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A ‘Democratic Turn’ at the Ashmolean Museum

Susan Walker.

in Classics in the Modern World

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Philosophy; Classical Literature. 4259 words.

The redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum in the University of Oxford, UK, opened in 2009, has vastly increased the numbers and social range of the museum’s visitors. In this chapter the...

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A ‘Senecan’ Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth-Century French Dramas

Christian Biet.

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6511 words.

In ‘A “Senecan” Theatre of Cruelty: Audience, Citizens, and Chorus in Late-Sixteenth and EarlySeventeenth-Century French Dramas’, Christian Biet discusses the neglected ‘Senecan’ corpus of...

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A. M. Dale

Laetitia Parker.

in Women Classical Scholars

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3703 words.

This chapter examines the contribution made by A. M. Dale (1901–67) to the classical tradition and suggests that her major work The Lyric Metres of Greek Drama (1948) revolutionized...

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‘A Man Having Died’: Watching Achilles and Hector

Tobias Myers.

in Homer's Divine Audience

June 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Poetry. 12060 words.

Chapter 5 focuses on the poem’s two final prominent scenes of divine viewing: when Achilles pursues Hector around Troy, and when he drags Hector’s corpse around Patroclus’ burial marker....

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A. S. Byatt

Lorna Hardwick and James I. Porter.

in Sibylline Sisters

September 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7114 words.

A. S. Byatt's work has always been densely intertextual, and has always reflected the impossibility of separating artistic nourishment from lived experience. Her writing draws heavily upon...

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A. Stramaglia (ed., tr., comm.), [Quintiliano]. I gemelli malati: un caso di vivisezione (Declamazioni maggiori, 8), Edizioni dell’Università degli Studi di Cassino (Cassino, 1999)

Michael Winterbottom.

Edited by Antonio Stramaglia, Francesca Romana Nocchi and Giuseppe Russo.

in Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

April 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 848 words.

A. Stramaglia’s [Quintiliano], I gemelli malati (1999) was a new edition, equipped with translation and commentary, of the eighth of the collection of Major Declamations wrongly attributed...

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‘a twilight smelling of Vergil’

J. Alison Rosenblitt.

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics

September 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 7033 words.

Chapter 6 considers Cummings as a war poet, drawing on the relationship between his war poetry and his engagement with the classical tradition. Cummings puts sex, gender, and sexual...

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A′ccius, Lucius (170–c.86 bc)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 277 words.

Latin poet and literary scholar, from Picenum in Umbria. He was a younger contemporary of the tragedian *Pacuvius and

Ab Urbe Condita: Roman History on the Shield of Aeneas

Andreola Rossi.

in Citizens of Discord

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5919 words.

This chapter offers a reading of the shield of Aeneas that shows civil war to be disturbingly present in an artefact announced as a history of Rome's triumphs: civil war fights for space...

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Abdera

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 55 words.

Greek city on the coast of Thrace, founded in the seventh century bc and refounded in the sixth by

The Abject Eidos

Jane Montgomery Griffiths.

in Tradition, Translation, Trauma

June 2011; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5711 words.

Literary analyses of Greek tragedy tend to ignore the correlation between the text that is performed and the actor’s performance of that text. This chapter takes that interconnection as its...

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Abȳ′dos

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 34 words.

Milesian colony on the eastern, Asiatic, side of the Hellespont, at its narrowest point. Here *Xerxes crossed to Europe

Acadē′mica (‘Concerning Academic philosophy’)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 134 words.

Dialogue by *Cicero (1) of 45 bc discussing the philosophical views of the Greek New *Academy, particularly

Acadē′mus

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.

Academic Prologues to Authors

Rita Copeland.

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6421 words.

The formulaic prologue or introduction (accessus) to an author or text was a classical critical genre that descended to the Middle Ages, where it was used early on to apprehend classical...

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Academic Therapy: Philo of Larissa and Cicero’s Project in the Tusculans

Malcolm Schofield.

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World

August 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 9046 words.

This chapter begins with a translation and re-examination of the Stobaeus text. It considers whether there is anything distinctively Academic in Philo's presentation of the analogy as...

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The Academical Ass: Apuleius and the Northern Renaissance

Robert H. F. Carver.

in The Protean Ass

December 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 30161 words.

This chapter explores Apuleian influences in the Renaissance. It is argued that controversy was the common denominator of Apuleian influences in the Renaissance. Platonists used Apuleius in...

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The Academy

Harold Tarrant.

in Classics

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Art and Architecture; Classical History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 12664 words.

The term “Academy,” even in the context of the ancient world, could mean a number of different things. The most general meaning applies to the gymnasium of Hecademus at Athens (originally...

Academy

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 497 words.

Originally a shrine to a *hero, Akademos, and a public gymnasium just north of Athens near the hill

Aca'stus

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.

Son of *Pelias and Anaxibia, and brother of Alcestis. He sailed with the *Argonauts against his father's wishes.