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Hesiod and Comedy

Jeffrey Henderson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hesiod

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Poetry. 7385 words.

Comic dramas, attested as early as the later sixth century bce in Sicily and from ca. 486 bce in Attica, reflect familiarity with Hesiodic poetry from the time our actual documentation...

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Tullius Cicero, Marcus, speeches, the famous orator Cicero

Jonathan G. F. Powell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 1384 words.

Fifty-eight speeches of Cicero survive in whole or part; numerous others were unpublished or lost (88 are recorded by Crawford).

Cicero's normal practice, if he decided to publish...

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prose-rhythm, Latin

Jonathan G. F. Powell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 1510 words.

In the classical period, the Roman ear was clearly sensitive to patterns of quantity in formal spoken prose. An effective rhythm could provoke spontaneous applause (Cic. Or. 214). Doubtless...

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Laevius

Edward Courtney.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 277 words.

Laevius, reasonably identified with a Laevius Melissus mentioned by Suet. Gram. 3 = fr. 31 Courtney, wrote at least six books of Erotopaegnia, playful lyrics on amatory themes, probably early in the...

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The Creation of Orthodoxy in Neoplatonism

Polymnia Athanassiadi.

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World

August 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9555 words.

This chapter examines how alien the categories (in contradistinction to the actual words) ‘orthodoxy’ and ‘heresy’ were to the pagan intellectuals of late antiquity as they revised their...

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Possible Worlds and Comic Fictions

I. A. Ruffell.

in Politics and Anti-Realism in Athenian Old Comedy

December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 11878 words.

This chapter establishes some basic theoretical grounds for the book as a whole, through possible worlds theory and theory of fiction, coming out of aesthetics and semiotics. It...

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Occasion and Monument:The Ara Pacis

Michèle Lowrie.

in Writing, Performance, and Authority in Augustan Rome

October 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7445 words.

The Ara Pacis is a monument representing a procession. Along with Augustus' Mausoleum, sundial, and ustrinum, it formed part of a dynamic complex on the Campus Martius that united writing...

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Papyrological Evidence for Book Collections and Libraries in the Roman Empire

George W. Houston.

in Ancient Literacies

May 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 16854 words.

This chapter surveys the papyrological evidence for personal libraries and book collections under the Roman Empire. It talks about the activity and nature of book collecting and the people...

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Two Preliminary Points

Jonathan L. Ready.

in The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9067 words.

Two discussions prepare for the argument that the Iliad poet and the Odyssey poet show their competence by producing similes that fall at different points on the spectrum of distribution....

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The Orator and the Law

Elaine Fantham.

in The Roman World of Cicero's De Oratore

August 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 12560 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the civil law is introduced into the dialogue. It outlines the civil procedures available in the time of Cicero's dialogue —procedures which had...

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