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Tarda Moles Civilis Belli : The Weight of the Past in Tacitus' Histories

Rhiannon Ash

in Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195389579
eISBN:
9780199866496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389579.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines three conspicuous instances of historiographical synkrisis in Tacitus' Histories (Histories 1.50.2–3; 2.38; 3.51) in which the republican civil wars are the lens through which ... More


Archilochus and Homer in the Rhapsodic Context

Donald Lavigne

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews the evidence for the rhapsodic performance of Archilochus and argues that through it we can see a fundamental polarity between Archilochus and Homer. In turn, it shows that this ... More


The Interplay of Structure and Essence in Sennert's Corpuscular Theory

in Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The empirical character of Sennert's atomism reveals itself further in his refusal to speculate on the shapes, arrangements, motions, or other imperceptible characteristics of his corpuscles. As ... More


The Endings of Suetonius’ Caesars

Tristan Power

in Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199697106
eISBN:
9780191779510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697106.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the final sections of Suetonius’ Caesars with regard to the notion of ‘closure’ in ancient biographical and historical texts. It is shown that Suetonius utilizes the endings of ... More


The Synoptic Machine: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Juxtapositions

Wiebke Denecke

in Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After exploring satire as a means for writers of younger literary cultures to appropriate and contest elements of the reference culture, this chapter explores a more frontal but less confrontational ... More


Excudent alii

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/9780198863861.003.0038
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A detailed analysis of Aeneid 6.847–53. In one of the loftiest passages of the Aeneid, we have seen Virgil use poetic, verbal, lexical, grammatical, syntactical means of a simple, sober character ... More


Density in Plutarch

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The next move is to show that when rhythmic phrases are more densely packed together than usual, the passage calls for heightened attention. This illustrated from the climax of Plutarch’s Adversus ... More


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