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The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt (Alexandria? Hence known as the Codex Alexandrinus) in the 5th cent. A few leaves ...
Abū Mīnā

Abū Mīnā  

Famous Early Christian settlement (the ancient name is unknown) and pilgrimage center in Mareotis, west of Alexandria, where the underground tomb of St. Menas was venerated from the late 4th ...
Achilles Tatius

Achilles Tatius  

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Greek novelist from Alexandria, author of ‘The Story of Leucippe and Cleitophon’ (Ta kata Leukippēn kai Kleitophōnta) in eight books. Shown by papyri to be circulating by the late 2nd cent. ad, it ...
Acts of the Pagan Martyrs

Acts of the Pagan Martyrs  

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Is the name given by modern scholars to about a dozen fragments of Alexandrian nationalist literature, preserved on papyri mostly written in the 2nd or early 3rd cent. ad. The ...
Aeneas of Gaza

Aeneas of Gaza  

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(d. 518), Christian Neoplatonist. In his Theophrastus he defended the immortality of the soul and the resurrection of the body, but rejected such tenets of Platonism as conflicted with orthodox ...
Aëtius

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Of Amida, physician, fl. c. ad 530–60 in Alexandria (1) and Constantinople. He wrote an extant medical encyclopaedia, called the Tetrabiblon from its division into four sections. Beginning with a ...
Aetius

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(d. c.366), sophist. He was a dialectician at Alexandria and was made a bishop by the Arians. He and his followers (Anomoeans) asserted that the Son, being begotten, was in essence unlike the Father, ...
Agatharchides

Agatharchides  

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Of Cnidus (c.215 to after 145 bc). Greek historian, geographer, and Peripatetic who lived most of his adult life in Alexandria (1), eventually leaving, perhaps in flight to Athens after ...
Agathias

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(‘lawyer’), historian and poet in Constantinople, c.ad 532–c.580. A native of Myrina in Asia Minor, where his father was a rhetor, he was educated at Alexandria and Constantinople, where he later ...
Agnoetae

Agnoetae  

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A Monophysite sect whose members attributed ignorance to the human soul of Christ. Founded by Themistius, a 6th-cent. deacon of Alexandria, they are also known as ‘Themistians’. Most Monophysites ...
Aion

Aion  

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(Αἰ̑ών) was for late antiquity the personification and god of indefinitely extending time. In early Greek αἰ̑ών means ‘life’ (often in the sense of ‘vital force’), ‘whole lifetime’, ‘generation’. It ...
Aksum

Aksum  

A town in the province of Tigré in northern Ethiopia. It was a religious centre and the capital of a powerful kingdom during the 1st–6th centuries ad. According to ancient Aksumite tradition their ...
Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great  

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[Na]Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of Greece in 336 bc. ...
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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The city of Alexandria in Egypt was just one of several eponymous cities founded by Alexander III (Alexander the

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Michael Bracy

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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Though widely considered a center for learning in antiquity, Alexandria, Egypt, had become a shadow of its ancient self by the opening of the nineteenth century. In ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Egyptian city situated on the Mediterranean coast west of the delta of the River Nile, capital of Egypt from c.

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World Encyclopedia

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Chief port and second largest city of Egypt, situated on the w extremity of the Nile delta. Founded by Alexander

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Dominic W. Rathbone

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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was founded by *Alexander (3) the Great in 331 bc when he took *Egypt from the Persians. It was developed principally by the first two Ptolemies, who made it the capital of their kingdom ... More
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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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A city in *Egypt near the delta of the *Nile with a population of a million in the

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Robert Steven Bianchi

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Located in Egypt’s northwestern delta on the limestone shelf between Lake Mareotis and the Mediterranean Sea, the site was inhabited

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