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Introduction

Andrew Pettinger

in The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction points out that the Principate established by Augustus is usually treated as a benign and popular political structure, but that the case of M. Scribonius Drusus Libo throws doubt on ... More


Ancient Supplication

F. S. Naiden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, ... More


In arto et inglorius labor: Tacitus’s Anti-history

KATHERINE CLARKE

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In his Todd Memorial Lecture given in Sydney in 1997, Fergus Millar not only questioned the value of Tacitus as a source for the Principate, but also professed difficulty in discerning ‘what the ... More


Gendering Time in Augustan Love Elegy

Hunter H. Gardner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652396
eISBN:
9780191745782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652396.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This project examines how and why time is gendered in Latin love elegy, so that it appears to affect men and women differently. Drawing on recent efforts to situate the elegies of Propertius, ... More


Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Hunter H. Gardner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucretius, Vergil, and Ovid developed important conventions of the Western plague narrative as a response to the breakdown of the Roman res publica in the mid-first century CE and the reconstitution ... More


The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Andrew Pettinger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

M. Scribonius Drusus Libo has always been considered an inexplicable victim of predatory prosecutors, destroyed in the changed conditions of Tiberius’ succession to the founder of the Principate. ... More


Alternative Government

Andrew Pettinger

in The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter Twelve offers a new interpretation for the destruction of Drusus Libo. It is argued that Drusus Libo was a problem for Tiberius in AD 14. He was wooed by Agrippa’s supporters, but finally ... More


Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

Claude Eilers

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248483
eISBN:
9780191714641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248483.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Patronage has long been an important topic of interest to ancient historians. It remains unclear what patronage entailed, however, and how it worked. Is it a universal phenomenon embracing all, or ... More


The Decline of Patronage

CLAUDE EILERS

in Roman Patrons of Greek Cities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248483
eISBN:
9780191714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248483.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that during the late Republic patrocinium of cities flourished because it was a mutually beneficial relationship. It was advantageous for a provincial city to have a senatorial ... More


Roman State Religion in the Mirror of Augustan and Late Republican Apologetics†

Christopher Koch and Philip Barnes

in Roman Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615650
eISBN:
9780748650989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615650.003.0056
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter secures a hypothesis that in the late Republic and Augustan period, no individual priest of the state religion, coming from the educated class, could carry out his duties with the ... More


Power and Simulacra: The Emperor Vitellius

Holly Haynes

in The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tacitus describes Galba, Otho, and Vitellius, as well as the volgus, as simulacra, because they represent imitations of imitations. Nero revealed the truth of the principate, but although he ... More


Ovid’s Origin of the Myrmidons and the New Augustan Order

Hunter H. Gardner

in Pestilence and the Body Politic in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198796428
eISBN:
9780191837708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796428.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

We can better understand Vergil’s equivocations toward plague and its remedies as a solution to civil war by turning to Ovid’s account of plague in Metamorphoses 7.490–660: in Ovid’s narrative the ... More


Memory Games Disgrace and Rehabilitation in the Early Principate

Harriet I. Flower

in The Art of Forgetting: Disgrace and Oblivion in Roman Political Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830635
eISBN:
9781469603438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877463_flower.10
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the beginning of the principate, which marked the introduction of changes to virtually every area of the political and social life of Rome's leading citizens and of their ... More


The Principate, 31 b.c.e.–192 c.e.

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the early empire under Augustus and his successors, a two-century period known as the Principate. Two developments during the Principate altered the history of business. ... More


Roman Society

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses key business conditions that impacted business life during the Principate. These include the demand for goods and services, fueled by private purchasing power in the empire's ... More


The Downfall of Ancient Business

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter first explains the downfall of business that occurred during the third century c.e.. It shows that the decline of business during and after the third century was not due to the plagues ... More


Revolution in the Roman Principate and Its Transformation into Imperial Constitutional Autocracy

Saïd Amir Arjomand

in Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The fall of Nero in 68 CE, followed by the "Year of the Four Emperors" ending with the victory of Vespasian, is not usually treated as a revolution, and this chapter is therefore an exception in ... More


Virtus in Velleius

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Chapter 4 shows how through his Historiae, Velleius sought to highlight the fact that the principate had come not just to re-establish peace and order, but to restore something very important to the ... More


Virtus in Tacitus

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In chapter 5 Tacitus’ historical writings are divided into three units: 1) the Agricola and the Germania, 2) the Histories, and 3) the Annals, not to refer to successive stages in the evolution of ... More


Building the Roman Stage: The Scenographic Architecture of the Augustan Era

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/9780226588223.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the scenographic architecture of Augustan era Rome. The author sees in this monumental architecture the foundations of the Romans’ concept of their imperial ruins. The urban ... More


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