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Academy, The

Harold Tarrant

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

The Academy Introduction The term “Academy,” even in the context of the ancient world, could mean a number of different things. The most gener...


Isabelle Torrance

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Aeschylus Introduction Aeschylus (also spelled Aischylos or Aiskhylos) was born c. 525/4 bce to an aristocratic family in Eleusis, a town i...

Aesthetics, Greek and Roman

Oleg V. Bychkov

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Greek and Roman Aesthetics Introduction Aesthetics is a modern discipline founded in the 18th century, turned into a robust branch of philosop...

Alexander the Great

Joseph Roisman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Alexander the Great Introduction It has been said about Alexander the Great (b. 356–d. 323 bce) that his name marked the end of an old world ep...

Ammianus Marcellinus

Gavin Kelly

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Ammianus Marcellinus Introduction Ammianus Marcellinus (b. c. 330—d. after 390) was a native Greek speaker who served in the Roman army and in ...


Patricia Curd

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Anaxagoras Introduction The Presocratic philosopher Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (in Ionia, now western Turkey) was active in the mid-5th century

Antonines, The

Mary T. Boatwright

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

The Antonines Introduction This article covers the history of Rome and its empire from 96 to 192 ce, a period often referred to as that of the...


Monica S. Cyrino

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Aphrodite Introduction Aphrodite was a goddess of immense authority and universal significance for the people of the ancient Greek-speaking wo...

Apollonius of Rhodes

Martine Cuypers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Apollonius of Rhodes Introduction Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century bce) is the author of the Argonautica, the only full-scale epic surviving ...


Stephen Harrison

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Apuleius Introduction Apuleius (no other names certain, c. 125–after 170 ce) is one of the key Latin writers of the 2nd century ce, a period th...

Ara Pacis Augustae

Diane Atnally Conlin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Ara Pacis Augustae Introduction The Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace) is a relatively large marble structure (estimated to have bee...


Helen van Noorden

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Aratus Introduction Aratus of Soli (3rd century bce) is the author of the Phaenomena, a hexameter poem of just over one thousand lines on cons...

Archaeology, Greek

Maria Stamatopoulou

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Greek Archaeology Introduction The study of Greek archaeology was until the late 1970s art historical in its approach, focusing on the study of...

Archaeology, Roman

Kathryn J. McDonnell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Roman Archaeology Introduction In its broadest sense, Roman archaeology encompasses all forms of study of the material remains of the Roman wor...

Architecture, Etruscan

Ingrid Edlund-Berry

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Etruscan Architecture Introduction The study of Etruscan architecture suffers greatly in comparison with its Greek and Roman counterparts becau...

Architecture, Roman

Janet DeLaine

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Roman Architecture Introduction Architecture is the quintessential Roman art, and the well-preserved remains of Roman buildings dominate our vi...

Arena Spectacles

Kathleen M. Coleman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Arena Spectacles Introduction The staging of various types of violent spectacle characterizes Roman urban culture from the mid-Republic...


David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Aristophanes Introduction Aristophanes was recognized in antiquity as one of the greatest poets of Old Comedy, along with Eupolis and ...

Aristotle, Ancient Commentators on

John Sellars

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Introduction In the 1st century bce, the previously unknown lecture notes that we now know as Aristotle’s wo...

Aristotle's Ethics

Thornton Lockwood

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Aristotle’s Ethics Introduction Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (EN) is the first part of what Aristotle calls “a philosophy of human things” (

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