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(c. 450—399 bc)

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Antiphon

Antiphon  

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(c.480–411 bc),of the deme of Rhamnus, the first Attic orator whose works were preserved. From a prominent family, he participated in the intellectual movement inspired by the sophists, taking a ...
Archelāus

Archelāus  

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King of Macedon (413–399 bc). He gained the throne by murder and was eventually assassinated by two male lovers. His reign is notable for co‐operation with Athens (supply of shipbuilding materials), ...
Greek prose-rhythm

Greek prose-rhythm  

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The earliest surviving discussion of prose-rhythm is to be found in Aristotle Ars rhetorica 1408b21–9a21, where he distinguishes between ‘rhythm’ (ῥυθμός) and ‘metre’ (μέτρον) and emphasizes that if ...
Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy  

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Tragedy, one of the most influential literary forms that originated in Greece, is esp. associated with Athens in the 5th cent. bc. All but one of the surviving plays date from the 5th cent., but ...
patronage, literary

patronage, literary  

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GreekLiterary patronage in Greece is associated chiefly with autocratic rulers (though in Classical Athens the choregia was a kind of democratization of the patronage principle). The tyrants of ...
Timaeus

Timaeus  

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Of Tauromenium in Sicily, c.350–260bc, the most important western Greek historian. Timaeus was exiled in c.315 and spent at least 50 years of his exile in Athens, where he wrote his great historical ...

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