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Seneca's Tragedies

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Seneca’s Tragedies Introduction Lucius Annaeus Seneca (b. c. 4 bce–d. 65 ce), also known as Seneca the Younger to distinguish him from his fath...

Seneca’s Oedipus

Susanna Braund, Emma Hilliard

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Seneca’s OedipusIntroductionSeneca’s Oedipus, like all his plays, has in the past fifty years moved from being marginalized and rejected to being stud...

Severans, The

Stéphane Benoist

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

The Severans Introduction The reigns of the Severi (193–235), from Septimius Severus (the founder of the dynasty) to the last emperor Severus ...

Sexuality

Allison Glazebrook

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Sexuality Introduction While ancient sexuality has long been a topic of interest, it is only since the 1970s that it has become recognized as ...

Silius Italicus

Antony Augoustakis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Silius Italicus Introduction Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus, simply known as Silius Italicus, is the author of the longest extant po...

Slavery, Greek

Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Greek SlaveryIntroductionThe earliest Greek texts known to us already attest to the existence of unfree labor. Despite being widespread and considered...

Slavery, Roman

Theresa Urbainczyk

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Roman Slavery Introduction Romans could never escape their slaves. Slaves were always a physical presence: in the city, in the country, in the fo...

Socrates

Dimitri El Murr

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

SocratesIntroductionSocrates of Athens (470/469–399 bce) is perhaps the most famous philosopher of all time. Yet there is a striking contrast between ...

Solon

Charlotte Schubert

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Solon Introduction Solon’s reforms, laws, and poems were famous in democratic Athens. For a long time, he was considered the founder of democr...

Sophocles

Ruth Scodel

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sophocles Introduction Sophocles won his first victory as a tragedian in 468 bce (according to the ancient tradition, with his first production...

Sophocles’ Ajax

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Sophocles’ AjaxIntroductionSophocles’ Ajax is one of seven dramas by that playwright which have survived complete. Probably performed around the 440s 

Sophocles’ Antigone

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Sophocles’ AntigoneIntroductionDating perhaps to the 440s bce, Antigone is one of Sophocles’ best-known plays. The story of a young woman who defies t...

Sophocles’ Electra

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Sophocles’ ElectraIntroductionElectra is one of seven plays by Sophocles that have survived complete, out of the more than 120 that he wrote. It is pr...

Sophocles’ Fragments

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

Sophocles’ FragmentsIntroductionOnly seven plays by Sophocles have survived complete out of the more than 120 that he wrote. Of the rest, only fragmen...

Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Sophocles’ Oedipus at ColonusIntroductionSophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus is the last of his seven plays which survive in full. First produced in 401 by ...

Sophocles’ Oedipus the King

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Sophocles’ Oedipus the KingIntroductionOedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus Rex, and Oidipous Tyrannos) is one of seven plays by ...

Sophocles’ Philoctetes

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Sophocles’ PhiloctetesIntroductionPhiloctetes was first performed in 409, when Sophocles was in his early eighties and had fewer than five years to li...

Sophocles’ Trachiniae

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Sophocles’ TrachiniaeIntroductionOnce viewed as inferior to the other six surviving dramas, Sophocles’ Trachiniae has been rehabilitated by scholarshi...

Sosipatra

Crystal Addey, Regina Fichera

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

SosipatraIntroductionSosipatra was a female philosopher and prophetess in the 4th century ce. She was associated with Neoplatonism, particularly with ...

Spain, Roman

Scott De Brestian

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Roman SpainIntroductionSpain was one of Rome’s first overseas provinces beyond the Italian islands (Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica) and remained under ...

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