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Homeric Hymns

Andrew Faulkner

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Homeric Hymns Introduction The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three hexameter hymns to Greek deities, so named because they were ofte...

Homo novus/New man

Henriette van der Blom

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Homo novus/New manIntroductionThe concept homo novus (literally “new man”) and its derivative novitas (“newness” or “the quality of being a new man”) ...


Randall McNeill

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Horace Introduction Horace (Q. Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 bce) was one of the foremost poets of what is traditionally known as the Golden Age o...

Horace's Epistles and Ars Poetica

Stephanie McCarter

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Horace’s Epistles and Ars PoeticaIntroductionThe Epistles and the Ars Poetica consist of verse letters written in dactylic hexameter. Epistles 1, publ...

Horace’s Epodes

Roland Mayer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Horace’s EpodesIntroductionLong the least regarded of Horace’s works, the Epodes have recently enjoyed fresh initiatives in interpretation and elucida...

Horace’s Odes

Roland Mayer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Horace’s OdesIntroductionThough earlier Roman poets, for example, Catullus, had dabbled with lyric meters from the Greek poetic tradition, Horace was ...

Horace’s Satires

Kirk Freudenburg, Niek Janssen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Horace’s SatiresIntroductionHorace’s Satires are a collection of two books of hexameter poems which offer a humorous-critical commentary, of an indire...

Imperialism, Roman

Craige Champion, Charles Goldberg

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Roman Imperialism Introduction Scholars generally agree that the Roman Empire was one of world history’s most successful imperial states, in t...

Intertextuality in Latin Poetry

Neil Coffee

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Intertextuality in Latin Poetry Introduction The phenomenon of meaningful connections between texts, or “intertextuality,” has been defined an...

Jews and Judaism

Sandra Gambetti

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Jews and Judaism Introduction The Jewish experience in the Greco-Roman period embraces geographically the region of the Mediterranean basin...


Christopher Nappa

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

JuvenalIntroductionLittle is known with certainty about the life of Juvenal, despite the existence of part of an ancient biography. He appears to have...


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...

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