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A ‘Democratic Turn’ at the Ashmolean Museum

Susan Walker.

in Classics in the Modern World

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Classical Literature. 4259 words.

The redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum in the University of Oxford, UK, opened in 2009, has vastly increased the numbers and social range of the museum’s visitors. In this chapter the...

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A ‘Senecan’ Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth-Century French Dramas

Christian Biet.

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6511 words.

In ‘A “Senecan” Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and EarlySeventeenth-Century French Dramas’, Christian Biet discusses the neglected ‘Senecan’ corpus of...

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A. M. Dale

Laetitia Parker.

in Women Classical Scholars

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3703 words.

This chapter examines the contribution made by A. M. Dale (1901–67) to the classical tradition and suggests that her major work The Lyric Metres of Greek Drama (1948) revolutionized...

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A. S. Byatt

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter.

in Sibylline Sisters

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7114 words.

A. S. Byatt's work has always been densely intertextual, and has always reflected the impossibility of separating artistic nourishment from lived experience. Her writing draws heavily upon...

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‘a twilight smelling of Vergil’

J. Alison Rosenblitt.

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics

September 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7033 words.

Chapter 6 considers Cummings as a war poet, drawing on the relationship between his war poetry and his engagement with the classical tradition. Cummings puts sex, gender, and sexual...

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A′ccius, Lucius (170–<i>c.</i>86 <span class="smallCaps">bc</span>)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 277 words.

Latin poet and literary scholar, from Picenum in Umbria. He was a younger contemporary of the tragedian *Pacuvius and

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<i>Ab Urbe Condita</i>: Roman History on the Shield of Aeneas

Andreola Rossi.

in Citizens of Discord

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5919 words.

This chapter offers a reading of the shield of Aeneas that shows civil war to be disturbingly present in an artefact announced as a history of Rome's triumphs: civil war fights for space...

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Abdera

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 55 words.

Greek city on the coast of Thrace, founded in the seventh century bc and refounded in the sixth by

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The Abject Eidos

Jane Montgomery Griffiths.

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma

June 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5711 words.

Literary analyses of Greek tragedy tend to ignore the correlation between the text that is performed and the actor’s performance of that text. This chapter takes that interconnection as its...

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Abȳ′dos

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 34 words.

Milesian colony on the eastern, Asiatic, side of the Hellespont, at its narrowest point. Here *Xerxes crossed to Europe

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