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Ammianus' JulianNarrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More

Aulus GelliusAn Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aulus Gellius originated the modern use of ‘classical’ and ‘humanities’. His Attic Nights, so named because they began as the intellectual pastime of winter evenings spent in a villa outside Athens, ... More

Childhood and the ClassicsBritain and America, 1850-1965

Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the childhood reception of classical antiquity in Britain and the United States over a century-long period beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, with a focus on two genres of ... More

Cicero the Advocate

Cicero the Advocate

Jonathan Powell and Jeremy Paterson (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers Cicero's forensic speeches as acts of advocacy, that is, designed to ensure that the person he represents is acquitted or that the person he is prosecuting is found guilty. It ... More

Classical CommentariesExplorations in a Scholarly Genre

Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Christina S. Kraus and Christopher Stray (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book consists of twenty-six chapters on classical commentaries which deal with commentaries from the ancient world to the twentieth century. The book contributes to the interface between two ... More

Classics and National Cultures

Classics and National Cultures

Susan A. Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Numerous nations have in one way or another engaged with the cultures of classical Greece and Rome. What impact does the classical past have on ideas of the nation, nationhood, nationality, and what ... More

Crafting CharactersHeroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Koen De Temmerman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686148
eISBN:
9780191766381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686148.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Despite the resurgence of interest in representations of character in literary studies generally and Classical studies in particular, and despite the goldrush towards ancient fiction in the last two ... More

Creative EloquenceThe Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Ingo Gildenhard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book argues that a distinctive hallmark of Cicero's oratory is a conceptual creativity that one may loosely characterize as philosophical. A range of case studies show how this creativity ... More

Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demosthenes' resolute and courageous defiance of Philip II of Macedonia earned for him a reputation as one of history's outstanding patriots. He also enjoyed a brilliant and lucrative career as a ... More

Demosthenes the Orator

Demosthenes the Orator

Douglas M. MacDowell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Concentrating on Demosthenes' texts rather than his politics, this book describes and assesses all his speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides ... More

The Elegiac PassionJealousy in Roman Love Elegy

The Elegiac Passion: Jealousy in Roman Love Elegy

Ruth Rothaus Caston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925902
eISBN:
9780199980475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The passions were a topic of widespread interest in antiquity. This is a study on their role in Roman love elegy (1st c. BCE), a genre rife with passions and jealousy in particular. Jealousy does ... 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

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

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Anna-Maria Hartmann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies—texts that collected and explained ancient myths—were considered indispensable companions to ... More

Exemplary TraitsReading Characterization in Roman Poetry

Exemplary Traits: Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry

J. Mira Seo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199734283
eISBN:
9780199344963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734283.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

How did Roman poets create character? This book frames this question through the cultural and intellectual horizons of Roman authors and audiences. By applying the philosophical, rhetorical, and ... More

Herodotus and his WorldEssays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Peter Derow and Robert Parker (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book contains detailed studies of a number of individual passages and episodes (which always turn out to have wider ramifications for the understanding of Herodotus or for the history of the ... More

Interpreting Herodotus

Interpreting Herodotus

Thomas Harrison and Elizabeth Irwin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Charles W. Fornara’s Herodotus. An Interpretative Essay (1971) was a landmark publication in the study of Herodotus. It is well known in particular for its main thesis that the Histories should be ... More

Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on SyntaxWith Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

David Langslow (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198153023
eISBN:
9780191715211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153023.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book offers an English version of two series of highly-acclaimed introductory lectures given by the Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853–1938) at the University of ... 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

Kinship in ThucydidesIntercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative

Kinship in Thucydides: Intercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative

Maria Fragoulaki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697779
eISBN:
9780191758386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697779.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores the relationship between Thucydides and ancient Greek historiography, society, and culture. Presenting a new interpretation of the Peloponnesian War and its historian, it focuses ... More

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