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(Aelia) Eudocia, c. 400–460 CE

Pavlos Avlamis.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Byzantine Studies. 2011 words.

Originally named Athenais, Eudocia was the daughter of Leontius, a teacher of rhetoric. She was born in Athens (Evagrius Scholasticus Historia ecclesiastica 1.20) and probably followed her father in...

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Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus, c. 480–c. 524 CE

Samuel James Beeching Barnish.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 507 words.

The Ostrogothic king *Theoderic (1) appointed this leading nobleman consul (510), and *magister officiorum (?522). He resisted official oppression, was implicated in a senatorial conspiracy,...

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Cassiodorus, Roman magistrate, author of political and religious works, c. 485–c. 580 CE

M. Shane Bjornlie.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 2758 words.

Cassiodorus was a prominent participant in the political, intellectual, and religious life of 6th-century ce Italy, and a learned scholar of the classical and Christian traditions. As a...

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Colluthus of Lycopolis, fl. c. 490–520 CE

Laura Miguélez-Cavero.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Byzantine Studies. 898 words.

Colluthus (Κόλλουθος) of Lycopolis (modern Asyut, Egypt) is the author of the Abduction of Helen (Ἁρπαγὴ Ἑλένης), an epyllion of 392 lines narrating the events leading to the beginning of...

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Diomedes (3) , grammarian, late 4th or early 5th cent. ce

John F. Moreland.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 84 words.

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Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius

Alun Hudson-Williams and Frederick James Edward Raby.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 323 words.

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Eustathius

John Francis Lockwood and Robert Browning.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Classical Literature; Byzantine Studies. 532 words.

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Felix, Flavius , Latin poet

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 53 words.

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Gildas ,

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 141 words.

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Glaucus (6) , author of Ἀραβικὴ Ἀρχαιολογία

Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Byzantine Studies. 58 words.

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Heliodorus (4), Greek novelist, c. 4th century CE

Benedek Kruchió.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Byzantine Studies; Middle Eastern History; Classical Reception. 4843 words.

Heliodorus was the author of the Aethiopica, the latest and longest Greek novel to survive from antiquity. In his work, Heliodorus claims to be a Phoenician from Emesa, but there are good...

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Iulius Valerius Alexander Polemius

Stephen J. Harrison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 86 words.

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Luxorius, of Carthage

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 133 words.

Luxorius or Luxurius, author of some 90 short poems, in various metres and on various subjects, which afford an insight into the Vandal society of North Africa in which they were written. His...

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Martianus Minneus Felix Capella

Danuta Shanzer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 500 words.

Composed in Vandalic *Carthage (see Vandals), probably in the last quarter of the 5th cent. ce, a prosimetrical Latin encyclopaedia of the seven Liberal Arts (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric—the...

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Palladius (1), Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus

M. Stephen Spurr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 261 words.

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Pentadius, 3rd or 4th cent. CE

J. H. D. Scourfield.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 93 words.

Pentadius (3rd or 4th cent. ce), author of elegiac poems in ‘echoic’ or ‘serpentine’ verse (where the opening words of each hexameter are repeated as the second half of the following...

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Phocas , grammarian, 5th cent. ce

John F. Moreland and R. H. Robins.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 60 words.

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Pompeius , African grammarian, late 5th–early 6th cent. ce

R. A. Kaster.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 68 words.

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Priscian , 5th–6th cent. CE

R. H. Robins.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 438 words.

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Proba, Faltonia Betitia

Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Gender and Sexuality; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 2579 words.

Faltonia Betitia Proba (fl. late 4th century) was a Roman poet, writer of a Christian cento (Lat. for patchwork), which circulated in the Eastern and Western Empire toward the end of the...

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