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Author: Donald G. Kyle

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

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
Author: Walter Scheidel

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

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)
Author: Paula James

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
Author: J. D. Minyard

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

own life—‘the perfect condition of slav- ery’ is ‘the state of war continued between a lawful conqueror and a captive’; for the conqueror may decide to spare the captive’s life and use him to his own service, but a captive cannot make a com- pact to render another a limited power over himself in

In: Not Wholly Free

CHAPTER THREE STEPMOTHERS IN CLASSICAL ATHENS A. Evidence for Stepmotherly Activities in Real life In the previous chapter, it was suggested that the prominence of the stepmother element in 5th century Greek literature might reflect con- temporary social conditions. I would like to consider now

In: Ancient Stepmothers
Author: E. David

required for burial. In the Ekklesiazousai men- tion is made of people who do not own enough land for their graves. 34 This is not only a figure of speech, for in the Ploutos living a life of toil and dying without even leaving behind enough money for the funeral is regarded as one of the characteristic

In: Aristophanes and Athenian society of the early 4th century B.C.