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Monica S. Cyrino

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Aphrodite Introduction Aphrodite was a goddess of immense authority and universal significance for the people of the ancient Greek-speaking wo...


Stephen M. Trzaskoma

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

ApollodorusIntroductionApollodorus’s Bibliotheca is the most important extant mythographical work from antiquity, because of both its comprehensive or...

Apollonius of Rhodes

Martine Cuypers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Apollonius of RhodesIntroductionApollonius of Rhodes (3rd century bce) is the author of the Argonautica, the only full-scale epic surviving from the s...

Appendix Vergiliana

Dorothee Gall

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Appendix VergilianaIntroductionThe so-called Appendix Vergiliana (the name goes back to Joseph Scaliger’s first edition from 1573) comprises poems of ...


Stephen Harrison

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

ApuleiusIntroductionApuleius (no other names certain, c. 125–after 170 ce) is one of the key Latin writers of the 2nd century ce, a period that marks ...

Apuleius's Platonism

Christina Hoenig

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Apuleius's PlatonismIntroductionLucius Apuleius (c. 125–after 170 ce), of the North African city Madaura, was a Roman philosophical writer of the 2nd ...

Ara Pacis Augustae

Diane Atnally Conlin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Ara Pacis Augustae Introduction The Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace) is a relatively large marble structure (estimated to have bee...

Arabic “Theology of Aristotle”, The

Cristina D'Ancona

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

The Arabic “Theology of Aristotle”IntroductionThe Theology of Aristotle is an Arabic adaptation of parts of Plotinus’s Enneads IV–VI. Both the transla...


Helen Van Noorden

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

AratusIntroductionAratus of Soli (3rd century bce) is the author of the Phaenomena, a hexameter poem of just over one thousand lines on constellations...

Archaeology, Greek

Maria Stamatopoulou

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Greek Archaeology Introduction The study of Greek archaeology was until the late 1970s art historical in its approach, focusing on the study of...

Archaeology, Roman

Kathryn J. McDonnell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Roman ArchaeologyIntroductionIn its broadest sense, Roman archaeology encompasses all forms of study of the material remains of the Roman world, begin...

Architecture, Etruscan

Ingrid Edlund-Berry

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Etruscan ArchitectureIntroductionThe study of Etruscan architecture suffers greatly in comparison with its Greek and Roman counterparts because of the...

Architecture, Greek

Nancy Klein

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Greek ArchitectureIntroductionGreece occupies an important place in the history of architecture: as the birthplace of the classical orders in the anci...

Architecture, Roman

Janet DeLaine

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-07-27

Roman Architecture Introduction Architecture is the quintessential Roman art, and the well-preserved remains of Roman buildings dominate our vi...

Arena Spectacles

Kathleen M. Coleman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Arena Spectacles Introduction The staging of various types of violent spectacle characterizes Roman urban culture from the mid-Republic...


David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Aristophanes Introduction Aristophanes was recognized in antiquity as one of the greatest poets of Old Comedy, along with Eupolis and ...

Aristophanes’ Clouds

Jeffrey Henderson

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Aristophanes’ CloudsIntroductionAristophanes’ Clouds was produced at the City Dionysia of 423, following a remarkable record of success in national co...

Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

Niklas Holzberg

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Aristophanes’ LysistrataIntroductionLysistrata was performed in the year 411 bce, either in winter at the Lenaia or in spring at the Dionysia. Athens,...


Carlo Natali, Gaia Bagnati

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

AristotleIntroductionAristotle (384–322 bce) was a younger disciple and colleague of Plato. They are the two most famous and important ancient philoso...

Aristotle, Ancient Commentators on

John Sellars

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Introduction In the 1st century bce, the previously unknown lecture notes that we now know as Aristotle’s wo...

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