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Baths of Zeuxippos

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The most famous public baths of Constantinople, the baths of Zeuxippos (Ζεύξιππος) were allegedly built by Septimius Severus and enlarged by Constantine I. Situated close to the Great...

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Demosthenes

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Athenian orator; born 382 b.c, died 322.

He remained “the Orator” for the Byz., who referred to him frequently and used quotations from his speeches through the 15th C. Libanios ...

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Greek Anthology

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

Conventional title for two collections of ancient and Byz. epigrams.1. Anthologia Palatina, the name given to a collection of about 3,700 epigrams contained in a unique MS, now divided...

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hexameter

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A verse of six metrical feet, which in the Greek form consists of five dactyls and a trochee or spondee; for any of the dactyls a spondee may be substituted, except in the fifth foot, where...

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Patria

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(πάτρια), the name of a literary genre devoted to local topography, monuments, history, and legends. The term appears first in Kallinikos of Petra, who lived under Diocletian and wrote On...

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Poets, Wandering

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A conventional term introduced by Cameron (infra) for the “school” of poets of the 4th and 5th C. Primarily of Egyptian origin, they came mainly from Panopolis and the neighboring ...

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