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alcoholism, Greek

John Maxwell O'Brien and Barney Rickenbacker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 421 words.

The ancient Greeks were unfamiliar with modern concepts of alcoholism, but they were well aware of self-destructive drinking and the effects of habitual drunkenness. In the Odyssey, *Homer makes a...

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alcoholism, Roman

John Maxwell O'Brien and Barney Rickenbacker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 389 words.

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epigraphy, Greek

H. W. Pleket.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 5802 words.

The study of inscriptions engraved on stone or metal in Greek letters. Coin-legends (see coinage, greek) are for the numismatist, whereas painted mummy-labels and ink-written texts on *ostraca,...

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masturbation ,

Kelly L. Wrenhaven.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Ancient Roman History. 1739 words.

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papyrology, Greek

H. Maehler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Law; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1919 words.

Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt since c.3000 bce from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman), was the most widely used writing material in the Graeco-Roman world. The object of...

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papyrology, Latin

J. David Thomas.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Law; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1189 words.

In comparison with Greek papyri, Latin papyri are uncommon, even when “papyri” is understood in a wide sense so as to include *ostraca and parchment scraps. This is so because the vast majority of...

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Res gestae

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 528 words.

Res gestae (of *Augustus). Augustus left four documents with the Vestal Virgins (see vesta) to be read, after his death, in the senate (Suet. Aug.101). One of these was a record of his achievements...

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