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Roman History and the Ideological Vacuum

T. P. Wiseman

in Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199239764
eISBN:
9780191716836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239764.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the Roman republic, only the People could make laws and elect politicians to office; the word respublica means ‘The People's business’. So why is it always assumed that the republic was an ... More


Ancient History, 1872–1914

Oswyn Murray

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

According to Joseph Wells, it was in the 1870s that Greats changed from being pre-eminently philosophical to possessing a strong historical bias: the decade marked a time of great change in the ... More


The Prosopographia Imperii Romani and Prosopographical Method

Werner Eck

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

The official birthday of the Prosopographia Imperii Romani was 31 March 1874. That was the day on which Theodor Mommsen formulated an application to the plenary assembly of the Ködeiresniglich ... More


The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Ralph W. Mathisen

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Several lessons have been leant from the three volumes of PLRE. The scholarly response suggests that the most sought-after attributes of any prosopographical catalogue are clearly formulated and ... More


‘Professor of Things in General’

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about John Stuart Blackie as a professor at Edinburgh. According to one of the students, Blackie had a good deal of external resemblance to the German historian Mommsen, but he was ... More


Introduction: Blood of the Provinces

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This introductory chapter begins with an assessment of the Empire’s dependence on the auxilia and distinguishes them from the better known legions. It reviews the history of research and addresses ... More


Flight

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Ernst Kantorowicz's departure from Germany and arrival in the United States. On the night of November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed their fury against Jews in “the night of broken ... More


Anti-Roman Barbarians: Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Heinrich von Kleist, C. D. Friedrich, and the Fight against Napoleon in the Ruins of Germania

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the first chapter of part four, the author shifts the focus to the German case of neo-Roman mimesis. This process paradoxically begins with the anti-Napoleonic movement’s self-description as ... More


The Immortal Archive: Nineteenth-Century Science Imagines the Future

Lorraine Daston

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Big Science (and Big Humanities) were invented in the nineteenth century. Two huge, expensive, and long-lived projects, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) of the classical philologists and the ... More


Roman Craftsmen and Traders: Towards an Intellectual History

Miko Flohr and Andrew Wilson

in Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198748489
eISBN:
9780191811104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748489.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the development of the debate on craftsmen and traders in general terms, focusing specifically on the German and Anglo-Saxon scholarly traditions. It assesses the relative ... More


Pliny the Younger: Life and Letters

Roy K. Gibson

in Man of High Empire: The Life of Pliny the Younger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199948192
eISBN:
9780190094003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948192.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Within a century of his death, the Younger Pliny was already being confused with his famous uncle, the Elder Pliny. In the 1300s, the two were successfully disentangled, although the error of their ... More


Origins of Myth: Arminius in Ancient Literature and in German Scholarship

Martin M. Winkler

in Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter demonstrates that the process of historical mythmaking about Arminius began as early as in Augustan Rome. Ancient historians and poets interpreted the scanty facts concerning Varus’ ... More


Introduction: The Fall of the Roman Republic and the Rise of Constitutional Thought

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the history of Western political thought, the Roman Republic, not any of the Greek poleis, has been the fruitful object of study when it came to thinking about constitutional government. The ... More


Theodor Mommsen, Louis Duchesne, and the Liber pontificalis: Classical Philology and Medieval Latin Texts

Carmela Vircillo Franklin

in Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198818489
eISBN:
9780191859540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818489.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter juxtaposes the theory and the practice of philology in the late nineteenth-century race to produce a modern critical edition of the Liber pontificalis. The resulting works, one by the ... More


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