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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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108 words

...metal or stone. The name first appears in Jerome's preface to the Old Testament book of Job, and is generally taken to mean ‘letters an inch long’ (Lat. uncia, ‘inch’), but the derivation is uncertain. See texts , transmission of ancient 3 . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fd/Codex_Sinaiticus-small.jpg Greek uncial writing in the Codex Sinaiticus, c . ad 350: Luke...

Pindar

Pindar (518–after 446 bc)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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...Of English odes, those of the seventeenth-century poet John Dryden , Song for St Cecilia's Day and Alexander's Feast , and of the eighteenth-century poet Thomas Gray , Progress of Poesy and The Bard , capture something of the true feeling. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Pindar_statue.jpg Bust of Pindar, Roman copy of Greek original of mid 5 th century ...

So'phoclēs

So'phoclēs (c.496–406/5 bc)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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965 words

...will. In this connection Matthew Arnold's judgement of Sophocles (in his sonnet, ‘To a Friend’) as one ‘who saw life steadily and saw it whole’ is often quoted. The poet Shelley had a volume of Sophocles in his pocket when he was drowned in 1822 . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Sophocles_Musei_Capitolini_MC560.jpg Marble bust of Sophocles, Roman from a Greek original of the 4 th century ...

Flynn, Leontia

Flynn, Leontia (1974–)   Reference library

Jeremy Noel-Tod

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

...to Paul * Muldoon . But Philip * Larkin and Denise * Riley indicate the range of her acknowledged influences. Drives (2008), which won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, features a series of biographical sonnets on other writers. Flynn has referred to these as ‘Wikipedia poems’—an updating, perhaps, of W. H. * Auden ’s ‘shilling life’. Profit and Loss (2011—all Cape), her third collection, includes a long poem modelled on Auden’s ‘Letter to Lord Byron’, which surveys a life arrived at motherhood and middle-age, with all the ‘old junk’ of...

Andro'meda

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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121 words

...changed the monster to stone by showing it the Gorgon's head , and married Andromeda, after first fighting and turning to stone her uncle Phineus, who had been betrothed to her and who now attacked him. Their children included Alcaeus and Electryon. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Perseus_and_andromeda_amphora.jpg Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea-monster: Corinthian amphora c .560 ...

Cassa'ndra

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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218 words

...maintained that this obligation was imposed for a thousand years. After the sack of Troy Cassandra was awarded to the Greek commander Agamemnon as his concubine, but on their return to Mycenae they were both murdered by his wife Clytemnestra. http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Aias_Kassandra_Louvre_G458.jpg/280px-Aias_Kassandra_Louvre_G458.jpg Depiction of the rape of Cassandra by the Lesser Ajax, on the interior base of an Attic cup, c .440-430 ...

A'rtemis

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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408 words

...crown and a body covered with breasts. The most important of her cults in Sparta was that of Artemis Orthia, at which youths undergoing the Spartan military upbringing, agoge , tried to steal cheese from the altar on pain of a beating if caught. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2a/Diane_de_Versailles_Leochares_2.jpg Statue known as Diana of Versailles – marble Roman copy from the 1 st or 2 nd century ad of a bronze Greek...

Wiki

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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2011

...by many hands over the Internet . The first such is credited to an American programmer, Ward Cunningham ( b.1949 ), in 1995 . The name ‘wiki’ alludes both to a Hawaiian word for ‘quick’ and, acronymically, to the phrase ‘what I know is’. Its best-known realization is Wikipedia , a free online encyclopedia to which anyone can contribute. A debate continues about its integrity, critics saying that its absence of editorial vetting or peer review means that it cannot be trusted, while supporters point to favourable comparisons, in some studies, with...

Apo'llō

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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564 words

.... It was built near Augustus' house on the Palatine, with a magnificent library attached. Apollo figures in Virgil as a healer but pre-eminently as the giver of oracles, and in the Eclogues as the patron of poetry and music. See also Aristeas . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Apollo_Saurocton_Louvre.jpg Roman statue of Apollo, 1 st or 2 nd century ad ; copy of a Greek bronze original of c .350 ...

Constantine I

Constantine I (ad c.285–337) (‘the Great’, Flāvius Valerius Constantīnus Augustus)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
Length:
530 words

...not unusual at the time). In the Eastern Church he is venerated as a saint. Having put to death in 326 his eldest son Crispus, he was succeeded by his three remaining sons who each took the title Augustus and divided the empire between themselves. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Constantine_multiple_CdM_Beistegui_233.jpg Gold medallion minted in ad 313 showing Constantine with the...

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