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Preservation Practices in Ancient and Medieval Rome

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter surveys preservation traditions as they can be reconstructed for ancient and medieval Rome. Augustus forged an Italian culture of preservation by strategically reinforcing conservative ... More


Commemorating the War Dead of the Roman World

ALISON COOLEY

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Roman attitudes towards the commemoration of those killed on campaign. In general, there is a lack in Roman public monuments recording the names of those who died in action, but ... More


Rome and the Romantic Heritage in Walter Pater’s Marius the Epicurean

Stefano Evangelista

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With his novel Marius the Epicurean (1885), Walter Pater moved the focus of his interest from Greek to Roman antiquity. In his reflections on historiography, his ideal of the hero as a man of feeling ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Library

Michael Lapidge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of ... More


Classical Latin Women Poets

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Women's lack of access to public life in Republican and Imperial Rome, and its effect on their use of language are discussed. Women's education and the evidence for women's verse-writing are ... More


Roman Britain: The Myth of the Civilizing Empire

Timothy H. Parsons

in The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the empire of Roman Britain. It explains that Roman Britain began with Emperor Claudius' state-sponsored invasion to restore the exiled king and Roman client ... More


The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument

Martin Beckmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834619
eISBN:
9781469603025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877777_beckmann
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. This ... More


The Graeco-Roman world: Epicurus (341–271 BC), Zeno (336–263 BC), Cicero (106–43 BC), Seneca (4 BC–65 AD) and Aurelius (121–180 AD)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter begins by examining the period from the defeat of Athens and the ascendancy of the empire of Alexander the Great, until the supremacy of the Roman Empire. It was during this period when ... More


Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome

Christopher Siwicki

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198848578
eISBN:
9780191883026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848578.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book addresses the treatment and perception of historic buildings in imperial Rome, examining the ways in which public monuments were restored in order to develop an understanding of the Roman ... More


Early Imperial Rome

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The imperial age of Rome begins with the death of Augustus and continues arguably until the fall of the western empire. The speeches of Seneca the Elder in Controversies attempt to argue both sides ... More


The Second Retail Revolution: The Rise of Retail Specialization (from Shops to Bars)

Steven J. R. Ellis

in The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198769934
eISBN:
9780191822711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769934.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter details the causes behind the second retail revolution of the early Imperial period. It was at this time that we see a rise (once again) in the number of Roman tabernae, as well as a ... More


Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays

W. V. Harris

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199595167
eISBN:
9780191804564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Imperial Rome has a name for wealth and luxury, but was the economy of the Roman Empire as a whole a success, by the standards of pre-modern economies? This book includes chapters on this much-argued ... More


Introduction

W. V. Harris

in Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199595167
eISBN:
9780191804564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It outlines major problems areas that have not been addressed or have been addressed much too briefly, including the need for ... More


Church and Government from Becket to Longchamp

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter examines church and government in Angevin England, and especially the representation of those who held leading positions in both. The first subject is the shadow cast by the figure of ... More


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