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

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

Abacus

Abacus   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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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
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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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2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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139 words

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

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

Abdera

Abdera   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
Length:
55 words

Greek city on the coast of Thrace, founded in the seventh century bc and refounded in the sixth by

Abdera

Abdera   Reference library

James Maxwell Ross Cormack and Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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

a flourishing Greek city east of the Nestus river on the coast of *Thrace (Diod. Sic. 13. 72. 2).

abortion

abortion   Reference library

J. Robert Sallares

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
317 words

was controversial in antiquity. Doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath (see medicine, § 1.5) swore not to administer abortifacients,

abortion

abortion   Reference library

J. Robert Sallares

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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

was controversial in antiquity. Doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath (see hippocrates (2)) swore not to administer abortifacients, but

Abȳ′dos

Abȳ′dos   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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

Milesian colony on the eastern, Asiatic, side of the Hellespont, at its narrowest point. Here *Xerxes crossed to Europe

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