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Lucian

Lucian  

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Of Samosata in Syria (b. c.ad 120), accomplished belletrist and wit in the context of the Second Sophistic (revival of Greek oratory in the 2nd-3rd cent. ad). The details of his life are extremely ...
mystery

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The secret rites of Greek and Roman pagan religion, or of any ancient or tribal religion, to which only initiates are admitted.
Neopythagoreanism

Neopythagoreanism  

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The resurgence of the mystical and numerological interests of Pythagoras, fused with elements from Plato and other Greek philosophers, in Mediterranean centres in the 1st century bc. According to ...
Paphlagonia

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A territory of northern Asia Minor, which included the mountainous coastal region between Bithynia and Pontus and extended inland as far as Galatia on the Anatolian plateau. It was traversed ...
Pompey

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(106–48bc),Roman general and statesman, known as Pompey the Great. He founded the First Triumvirate, but later quarrelled with Julius Caesar, who defeated him at the battle of Pharsalus. He then fled ...
snakes

snakes  

Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the man who had ...

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