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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...


Cristina Rosillo-López

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Optimates/PopularesIntroductionPopulares and optimates are two political denominations, especially used in ancient Roman politics during the 1st centu...


Peter Van Nuffelen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

OrosiusIntroductionOrosius was a Spanish priest, attested in the years 414–419. He is best known as the author of the Histories against the pagans (41...

Orpheus and Orphism

Alberto Bernabé

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Orpheus and Orphism Introduction In classical Antiquity some religious poems written in hexameters were attributed to Orpheus, a mythical sing...


K. Sara Myers

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

OvidIntroductionAll of Ovid’s poetry bears the hallmarks of his distinctive style: humor, wit (often expressed through word play), great literary lear...

Ovid's Metamorphoses

Lee Fratantuono

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Ovid’s MetamorphosesIntroductionOvid’s Metamorphoses is an epic poem in fifteen books that offers a panoramic vision of classical mythology from the c...

Ovid’s Exile Poetry

Garth Tissol

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Ovid’s Exile PoetryIntroductionOvid’s poetry of exile, once considered of interest only as a source of historical and biographical details, now enjoys...

Ovid’s Love Poetry

Thea S. Thorsen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Ovid’s Love PoetryIntroductionAlways brilliantly marshaling the rich resources of the art of literature, the love poetry of the great and prolific poe...

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