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Athenian Agora

John Camp

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Athenian Agora Introduction A large open square, surrounded on all four sides by public buildings, the Agora of Athens was in all respects the...

Athenian Economy

Cristina Carusi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Athenian EconomyIntroductionAs Athens plays a major role in the ancient sources, the Athenian case is often the standard on which general overviews an...

Attic Middle Comic Fragments

Heinz-Günther Nesselrath

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Greek Middle Comic FragmentsIntroductionAthenian Middle Comedy is the least well-attested phase of Attic Comedy; its very existence has been doubted b...

Augustine

Eric Rebillard

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Augustine Introduction Augustine (354–430) is the author of one of the classics of Western literature, the Confessions, and one of the most...

Augustus

Alison E. Cooley

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Augustus Introduction Augustus, famous as Rome’s first emperor, came to power in the aftermath of his defeat of Antony and Cleopatra. The bene...

Aulus Gellius

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Aulus Gellius Introduction Aulus Gellius was a scholar of the 2nd century ce who lived in Rome apart from a visit to Greece, the author of a m...

Ausonius

Roger Green

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

AusoniusIntroductionAlthough the exact dates of his birth and death are not certain, Ausonius lived for almost the whole of the 4th century. He was he...

Bacchylides

Peter Agócs

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

BacchylidesIntroductionBacchylides of Keos was a choral song composer of the first half of the 5th century BCE, one of the nine archaic/classical Gree...

Banking in the Roman World

Marta García Morcillo

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Banking in the Roman WorldIntroductionIn ancient Rome, banking practices achieved a significant level of complexity and private bankers became necessa...

Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the Roman World

Alex Mullen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Bilingualism and Multilingualism in the Roman World Introduction Roman authors referred to Latin and Greek as utraque lingua (both our languag...

Biography, Greek and Latin

Alexei V. Zadorojnyi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Greek and Latin BiographyIntroductionThe ancient Greek and Roman civilizations spawned and recycled many stories about heroes, tyrants, sages, and oth...

Boethius

John Marenbon

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Boethius Introduction Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (c. 476–c. 525) was a Roman nobleman, living under Ostrogothic rule, with a fine educ...

Britain, Roman

Louise Revell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Roman Britain Introduction Both geographically and culturally, the province of Britain was a long way from the city of Rome and has often been...

Caecilius Statius

Gesine Manuwald

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Caecilius StatiusIntroductionCaecilius Statius (c. 230–168/167 bce) was a Roman Republican playwright of fabulae palliatae (“comedies in Greek dress”)...

Caere/Cerveteri

Lisa Pieraccini

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Caere/Cerveteri Introduction The Etruscan metropolis Caere, known to the Etruscans as Cisra (Greek, Agylla; Roman, Caere) was located in south...

Callimachus of Cyrene

Dee L. Clayman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Callimachus of CyreneIntroductionCallimachus of Cyrene was a central figure in the literary and scholarly community that flourished in Alexandria in t...

Carthage, Punic

Richard Miles

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Punic Carthage Introduction Founded in the 8th century bce on the North African littoral by Phoenician settlers from Tyre, Carthage had by 500...

Cato the Censor

Enrica Sciarrino

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Cato the Censor Introduction Marcus Porcius Cato, also known as “Cato the Censor” and “Cato the Elder” (b. 234–d. 149 bce), was one of the mos...

Catullus

David Konstan, Marilyn B. Skinner

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

CatullusIntroductionCatullus, a master of lyric poetry, epigram, and other forms during the late Roman Republic, was born in Verona in 87 bce, accordi...

Christianity, Early

Eric Rebillard

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Early Christianity Introduction Early Christianity is the period of the history of Christianity between the life of Jesus, in the early fir...

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