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August 2016

This month's update includes the below new articles:

demography New
shops and shopping New

July 2016

This month's update includes the below new articles:

law, Roman, institutional scheme of New
masturbation New
plagiarism in Latin literature New
poverty New

June 2016

This month's update includes the below new articles:

Article New or Revised
legislation (nomothesia) New
pavements, Roman New
the self in Latin literature New

May 2016

This month's update includes the below new and revised articles:

Article New or Revised
Benedictus Nursinus New
Gymnosophists New
institores New
Irenaeus Revised
Tertullian Revised

 

April 2016

This month's update includes the below new and revised articles:

Article New or Revised
poetic unity, Greek New
Petronius (1) Revised
Aqueducts Revised
Athanasius Revised
Body Revised
coinage, Roman Revised
Masculinity Revised
Nausicaa Revised
papyrology, Latin Revised
sculpture, Roman Revised
women Revised

March 2016

Oxford Classical Dictionary now available for subscription

Oxford University Press is pleased to announce that the Oxford Classical Dictionary (OCD) is now available for subscription as a dynamic, continuously updated resource. In print since 1949, the OCD has grown from almost 1,600 to over 6,300 entries on a wide range of topics, and has become an unrivaled single-source reference for the study of the Greco-Roman world. Now a part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia program, the new OCD is an enhanced, free-standing site for the acclaimed title, featuring monthly updates with new and revised articles. A highly discoverable site will ensure that the Dictionary remains the premier source for authoritative reference on the ancient world.

This latest update also brings an additional 3,000 articles online including the below new and revised articles:

Article New or Revised
exploration New
annona (grain) New
cosmogonies and theogonies New
Atlantic Ocean New
Heracleopolis, Jewish politeuma New
Pseudo-Oppian New
Flaccilla, Aelia Flavia, wife of the eastern emperor Theodosius I New
Justina, wife of the emperor Valentinian I and mother of the emperor Valentinian II New
Honoria, Justa Grata, sister to western emperor Valentinian III New
ius honorarium New
Ioannes Damascenus, priest-monk and theologian 650/675?–c.750 CE New
Sabiniani and Proculiani New
Columbanus, abbot of Luxeuil and Bobbio, d. 615 CE New
Bede (Beda Venerabilis), c. 673–735 CE New
Optatus of Milevis, c. 4th cent. CE New
Temples of Sant'Omobono New
Getty Hexameters, the New
bronze vessels, Roman New
gladiators, combatants at games* Revised
Colluthus* Revised
Cestius Gallus, Gaius* Revised
Apuleius* Revised
dokimasia* Revised
pagan, paganism Revised
Melito Revised
Ulfila Revised
hetairai Revised
marriage ceremonies, Roman Revised
theatre staging, Greek Revised
Alcinous (1) Revised
Galatea Revised
Bellum Civile Revised
parody, Latin Revised
Claudius Pulcher (2), Appius Revised
matriarchy Revised
prostitution, secular, female Revised
cantica Revised
Sulpicia (1) Revised
Sulpicia (2) Revised
carmen Revised
Soterichus Revised
Stasinus Revised
Lotus-eaters  Revised
Myrrha Revised
Themisto Revised
Aias Revised
Teucer Revised
Aesopus Revised
Stertinius Revised
Apollonius (1) Rhodius Revised
Theocritus Revised
Theodoridas Revised
Tyrannio (2) Revised
tragicocomoedia Revised
Terentius Varro Atacinus, Publius  Revised
Sulpicius, Servius Revised
Hellenistic poetry at Rome Revised
analogia, De Revised
poetry, philosophers on Revised
Poppaea Sabina  Revised
Telamon (2) Revised
Subura Revised
Thamugadi Revised
Thessaly Revised
Ephesus Revised
Thebes (2)  Revised
novus homo Revised
sanitation, Roman Revised
Fregellae Revised
Monte Testaccio Revised
murrina vasa Revised
Parma Revised
Augusta Raurica  Revised
Saepinum Revised
Suessa Aurunca Revised
Teanum Apulum Revised
Teanum Sidicinum  Revised
Tegianum Revised
medicine Revised
Symphosius* Revised

*Heavily revised

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January 2016

Explore brand new content that has just been added to the Oxford Classical Dictionary:

December 2015

Explore 3000+ Sample Articles

Over 3,000 key articles from the Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th Edition, have been added to the site, as a preview to the full collection launching in early 2016. Check back soon for the full content launch.

July 2015

200 Sample Articles From 4th Edition 

A selection of articles published in the 4th edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary is now available. All articles on the new Oxford Classical Dictionary platform mirror the acclaimed formatting of Oxford's premier reference sources, including Oxford Handbooks Online and Encyclopedia of Social Work. Explore this freely available content today, and check in over the coming months as more articles are published.

January 2015

Publishing Classics: A Short History

In print since 1949, the Oxford Classical Dictionary (OCD) has grown from almost 1,600 to 6,500 entries on a wide range of topics, and has been an unrivaled single-source reference for the study of the Greco-Roman world. With its accessible, concise entries, the OCD has long-served as a student’s introduction to richer study, as well as a trusted guide for scholars seeking a ready reference. Read more.