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Paul Chrystal

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

DeathIntroductionLife and death is a vast subject, potentially taking in a massive chunk of the published output of Greco-Roman scholarship since the ...

Death and Burial in the Roman Age

John Pearce

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Death and Burial in the Roman AgeIntroductionEvidence for death and burial in the Roman age extends across all materials surviving from Antiquity, lit...


Neil W. Bernstein

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

DeclamationIntroductionA declamation in the ancient Greco-Roman context refers to a speech in the character of a speaker before an imaginary law court...


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


Michael Gagarin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

DemosthenesIntroductionDemosthenes (b. 384–d. 322 bce) was one of the leading public figures in Athens in the third quarter of the 4th century—a state...

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 ...

Diodorus Siculus

Franca Landucci

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Diodorus SiculusIntroductionDiodorus is known as the author of the Library of History, a universal, or world, history in forty books from the age of t...

Diogenes Laertius

Tiziano Dorandi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Diogenes LaertiusIntroductionDiogenes Laertius (3rd century ce) is the author of a collection of poems entitled Pammetros and of a work in ten books k...


Fiachra Mac Góráin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

DionysusIntroductionDionysus/Bacchus is the most widely-studied of the Greco-Roman divinities. For long it was believed that he was a late addition to...


Rainer Jakobi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

DonatusIntroductionAelius Donatus was a mid-4th century ad Latin grammarian and professor in Rome. As a teacher in the classroom—one of his prominent ...

Doxography, Ancient

David T. Runia

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Ancient DoxographyIntroductionThe term “doxography” is derived from two Greek words, doxa (tenet, view, opinion) and graphein (to write). Literally, t...

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

EducationIntroductionGreek and Roman educational practices and theories exercised an unbroken though fluctuating influence on Western culture from the...

Egypt, Hellenistic and Roman

Caitlín E. Barrett

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Hellenistic and Roman Egypt Introduction Alexander’s conquest of Egypt in 332 bce heralded two lengthy periods of foreign rule over the ancien...


Pia Campeggiani, David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

EmotionsIntroductionOnly recently has the history of emotions emerged as a field of investigation, and within that field the study of emotions in clas...


Simon Trépanier

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

EmpedoclesIntroductionEmpedocles of Acragas was a philosopher-poet of the first half of the 5th century bce, one of the major Greek philosophers befor...


Sandro La Barbera

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

EnniusIntroductionQuintus Ennius was an author of Latin poetry and prose who lived and wrote between the second half of the 3rd century and the first ...


John Sellars

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

EpictetusIntroductionThe philosopher Epictetus (b. c. 55–d. c. 135 ce) came originally from Hierapolis in Asia Minor and became a slave in Rome under ...

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