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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

dispel vt   Quick reference

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

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

meteorology   Reference library

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

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 (RE 5) Paterculus

Velleius (RE 5) Paterculus   Reference library

A. J. Woodman

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,242 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 (1) , travelled widely (cf. 2. 101. 3); he was a senator, like Sallust and Tacitus ( 1 ) , and held magisterial office; like Thucydides (2) he witnessed and took part in a significant number of the events he describes (cf. 2. 104. 3, 106. 1, 113....

Hadrian

Hadrian (ad 117–38)   Reference library

Anthony R. Birley

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,727 words

...to a second consulship for 118. His position was thus very strong when Trajan died at Selinus in Cilicia on 8 August 117. The next day his adoption by Trajan was announced. A single aureus with the reverse hadriano traiano caesari ( BM Coins, Rom. Emp. 3. lxxxvi, 124) cannot dispel the rumours that Plotina had staged an adoption after Trajan died. Hadrian was disliked by his peers and had rivals, but the army recognized him; the senate had to follow suit. Plotina and the guard prefect Attianus took Trajan's body to Rome, while Hadrian faced the crisis in...

Ptolemy

Ptolemy (1)   Reference library

Dorothy J. Thompson, Albert Brian Bosworth, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, Dorothy J. Thompson, and Dorothy J. Thompson

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
2,482 words

...twice ( 169–168 , initially with the support of Philometor), and in July 168 , formally crowned as king, he only left when Rome intervened. The temporary reconciliation of the brothers, with a joint reign of Ptolemies VI and VIII and Cleopatra II from 169–164 , could not dispel this new influence on Egyptian affairs. Ejected in 164 , Philometor visited Rome to plead for his throne. In 163 the brothers finally agreed to disagree, with Philometor restored to Alexandria (1) and his brother ruling Cyrene . Philometor kept his throne but died fighting...

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...

Velleius Paterculus

Velleius Paterculus   Quick reference

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...

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...

Velleius Paterculus

Velleius Paterculus   Quick reference

Who's Who in the Classical World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,027 words

...conclusion to his work (2. 131), is arguably a recognition of the political crisis of ad 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, 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...

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