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publicity, were not always positive and Panhellenic. Although not as politically significant as war or economics, athletics nonetheless formed a historical factor worthy of consideration in Greek political life. 1 At Athens gymnastic and equestrian competition was a visible, prestigious activity, and

In: Athletics in Ancient Athens

literature through the pallor of the text - generally the translated text - we fail to reimagine the vitality of all ancient Greek literary experience. The actual, physical presence of the living body in Greek tragedy made a life-challenging demand on its spectator which epic cannot have made. All we know of

In: The Generic Demands of Greek Literature

CHAPTER F1VE STEPMOTHERS IN ROMAN LIFE A. Existence ef Stepmothers in Rome The Roman obsession with wicked stepmothers, attested especially in the literature of the late republic and early empire, suggests some basis in real life. Certainly, stepmothers charged with the upbringing of

In: Ancient Stepmothers

instance sup- port a study of the demography of Middle Egypt. 64 The represen- tative value of these data is open to doubt: the fact that levels of development and standards of living must generally have been low- and life short-throughout Roman Egypt does not rule out the exis- tence of significant

In: Death on the Nile

counterbalanced the emperors’ power. Relations between Church and state were certainly sometimes a matter of personalities (see above, B.). In practice, however, the emperors had very little leeway, ‘for the clericalization of the entire life of society and – as a result – the enforcement of inflexible

in Brill's New Pauly Supplements II Online – Volume 10

him into an ideal, rather than a practical, lawgiver. C( also Lacey (1968) 224, 226. Jolowitz (1947), 82, 90, regards the law as a fiction, but he refuses to acknowledge any relationship between the literary figure of the stepmother and real life. 23 Fr. Adesp. 110 Kock: 6 1rmcrlv airroD µT

In: Ancient Stepmothers

surprising: the policy seems to have pertained only to common soldiers and to have been an administrative directive. Elite literary authors were not con- cerned with the family life of common soldiers; such authors are more likely to focus on details of administration that concerned the upper orders and the

In: The Marriage of Roman Soldiers (13 B.C. - A.D. 235)

light on his origin or mode of life.4 While Lubbock's comment sounds extremely pessimistic, it serves to demonstrate the need for a method that would serve better than history and tradition to throw light on the subject of early man. The second half of the 1 Glyn Daniel, The Origins and Growth of

In: Paths from Ancient Greece

of their life, then their position is much more indefensible on their own terms than if he had attacked a still living idea. If, in addition, he can save many of the old categories by showing they have a true relation to reality and what that relation is, when reality is properly understood, he

In: Lucretius and the Late Republic

contexts); also O'Flynn 's chapters 'The roots of Stilicho's power' (1983, 14-24) and 'Stilicho and the barbarians' (25-42). LIVING LEGENDS IN CLAUDIAN'S IN RUFINUM I 153 Rufinus was legitimate regent in the East, but he was not popu- lar. He had gained a reputation for high-handedness, avarice and

In: The Propaganda of Power