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Glossary entry on the British monk.
At the Battle of Tegyra, in 375 B.C., the Spartan army of 10,000 foot soldiers and 1000 cavalry was defeated by a much smaller army, the Theban forces, consisting of the Sacred Band, an elite squadron of 300 lover-soldiers led by Pelopidas.
Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus, kept suitors at bay for twenty years while her husband fought at Troy and suffered Poseidon's wrath on his return home. During this time, she raised their son Telemachus to adulthood.
Athenian leader (d. 429 B.C.) who rebuilt Athens after the Persian Wars and led the Athenians and allies (Delian League) into the Peloponnesian Wars.
Persius was one of the major Roman satirists.
The 66-year-old emperor who replaced Commodus lasted 87 days.
Roman satirist of Nero's time.
Philopoemen (253-184 B.C.) was a Greek general and leader of the Achaian (Achaean) League.
Lyric poet born about 522 at CynoscephalÃ¦, near Thebes.
Glossary entry on one of the most influential Greek philosophers, Plato.
Roman playwright whose comedies, filled with slapstick and puns, are often considered more lightweight than those of Terence.
The Greek historians, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus, and Plutarch, provide a wealth of information about their times.
Great Greek sculptor.
Neoplatonist philosopher and head of the Academy founded by Plato, he wrote a commentary on Euclid.
Fifth century Greek sophist.
Mathematician, musician, mystic, philosopher, astronomer in one.
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