Terms and concepts -- their HELLENISTIC meanings

 

GENERAL

LITERATURE

agon

akanthus

ataraxia

chora

citizenship

demos

erudition

eudaimonia

helot

incubation

koine

liminal

liturgy (Hellenistic)

mimesis

oikoumene

orator

phalanx

ruler cult

sarissa

symmachy

syncretism

synoikismos

tyche

know the works we have read

bucolic

ekphrasis/ecphrasis

epigram

Erinna

hymn

idyll

mime

pastoral

Apollonius of Rhodes

Apuleius of Madaura

Herondas/Herodas

Kallimachos

Meleager

Menander

New Comedy

Theokritos

topos

ART

ARCHITECTURE

anastole

apoxyomenos

archaising

baroque

chryselephantine

classicising

diadem

drapery: "wet" and "flying" styles

larnax

Mehransichtig (adj), Mehransichtigkeit (n)

mosaic: pebble and tessellated (tesserae), opus vermiculatum

nereid

pastiche

pyramidal construction

slashing diagonals

stele, pl. stelai

Lysippos of Sikyon

Praxiteles of Athens

Skopas of Paros

arch

barrel vault

basileia

Corinthian order

cornice

entablature

frieze, triglyph, metope

heroon (pl. heroa)

hypaethral

Ionic order

naos,. naiskos

orthogonal (Hippodamian) grid plan

pediment

peripteros, dipteros

peristyle court

propylon

prostyle, amphiprostyle

"Rhodian" house

tholos

PLACES

PEOPLE

Alexandria

Antioch on the Orontes

Athens

Babylon

Bassai

Carthage

Crete

Cyprus

Delos

Didyma

Ephesos

Epidauros

Halikarnassos

Jerusalem

Judea

Kos

Lindos

Macedonia

Mesopotamia

Miletus

Morgantina/Sicily

Olynthos

Pella

Pergamon

Petra

Priene

Rhodes

Samothrace

Seleukid Kingdom

Syracuse/Sicily

Syria

Thrace

Vergina

Xanthos

know the gods

Aeschines

Alexander the Great

Antigonid dynasty

Antigonos Monophthalmos (One-Eyed)

Antiochos I, III, IV

Aristotle

Arsinoës, esp. II, III

Attalid dynasty

Berenikes, esp. I, II

Demetrios Poliorketes (Besieger of Cities)

Demetrios

Demosthenes

Epikouros

Eurydike

Kassander

Kleopatras, esp. VII

Laodike

Lysimachos of Thrace

Menander (poet)

Menander (ruler)

Mithridates VI

Olympias

Perseus

Philetairos

Philip II of Macedon

Philip V

Plato

Ptolemies / Ptolemaic dynasty

Pyrrhos of Epirus

Seleukid dynasty

Theophrastus

Zeno of Kition


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