribunate and Cicero's exile. Clodius drew up a bill about Cicero himself, which assumed that he was ... More


Concepts and Traditions of Military Leadership in Early Rome (to 367 BC)

Fred K. Drogula

in Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621265
eISBN:
9781469623146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621265.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter reveals that the origins of Roman military command do not lie in the traditional account of a joint consulship that was established at the foundation of the republic. Rather, two ... 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 Beginning of the Roman Republic

Gary Forsythe

in A Critical History of Early Rome: From Prehistory to the First Punic War

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226517
eISBN:
9780520940291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226517.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides a discussion on the beginning of the Roman Republic. It is shown that the Roman chronology is basically accurate for the beginning of the republic and the Gallic occupation of ... More


The Consular Speeches: The Ethos of Auctoritas and the Persona of a Consul

James M. May

in Trials of Character: The Eloquence of Ciceronian Ethos

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780807817599
eISBN:
9781469616322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469616322.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the high points in Cicero's life and public career. His reaching the consulship was a source of pride that showed he had overcome his struggles for authority, influence, and ... More


The Consular Elections, 70–66 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/9780198767060.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a discussion of the consular elections between 70 and 66 BC, their backgrounds and outcomes, and the known candidates, and their wider political repercussions. Its central ... More


The End of the Fulvii

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/9780198767060.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The paper provides a discussion of the process that led to the disappearance of the Fulvii from the Roman political elite in the late Republican period. Special attention is given to the remarkable ... More


Caesar as Pontifex Maximus

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/9780198767060.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper discusses of Caesar’s tenure of the priesthood of pontifex maximus and its place in the development of his political career. The circumstances that led to his election to that important ... More


Cicero’s Change of Plan (August 7, 44 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/9780198767060.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This discussion of the events of August 44 BC that led Cicero to stop his journey from Italy to Greece and return to Rome to regain a central role in Roman politics. Close consideration is given to ... More


Nicolaus of Damascus XXVIII and XXXI

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/9780198767060.003.0023
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This study discusses two passages of Nicolaus of Damascus on Octavian’s early career and the circle of friends and associates that supported him at the time. A critical view of the value of ... More


A Surprise from Cato (Pompey 54.5–9)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In two Lives, Plutarch gives a detailed treatment of how Pompey became sole consul in 52 BC. The rhythmically dense account in the Life of Pompey can be compared in detail with the looser account in ... More


The lex Pompeia de provinciis

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/9780198755142.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of the lex Pompeia de provinciis of 52. The law should be seen as the product of collaboration between Pompey and Cato in the first half of 52. Cato had been ... More


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