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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 ...

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...

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