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scholarship, ancient, Latin  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
The origins of scholarship at Rome are lost to view, along with much of Rome's earliest scholarly writing. Suetonius' attempt (Gramm. 2) to trace Rome's first experience of Hellenistic scholarship to ... More

scholarship, classical, history of  

A. T. Grafton

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Mar 2016
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Classical texts formed the core of the arts curriculum in medieval schools and universities and were central to two of the three higher faculties, law and medicine, as well. But modern classical ... More

Scipionic Circle  

Andrew Erskine

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Mar 2016
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Scipionic Circle is a term used to describe P. *Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus and his friends, who were considered to be a group sharing the same cultural and even political outlook. The concept ... More

Second Sophistic  

Ewen Bowie

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Mar 2016
Second Sophistic is the term regularly applied in modern scholarship to the period c. 60–230 ce when *declamation became the most prestigious literary activity in the Greek world. Philostratus (see ... More

senatus consultum ultimum  

Arnaldo Momigliano and Andrew Lintott

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Mar 2016
Senatus consultum ultimum ‘the ultimate decree of the *senate’, a modern term, deriving from Caes. BCiv. 1. 5, for what was in fact a declaration of emergency.This decree urged magistrates, usually ... More

textual criticism  

M. D. Reeve

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Mar 2016
Textual criticism sets out to establish what a text originally said or meant to say. Anyone who checks a garbled message with the sender has given a faultless demonstration of it. Classical texts, ... More

topos  

Glenn W. Most and Gian Biagio Conte

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Mar 2016
Topos, a standard form of rhetorical argumentation or a variably expressible literary commonplace.In classical rhetoric, inventio aids the orator to find elements of persuasion: τόποι or loci are ... More

translation  

C. A. Martindale and Lorna Hardwick

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Jul 2015
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‘Translation is so far removed from the sterile equation of two dead languages that of all literary forms it is the one charged with the special mission of watching over the maturing process of the ... More

West, Western Greeks  

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Dec 2015

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