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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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Antigonus (4) , of Carystus, writer and bronze-worker, fl. c. 240 BCE

Frank William Walbank and Andrew F. Stewart.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 178 words.

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Apicius

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 117 words.

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Athenaeum

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 53 words.

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Athenaeus (2) Mechanicus

Eric William Marsden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 48 words.

Athenaeus (2) Mechanicus, author of an extant work on siege-engines (Περὶ μηχανημάτων; see artillery; siegecraft), perhaps to be dated in the 1st cent. bce or ce.

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Authorship, Appropriation, Authenticity

Kristina Milnor.

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 21473 words.

A collection of epigrams by a ‘Tiburtinus’ and a group of quotations from Pompeii’s basilica—where couplets from Ovid and Propertius are listed along with other, less recognizable,...

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Biton, 3rd or 2nd cent. BCE

Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 65 words.

Biton (Βίτων) (3rd or 2nd cent. bce), the author of a small extant work on siege-engines, Κατασκευαὶ πολεμικῶν ὀργάνων καὶ καταπαλτικῶν (‘The Construction of War-machines and Catapults’;...

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books, Greek and Roman

H. Maehler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 3858 words.

Books existed in *Egypt long before they came into use in Greece. Systems of writing had been invented and developed for administrative purposes in both Egypt and *Mesopotamia by c.3000 bce. While...

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Columella, Lucius Iunius Moderatus

M. Stephen Spurr.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 527 words.

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Conclusion

Cillian O’Hogan.

in Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 657 words.

The conclusion provides a brief and succinct summary of the main themes, arguments, and findings of the book. The first two chapters explored the theme of travel in Prudentius’ poetry, from...

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Conclusion

Kristina Milnor.

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 2467 words.

Plutarch and Calpurnius Siculus are two authors from the manuscript tradition who express the idea that reading graffiti is dangerous. This is because they emerge from a world in which the...

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A Culture of Quotation: Virgil, Education, and Literary Ownership

Kristina Milnor.

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 15497 words.

The fragments of Virgil’s Aeneid found on Pompeian walls must be seen as part of a wider culture of literary consumption. The canonization of the first words of the Aeneid made them both...

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Describing Art

Cillian O’Hogan.

in Prudentius and the Landscapes of Late Antiquity

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 12559 words.

Prudentius expresses considerable unease about the appropriateness of paintings at martyr sites as a reliable means of conveying information about the cult of the saints. He attempts to...

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The Ephesia Grammata: Genesis of a Magical Formula

Alberto Bernabé.

in The Getty Hexameters

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 8907 words.

Clemens and Hesychius transmit a powerful spell, called Ephesia grammata, composed of six nonsense words. ἄσκι, κατάσκι, λίξ/αἶξ, τϵτράξ, δαμναμϵνϵύς, αἴσιον/αἴσια. The Getty...

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The Ephesia Grammata: Logos Orphaïkos or Apolline Alexima Pharmaka?

Radcliffe G. Edmonds.

in The Getty Hexameters

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 4222 words.

The Getty tablet provides explicit information about the mysterious hexameter verses that become in later tradition the ephesia grammata. These ephesia grammata show no evidence of...

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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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epigraphy, Latin

Joyce Reynolds.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 3251 words.

The study of Latin texts inscribed on durable objects, usually of stone or bronze. It is concerned both with the form of the inscriptions and with their content, and so impinges on many...

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Gender and Genre: The Case of CIL 4. 5296

Kristina Milnor.

in Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical Literature. 18077 words.

CIL 4. 5296 represents the only female homoerotic love poem to survive from the ancient Roman world. This chapter uses the poem to discuss authorship and identity in graffiti...

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The Getty Hexameters

Edited by Christopher A. Faraone and Dirk Obbink.

December 2013; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 240 pages.

This book looks in detail at a series of forty-four magical verses inscribed on a recently discovered lead tablet from Sicily in the fifth century bc, which is now in the Getty Museum, Los...

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