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Clement VII and the Crisis of the Sack of Rome

Paul Flemer

in Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter provides a discussion on the treatment of Clement VII and the Sack of Rome. It is suggested that the events in Rome caused Clement to relive the tragic assassination of his father, ... More


Augustine

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter investigates Augustine's role in addressing the Problem of Paganism. After the Sack of Rome in 410 CE, Augustine set out to produce his most ambitious work, a Christian rethinking, not ... More


Introduction

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The Historiae have a negative press in scholarship. The main reason is that scholars such as H.‐I. Marrou and E. Peterson construed Orosius as the opposite of Augustine: whilst the latter was ... More


The Interregnum and the Rise of Flavius Constantius

Meaghan A. McEvoy

in Child Emperor Rule in the Late Roman West, AD 367-455

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664818
eISBN:
9780191749544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664818.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter the events following the execution of Stilicho are explored, particularly the rapid rise and fall of successive chief ministers, and the striking inactivity of the now adult emperor ... More


Exiting Rome and the Sack of the City

Elizabeth A. Clark

in Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888220
eISBN:
9780190888268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888220.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 6 explores the dramatic events spurring Melania and her entourage to leave Rome in advance of the Gothic sack of the city in August 410. After the death of Melania’s father in perhaps 405 or ... More


Baldassar Castiglione and the Art of Being Inconspicuously Conspicuous

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes a model of discretionary comportment both of and for court culture in sixteenth-century Italy, focusing on Baldassar Castiglione and his work as a diplomat. It explains what it ... More


Augustine’s City of God

Jon Stewart

in The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198854357
eISBN:
9780191888632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854357.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 12 begins with an introduction to St. Augustine in the context of his historical times. The City of God was written immediately after the sack of Rome in 410 by the Visigoths and in response ... More


The Making of the Book

Gerard O'Daly

in Augustine's City of God: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198841241
eISBN:
9780191876806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841241.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the occasion of the composition of City of God, Alaric’s Gothic sack of Rome in 410, and reactions to it. The theme of Rome’s fall, and its moral and religious implications, in ... More


Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem

Elizabeth A. Clark

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888220
eISBN:
9780190888268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Melania the Younger: From Rome to Jerusalem analyzes one of the most richly detailed stories of a woman of late antiquity. Melania, an early fifth-century Roman Christian aristocrat, renounced her ... More


From history to legend: M. Manlius and the geese

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Students of early Roman history have been compelled to acknowledge the existence of a story, according to which, in 390 BC, the Capitol fell, like the rest of Rome, to the Gauls. Such a narrative ... More


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