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A (Nearly) Perfect Symbiosis?

Brian Rutishauser.

in Athens and the Cyclades

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 21128 words.

This chapter covers the end of the Social War to the loss of Athenian control over Delos near the end of the fourth century. Although the most powerful allies of Athens had left the Second...

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‘A piece of work which would occupy some years…’ Oxford University Press Archive Files 814152, 814173, 814011

John Henderson.

in Polybius and his World

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 18324 words.

This chapter examines the history of Walbank's engagement with Polybius and subsequently with his commentary on Polybius, whose origins and development towards publication is charted...

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The Abdication of Sulla

Ronald Syme.

in Approaching the Roman Revolution

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 12572 words.

This paper provides a new assessment of the decision of L. Cornelius Sulla to relinquish power; it also provides a full discussion of its chronology and likely motivations, as well as of...

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Abercius of Hierapolis

Peter Thonemann.

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 9659 words.

The verse epitaph of the second-century bishop Abercius of Hierapolis, ‘the queen of Christian inscriptions’, is one of the best known and most thoroughly studied of all early Christian...

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abortion

J. Robert Sallares.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 312 words.

was controversial in antiquity. Doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath (see medicine, §1.5) swore not to administer abortifacients, but

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abortion

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 317 words.

was controversial in antiquity. Doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath (see medicine, § 1.5) swore not to administer abortifacients,

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About the collection of <i>jizya</i>

Petra M. Sijpesteijn.

in Shaping a Muslim State

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 1554 words.

This chapter presents a letter written by Jarīd b. Asʽad to ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad concerning the collection of jizya. Jarīd writes that the jizya should only be paid over the harvest and that...

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The Academy

Harold Tarrant.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 12664 words.

The term “Academy,” even in the context of the ancient world, could mean a number of different things. The most general meaning applies to the gymnasium of Hecademus at Athens (originally...

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Academy

Edited by Michael Gagarin.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 3 words.

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Academy

David N. Sedley.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 285 words.

public gymnasium at Athens, sacred to the hero Academus, north-west of the Dipylon gate. It gave its name to the

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