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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...

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 ...

Juvenal

Christopher Nappa

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Juvenal Introduction Little is known with certainty about the life of Juvenal, despite the existence of part of an ancient biography. He appear...

Lucan

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Lucan Introduction Lucan was one of the major successors of Virgil in the genre of Latin epic poetry. In turn, he exercised a strong influe...

Geography

Daniela Dueck

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Geography ...

Mosaics, Greek and Roman

Ruth Westgate

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Greek and Roman Mosaics Introduction The earliest decorated mosaics in the Greco-Roman world were made in Greece in the late 5th century bce, ...

Virgil

Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Virgil Introduction Many regard Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70–19 bce; also spelled Vergil in English) as the greatest of the Roman poe...

Plotinus

Richard Dufour

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Plotinus Introduction Plotinus (205–270 ce) is considered to be the founder of Neoplatonism. Pupil of Ammonius Saccas, he taught in Rome fr...

Numismatics, Greek and Roman

Oliver D. Hoover

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Greek and Roman Numismatics Introduction The coins struck by the ancient Greeks and Romans have been a subject of scholarly interest since at l...

Menander of Athens

David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Menander of Athens Introduction Menander, born in 342/1 bce, was an Athenian citizen, the son of Diopeithes and Hegestrate (Suda s.v. Menan...

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