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Worshippers of the GodsDebating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Worshippers of the Gods: Debating Paganism in the Fourth-Century Roman West

Mattias P. Gassman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190082444
eISBN:
9780190082475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190082444.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Worshippers of the Gods Worshippers of the Gods tells how the Latin writers who witnessed the political and social rise of Christianity rethought the role of traditional religion in the empire and ... More

Time in Ancient Stories of Origin

Time in Ancient Stories of Origin

Anke Walter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843832
eISBN:
9780191879531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843832.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek and Roman stories of origin, or aetia, provide a fascinating window onto ancient conceptions of time. Aetia, which pervade ancient literature at all its stages, are inherently about time: they ... More

Horace's Odes

Horace's Odes

Richard Tarrant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Horace’s body of lyric poetry, the Odes, is one of the greatest achievements of Latin literature and a foundational text for the Western poetic tradition. These 103 exquisitely crafted poems speak in ... More

Cicero's Catilinarians

Cicero's Catilinarians

D. H. Berry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195326468
eISBN:
9780197510834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326468.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Catilinarians are a set of four speeches that Cicero, while consul in 63 BC, delivered before the senate and the Roman people against the conspirator Catiline and his followers. Or are they? ... More

Law in the Roman Provinces

Law in the Roman Provinces

Kimberley Czajkowski, Benedikt Eckhardt, and Meret Strothmann (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198844082
eISBN:
9780191879739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844082.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The study of the Roman empire has changed dramatically in the last century. Emphasis is now placed on understanding the experiences of subject populations, rather than focusing solely on the Roman ... More

Lucretius and the Language of Nature

Lucretius and the Language of Nature

Barnaby Taylor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198754909
eISBN:
9780191816390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754909.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Lucretius’ Epicurean poem De Rerum Natura (‘On the Nature of Things’), written in the middle of the first century BC, made a fundamental and lasting contribution to the language of Latin philosophy. ... More

ParacomedyAppropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy

Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy

Craig Jendza

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190090937
eISBN:
9780190090968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090937.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy is the first book that examines how ancient Greek tragedy engages with the genre of comedy. While scholars frequently study paratragedy (how ... More

Reign of ArrowsThe Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From minor nomadic tribe to major world empire, the story of the Parthians’ success in the ancient world is nothing short of remarkable. In their early history, the Parthians benefited from strong ... More

Empire of the Black SeaThe Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Empire of the Black Sea: The Rise and Fall of the Mithridatic World

Duane W. Roller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190887841
eISBN:
9780197500552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887841.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Existing from the early third century BC to 63 BC, the Mithridatic kingdom of Pontos was one of the most powerful entities in the Mediterranean world. Under a series of vigorous kings and queens, it ... More

Roman Law and EconomicsVolume II: Exchange, Ownership, and Disputes

Roman Law and Economics: Volume II: Exchange, Ownership, and Disputes

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci and Dennis P. Kehoe (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787211
eISBN:
9780191829291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787211.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Rome is the only western society that autonomously grew a legal profession distinct from the political and religious power. Roman legal thought and the institutions that it generated have had and ... More

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