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Peter Agócs

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

BacchylidesIntroductionBacchylides of Keos was a choral song composer of the first half of the 5th century BCE, one of the nine archaic/classical Gree...

Banking in the Roman World

Marta García Morcillo

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Banking in the Roman WorldIntroductionIn ancient Rome, banking practices achieved a significant level of complexity and private bankers became necessa...

Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the Roman World

Alex Mullen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the Roman World Introduction Roman authors referred to Latin and Greek as utraque lingua (both our languag...

Biography, Greek and Latin

Alexei V. Zadorojnyi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Greek and Latin BiographyIntroductionThe ancient Greek and Roman civilizations spawned and recycled many stories about heroes, tyrants, sages, and oth...


John Marenbon

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Boethius Introduction Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c. 476–c. 525) was a Roman nobleman, living under Ostrogothic rule, with a fine educ...

Britain, Roman

Louise Revell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Roman Britain Introduction Both geographically and culturally, the province of Britain was a long way from the city of Rome and has often been...

Caecilius Statius

Gesine Manuwald

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Caecilius StatiusIntroductionCaecilius Statius (c. 230–168/167 bce) was a Roman Republican playwright of fabulae palliatae (“comedies in Greek dress”)...


Lisa Pieraccini

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Caere/Cerveteri Introduction The Etruscan metropolis Caere, known to the Etruscans as Cisra (Greek, Agylla; Roman, Caere) was located in south...

Callimachus of Cyrene

Dee L. Clayman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Callimachus of CyreneIntroductionCallimachus of Cyrene was a central figure in the literary and scholarly community that flourished in Alexandria in t...

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, Marilyn B. Skinner

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

CatullusIntroductionCatullus, a master of lyric poetry, epigram, and other forms during the late Roman Republic, was born in Verona in 87 bce, accordi...

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...


R. W. Burgess

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

ChroniclesIntroductionMost classicists only know of chronicles in relation to the Middle Ages or perhaps Late Antiquity, and they are chiefly thought ...


Catherine Steel, Caroline Bishop

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

CiceroIntroductionMarcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106–d. 43 bce) was a prominent lawyer and politician, active at Rome during the final decades of the Roman...

Cicero's Pro Archia

Andrew Sillett

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Cicero's Pro ArchiaIntroductionIn 62 bce, the aging poet Aulus Licinius Archias was arraigned before the Praetor on a charge of having spent almost a ...

Cicero's Rhetorical Works

James M. May

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Cicero’s Rhetorical WorksIntroductionMarcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 bce) rose to prominence in the state during the final decades of the Roman Republic...

Cicero’s Philosophical Works

Nathan Gilbert, Sean McConnell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Cicero’s Philosophical WorksIntroductionCicero (106–43 bce) was a Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher. As well as speeches, letters, and rhetoric...

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 Architecture in Europe and North America since 1700

Elizabeth R. Macaulay

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Classical Architecture in Europe and North America since 1700IntroductionSince the Western Roman Empire collapsed, classical, or Greco-Roman, architec...

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