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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In legal usage in many contexts, the actual (what occurs in fact, and may be proved as a fact) is contrasted with what is deemed or implied by operation of ...

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Passennus Paullus Propertius

Edward Courtney.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 67 words.

Passennus Paullus Propertius, an eques (see equites) from Assisi (*Asisium), whose contemporary *Pliny (2) (Ep. 6. 15, 9. 22) praises him for his elegies as being, like his actual descent, Propertian...

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R. O. A. M. Lyne

R. O. A. M. Lyne.

Edited by S. J. Harrison.

May 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 440 pages.

This book collects the papers of Oliver Lyne, and was conceived by a group of his former pupils and colleagues as a memorial to Oliver. To make it the more accessible, effective, and...

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The Cup of Song

Edited by Vanessa Cazzato, Dirk Obbink and Enrico Emanuele Prodi.

September 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 352 pages.

The symposion is arguably the most significant and well-documented context for the performance, transmission, and criticism of archaic and classical Greek poetry. The Cup of Song explores...

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Emperors and Usurpers

Andrew G. Scott.

July 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 216 pages.

This historical commentary examines books 79(78)–80(80) of Cassius Dio’s Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in 217 B.C. to the reign of Severus Alexander and...

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Drakōn

Daniel Ogden.

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 496 pages.

Drakōn is the first substantial survey in any language of the Graeco-Roman reflex of the dragon or the supernatural serpent, the drakōn or draco. Yet dragons were all-pervasive...

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closure

Deborah Roberts.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 341 words.

Closure, the sense of finality or conclusiveness at the end of a work or some part of it. In addition to the basic fulfilment of expectations raised by particular texts, some ancient genres show...

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stichometry

P. J. Parsons.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 429 words.

Stichometry, the modern name for an ancient system of numbering lines in literary texts. In Greek papyri, this numbering takes two forms. (1) Marginal: each hundredth line marked with a letter of the...

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differentiae

R. A. Kaster.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 158 words.

Distinctions between words of similar meaning (e.g. metus, pavor) formulated by rhetoricians and grammarians to foster precise diction. The drawing of such distinctions can be traced back...

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isagogic literature

Charles Favez, Gordon Willis Williams, Don P. Fowler and Peta G. Fowler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 319 words.

Isagogic literature, works offering an introduction (εἰσαγωγή, though other words are also used) to an art or science (cf. ps.-Soranus, Quaestiones medicinales 21; V. Rose, Anecdota Graeca et...

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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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