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Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial ThermaeMessages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Decoration and Display in Rome's Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla

Maryl B. Gensheimer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190614782
eISBN:
9780190614805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614782.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Across the Roman Empire, ubiquitous archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence attests to the significance of bathing for Romans’ daily routines. Given the importance of bathing to the ... More

In the Orbit of LoveAffection in Ancient Greece and Rome

In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome

David Konstan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190887872
eISBN:
9780190904579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887872.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book is about love in the classical world – not erotic passion but the kind of love that binds together intimate members of a family and very close friends, but which may also be extended to ... More

Sacred StimulusJerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Sacred Stimulus: Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Galit Noga-Banai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190874650
eISBN:
9780190874681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874650.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book is about the effect Jerusalem had on the formulation of Christian art in Rome during the fourth and fifth centuries. It deals with the visual Christianization of Rome from an almost ... More

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jonas of Bobbio, writing in the mid-seventh century, was not only a major Latin monastic author but also a historic figure in his own right. Born in the ancient Roman town of Susa in the foothills of ... More

Eros at DuskAncient Wedding and Love Poetry

Eros at Dusk: Ancient Wedding and Love Poetry

Katherine Wasdin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190869090
eISBN:
9780190869120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869090.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book analyzes the relationship between wedding poetry and love poetry in the ancient world. By treating both Greek and Latin texts, it offers an innovative and wide-ranging discussion of the ... More

Breaking the SurfaceAn Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Breaking the Surface: An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

Doug Bailey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190611873
eISBN:
9780190611903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611873.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book is the first monograph-length attempt at a new way to engage the past: art/archaeology. Taking as its focus the excavation and interpretation of pit-houses in Neolithic Europe, the book ... More

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman EmpireCivil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire: Civil War, Panegyric, and the Construction of Legitimacy

Adrastos Omissi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198824824
eISBN:
9780191863516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824824.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is the first history of civil war in the later Roman Empire to be written in English. It advances the thesis that civil war was endemic to the later Empire (third to fifth centuries AD) and ... More

Emperors and UsurpersAn Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Andrew G. Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This historical commentary examines books 79(78)–80(80) of Cassius Dio’s Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in 217 B.C. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius ... More

Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Marginality, Canonicity, Passion

Marco Formisano and Christina Shuttleworth Kraus (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198818489
eISBN:
9780191859540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818489.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In recent years the discipline of classics has been experiencing a profound transformation, which affects not only methodologies and hermeneutic practices (i.e. how classicists read and interpret ... More

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Lykophron's Alexandra, Rome, and the Hellenistic World

Simon Hornblower

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198723684
eISBN:
9780191790775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723684.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book is an original, accessibly written, contribution to Roman and Hellenistic history. Its subject is a long (1474-line) ancient Greek poem, Lykophron’s Alexandra, probably written about 190 ... More

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