Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 5,546 items for:

Overview x Classical Studies x clear all

A. D. Momigliano

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(1908–1987), Italian historian. Arnaldo Dante Momigliano was the prototype of the European intellectual. Born in the small town of Caraglio, near Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy, he...

See overview in Oxford Index

Abaris

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Religion.

Legendary devotee of Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like Aristeas whom Pindar (fr. 270 B. Snell and H. Maehler) associated with the time of...

See overview in Oxford Index

Abdera

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A Greek city in Thrace whose inhabitants were proverbial for their stupidity.

See overview in Oxford Index

Acamas

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Son of Theseus and brother of Demophon (1). Unknown to the Iliad, the brothers are certainly present at Troy in the Iliu Persis (fr. 4 Davies), and free their grandmother ...

See overview in Oxford Index

Acanthus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Was a colony of Andros (Thucydides 4. 84) near the narrowest point of the Akte prong of Chalcidice and thus close to the canal dug in 480 bc on the ...

See overview in Oxford Index

Acarnan

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Eponym of Acarnania. He was the son, with Amphoterus, of Callirhoë (the daughter of Acheloüs) and Alcmaeon (1) (who had settled in the Achelous floodplain to escape the Erinyes). Later ...

null...

See overview in Oxford Index

Acarnania

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A district of NW Greece, bounded by the Lonian Sea, the gulf of Ambracia, and the Acheloüs river. The district is divided into three main regions: (1) a rugged coast ...

See overview in Oxford Index

Acastus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In mythology, son of Pelias (see Neleus); he took part in the Argonautic expedition and the Calydonian boar-hunt (see Argonauts; Meleager (1)). When Peleus took refuge with him, Acastus'...

See overview in Oxford Index

Acca Larentia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Obscure Roman goddess with a festival on 23 December (Larentalia or Larentinalia). One tradition (Valerius Antias fr. 1 Peter) makes her a prostitute, contemporary with Romulus, who left...

See overview in Oxford Index

Accius

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(170–c.86 bc),

Roman tragic poet and literary scholar. Although of conservative political views, he believed that literary talent demanded in its context more respect than nobility...

See overview in Oxford Index