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Anne Sheppard

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Porphyry Introduction Porphyry (b. 234–d. 305 ce) came from Tyre in Phoenicia, studied under the rhetorician Cassius Longinus in Athens, and w...

Posidippus of Pella

Enrico Magnelli

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Posidippus of Pella Introduction Though the Greek Anthology has preserved fewer than thirty epigrams ascribed to him, Posidippus of Pella w...


Teun Tieleman

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

PosidoniusIntroductionPosidonius of Apamea (135–c. 51 bce), Stoic philosopher, scientist, and historian, was one of the foremost intellectuals of his ...

Poverty in the Roman World

Neville Morley

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Poverty in the Roman World Introduction “The poor you will always have with you” (Matthew 26:11); the ubiquity of poverty in the ancient world...


Lucas Siorvanes

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

ProclusIntroductionProclus (b. 410/412–d. 485 ce) was head of the Athenian philosophy school in Late Antiquity, when Neoplatonism had incorporated the...


Ian Ruffell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

PrometheusIntroductionPrometheus is a foundational figure in Greek myth and thought. He is a trickster, who has been compared with similarly devious c...


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...

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