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Abaris

Abaris  

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Legendary devotee of Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like Aristeas whom Pindar (fr. 270 B. Snell and H. Maehler) associated with the time of Croesus—perhaps ...
acoustic

acoustic  

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(ă-koo-stik)of or relating to sound or the sense of hearing. a. nerve see cochlear nerve. a. neuroma see (vestibular) schwannoma.
Antimachus

Antimachus  

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Of Colophon in western Asia Minor, Greek poet and scholar (fl. 400 bc). He may have been taught by Stesimbrotus of Thasos; Plutarch, Lys. 18. 8 says he competed at the Lysandreia festival in Samos in ...
Asclepiades

Asclepiades  

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(RE 39),of Prusias ad Mare in Bithynia, physician. He spent at least some of his career in Rome, and died sometime in the 1st cent. bc. He is best ...
dialogue

dialogue  

1 Vocal work, mainly from medieval times to 17th cent., in which echo, alternation, or contrast suggested spoken dialogue.2 Spoken dialogue is used in some types of opera, e.g. Fr. opéra‐comique, ...
Dionysius

Dionysius  

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Of Heraclea (3) on the Pontus (c. 328–248 bc), pupil of Zeno (2) and others, including Heraclides (1) of Pontus. As a Stoic (see Stoicism) he wrote philosophical works, and ...
etymologica

etymologica  

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The etymologies in Plato (1)'s Cratylus influenced Hellenistic thinkers, especially Stoics (see Stoicism), and writings ‘On Etymologies’ or the like are attested for Chrysippus, Heraclides (1) ...
geocentricity

geocentricity  

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The theory that the earth lies at the centre of the universe belongs to Greek scientific astronomy. The first man to whom the notion that the earth is spherical and lies at the centre of a spherical ...
Heraclides (1) Ponticus

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David John

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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of the *Academy. Born of a wealthy and aristocratic family in *Heraclea (3) Pontica, he came to *...

Heraclides Ponticus

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David John Furley

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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4th cent. bc philosopher of the Academy. Born of a wealthy and aristocratic family in Heraclea Pontica, he came to ...

Sibyl

Sibyl  

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Originally the Sibyl seems to have been a single prophetic woman, but by the time of Heraclides of Pontus, a number of places claimed to be the birthplace of Sibylla, traditions concerning a number ...

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