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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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annals and annalists

Tim Cornell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 639 words.

The Latin word annales (‘yearbooks’, ‘annals’) became the standard term for historical records in a general sense, and was frequently used by historians as a title for their works, probably in...

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Asinius Quadratus, Gaius

Howard Hayes Scullard and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 114 words.

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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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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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Cincius Alimentus, Lucius , Roman senator and historian

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 126 words.

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Claudius Aristocles, Tiberius

M. B. Trapp.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy; Ancient Roman History. 65 words.

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Claudius Atticus Herodes (2), Tiberius, 'Herodes Atticus'

Ewen Bowie and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 231 words.

Tiberius (Lucius Vibullius Hipparchus Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes) Claudius Atticus Herodes (2), ‘Herodes Atticus’ (c. 101–77 ce), celebrated Athenian sophist and benefactor of Greek cities,...

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Claudius Balbillus, Tiberius , Roman tribunus militum and author, 43 CE

Howard Hayes Scullard and Barbara Levick.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 233 words.

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Cornificius, Quintus

Theodore John Cadoux and Robin Seager.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 234 words.

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Cremutius Cordus, Aulus

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Barbara Levick.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 177 words.

Aulus Cremutius Cordus, the historian, writing under *Augustus (Suet.Tib. 61. 3) and *Tiberius, treated the period from the Civil Wars to at least 18 bce (Suet. Aug. 35. 2). Refusing to...

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Dexippus, Publius Herennius , Athenian notable and historian, 3rd cent. ce

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 164 words.

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education, Roman

J. V. Muir.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Philosophy; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Law. 1695 words.

There is very little reliable evidence bearing upon formal education in the early period. Education was then certainly centred on the family and was probably based upon apprenticeship supervised by...

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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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Florus

Edward Seymour Forster, Gavin B. Townend and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 454 words.

Florus, the name of three Latin authors, is usually, but not unanimously, identified as the same man. (1) Lucius Annaeus (Iulius in Cod. Bamberg) Florus, Roman historian, author of the Epit...

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Furius Antias, Aulus , fl. 100 bce

John Wight Duff.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 67 words.

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Granius Licinianus

Christopher Pelling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 155 words.

Author of a compendium of Roman history. The arrangement is annalistic (see annals), with digressions; most of the material seems to come ultimately from *Livy, but he knows other authors...

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Literature and Communication

Charles W. Hedrick.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Classical Drama. 11656 words.

This article takes a look at the social functions of literature in Rome. It begins with a discussion of Vergil, who has been considered as the chief poet of Rome. It then looks at the...

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Livy

John Briscoe.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 2290 words.

Livy (Titus Livius), the Roman historian, lived 59 bce– 17ce (although Syme has argued for 64 bce– 12ce). He was born and died at ...

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Marius, Maximus

Christopher Pelling.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Ancient Roman History. 175 words.

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