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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...

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 ...


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, evo...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...

Epigraphy, Greek

Sara Saba, Gil H. Renberg

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek Epigraphy Introduction Epigraphy is the discipline devoted to the study of documents engraved, painted, or written on any material surviv...

Epigraphy, Latin

Gil H. Renberg, Sara Saba

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Latin Epigraphy Introduction Epigraphy is the discipline devoted to the study of texts engraved, painted, or written on any material surviving...


David Ridgway

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Etruscans Introduction For most of the nine centuries prior to the Augustan settlement of Italy in 27 bce, the Etruscans were the most sign...

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