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Tradesmen and plebs

Menno Fenger and Paul Henman

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In Rome, trades were structured in professional bodies, the corpora, whose management was regulated by imperial legislation. These corpora had patrons, chosen from among the great Roman notables. ... More


Aventine, Trastevere, and the Vatican

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes the Aventine as Rome's southernmost hill and the one closest to Tiber. It notes that the hill's steep slopes, which isolated it to a large extent from its surroundings, and its ... More


Plebeian Absences

Dustin Ells Howes

in Freedom Without Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199336999
eISBN:
9780190490119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336999.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The origin of the idea of defending freedom is connected with what we would now consider civil disobedience and nonviolent withdrawal. In the founding stories of the Roman Republic, heroic men and ... More


Historical Genesis of the Plebeian Principle

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines four plebeian political experiences in order to situate the establishment of a plebeian principle in Western history. The necessary point of departure is ancient Rome, more ... More


Philosophical Genesis of the Plebeian Principle

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter maps out the place that the plebs occupy within political thought. It locates references to the plebs as a political subject in order to grasp more firmly the philosophical genesis of ... More


Who are ‘The People’?

Paul Hammond

in Milton and the People

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199682379
eISBN:
9780191789465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682379.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter introduces the problem of Milton’s understanding of ‘the people’ in his prose and verse, and maps the key terms in Latin, Greek, and English that he used. In Milton’s writing the terms ... More


Nerva, the Senate and People of Rome, and Italy

Nathan T. Elkins

in The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190648039
eISBN:
9780190648060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648039.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, European History: BCE to 500CE

The most intensively studied images on Nerva’s coins are his bronze coins that denote specific aspects of the emperor’s policy. These speak directly to Nerva’s domestic agenda and his relationship ... More


Sallust and Bestia

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/9780198767060.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This paper provides a full discussion of the evidence of Sallust for L. Calpurnius Bestia’s involvement with the conspiracy of Catiline, and of other related prosopographical problems. The career of ... More


Fortuna and the Republic

Daniele Miano

in Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This chapter studies all the public temples of Fortuna at Rome in the Republican period. The main focal points of the chapter are the precise historical circumstances for the vow, construction, and ... More


‘The Noise, and the People’: Popular clamor and Political Discourse in Latin Historiography

Ellen O’Gorman

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The potentially devastating effects of the clamor of the plebs in the theatre crowd, which looms in the background of Horace’s Ars Poetica as a force to be reckoned with by the young aristocrats ... More


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