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Hans-Christian Günther

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

PropertiusIntroductionThe scarce information we possess of Propertius’s life must be deduced almost completely from what the poet himself tells us in ...


Matthäus Heil

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

ProsopographyIntroductionThe tongue twister “prosopography” literally means “descriptions of persons”; it is a learned neologism derived from the Gree...


Gerard O'Daly

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Prudentius Introduction The poetry of Prudentius, published in the first decade of the 5th century ce, seems to have become widely known only ...

Pyrrho of Elis

Dee L. Clayman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Pyrrho of ElisIntroductionPyrrho of Elis (b. c. 365–d. c. 275 bce) stood at the head of the skeptical movement in Greek philosophy, or so it seemed to...


Leonid Zhmud

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

PythagoreanismIntroductionPythagoreanism is a modern term referring to a multifaceted phenomenon that covered different aspects of the ancient world s...


Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Quintilian Introduction Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was born c. 35 ce in Calagurris in Hispania (modern Calahorra in La Rioja, Spain). His f...

Religion, Greek

Angelos Chaniotis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Greek Religion Introduction Because of the importance of Greek religion and mythology for the study of literature and philosophy, but also fo...

Religion, Roman

Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Roman Religion Introduction Roman religion encompasses a wide variety of cult practices and beliefs, from the Early Republic to the Imperial ...

Rhetoric, Greek

Michael Gagarin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Greek RhetoricIntroductionRhetoric was recognized as a discipline for the first time in Ancient Greece, probably by Plato, who was generally hostile t...

Rhetoric, Latin

Robert N. Gaines

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Latin RhetoricIntroductionThis bibliography is designed to provide a structured list of materials relevant to the study of Latin rhetoric in ancient t...

Roman Italy, 4th Century bce to 3rd Century ce

John R. Patterson

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

Roman Italy, 4th Century bce to 3rd Century ceIntroductionThe history of Roman Italy is a vast subject, so the topics highlighted and the bibliography...

Roman Kingship

Christopher Smith

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Roman KingshipIntroductionThe Romans developed an account of their early history which was organized by the reigns of seven kings. By the 1st century

Roman Patronage

Angela Ganter

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Roman PatronageIntroductionWhat provides coherence in societies of enormous social disparity? Dionysos of Halicarnassos answered this question by refe...

Roman Roads and Transport

Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Roman Roads and TransportIntroductionThe total length of the Roman Empire’s highway network is not known, but can be estimated at well above 100,000 k...


Fred Naiden, James Rives

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

SacrificeIntroductionFor the purpose of this article, ancient “sacrifice” was the act of making a destructible or perishable offering to a god, hero, ...


Abram Ring

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Sallust Introduction Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86–35? bce) was born at Amiternum, about 93 kilometers northeast of Rome. He may have been the fi...


Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

SapphoIntroductionThis bibliographical article focuses on studies on Sappho in the 20th and 21st centuries. Sappho, on whom modern research has been v...


Lara Pagani

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

ScholiaIntroductionThe word σχόλιον (“scholion,” Lat. scholium), a diminutive of σχολή, means originally “short note” or “brief explanation.” Today “s...

Science, Greek and Roman

Paul T. Keyser

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Greek and Roman ScienceIntroductionThe study of the science of the ancient Greco-Roman world falls between two academic stools: on the one hand, the h...

Sculpture, Etruscan

P. Gregory Warden

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Etruscan Sculpture Introduction The primary focus of Etruscan sculpture was the human body. In this sense, the main interest of Etruscan sculpt...

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