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Achilles, Byrhtnoth, and Cú Chulainn

Michael Clarke.

in Epic Interactions

September 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 11675 words.

The traditions commonly referred to as heroic poetry or primary epic comprise works composed over a vast range of times and cultural settings, from ancient Greece to Muslim Afghanistan to...

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Achilles in French Tragedy (1563–1680)

Tiphaine Karsenti.

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6601 words.

This chapter examines how French playwrights in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries appropriated the epic figure of Achilles. Inheriting both antique and medieval traditions, they made...

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Achilles in Love

Marco Fantuzzi.

December 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature. 336 pages.

The Iliad is a poem whose events revolve around the “anger” of Achilles, and his personal fierceness and pursuit of glory remain, despite different and more complex nuances, the prevailing...

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Achilles in Scyros

Jennifer Ingleheart.

in Masculine Plural

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5606 words.

I print the text exactly as it appears in the Cayme Press edition, including the dedication, and various typographical errors and omissions, such as line numbers.

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Achilles Tatius

Koen De Temmerman.

in Crafting Characters

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Literature. 26518 words.

This chapter approaches both Clitophon-the-character and Leucippe as constructs crafted by Clitophon-the-narrator. It explores how the latter consciously invests both his former self and...

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Achilles Tatius (1), Greek novelist

Ewen Bowie.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 663 words.

(see novel, greek) from *Alexandria (1), author of ‘The Story of Leucippe and Cleitophon’ (Τὰ κατὰ Λευκίππην καì Κλειτοφῶντα) in eight books. Shown by papyri to be circulating by the mid-2nd cent....

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Achilles Tatius (2) , probably 3rd cent. ce

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 43 words.

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Achi'llēs Ta'tius (fl. ad 150)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 22 words.

Author of the Greek novel *Leucippe and Cleitophon.

Ācis

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3 words.

Aco'ntius

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 75 words.

In myth, a young man from the Greek island of Ceos. He was in love with an Athenian girl Cydippe,

A'cragas

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 153 words.

One of the richest and most famous of the Greek cities in Sicily, founded c.580 bc on the central

Acri'sius

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 18 words.

In Greek myth, son of Abas, king of Argos, and father of *Danae. His brother was *Proetus

acro'polis (‘upper city’, ‘citadel’)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 32 words.

The central stronghold of a Greek city, usually standing on higher ground. It was often referred to simply as polis

The Acropolis of Athens

Nancy Klein.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 16245 words.

The Acropolis (Akropolis) of Athens has played an important role in the history of the city from prehistory to the present day. It is both a physical location, standing on a rocky outcrop...

Acropolis of Athens

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 233 words.

The central stronghold of the city and the main sanctuary of Athena, the patron-goddess. It was built on a rocky

The Acropolis of Athens

Nancy Klein.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 16245 words.

The Acropolis (Akropolis) of Athens has played an important role in the history of the city from prehistory to the present day. It is both a physical location, standing on a rocky outcrop...

acrostic

Don P. Fowler and Peta G. Fowler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature. 336 words.

Acrostic (Gk. ἀκροστιχίς, ἀκροστίχιον), a word or phrase formed from the initial letters of a number of consecutive lines of verse. Acrostics may occur by chance (Eust. Il. 24. 1; Gell.NA 14. 6. 4;...

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acta

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 112 words.

1. acta diurna (‘events of the day’), at Rome, a gazette of social and political news published daily from at

Actae'on

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 51 words.

In Greek myth, son of *Aristaeus and Autonoe, daughter of *Cadmus. For some offence, either because he

The Action Drama and the Still Life

Stephen Walsh.

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

September 2010; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7349 words.

This chapter focuses on the Oedipus operas of George Enescu and Igor Stravinsky. It highlights the aesthetic differences between their work. It suggests that behind Stravinsky's...

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