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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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Herodotusʼ Allusions to the Sparta of his Day

Wolfgang Blösel.

in Interpreting Herodotus

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 11198 words.

When Herodotus wrote his Histories during the Archidamian War, the Spartans were widely successful with their propaganda of ‘Freedom for all Hellenes’ against the Athenian imperialism. The...

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Herodotus’ Book 2 and the Unity of the Work

Reinhold Bichler.

in Interpreting Herodotus

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; Classical Literature. 11991 words.

Charles Fornara was a pioneer in Herodotean studies by showing how deeply the Histories reflected on the political and intellectual conditions of the author’s own time, but he considered...

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Geography

Daniela Dueck.

in Classics

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 8999 words.

The study of geography in classical Antiquity can be undertaken in several directions: (1) the extent of actual exploration and knowledge of the world in various periods of time within...

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Colonization in the Roman Empire

Saskia T. Roselaar.

in Classics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 11562 words.

In the 1st century bce, the role of colonization gradually changed. Up to the Gracchan period, colonization had been under the control of the Senate, but the Gracchi had tried to establish...

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Greek Metrics

Joel Lidov.

in Classics

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 13185 words.

Greek metrics is the discipline that studies the patterns and arrangements of syllables and words that characterize Greek poetry. Its domain extends from the study of the properties of...

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Classics and Dance

Fiona Macintosh.

in Classics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 5332 words.

The impact of ancient Greek and Roman dance on modern dance has been perceptible since at least the 15th century. While classical reception in dance is now recognized as a sub-category...

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The Sophists

Richard D. McKirahan.

in Classics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 16528 words.

Sophistês (from sophos, “wise”) originally designated epic poets, prophets, sages, Presocratic philosophers and others with wisdom beneficial to society. Sometime after c. 450 bce it was...

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