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Cleopatra

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...

Constantine

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...

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...

Democritus

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...

Demosthenes

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...

Education

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...

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 ...

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...

Etruscans

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...

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...

Family, Roman

Mary Harlow

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Roman Family Introduction The history of the Roman family was “reinvented” in the last half of the 20th century by Beryl Rawson, followed clos...

Fragments, Greek Old Comic

Ian C. Storey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Greek Old Comic Fragments Introduction Although there must have been various sorts of humorous entertainment at Athens in the 6th century bce,...

Gardens, Greek and Roman

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Greek and Roman Gardens Introduction Gardens were a fundamental feature of the classical world. In ancient Greece, while gardens were not incl...

Geography

Daniela Dueck

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Geography ...

Greek Originals and Roman Copies

Anna Anguissola

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Greek Originals and Roman Copies Introduction The label “Roman copy after a Greek original” can be found in museums throughout the world on mo...

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