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Terence

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Terence Introduction Publius Terentius Afer was born at Carthage (the last part of his name means “the African”) but was brought to Rome as a s...

Herculaneum Papyri

W. Benjamin Henry

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Herculaneum Papyri Introduction The library of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum is the only known library preserved in place from the Gr...

Religion, Greek

Angelos Chaniotis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Greek Religion Introduction Because of the importance of Greek religion and mythology for the study of literature and philosophy, but also fo...

Seneca's Tragedies

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Seneca’s Tragedies Introduction Lucius Annaeus Seneca (b. c. 4 bce–d. 65 ce), also known as Seneca the Younger to distinguish him from his fath...

Historiography, Latin

Abram Ring

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Latin Historiography

Euripides

Sophie Mills

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Euripides Introduction Euripides is one of the great Athenian tragedians whose dramatic output has survived, if only partially, into the moder...

Poetry, Greek: Iambos

Christopher G. Brown

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek Poetry: Iambos Introduction The word iambos (sometimes Latinized as iambus; the plural is iamboi or iambi) is a word of uncertain etymolo...

History, Roman: Late Antiquity

Eric Rebillard

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Roman History: Late Antiquity Introduction Late Antiquity, here defined as the period between the accession of Diocletian in 284 ce an...

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...

Ennius

Sandro La Barbera

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Ennius Introduction Quintus Ennius was an author of Latin poetry and prose who lived and wrote between the second half of the 3rd century and ...

Apuleius

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...

Statius

Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Statius Introduction Publius Papinius Statius was born in Naples around 45 ce. Very little is recorded about his life; most of what is know...

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...

Athenian Economy

Cristina Carusi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Athenian Economy Introduction As Athens plays a major role in the ancient sources, the Athenian case is often the standard on which general ov...

Horace

Randall McNeill

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Horace Introduction Horace (Q. Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 bce) was one of the foremost poets of what is traditionally known as the Golden Age o...

Law, Roman

Paul du Plessis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Roman Law Introduction The present understanding of Roman law is essentially as a thought experiment based on the snippets of texts collect...

Aratus

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...

Topography of Athens

Jeffrey M. Hurwit

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Topography of Athens Introduction The ancient city-state (or polis) of Athens was contiguous with the region known as Attica, a large, triangul...

Parthenon

Jenifer Neils

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Parthenon Introduction The Parthenon, the largest and most highly decorated temple of Athena on the Acropolis of Athens, and its sculptures hav...

Wall Painting, Etruscan

Lisa Pieraccini

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Etruscan Wall Painting ...

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