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Aelius Tubero, Quintus

Aelius Tubero, Quintus  

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(RE 156)son of Lucius (above), accompanied his father 49–48 bc and fought at Pharsalus, but was pardoned by Caesar. In 46 he prosecuted Q. Ligarius (whom Cicero successfully defended) ...
agrarian laws and policy

agrarian laws and policy  

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Allocation of land by the community is attested in the Greek world at the times of new city foundations (see colonization, greek), and when land was annexed (cleruchies). There is also some evidence ...
aisymnētēs

aisymnētēs  

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According to Aristotle (Politica 1285a), a supreme ruler appointed by some early city-states in times of internal crisis, for life, for a prescribed period, or till the completion of the ...
Aristodemus Malacus

Aristodemus Malacus  

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(‘the Effeminate’), tyrant of Cumae, 504–c. 490 bc. An account of the career of this colourful tyrant in Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus (7. 3–11) derives, probably via Timaeus (2) from ...
Asianism

Asianism  

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The Greek orators of Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period developed a new style of oratory, marked by wordplay, emotional effect, bombast, and rhythm; some idea of it can be ...
Attic Orators

Attic Orators  

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By the 2nd cent. ad there was a list of ten Athenian orators (Lysias, Isaeus, Hyperīdēs, Isocratēs, Dīnarchus, Aeschinēs (1), Antiphōn, Lycurgus, Andocidēs, Dēmosthenēs (2) whose classic status was ...
Caecilius

Caecilius  

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(RE 2),of Caleacte in Sicily, rhetor and historian (1st cent. bc); said by some to have been a freedman of Jewish faith (see Suidas). His range of interests and ...
Cassius Vecellinus, Spurius

Cassius Vecellinus, Spurius  

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(RE 91)is recorded in the fasti as consul in 502, 493, and 486 bc, although the name Cassius is plebeian. According to tradition he negotiated the treaty (foedus) between ...
Claudius Crassus Inregillensis Sabinus, Appius

Claudius Crassus Inregillensis Sabinus, Appius  

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(RE 123)was consul 471 bc. According to Livy and Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus he was the leading member of the First Decemvirate, which drew up the first ten of ...
Dinarchus

Dinarchus  

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(c.360–c.290 bc),the last of the Ten Attic Orators. Born at Corinth, he went to Athens to study rhetoric under Theophrastus and from 336/5 constantly and successfully practised the profession of ...
Etruscan language

Etruscan language  

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The Etruscan language is no longer obscure and mysterious, even if there are still large gaps in our knowledge of its grammar and lexicon and in our understanding of the texts—larger than is the case ...
Gaius Canuleius

Gaius Canuleius  

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(RE 2)According to Cicero (De republica 2. 63) and Livy (4. 1ff.), as tribune of the plebs in 445 bc he passed the plebiscite (plebiscitum) revoking the ban on ...
Gnaeus Gellius

Gnaeus Gellius  

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(RE 4)a Roman historian of the later 2nd cent. bc, perhaps identical with a moneyer of 138 bc (Roman Republican Coinage no. 232). His annals, which may date from ...
Greek pronunciation

Greek pronunciation  

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The main features of the pronunciation of ancient Greek may be established through the study of contemporary documents, literary texts, spelling mistakes, puns, grammarians' statements, etc. (see ...
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 ...
Hegesippus

Hegesippus  

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(c.390–c.325bc), Athenian statesman, contemporary with Demosthenes, nicknamed Krōbylos (‘Top-knot’) from his old-fashioned hairstyle, an obscure but not unimportant figure. He was already a man of ...
Hermogenes

Hermogenes  

(RE 22),of Tarsus (2nd cent. ad), rhetor. A child prodigy, admired by Marcus Aurelius, he failed to fulfil his promise as a speaker (hostile account in Philostratus, Vitae sophistarum ...
historiography, Hellenistic

historiography, Hellenistic  

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In an age that witnessed the conquests by Alexander (3) the Great and his Successors and then the Roman succession to virtually all that had been theirs, Greeks substantially expanded ...
imitatio

imitatio  

Although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, mimesis refers to the act of representing reality through art, while imitatio is a relationship between texts, in which one writer or ...
Isaeus

Isaeus  

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Athenian speech‐writer (c.420–340s bc), who specialized in inheritance cases. Some 64 speech‐titles were known in antiquity, 50 of which were reckoned genuine. Eleven survive complete, of which four ...

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