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Stefan Freund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

LactantiusIntroductionLucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius (c. 250–c. 325 ce) was a Christian Latin author during the Diocletianic persecution and the ...


Courtney Ann Roby

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Land-Surveyors Introduction Land-surveyors (also referred to by the Latin terms agrimensores or gromatici, and less commonly as mensores) were...

Language, Ancient Greek

Stephen Colvin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Ancient Greek Language Introduction The Greek language is first attested written in an awkward syllabic script on clay tablets dating to the 14...

Languages, Italic

Philip Baldi, Gabriel C.L.M. Bakkum

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Italic Languages Introduction The Italic languages are a group of cognate languages spoken throughout middle and southern Italy before the pre...

Latin Paleography, Editing, and the Transmission of Classical Texts

Maura Lafferty

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Latin Paleography, Editing, and the Transmission of Classical TextsIntroductionPaleography, stricto sensu, is, as its etymology suggests, the study of...

Latin Poetry, Epigrams and Satire in

Patricia A. Johnston

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Epigrams and Satire in Latin Poetry Introduction “Epigram” is from a Greek word that means “inscription.” Greek epigrams originally were inscr...

Law, Greek

Michael Gagarin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Greek LawIntroductionThe study of Greek law began in the late 19th century as an offshoot of the study of Roman law. The field was long dominated by s...

Law, Roman

Paul du Plessis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Roman LawIntroductionThe present understanding of Roman law is by and large based on snippets of texts collected in a 6th-century compilation of legal...

Lexicography, Greek

Patrick James

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Greek Lexicography Introduction Lexicography involves the collection of evidence relating to the meaning and usage of words, the identifica...

Lexicography, Latin

Kathleen M. Coleman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Latin Lexicography Introduction Study of the lexicon of the Latin language has been pursued since at least the late Republic, but the modern sc...

Linguistics, Indo-European

Jay Fisher

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Indo-European Linguistics Introduction Linguistics is the study of grammar, a subject matter that is traditionally divided into five areas: pho...

Literary Criticism, Ancient

Casper C. de Jonge

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Ancient Literary CriticismIntroductionThroughout Antiquity, Greeks and Romans interpreted, analyzed, and evaluated the texts of poets and prose writer...

Literary Letters, Greek

Patricia Rosenmeyer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Greek Literary LettersIntroductionWhat do we mean by Greek literary letters. Letters in literature? Literature in letter form? Do we include “private”...

Literary Letters, Roman

Eleanor W. Leach

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Roman Literary LettersIntroductionLike their Greek counterparts (see Oxford Bibliographies article in Classics Greek Literary Letters), Roman literary...

Literature, Hellenistic

Dee L. Clayman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Hellenistic LiteratureIntroductionThe Hellenistic era, so named by J. G. Droysen, begins with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 bce and ends in ...

Literature, Neo-Latin

Victoria Moul

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Neo-Latin Literature Introduction Neo-Latin literature is a vast field, covering Latin texts written in an intentionally classical style in bo...


David Levene

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Livy Introduction Livy (Titus Livius) was born in (probably) 59 bc, in Patavium (the modern Padua); he died in (probably) ad 17. Little is kno...

Looting and the Antiquities Market

Patty Gerstenblith, Corinne R. Smith

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Looting and the Antiquities Market Introduction The looting of archaeological sites became a significant problem after the Second World War. A...


Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Lucan Introduction Lucan was one of the major successors of Virgil in the genre of Latin epic poetry. In turn, he exercised a strong influe...


Anna Chahoud

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

LuciliusIntroductionGaius Lucilius (fl. c. 130 bce–103/2 bce) was the inventor of Roman satire as we know it. Born of an equestrian family from Suessa...

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