Paul and the Imperial Authorities at Thessalonica and RomePaul and the Imperial Authorities at Thessalonica and Rome

Finally , pseudo - Seneca's ' apocalyptic ' drama , Octavia , prophetically taps into the millennial portrait of ... Prophecy , Populism , and Propaganda in the Octavia ' ( Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press , 1982 ) , 38 , 48-50 .

Author: James R. Harrison

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161498801


Page: 460

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James R. Harrison investigates the collision between Paul's eschatological gospel and the Julio-Claudian conception of rule. The ruler's propaganda, with its claim about the 'eternal rule' of the imperial house over its subjects, embodied in idolatry of power that conflicted with Paul's proclamation of the reign of the risen Son of God over his world. This ideological conflict is examined in 1 and 2 Thessalonians and in Romans, exploring how Paul's eschatology intersected with the imperial cult in the Greek East and in the Latin West. A wide selection of evidence - literary, documentary, numismatic, iconographic, archeological - unveils the 'symbolic universe' of the Julio-Claudian rulers. This construction of social and cosmic reality stood at odds with the eschatological denouement of world history, which, in Paul's view, culminated in the arrival of God's new creation upon Christ's return as Lord of all. Paul exalted the Body of Christ over Nero's 'body of state', transferring to the risen and ascended Jesus many of the ruler's titles and to the Body of Christ many of the ruler's functions. Thus, for Paul, Christ's reign challenged the values of Roman society and transformed its hierarchical social relations through the Spirit.

Paul s Offer of Leniency 2 Cor 10 1 Paul s Offer of Leniency 2 Cor 10 1

Populist Ideology and Rhetoric in a Pauline Letter Fragment Donald Dale Walker ... Patrick Kragelund elaborates on those connections and argues for a Galban Sitz im Leben ( Prophecy , Populism , and Propaganda in the ' Octavia ...

Author: Donald Dale Walker

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161478916


Page: 443

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Donald Dale Walker examines one of Paul's most rhetorically dramatic texts in order to reveal how it relies on the commonplace ideas and argumentative strategies of the Hellenistic world. As a result, the reader can see how the apostle invented his ideas and appreciate how inextricably Paul's mission was wrapped up in the world in which he lived.

Common Property the Golden Age and Empire in Acts 2 42 47 and 4 32 35Common Property the Golden Age and Empire in Acts 2 42 47 and 4 32 35

Composition under Galba is held by Barnes (ibid., 216) and Patrick Kragelund (Prophecy, Populism, and Propaganda in the Octavia, Opuscula Graecolatina non bella norant, non tubae fremitus truces,/non arma gentes, cingere assuerant ...

Author: Joshua Noble

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567695840


Page: 192

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Joshua Noble focuses on the rapid appearance and disappearance in Acts 2 and 4 of the motif that early believers hold all their property in common, and argues that these descriptions function as allusions to the Golden Age myth. Noble suggests Luke's claims that the believers “had all things in common” and that “no one claimed private ownership of any possessions”-a motif that does not appear in any biblical source- rather calls to mind Greek and Roman traditions that the earliest humans lived in utopian conditions, when “no one ... possessed any private property, but all things were common.” By analyzing sources from Greek, Latin, Jewish, and Christian traditions, and reading Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-35 as Golden Age allusions, Noble illustrates how Luke's use of the motif of common property is significant for understanding his attitude toward the Roman Empire. Noble suggests that Luke's appeal to this myth accomplishes two things: it characterizes the coming of the Spirit as marking the beginning of a new age, the start of a “universal restoration” that will find its completion at the Second Coming of Christ; and it creates a contrast between Christ, who has actually brought about this restoration, and the emperors of Rome, who were serially credited with inaugurating a new Golden Age.


C. Giardina, 'La tradizione manoscritta di Seneca tragico', Vichiana, 2 (1965), 31'74~ M. T. Griffin, rev. of Kragelund, Prophecy, populism and propaganda in the 'Octavia', in CR, n.s. 33 (1983), 321-2. O. Gross, 'De metonymiis sermonis ...

Author: Rolando Ferri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139440516



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This 2003 book is a full-length study of Octauia, the only complete Roman drama of an historical subject, or fabula praetexta. The play deals with Nero's divorce from the princess Octavia, Claudius' daughter by Valeria Messalina, and with his subsequent marriage to Poppaea Sabina. Professor Ferri presents a critical edition of the text based on a fresh re-examination of the relevant manuscripts and provides a full discussion of textual issues. In the Introduction he argues that the play, wrongly ascribed to Seneca in our MSS, was composed in the late Flavian period, and that the author relied on pre-existing historical accounts written after the death of Nero. He also discusses in detail the style and language of the play, strongly influenced by Senecan tragedy, its relationship to the other plays of the Senecan corpus, and particularly to Hercules Oetaeus, its stagecraft and post-Classical dramatic conventions, and the author's political position.


Kragelund, P. (1982), Prophecy, Populism, and Propaganda in the 'Octavia'. Copenhagen. —— (1988), 'The Prefect's Dilemma and the Date of the Octavia', CQ ns 38: 492–508. —— (1998), 'Galba's Pietas, Nero's Victims and the Mausoleum of ...

Author: A. J. Boyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191558351


Page: 432

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Octavia is a work of exceptional historical and dramatic interest. It is the only surviving complete example of the Roman historical drama known as the fabula praetexta. Written shortly after Nero's death by an unknown author, the play deals with events at the court of Nero in the decisive year 62 CE, for which it is the earliest extant (almost contemporary) literary source; its main themes are sex, murder, politics, power and the perceptions and constructions of history. It is a powerful, lyrical and spectacular play. This is the first critical edition of Octavia, with verse translation and commentary, which aims to elucidate the text dramatically as well as philologically, and to locate it firmly in its historical and theatrical context. The verse translation is designed for both performance and serious study.

Roman Drama and its ContextsRoman Drama and its Contexts

Ginsberg, L. D. (2011), 'Ingens as an Etymological Pun in the Octavia', CP 106.4, 357–60. Goldberg, S. (2003), 'Authorizing Octavia', in: M. Wilson ... Kragelund, P. (1982), Prophecy, Populism and Propaganda in the Octavia, Copenhagen.

Author: Stavros Frangoulidis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110456509


Page: 637

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This volume takes a new approach to Roman drama by looking at comic and tragic plays from the Republican and imperial periods in ‘context’. By presenting a number of case studies and considerations of wider issues, the 33 international contributors explore the role of Roman drama in contexts such as the literary tradition, the relationship to works in other literary genres, the historical and social situation or the intellectual background.

The Julio Claudian SuccessionThe Julio Claudian Succession

Kragelund, P. 1982 Prophecy, populism and propaganda in the 'Octavia'. Museum Tusculanum Press: Copenhagen. Mann, W-R. 2006 'Learning How to Die: Seneca's Use ofAeneid 4.653 at Epistulae Morales12.9'. In eds K. Volk, and G.D. Williams ...

Author: Alisdair Gibson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004231917


Page: 179

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The representation, and retention, of power was a critical issue for the princeps and his subjects, and the contributors provide fresh political and literary analysis of aspects of the principates of Augustus, Tiberius Claudius and Nero.

Nero in OperaNero in Opera

Kragelund, P.: Prophecy, Populism, and Propaganda in the 'Octavia', Kobenhavn 1982 (Opuscula Graecolatina, Vol. 25). Kragelund, P.: 'The Prefect's Dilemma and the Date of the Octavia', Classical Quarterly 38, 1988, 492—508.

Author: Gesine Manuwald

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110317510


Page: 418

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This book considers the story of Nero and Octavia, as told in the pseudo-Senecan Octavia and the works of ancient historiographers, and its reception in (early) modern opera and some related examples of other performative genres. In total the study assembles more than 30 performative texts (including 22 librettos), ranging chronologically from L'incoronazione di Poppea in 1642/43 until the early 20th century, and provides detailed information on all of them. In a close examination of the libretto (and dramatic) texts, the study shows the impact and development of this fascinating story from the beginnings of historical opera onwards. The volume demonstrates the various transformations of the characters of Nero and his wives and of the depiction of their relationship over the centuries, and it looks at the tension between “historical” elements and genre conventions. The book is therefore of relevance to literary scholars as well as to readers interested in the evolution of Nero’s image in present-day media.