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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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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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Latin poet and literary scholar, from Picenum in Umbria. He was a younger contemporary of the tragedian *Pacuvius and ...

A'cheron

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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In Greek myth, one of the rivers of the Underworld (see Hades). The name was also that of ...

A'cragas

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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One of the richest and most famous of the Greek cities in Sicily, founded c.580 bc on the central ...

A'gathon

A'gathon (c.445–c.400 bc) Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Athenian tragic poet, perhaps the most important apart from the three great tragedians (see tragedy 4) and celebrated ...

A'giads

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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The senior royal house at *Sparta, the name derived from king Agis, son of Eurysthenes (see Heracleidae ...

a'gora

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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The commercial, social, and political centre of a Greek city. At Athens the agora was established in the time of ...

A'laric

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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The Gothic leader who united a number of separate groups of Goths to create the Visigoths. He was in ...

A'lciphron

A'lciphron (c. ad 200) Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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Greek sophist (see Second Sophistic). He was the author of fictitious letters (of which we have about a ...

A'llia

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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A small stream flowing into the Tiber from the east about 18km (11 miles) north of Rome, near which the ...

A'mbiorix

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Leader of the Gallic tribe of the Eburōnēs in their revolt against the Romans in 54–53 bc. He successfully ...

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