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adoption

adoption  

In the heroic monomyth, the divine child is often adopted by menials or animals after being abandoned or threatened in some way. Oedipus, Sigurd (Siegfried), Krishna, Cybele, and Romulus and Remus ...
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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
359 words

Although the process of aging is a biological fact, the significance accorded different ages or stages of life is a

Age

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
192 words

Respect for the aged is an important principle in Judaism. ‘Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head and honour

Age

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
575 words

(ἡλικία). The ancient Greeks and Romans often considered the life of man as consisting of seven periods that corresponded to

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
171 words

Human life was expected to end after seventy years, and anyone living for eighty years must have unusual strength (Ps.

age

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

1 The period of time a person has lived.

2 A period or state of the human life cycle. See ...

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Robert S. J. Garland

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
694 words
The division of life into age-groups was prominently adhered to in antiquity, though there was considerable disagreement as to their precise identification. The Pythagorean philosophers ... More
Greek population

Greek population  

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 The demography of Greece is hard to investigate because of the shortage of statistical data. Owing to the stress on war in historiography most estimates of population size relate to the size of ...
homosexuality

homosexuality  

(hoh-moh-seks-yoo-al-iti)a pattern of sexuality in which sexual behaviour and thinking are directed towards people of the same sex (see also lesbianism). Counselling can benefit people who are ...
initiation

initiation  

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Includes the set of rituals which transforms girls and boys into adults. (See also eleusis; mystery cults.) In Greece, these rituals were the combined product of the Indo‐European heritage and ...
life expectancy

life expectancy  

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The length of time that an individual organism (such as a person) is expected to live. See also lifespan.

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