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A. Definition

A catalogue is a listing of similar terms in an homogenous context, which in its form is clearly delineated. Each of its components is an ‘element of a continuous development’ [4. 64]. There is no coherent ancient definition; one characteristic feature is numbering (cf. Hom. Od. 16,235), which also played an important part in the differentiated aesthetical evaluation by the ancient Homer philologists (cf. schol. on Hom. …

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Reitz, Christiane (Rostock), “Catalogue”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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