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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...


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...


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...

Cities in the Roman World

Gareth Sears

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Cities in the Roman World Introduction The Roman Empire was an empire of cities. The city was the primary organizational building block of the...

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 historic...

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 storytellin...


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...


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, evolution, a...


Silke Diederich

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Columella Introduction The outstanding agricultural writer Lucius Iunius Moderatus Columella (d. c. 70 ad) lived from late Augustian times until the pri...


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...

Countryside, Roman

Annalisa Marzano

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Roman Countryside Introduction It is challenging to talk of a “Roman countryside” as if it were one homogeneous feature characterizing the wid...

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...


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...

Demography, Ancient

Saskia Hin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Ancient Demography Introduction Demography, or population studies, tackles questions surrounding the structure and dynamics of populations. It is concer...


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 ...

Diogenes Laertius

Tiziano Dorandi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Diogenes Laertius Introduction Diogenes Laertius (3rd century ce) is the author of a collection of poems entitled Pammetros and of a work in t...

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