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date: 14 August 2020

patronage, literary 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Author(s):
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Literary 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 Corinth, Pisistratid Athens, Samos, and the Greek cities of Sicily were notable examples, patronizing such writers as ... ...

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