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symbolon  

Robert J. Hopper and Paul C. Millett

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Mar 2016
Symbolon, originally a physical object, intended as a material indication of identification or agreement. What may have begun as a private practice as a reminder of xenia or ritualized friendship ... More

symposium  

Oswyn Murray

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Mar 2016
Commensality in Greece was focused both on the public civic or sacrificial meal and on the activities of smaller exclusive groups. The warrior feast was already central to the Homeric image of ... More

Tauriscus (2), sculptor, 1st cent. BCE  

Thomas Bertram Lonsdale Webster

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Dec 2015
Tauriscus (2) (1st cent. bce) sculptor, son of Artemidorus, of Tralles. Works (owned by C. *Asinius Pollio): 1. Hermerotes, probably a pair of *herms with bodies and heads of Erotes (see eros). 2. ... More

Tegea  

James Roy

Tegea, a *polis of SE *Arcadia situated in a high upland basin crossed by important routes to *Argos(1), Sparta, and SW and E. Arcadia. The polis was formed from nine local communities, but when an ... More

temple  

Richard Allan Tomlinson

The Greek temple was the house of the god, whose image it contained, usually placed so that at the annual festival it could watch through the open door the burning of the sacrifice at the altar which ... More

terracottas  

Dorothy Burr Thompson and Michael Vickers

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Mar 2016
The term properly includes all objects made of fired clay; commonly, pots and household vessels are treated separately. Fabricants (κοροπλάθοι, κοροπλάσται) were originally potters; later they were ... More

theatres, Greek and Roman, structure  

Richard Allan Tomlinson

The Greek theatre consisted essentially of the orchestra, the flat dancing-place for the choral song and dance out of which grew tragedy and comedy; and the auditorium (the theatron proper, Latin ... More

theatre staging, Greek  

J. Richard Green

The visual element in Greek theatre is demonstrably strong from the time of the earliest formal drama; the importance accorded to stage production may be judged from *Aristophanes(1)'s *parodies of ... More

Theodorus (1), Samian architect  

Andrew F. Stewart

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Dec 2015
Theodorus (1), Samian architect (see samos), sculptor, and metalworker, active c.550–520 bce. He made two massive silver craters dedicated by *Croesus at *Delphi, *Polycrates (1)'s famous ring, and ... More

tholos  

Richard Allan Tomlinson

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Mar 2016
In classical architecture a tholos is a circular building. Examples include that on the west side of the Athenian Agora (otherwise referred to as the Skias, or parasol, from the shape of its roof; ... More

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