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Ceramicus  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Ceramicus, Kerameikos, large and (in ancient authors) loosely defined district of NW Athens based on the potters’ (kerameis) quarter. Within the Themistoclean wall it embraced the area from the ... More

Chares (4), of Lindus, Greek sculptor, fl. 300 ?BCE  

Andrew F. Stewart

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Dec 2015
Chares (4), of *Lindus, Greek sculptor, active c.300 bce. A follower of *Lysippus (2), Chares was renowned for his bronze statue of *Helios for *Rhodes, the famous Colossus. Some 32 m. (105 ft.) ... More

colonization, Greek  

D. W. R. Ridgway

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Jul 2015
‘Colonization’, in the language of a former imperial power, is a somewhat misleading definition of the process of major Greek expansion that took place between c.734 and 580 bce. In fact, ... More

court  

Antony Spawforth

Court, in mediaeval and early-modern times the ruler's household and retinue, its spatial and institutional setting, and, by extension, the ruling power as constituted by monarch and helpers in ... More

Cresilas, Greek sculptor, active c. 440–410 BCE  

Andrew F. Stewart

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Dec 2015
His statues of *Pericles (1) and Dieitrephes shot through with arrows (Plin.HN 34. 74; Paus. 1. 23. 3, 25. 1) stood on the Acropolis; their signed bases survive, plus a dedication to ... More

Critius  

Andrew F. Stewart

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Dec 2015
Critius, Athenian (?) sculptor, active c.490–460 bce. Author, with Nesiotes, of six dedications on the Acropolis, all bronzes. The two were famed for their bronze Tyrannicides (Harmodius ... More

crowns and wreaths, Greek  

Brian Campbell

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Jul 2016
Crowns and wreaths (στέφανος, στεφάνη) were worn by Greeks for a variety of ceremonial purposes: by priests when *sacrificing, by members of dramatic choruses, orators and symposiasts (see ... More

Cypselus, chest of  

Stanley Casson, Gisela M. A. Richter, and Michael Vickers

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Dec 2015
A chest of cedar-wood decorated with figures in ivory, gold, and wood, exhibited at *Olympia in the temple of Hera. It is said to have been the one in which the infant *Cypselus was hidden, and ... More

Damophon, Messenian sculptor  

Andrew F. Stewart

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Dec 2015
Messenian sculptor, active early 2nd cent. bce. Repaired Phidias' *Zeus at *Olympia and made marble cult statues for cities of the *Achaean Confederacy: Messene, Aegium, *Megalopolis, and ... More

dead, disposal of  

Ian Morris

Correct disposal of the dead was always a crucial element in easing the *soul of the deceased into the next world. However, the forms of burial varied enormously. Great significance was attached to ... More

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