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Narratology and the Classics

Antonios Rengakos, Chrysanthe Tsitsiou-Chelidoni

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Narratology and the Classics Introduction Narratology (a term coined by Tzvetan Todorov in 1969), “a humanities discipline dedicated to the st...


Sarah Klitenic Wear

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Neoplatonism Introduction Neoplatonism (also called “Platonism”) refers to the school of philosophical and religious thought, beginning with t...

Nepos, Cornelius

Rex Stem

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Cornelius Nepos Introduction Cornelius Nepos (b. c. 110–d. c. 25 bce) is the first biographer in Latin whose works survive and the first biogr...


Gianfranco Agosti

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

NonnusIntroductionNonnus of Panopolis (approximately 400–460/470 ce) is the undisputed protagonist of the flourishing of Greek poetry in Late Antiquit...

Novel, Roman

Edmund Cueva

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Roman Novel Introduction “Roman novel?” “Did the Romans have novels?” The Romans did not have a term for what we now consider the “novel” as a...

Novel, The Greek

Tim Whitmarsh

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

The Greek Novel Introduction In the first century ce large-scale fictional works written in Greek prose began to appear, generally erotic a...

Numismatics, Greek and Roman

Oliver D. Hoover

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Greek and Roman Numismatics Introduction The coins struck by the ancient Greeks and Romans have been a subject of scholarly interest since at l...


Cristina Rosillo-López

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Optimates/PopularesIntroductionPopulares and optimates are two political denominations, especially used in ancient Roman politics during the 1st centu...


Peter Van Nuffelen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

OrosiusIntroductionOrosius was a Spanish priest, attested in the years 414–419. He is best known as the author of the Histories against the pagans (41...

Orpheus and Orphism

Alberto Bernabé

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Orpheus and Orphism Introduction In classical Antiquity some religious poems written in hexameters were attributed to Orpheus, a mythical sing...


K. Sara Myers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

OvidIntroductionAll of Ovid’s poetry bears the hallmarks of his distinctive style: humor, wit (often expressed through word play), great literary lear...

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Lee Fratantuono

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Ovid’s MetamorphosesIntroductionOvid’s Metamorphoses is an epic poem in fifteen books that offers a panoramic vision of classical mythology from the c...

Ovid’s Exile Poetry

Garth Tissol

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Ovid’s Exile PoetryIntroductionOvid’s poetry of exile, once considered of interest only as a source of historical and biographical details, now enjoys...

Ovid’s Love Poetry

Thea S. Thorsen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Ovid’s Love PoetryIntroductionAlways brilliantly marshaling the rich resources of the art of literature, the love poetry of the great and prolific poe...

Painting, Greek

Stella G. Miller

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Greek PaintingIntroductionThe scope of this article under the heading of Greek painting is broad. In effect, this article takes on the almost impossib...

Panaetius of Rhodes

Francesca Alesse

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Panaetius of Rhodes Introduction Panaetius of Rhodes was a Stoic philosopher of the 2nd century bce. A pupil of the Stoic scholarchs Diogenes ...

Panathenaic Festival, the

Tyler Jo Smith

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2022-04-25

The Panathenaic FestivalIntroductionThe Panathenaic festival (Panathenaia), celebrated in Athens to honor the city’s patron goddess Athena, is one of ...


Rabun M. Taylor

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

PantheonIntroductionThe Pantheon is the most celebrated and most studied of Roman buildings—not only because of its arresting form, excellent preserva...

Papyrology: Literary and Documentary

Rodney Ast

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Papyrology: Literary and Documentary Introduction Papyrology owes its name to the paper-like writing material produced from the papyrus plant o...


John Palmer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

ParmenidesIntroductionActive in the earlier part of the 5th century bce, Parmenides of Elea is Presocratic philosophy’s most challenging and profound ...

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