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date: 14 August 2020

patronage, literary 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
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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