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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


Conclusion

H. E. J. Cowdrey

in Pope Gregory VII, 1073–1085

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206460
eISBN:
9780191677144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206460.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

According to their standpoint, Gregory's contemporaries came to the most divergent conclusions about him. He could either attract or repel those who ... More


The ‘Affairs’ of Mr Julius Caesar and Others

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/9780748619368.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The costs of election campaigns for the pontificate and the praetorship exhausted Caesar's finances, and his debts were a continuing concern. He knew very well that the last resort of those beset by ... More


Introduction: The city between antiquity and the Middle Ages Mark Humphries

Bertrand Lançon and Antonia Nevill

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/9780748612390.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book provides an account of how, between the conversion to Christianity of the emperor Constantine in 312 and the pontificate of Pope Gregory the Great, Rome was transformed from the capital of ... More


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