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ethnicity  

Catherine A. Morgan and Peter Heather

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Dec 2015
In social science usage, a term coined (in 1953) to describe that condition ‘wherein certain members of a society in a given social context choose to emphasize as their most meaningful basis of ... More

explanation, historical  

Christopher Pelling

‘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 ... More

film  

Pantelis Michelakis

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Jul 2015
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Greece, Rome, and the other civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean have provided the world of cinema with some of the oldest and most powerful stories of Western culture and history. ... More

founders, city  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Founders were chiefly important before *Alexander (3) the Great in the case of colonies (see apoikia), founded under the leadership of an oikist (οἶκιστής), whose achievements frequently led to his ... More

genealogy  

Rosalind Thomas

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Dec 2015
Genealogy, the enumeration of descent from an ancestor. Legendary pedigree was particularly important in Greece. Before fighting, *Homeric heroes boast of their ancestry, citing between two and eight ... More

genre  

Gian Biagio Conte and Glenn W. Most

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Dec 2015
A grouping of texts related within the system of literature by their sharing recognizably functionalized features of form and content. Theory of genre as such is quite lacking in antiquity ... More

golden age  

Peta G. Fowler and Don P. Fowler

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Jul 2015
An imagined period in early human history when human beings lived a life of ease, far from toil and sin. The most important text is *HesiodOp. 109–26 (see West's comm.), which talks of a ‘golden ... More

Hellenism, Hellenization  

Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
Greek culture (cf. hellen; hellenes) and the diffusion of that culture, a process usually seen as active. The relation between the two modern words is controversial: should the longer word be avoided ... More

Horatii, oath of the  

Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
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Subject of a painting exhibited in 1785 by J.-L. David, who however appears to have made up the idea of the oath, though the men depicted are certainly the famous legendary *Horatii.

imitatio  

Gian Biagio Conte and Glenn W. Most

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Dec 2015
Imitatio (μίμησις), the study and conspicuous deployment of features recognizably characteristic of a canonical author's style or content, so as to define one's own generic affiliation (see ... More

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