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Aeneas Tacticus

David Whitehead.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature. 169 words.

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Aeschines (2) Socraticus

Michael Gagarin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 166 words.

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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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Appian

Kai Brodersen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature. 573 words.

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Arrian, c. 86–160 CE

Albert Brian Bosworth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 665 words.

Born in *Nicomedia in *Bithynia, he held local office and pursued studies with *Epictetus, whose lectures he later published (allegedly verbatim) as the Discourses and summarized in the Encheiridion...

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Asclepiades (4) , of Myrleia in Bithynia, Greek author, 1st cent. bce

Peter Barr Reid Forbes and Kenneth S. Sacks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature. 123 words.

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biography, Greek

Christopher Pelling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature. 1373 words.

1. Biography in antiquity was not a rigidly defined genre. Bios, ‘life’, or bioi, ‘lives’, could span a range of types of writing, from *Plutarch's cradle-to-grave accounts of statesmen to...

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Callias (5) , of Syracuse, Greek historian at court of Agathocles (1)

Godfrey Louis Barber and Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature. 151 words.

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Comedy

David Konstan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama; Ancient Greek History. 4822 words.

Aristotle remarks in The Parts of Animals that ‘man is the only animal that laughs’, and comedy, the object of which is to produce laughter, is a particularly human phenomenon. As such, it...

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Demosthenes(2), Athenian orator, 384–322 BCE

George Law Cawkwell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Law; Classical Literature. 3493 words.

The greatest Athenian orator. When Demosthenes was 7 years old his father died, leaving the management of his estate to his brothers, Aphobus and Demophon, and a friend, Therippides. The trustees...

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Dionysiac Festivals in Athens and the Financing of Comic Performances

Andronike Makres.

in The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Drama; Ancient Greek History. 10224 words.

This chapter discusses the institution of choregia for comedy in Classical Athens performed at the City Dionysia, the Lenaea, and the Dionysia held in the Attic demes. The choregia was part...

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education, Greek

Frederick Arthur George Beck and Rosalind Thomas.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy. 3642 words.

Greek ideas of education (paideia), whether theoretical or practical, encompassed upbringing and cultural training in the widest sense, not merely schooling and formal education. The poets were...

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Epic Poetry

Johannes Haubold.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Ancient Greek History. 5581 words.

The term ‘epic’, when applied to ancient Greek literature, refers to a set of texts that may be loosely defined as narrative poetry about the deeds of gods and heroes. To a very large...

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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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explanation, historical

Christopher Pelling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature; Classical Reception; Ancient Roman History. 1700 words.

‘Which of the gods was it that brought the two together in strife?’, asks the Iliad as it launches its narrative (1.8); early in the Odyssey*Zeus complains that mortals blame the gods when...

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Greece

Paul C. Millett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Literature; Ancient Greek History. 13569 words.

This chapter assesses the Greek writing on the subject of warfare. The plausibility of Demosthenes' presentation of Philip's waging of war is also addressed. The issues of orality and...

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Hellenistic Culture

Susan Stephens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Greek History; Classical Poetry. 5419 words.

This article suggests an appeal to a broader cultural contextualization, calling on scholars to look at the interactions between Greek and non-Greek cultures in the Hellenistic period,...

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Hellenistic Poetry

Alexander Sens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

August 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Ancient Greek History. 4916 words.

This article examines Hellenistic poetry by outlining the gradual separation between literary genres and the performance contexts within which they originally developed. The Hellenistic...

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Herodotus (1), of Halicarnassus, historian

John P. A. Gould.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Classical Literature. 3598 words.

Herodotus (1), of Halicarnassus (now Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey), historian. ‘Herodotus’ is (in Greek) the first word of a long historical narrative, the earliest we possess. It looks back...

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Hyperides, Athenian orator and politician, 389–322 BCE

Judson Herrman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Greek and Roman Law; Classical Literature. 3535 words.

Hyperides (Ὑπερείδης), son of Glaucippus of the deme Collytus, was one of the ten canonical Attic orators and was esteemed by ancient critics as a versatile speechwriter; as a politician,...

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