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Patricia A. Johnston

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Martial Introduction Most of what we know of the origin and early life of Marcus Valerius Martialis (Martial) has been gleaned from his works:...


Courtney Ann Roby

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Mechanics Introduction Mechanics in antiquity was a complex discipline, including both theoretical and applied components, drawing methodology...

Menander of Athens

David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Menander of Athens Introduction Menander, born in 342/1 bce, was an Athenian citizen, the son of Diopeithes and Hegestrate (Suda s.v. Menander...

Metaphysics, Greek and Roman

Anna Marmodoro

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Greek and Roman MetaphysicsIntroductionMetaphysics, in its broadest definition, is about what there is. Its domain is so vast that it is not possible ...

Metrics, Greek

Joel Lidov

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek MetricsIntroductionGreek metrics is the discipline that studies the patterns and arrangements of syllables and words that characterize Greek poe...

Middle Platonism

Mauro Bonazzi

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Middle PlatonismIntroductionThe term “Middle Platonism” was created in the 19th century ce to distinguish this movement from the later tradition known...

Military, Greek

Fernando Echeverría

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek MilitaryIntroductionWar was an overriding phenomenon in Greek civilization. It determined to a great extent the political, social, and economic ...

Military, Roman

M.C. Bishop

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Roman Military Introduction The Roman army evolved from a small citizen yeoman force into a tool of international diplomacy, the mercenary blad...

Miltiades of Cimon

Gabriella Vanotti

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Miltiades of CimonIntroductionMiltiades, son of Cimon Coalemos, was a member of a side branch of the aristocratic Philaid clan. According to the accou...

Minor Socratics

Aldo Brancacci

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Minor SocraticsIntroductionMinor Socratics (Socratici minori, Petits Socratiques, Kleine Sokratiker) are conventionally labelled the direct disciples ...

Mosaics, Greek and Roman

Ruth Westgate

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Greek and Roman Mosaics Introduction The earliest decorated mosaics in the Greco-Roman world were made in Greece in the late 5th century bce, ...


R. Scott Smith, Stephen M. Trzaskoma

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Mythography Introduction “Mythography” is a broad term used to cover what is, in fact, a disparate set of texts from the ancient world, all in p...


Pura Nieto Hernández

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Mythology Introduction “Classical mythology” is a modern conceit that presents as a unified and relatively coherent whole what for the anci...

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...

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