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Valerius Flaccus

Tim Stover

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Valerius Flaccus Introduction Gaius Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, usually known simply as Valerius Flaccus, is the author of the Argonautic...

Valerius Maximus

John Briscoe

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Valerius MaximusIntroductionValerius Maximus lived in the age of the emperor Tiberius and wrote a work entitled Facta et dicta memorabilia (“Memorable...

Varro, Marcus Terentius

David Butterfield

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Marcus Terentius Varro Introduction Marcus Terentius Varro (b. 116–d. 27 bce) was the most notable polymath of the Roman world. Over the cours...


Helen Nagy

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

VeiiIntroductionThe ancient city of Veii (in Italian, Veio) lies seventeen kilometers northwest of Rome and occupies a plateau of approximately 350 he...

Velleius Paterculus

Eleanor Cowan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Velleius Paterculus Introduction Velleius Paterculus was a Roman historian, soldier, and senator. His only surviving work was composed during ...


Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Virgil Introduction Many regard Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70–19 bce; also spelled Vergil in English) as the greatest of the Roman poe...


Marden Nichols

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

VitruviusIntroductionVitruvius is the author of De architectura (c. 20s bce), the only text devoted to architecture that survives from classical antiq...

Wall Painting, Etruscan

Lisa Pieraccini

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Etruscan Wall Painting ...


Jenny Bryan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

XenophanesIntroductionThe poet-philosopher Xenophanes of Colophon (in Ionia, now western Turkey) was active in the 6th to 5th centuries bce. While his...


Vivienne Gray

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Xenophon Introduction Xenophon (c. 430 to post-355 bce) wrote fourteen works of varied content and style. His interest in leadership gives the...

Zeno of Elea

John Palmer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Zeno of Elea Introduction Zeno of Elea (c. 490–post-450 bce) is an early Greek philosopher famous for developing a set of ingenious paradoxes ...


Bernhard Linke

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

ZeusIntroductionBeing the most important Greek deity and the very embodiment of cosmic order, Zeus constitutes a complex part of the Greeks’ polytheis...

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