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Sparta

Lukas Thommen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

SpartaIntroductionAlongside Athens, Sparta is considered as the second mighty polis in the Greek world and has always attracted admiration as well as ...

Sport

Zinon Papakonstantinou

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Sport Introduction Sport was practiced in ancient Greece since at least the Bronze Age; however, athletic activities are not extensively docume...

Statius

Elaine Fantham, Emily Fairey

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Statius Introduction Publius Papinius Statius was born in Naples around 45 ce. Very little is recorded about his life; most of what is know...

Stesichorus of Himera

P. J. Finglass

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Stesichorus of HimeraIntroductionStesichorus was a Greek poet from the first half of the 6th century bce. Born probably in Metaurus in South Italy (to...

Stoicism

Thomas Bénatouïl, Gretchen Reydams-Schils

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

StoicismIntroductionStoicism was a dominant philosophical movement in Antiquity from the end of the 4th century bce (starting with Zeno of Citium) to ...

Strabo

Duane W. Roller

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

StraboIntroductionStrabo of Amaseia (c. 62 bce–24 ce) is known today as the author of the seventeen-book Geography (more properly Geographika), the so...

Suetonius

David Wardle

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Suetonius Introduction Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (born c. 69 ce) was prominent as a senior figure in the imperial administration of the early...

Symposion, Greek

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Greek SymposionIntroductionSymposion literally means “drinking together.” The symposion followed the meal proper or dinner, the deipnon. Significant s...

Tacitus

Dylan Sailor

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Tacitus Introduction Publius Cornelius Tacitus (the name Publius is likely, but not certain) was born around 56 ce, probably in Narbonese o...

Technology, Greek and Roman

John Peter Oleson

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Greek and Roman Technology Introduction This bibliography is designed to survey the role of technology in the Greek and Roman cultures and the...

Terence

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Terence Introduction Publius Terentius Afer was born at Carthage (the last part of his name means “the African”) but was brought to Rome as a s...

Terence’s Adelphoe

Robert Maltby

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Terence’s AdelphoeIntroductionThe Adelphoe (Adelphi in some older editions), in English Brothers, was the last, and regarded by many as the best, of T...

Tertullian

Vincent Hunink, Stéphanie Binder

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

TertullianIntroductionTertullian is the first major Latin author of Christianity (and his sparse writings in Greek are lost). He was born in Carthage ...

The Sophists

Richard D. McKirahan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

The SophistsIntroductionSophistês (from sophos, “wise”) originally designated epic poets, prophets, sages, Presocratic philosophers and others with wi...

The Tabula Peutingeriana (Peutinger Map)

Silke Diederich

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

The Tabula Peutingeriana (Peutinger Map)IntroductionThe Peutinger Map, part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, is a case sui generis in the h...

Theater Production, Greek

Peter Meineck

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Greek Theater Production Introduction Greek theater production means the physical manner in which ancient Greek (mainly Athenian) drama was re...

Theocritus of Syracuse

J. Andrew Foster

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Theocritus of Syracuse Introduction Theocritus, the imagined father of Western pastoral poetry, flourished in the first half of the 3rd cen...

Theoderic the Great and Ostrogothic Italy

Hans-Ulrich Wiemer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Theoderic the Great and Ostrogothic ItalyIntroductionThe Ostrogothic king Theoderic is the only non-Roman ruler of Late Antiquity to have acquired the...

Theophrastus of Eresus

Han Baltussen

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Theophrastus of EresusIntroductionTheophrastus of Eresus (372/1–282/1 bce) came from the island of Lesbos (near Turkey) and was originally named Tyrta...

Thucydides

Jeffrey S. Rusten

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Thucydides Introduction Thucydides is known as the historian of the “Peloponnesian” war (431–404 bce, between Athens with its subject citie...

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