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Alciphron

Alciphron  

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(2nd or 3rd cent. ad),sophist (see Second Sophistic), whose Letters, supposedly written by Athenians of the 4th cent. bc (fishermen, farmers, ‘parasites’, courtesans (hetairai) attest his wide ...
Letters, Greek

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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The earliest surviving Greek letter, scratched on a sheet of folded lead, dates from about 500 bce (the so-called Berezan

letters, Greek

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Michael Burney Trapp

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Letters in the Greek world could be written on metal, wax-coated wood, fragments of earthenware, animal skin, and (above all) papyrus (...

Proetus

Proetus  

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The first king of Tiryns, who quarrelled with his brother Acrisius in their mother's womb. See also Bellerophon; letters, Greek. The only other important myth, which is fragmented into various ...
women in philosophy

women in philosophy  

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Are recorded in antiquity, though extant writings are few, and there is controversy over dating and authorship of texts. Most of the women whom ancient sources identify as philosophers are associated ...

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