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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

dispel

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
6 words
Velleius Paterculus

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Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
503 words

...forms the unconventional conclusion to his work, is arguably a recognition of the political crisis of 29 , while the treatment of Sejanus, which is not a panegyric of the man but a defence of his elevation by Tiberius, betrays some of the very unease which it seems designed to dispel. Velleius travelled widely; he was a senator, like Sallust and Tacitus , and held magisterial office; like Thucydides (2) he witnessed and took part in a significant number of the events he describes. He thus enjoyed many of the advantages conventionally associated with the...

Socrates

Socrates  

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(469–399 bc),ancient Athenian philosopher. As represented in the writings of his disciple Plato, he engaged in dialogue with others in an attempt to reach understanding and ethical concepts by ...
Velleius Paterculus

Velleius Paterculus  

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Roman historical writer, b. in (probably) 20 or 19 bc. He spent ad 4–12 serving under the future emperor Tiberius in Germany twice, Pannonia, and Dalmatia. In 6, having completed his service as an ...
meteorology

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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

...Aristotle's Meteorology includes accounts not only of comets and meteors but of the weather, earthquakes, the origins of seas and rivers, and the formation of minerals. Theophrastus also wrote a Meteorology , parts of which survive in a Syriac version. The Epicureans aimed to dispel fear by explaining the nature of those aspects which terrify most ( see Lucretius , book 6 ). Poseidonius ' work in some part survives in the Younger Seneca's Natural Questions , and treats the subject in Stoic fashion as part of the workings of the whole...

Antigonus Doson

Antigonus Doson (c.263–221bc)   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Classical World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
293 words

...for Demetrius II's young son Philip (later Philip V ), but after some initial military successes against invading Dardanians and Aetolians and rebellious Thessalians he was granted the royal title. He had already married Philip's mother Chryseis and adopted the boy, so dispelling suspicions that he might wish to usurp Philip's ultimate claim to succeed. Doson's reign is characterized by careful restorative diplomacy, in Thessaly, where he allowed the Thessalian League to be reconstituted, but especially in the Peloponnese, leading to the restoration...

Antigonus

Antigonus (3) (c.263–221 bc)   Reference library

R. M. Errington

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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

... Demetrius (6) II 's young son Philip (later Philip (3) V ), but after some initial military successes against invading Dardanians and Aetolians and rebellious Thessalians he was granted the royal title. He had already married Philip's mother Chryseis and adopted the boy, so dispelling suspicions that he might wish to usurp Philip's ultimate claim to succeed. Doson's reign is characterized by careful restorative diplomacy, in Thessaly , where he allowed the Thessalian League to be reconstituted, but especially in the Peloponnese, leading to the restoration...

Velleius Paterculus

Velleius Paterculus   Reference library

A. J. Woodman

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,041 words

...conclusion to his work (2. 131), is arguably a recognition of the political crisis of ad 29 , while the treatment of Seianus, which is not a panegyric of the man but a defence of his elevation by Tiberius, betrays some of the very unease which it seems designed to dispel. Velleius, like Polybius , travelled widely (cf. 2. 101. 3); he was a senator, like Sallust and Tacitus) , and held magisterial office; like Thucydides he witnessed and took part in a significant number of the events he describes (cf. 2. 104. 3, 106. 1, 113. 3, 118. 1). He...

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,107 words
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...earliest mention of Romulus’ deification is a fragment from Ennius: “Romulus lives for ever in the sky with the gods that gave him birth” ( Annales F 110). Cicero ( De republica 2.20) reports a story that Romulus’ deification as Quirinus was proclaimed by Proculus Julius to dispel the suspicion that the senators were responsible for Romulus’ death. The tradition that Romulus was torn in pieces by senators appears in Livy (1.16) and Dionysius (2.56), with the latter commenting on Romulus’ tyrannical behavior. Both authors give an alternative version that...

Heroön

Heroön   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
1,011 words

...(Theseus at Athens , Anios at Delos ), legislator (Lykourgos at Sparta ) or soldier (Brasidas at Amphipolis ). Each city hoped, through an appropriate cult, to capture after the hero’s death the beneficial, semi-divine influence he had exercised while alive, and sometimes to dispel the evil influence of a vengeful hero by funerary honours. For example, at Temesa in southern Italy a drunken sailor who had raped a virgin was stoned to death and left unburied by the furious population, and at Delphi the inhabitants killed Neoptolemos in the Sanctuary of...

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