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acatalectic

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6 words.

A metrical term; see catalectic.

accents, Greek

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 342 words.

The diacritic marks ´ (acute), ˆ (circumflex) and ` (grave) placed over vowels to indicate the pitch of the predominant

accidence

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 40 words.

That aspect of grammar which is concerned with inflections, i.e. the various modifications which might be applied to any individual

An Accidental Homer

Emily Greenwood.

in Afro-Greeks

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 19432 words.

The starting point for this chapter is Antonio Benítez‐Rojo's concept of the ‘path of words’ to explain the repetition of motifs in travel writers who undertake the same journeys. This...

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Accius

Patrick Kragelund.

in Roman Historical Drama

December 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5570 words.

The chapter discusses Accius’ two praetextae, Brutus and Decius arguing that both were written with reference to the poet’s own day. By focusing on great deeds of their ancestors, they...

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Accius, Lucius, dramatic poet and literary scholar, 170–c. 86 BCE

H. D. Jocelyn and Gesine Manuwald.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 728 words.

Of freedman birth. In Rome he had friendly relations with D. *Iunius Brutus Callaicus (consul 138). Anecdotes suggest that Accius believed that literary talent demanded in its context more respect...

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Accounting for Word Order Variation in Greek

Helma Dik.

in Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialogue

August 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 10192 words.

This chapter discusses the important difference between a given-new distinction on the one hand, and the concepts of Topic and Focus on the other. It introduces the basic concepts that form...

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Acestes

Stephen J. Harrison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 82 words.

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Acha′rnians

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 441 words.

The earliest surviving complete Attic Greek comedy. Written by *Aristophanes, it achieved first prize at the *Lenaea

Achae'a

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 196 words.

Geographical terms referring to Greece which changed their meaning over time. (See also Ahhiyawa.)

1. In Homer's epics

Achaean confederacy

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 174 words.

A federal organization which in the third and second centuries bc was the chief power in Greece. A revival in

Achaemenids

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 89 words.

Members of one of the three clans of the Pasargadae tribe to which Herodotus believed the Persian kings belonged. They

Achaeus (2), of Eretria, Athenian tragic poet

Andrew Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 224 words.

Achaeus (2) of Eretria, Athenian tragic poet, to be distinguished from Achaeus of Syracuse, who may be the Achaeus who won a *Lenaean victory c.356. According to the *Suda the Eretrian was born in...

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Acharnae

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 41 words.

The largest Attic deme or district, lying north-west of Athens near the foot of Mount Parnes, whose inhabitants, charcoal-burners (according

Achates

Stephen J. Harrison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 36 words.

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Achā'tēs

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 41 words.

In Virgil's Aeneid, the friend and lieutenant of Aeneas, frequently referred to as fidus Achates, ‘faithful Achates’. He

A'cheron

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 64 words.

In Greek myth, one of the rivers of the Underworld (see Hades). The name was also that of

Achillē'id

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 99 words.

Latin epic poem in hexameters by the Roman poet *Statius on the story of *Achilles, of which

Achi'llēs

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 579 words.

In Greek myth, the greatest of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War and the central character of Homer's *

Achilles

Andrew Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Religion in the Ancient World. 1291 words.

Achilles (Ἀχιλλεύς), son of *Peleus and *Thetis; greatest of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War; central character of *Homer's Iliad.

His name may be of Mycenaean Greek origin,...

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