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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


The Young Milton and the Writer’s Vocation

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/9780199682379.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter maps Milton’s attitudes to the people in his early writings, mainly his shorter poems and his Cambridge orations. A number of texts from Milton's early period aim to establish his elite ... More


Flower induction beyond Arabidopsis thaliana

Beverley Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199661596
eISBN:
9780191779473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661596.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Arabidopsis is an excellent model for analysis of the floral transition, because it is responsive to so many variables. While not all plants respond to all of photoperiod, vernalization, gibberellins ... More


Annales and Analysis

Uwe Walter

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the development of Roman historical writing, which began around the end of the third century BC, when the senator Quintus Fabius Pictor composed a history of Rome. It details ... More


The Popular Reception of Augustus and the Self-Infantilization of Rome’s Citizenry

Tom Hillard

in The Alternative Augustan Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190901400
eISBN:
9780190901431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901400.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Suetonius reports that the acclamation of Augustus as pater patriae in 2 BCE was popular—and widespread. It was desired by all (universi). He then registers the different sectors of the community ... More


Populus, Princeps, and The Poetics of Civil War

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

in Staging Memory, Staging Strife: Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190275952
eISBN:
9780190275976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275952.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter moves from Nero’s relationships with his family to that with his people in the context of the revolts of 62 C.E. Though modern historians often treat these riots as insignificant, the ... More


Citizens of Discord

Lauren Donovan Ginsberg

in Staging Memory, Staging Strife: Empire and Civil War in the Octavia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190275952
eISBN:
9780190275976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275952.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the play’s use of parallel choruses of Roman citizens. It argues that this divided citizenry embeds civil strife’s divisiveness within the structure of the play, bifurcating ... More


Rem Publicam Administrare

Louise Hodgson

in Res Publica and the Roman Republic: 'Without Body or Form'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777380
eISBN:
9780191823824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777380.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 examines the res publica as civic business, with a particular focus on the role of the magistrates, who enjoyed an intimate relationship with the res publica. Since an individual’s dignitas ... More


The Medieval Law of Peoples

Daniel Lee

in Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198745167
eISBN:
9780191806094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745167.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter explores how later medieval jurists recast the Roman lex regia as a universal constitutional law accessible to all free peoples. Once treated as an artifact of the civil law exclusive to ... More


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