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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...

Sacrifice

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, ...

Sallust

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...

Sappho

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...

Scholia

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...

Sculpture, Greek

Carol C. Mattusch

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Greek Sculpture Introduction In his History of the Art of Antiquity (1764; Winckelmann 2006 in General Overviews), J. J. Winckelmann proposed a...

Sculpture, Roman

Diane Atnally Conlin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Roman SculptureIntroductionSculpture in the Roman world constitutes a broad category of diverse objects: from miniature votive statuettes deposited at...

Seneca the Elder

Stefan Feddern

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

Seneca the ElderIntroductionThough Seneca the Elder (c. 50 bce–c. 40 ce) is a person almost unknown to us, his extant work, the Oratorum et rhetorum s...

Seneca the Younger's Philosophical Works

Margaret Graver

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Seneca the Younger’s Philosophical WorksIntroductionLucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman adherent of Stoicism with a particular interest in ethics, died in ...

Seneca's Phaedra

Roland Mayer

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Seneca’s PhaedraIntroductionSeneca’s tragedy Phaedra is a powerful depiction of the disintegration of the character of a woman driven by desire for he...

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...

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