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anthology  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron and P. J. Parsons

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Mar 2016
Is not used in the modern sense before *Diogenianus (2). Many Hellenistic poets published books of epigrams: PMil. Vogl. VIII. 309 and PColon. 5. 204 are from collections by *Posidippus (2) and ... More

Atthis  

Phillip Harding

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Mar 2016
Atthis was the title given in post-*Alexandrian scholarship to the genre of Greek *historiography that narrated the local history of *Attica. The title, derived from the name of the daughter of the ... More

Ben-Hur, reception of  

Jon Solomon

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Dec 2015
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Reception
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a historical romance novel set in 1st-century Judea and Antioch, was written by Lew Wallace (1827–1905) and published by Harper & Brothers in 1880. It has generated ... More

canon  

Patricia E. Easterling

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Jul 2015
In Classical Greek the word kanōn (lit. ‘rod’) was used to mean ‘rule’ or ‘standard’; hence its use as the title of a manual on proportions by the sculptor *Polyclitus (2) and as the name of a statue ... More

classicism  

Philip Hardie

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Jul 2015
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The modern use of ‘classicism’ to refer either to the art and literature of a period held to represent a peak of quality or perfection, or to the conscious imitation of works of such a period, ... More

contaminatio  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Contaminatio, a word used by modern scholars to express the procedure of *Terence (and perhaps *Plautus) in incorporating material from another Greek play into the primary play which he was adapting. ... More

creolization  

Jane Webster

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Mar 2016
Creolization is a term referring to the process by which elements of different cultures are blended together to create a new culture. The word creole was first attested in Spanish in 1590 with the ... More

damnatio memoriae  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
After the deaths of persons deemed by the senate enemies of the state, measures to erase their memory might follow. Originally there was no set package, as the phrase implies (cf. Ulp.Dig. ... More

dance reception  

Fiona Macintosh

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Jul 2015
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Recent scholarship on ancient *pantomime has led to an interest in its impact on the development of modern ballet, ballet d’action, in the 18th cent. When the dancing masters and choreographers, John ... More

epyllion  

Edward Courtney and Gail Trimble

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Mar 2016
Epyllion (diminutive of epos), term applied in modern (not ancient) times to some ‘short epics’, hexameter poems of mythological narrative in not more than one book. The texts most ... More

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