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A′ccius, Lucius

A′ccius, Lucius (170–c.86 bc)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
Length:
277 words

Latin poet and literary scholar, from Picenum in Umbria. He was a younger contemporary of the tragedian *Pacuvius and

Aachen ambo ivories

Aachen ambo ivories   Reference library

John Hanson

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

The *ambo at the cathedral in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) is embellished with six *ivories probably of the early 8th

Aba I, Mar

Aba I, Mar (552)   Reference library

J. F. Coakley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Current Version:
2018

Author and *catholicus of the *Church of the East. He was a former Persian official converted from

Ab Actis

Ab Actis   Reference library

Alexander Skinner

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
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2018

A senior member of the *officium of a *Praefectus Praetorio, *Praefectus Urbi, *Vicarius,

Abacus

Abacus   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
39 words

Uppermost element of a capital on a column or pilaster. On the Doric, Ionic and Tuscan orders of architecture it

abacus

abacus   Reference library

William David Ross and Michael Vickers

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
101 words

a counting-board, the usual aid to reckoning in antiquity. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike used a board with vertical

Abaris

Abaris   Reference library

Alan H. Griffiths

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
139 words

legendary devotee of *Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like *Aristeas whom *Pindar

Abasgia

Abasgia   Reference library

Manana Odisheli

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Abasgia occupied the north-east shore of the Black Sea. It was part of Colchis where the *cities of Gyenos

Abaton

Abaton   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
26 words

[Gr.: ‘untrodden’].

An enclosure attached to a temple of Asklepios, where patients not in a state of ritual purity could

‘Abbasids

‘Abbasids (in Umayyad times)   Reference library

Konstantin Klein and Andrew Marsham

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

Caliphal dynasty (750–1258) who seized the *caliphate from the *Umayyads in the so-called ‘Abbasid Revolution of 747–50. The

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