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Aethicus Ister

Paola Marone.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 2513 words.

Aethicus Ister is the unknown author of the Cosmographia, a fictional world travelogue that probably belongs to the 7th to 8th centuries. This work, written in an abstruse Latin, makes use...

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Albunea

Stephen J. Harrison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature; Religion in the Ancient World. 138 words.

Albunea, sulphurous spring and stream near *Tibur with a famous waterfall, and its homonymous nymph (cf. Hor. Carm. 1. 7. 12), classed as a *Sibyl by *Varro (Lactant. Div. Inst. 1. 6. 12)...

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America, Africa, and Classical Traditions

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 8741 words.

This chapter examines Morrison's challenge to the fabricated conception of classicism as a ‘pure’ boy of culture, as a European pedigree on which so many aspects of dominant American...

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Anyte

Gilbert Highet and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 125 words.

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Artemidorus (2), fl. 104–101 BCE

Eric Herbert Warmington and Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 336 words.

Artemidorus (2) (fl. 104–101 BCE), a Greek of *Ephesus; his name means ‘gift of *Artemis', the city’s most important goddess. He voyaged along Mediterranean shores, outer Spain (and Gaul?), and in...

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Artemon (5) , of Magnesia, Greek author

M. B. Trapp.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 30 words.

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Boeo

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 96 words.

Boeo, short form of a woman's name (based on ‘Boeotian’ ?).(1) Legendary Delphian (see delphi) author of a *hymn mentioning *Hyperboreans and the prophet *Olen (Pausanias 10. 5. 7–8).(2) Either Boeo...

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Chaeremon (2) , of Alexandria (1), Greek author, 1st cent. ce

Christopher Pelling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Middle Eastern History; Ancient Roman History. 94 words.

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Conclusion: Splitting Open the World

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1210 words.

This chapter examines a Latin motto in Song of Solomon and the transformed version of Atlas in The Bluest Eye to discuss Morrison's reclamation or reinvention of the classical tradition,...

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Damastes, of Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian, 5th cent. BCE

Klaus Meister.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 152 words.

Damastes of *Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian in the 5th cent. bce, younger contemporary of *Herodotus (1) (FGrH 5 T 1) and pupil of *Hellanicus (1) (T 2). His works comprise Events...

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Diodorus (3), 'Diodorus Siculus', author of the Bibliothēkē

Kenneth S. Sacks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 803 words.

Diodorus (3) of Agyrium, Sicily (hence Diodorus Siculus) is the author of the Bibliothēkē (‘Library’), a universal history from mythological times to 60 bce. Only 15 of the original 40...

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Discovery, Conquest, and Settlement

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6499 words.

This chapter argues that Morrison's engagement with the classical tradition in Tar Baby and Love enables her revisionary perspective on European constructions of America's origins. It...

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epithalamium

Eveline Krummen and Donald Russell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature. 434 words.

A song (or speech) given ‘at the bridal chamber (θάλαμος)’ ([Dion. Hal.] Rhet. 4. 1); a regular feature of marriages (see marriage ceremonies). Strictly speaking, it is distinct from the general...

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feminism and ancient literature

Helen Morales.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Classical Literature; Classical Reception. 12051 words.

Feminism does not refer to one coherent theory, doctrine, or political movement. The range of movements and ideologies that thrive under the term feminism, however, are all committed to...

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Fighting for Rights: from Emmett Till’s Murder to the Ronald Reagan Years

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 12175 words.

This chapter explores Morrison's stake in the Civil Rights Movement, the opposition to the Vietnam War, and in the experiences of women and/or the role of feminism within both these...

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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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Herodian (2) , historian

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Classical Dictionary

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Middle Eastern History. 102 words.

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Hyginus (4) Gromaticus

Brian Campbell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 93 words.

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In Search of Home: the 1920s–1950s

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11850 words.

This chapter argues that in the novels that address the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s — Jazz, The Bluest Eye, and Sula — Morrison examines the opportunities and pitfalls that ‘freedom’ proscribed...

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Introduction

Tessa Roynon.

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 10790 words.

This introductory chapter positions the argument of this book in relation to recent scholarship in the field of ‘black classicism’. It posits the ‘strategic ambivalence’ of Morrison's...

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