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Caere/Cerveteri

Lisa Pieraccini

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Caere/Cerveteri Introduction The Etruscan metropolis Caere, known to the Etruscans as Cisra (Greek, Agylla; Roman, Caere) was located in south...

Callimachus of Cyrene

Dee Clayman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Callimachus of Cyrene Introduction Callimachus of Cyrene was a central figure in the literary and scholarly community that flourished in Ale...

Carthage, Punic

Richard Miles

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Punic Carthage Introduction Founded in the 8th century bce on the North African littoral by Phoenician settlers from Tyre, Carthage had by 500...

Cato the Censor

Enrica Sciarrino

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Cato the Censor Introduction Marcus Porcius Cato, also known as “Cato the Censor” and “Cato the Elder” (b. 234–d. 149 bce), was one of the mos...

Catullus

David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Catullus Introduction Catullus, a master of lyric poetry, epigram, and other forms during the late Roman Republic, was born in Verona in 87 bc...

Christianity, Early

Eric Rebillard

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Early Christianity Introduction Early Christianity is the period of the history of Christianity between the life of Jesus, in the early fir...

Cicero

Catherine Steel

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Cicero Introduction Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 bce) was a prominent lawyer and politician, active at Rome during the final decades of ol...

Classical Art History, History of Scholarship of

A.A. Donohue

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

History of Scholarship of Classical Art History Introduction The study of classical art began in antiquity, and the remains of its critical and...

Classics and Cinema

Martin M. Winkler

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Classics and Cinema Introduction Since the cinema’s birth in 1895, Classical Antiquity has played a major part in the history of storytelling ...

Cleisthenes

Charlotte Schubert

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Cleisthenes Introduction In 508/7 bce and the following years the Alkmeonid Cleisthenes reorganized the Athenian phylai and demes. He set up t...

Cleopatra

Duane W. Roller

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Cleopatra Introduction Cleopatra (Kleopatra) VII is arguably the most famous woman from classical antiquity, and one of the most familiar pers...

Codicology/Paleography, Greek

Inmaculada Pérez Martín

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek Codicology/Paleography Introduction Paleography is the study of every written manifestation in its beginnings, distinguishing traits, evo...

Constantine

Noel Lenski

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Constantine Introduction Constantine takes his place alongside Augustus and Justinian as one of the longest-reigning and most influential empe...

Crete, Ancient

Angelos Chaniotis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Ancient Crete Introduction The island of Crete holds a special position in classical studies, primarily as the birthplace of the earliest “hi...

Democritus

John Palmer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Democritus Introduction Democritus of Abdera (c. 460–c. 360 bc) developed the atomist physical theory of Leucippus into a comprehensive philos...

Demosthenes

Michael Gagarin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Demosthenes Introduction Demosthenes (384–322 bce) was one of the leading public figures in Athens in the third quarter of the 4th century—a ...

Dio, Cassius

David Wardle

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Cassius Dio Introduction The surviving books of Cassius Dio’s Roman history (those that have survived intact and those preserved by Byzantine ...

Drama, Latin

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Latin Drama Introduction Latin drama comprises several genres, serious and humorous, and extends chronologically from the beginnings of Latin ...

Economy, Roman

Dennis Kehoe

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Roman Economy Introduction As in other preindustrial societies, the economy of the Roman Empire was based on agriculture, which employed the v...

Education

Mark Joyal

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Education Introduction Greek and Roman educational practices and theories exercised an unbroken though fluctuating influence on Western culture...

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