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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In legal usage in many contexts, the actual (what occurs in fact, and may be proved as a fact) is contrasted with what is deemed or implied by operation of ...

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<i>Satire</i> 10

James Uden.

in The Invisible Satirist

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 13377 words.

The genre of Roman satire owes a debt to the Cynic form of the diatribe. Yet in Juvenal’s period, Cynic elements were not merely a fossilized element of his poetic tradition: the second...

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Passennus Paullus Propertius

Edward Courtney.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 67 words.

Passennus Paullus Propertius, an eques (see equites) from Assisi (*Asisium), whose contemporary *Pliny (2) (Ep. 6. 15, 9. 22) praises him for his elegies as being, like his actual descent, Propertian...

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The Creation of Orthodoxy in Neoplatonism

Polymnia Athanassiadi.

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World

August 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9555 words.

This chapter examines how alien the categories (in contradistinction to the actual words) ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘heresy’ were to the pagan intellectuals of late antiquity as they revised their...

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Possible Worlds and Comic Fictions

I. A. Ruffell.

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy

December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 11878 words.

This chapter establishes some basic theoretical grounds for the book as a whole, through possible worlds theory and theory of fiction, coming out of aesthetics and semiotics. It...

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Occasion and Monument:The Ara Pacis

Michèle Lowrie.

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

October 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7445 words.

The Ara Pacis is a monument representing a procession. Along with Augustus' Mausoleum, sundial, and ustrinum, it formed part of a dynamic complex on the Campus Martius that united writing...

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Papyrological Evidence for Book Collections and Libraries in the Roman Empire

George W. Houston.

in Ancient Literacies

May 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 16854 words.

This chapter surveys the papyrological evidence for personal libraries and book collections under the Roman Empire. It talks about the activity and nature of book collecting and the people...

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Two Preliminary Points

Jonathan L. Ready.

in The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9067 words.

Two discussions prepare for the argument that the Iliad poet and the Odyssey poet show their competence by producing similes that fall at different points on the spectrum of distribution....

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The Orator and the Law

Elaine Fantham.

in The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

August 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 12560 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the civil law is introduced into the dialogue. It outlines the civil procedures available in the time of Cicero's dialogue —procedures which had...

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The Performance of Horatian Lyric: The Limits of Reference

Michèle Lowrie.

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

October 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 17280 words.

The performance of Horace's Odes offers a test case for determining the interrelation between a poet's own self-definition and the actual reception of his poetry. Debate has raged in the...

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The Anecdote

Simon Goldhill.

in Ancient Literacies

May 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 8746 words.

This chapter focuses on literary culture. It explores the sudden popularity of “anecdote” in the Second Sophistic and how literate practices can be situated in oral performance in distinct...

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