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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
Length:
277 words

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

‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr

‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr   Reference library

Nancy Khalek

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018
One of the wives of *Muhammad and the daughter of the first *caliph, *Abu Bakr (r. 622–4). She died in 678. She married Muhammad at the age of 9, and was his close confidante. She was also ... More
‘A’isha bt. Talha

‘A’isha bt. Talha   Reference library

Nancy Khalek

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

Daughter of *Muhammad’s *Companion *Talha b. ‘Ubayd Allah. She was also the niece of *‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr...

A(u)sculum Satrianum

A(u)sculum Satrianum   Reference library

H. Kathryn Lomas

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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

*Daunian city, 28 km. (17 mi.) SW of Foggia. It was an important city in the 4th–3rd cent. bc...

Aachen ambo ivories

Aachen ambo ivories   Reference library

John Hanson

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Current Version:
2018

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

Ab Actis

Ab Actis   Reference library

Alexander Skinner

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

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

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:
102 words
a counting-board, the usual aid to reckoning in antiquity. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike used a board with vertical columns, on which (working from right to left) units, tens, ... More
Aba I, Mar

Aba I, Mar (552)   Reference library

J. F. Coakley

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

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

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:
148 words

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

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