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Pontifex Maximus

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The démarche that led to the surprise capture of the office of pontifex maximus (high priest) in 63 bc was one of Caesar's most successful. Thanks to his efforts, the pontificate had again become an ... More


From Constantius to Theodosius

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses why Gratian changed his policy toward Roman paganism, Gratian's repudiation of the ancient pagan title of pontifex maximus, Theodosius and the cults of Rome, Theodosius's ... More


Caesar's Senate Speech Rewritten by Sallust

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Catiline, undeterred by this defeat in the consular elections of 63 bc, persevered with his preparations for a coup. The Senate responded by granting the consuls Cicero and Antony full power to ... More


An Inconvenient Ally: Clodius

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Publius Clodius Pulcher who was born into the patriciate but had become a plebeian — with the authority of Caesar as pontifex maximus — with the sole aim of being elected tribune, was the ... More


Disintegration and Collapse

George Michael

in Theology of Hate: A History of the World Church of the Creator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033501
eISBN:
9780813038698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033501.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Although it experienced moderate growth, by the early 1990s the church was in disarray and nearly collapsed after the death of Ben Klassen in 1993. This chapter covers these events. In the final ... More


Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account

Thomas Harrison

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226735290
eISBN:
9780226735320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Of Bridges is a sweeping study of bridges as cultural signifiers, extending its analysis from ancient Rome to the contemporary footbridges of major European cities. At stake is the semantic and ... More


Conclusion

Meghan J. DiLuzio

in A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169576
eISBN:
9781400883035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169576.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This concluding chapter argues that priestly service offered women opportunities for leadership, prestige, and even, on occasion, authority, all in the name of maintaining the pax deorum—Rome's ... More


Paidagôgia pros to theion: Plutarch’s Numa

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at how Plutarch draws Numa as a philosopher-king who uses religion to awe and control his fierce Roman subjects, creating for a brief moment a land of peace and harmony before the ... More


Religious Centralization: Traditional Priesthoods and the Role of the Pontifex Maximus in the Late Imperial Age

Jörg Rüpke

in From Jupiter to Christ: On the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703723
eISBN:
9780191774065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703723.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Religious change can be mapped onto the traditional structures of religion as practiced in Rome. This chapter analyses religious careers in Late Antiquity. Special emphasis is given to the holding of ... More


The Great Bridge-Building of God

Thomas Harrison

in Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226735290
eISBN:
9780226735320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226735320.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Associated with astral formations, rainbows, and messages between gods and mortals, bridges between earth and sky shape humanity’s first routes. They recur in Native American and Norse myths no less ... More


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