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Animal Farm a fable (1945) by George Orwell which consists of a satire on Russian Communism as it developed under Stalin. The animals of the farm, led by the pigs, revolt against the cruel farmer, ...
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Emily Kearns

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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480 words

Numerous features of Greek religion attest links between animals and gods, usually between one animal or group of animals and one divinity. Thus ...

Arcadia

Arcadia  

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A bleak and mountainous district in the central Peloponnese which became, as a result of references in Virgil's Eclogues, the traditional and incongruous location of the idealized world of the ...
Greek sacrifice

Greek sacrifice  

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Sacrifice was the central rite in Greek religion (see religion, greek), but there is no single Greek equivalent to the English word ‘sacrifice’. The practices we bring together under this heading ...
Roman sacrifice

Roman sacrifice  

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Roman sacrificial practices were not functionally different from Greek, although the Roman rite was distinguishable from the Greek and Etruscan. As in the Greek world, sacrifice was the central ...

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