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Agapenor

Agapenor  

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(Ἀγαπήνωρ), in mythology, leader of the Arcadian contingent against Troy (Iliad 2. 609); son of Ancaeus. On the way back from Troy he arrived at Cyprus (Lycophron 479 ff.), where ...
Aphrodite

Aphrodite  

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In Greek mythology, the goddess of beauty, fertility, and sexual love. She is variously described as the daughter of Zeus and Dione, or as being born from the sea. Her cult was of Eastern origin, ...
Cinyras

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Legendary king of Cyprus; in Homer's The Iliad: A Commentary 3, he is the donor of Agamemnon's magnificent inlaid corslet (11. 20ff.), and thereafter becomes a byword for wealth (Tyrtaeus ...
Curium

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A coastal city of Cyprus, built on a bluff 15 km. (9½ mi.) west of Limassol, near Episkopi, perhaps mentioned on the Esarhaddon prism (673/2 bc)—‘Damasu king of Kuri …’. ...
Cyprus

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A bitterly divided island that has rejected an opportunity for reunificationThe island of Cyprus has two main mountain ranges. The Kyrenian Mountains extend along the northern coast, while the ...
deputy

deputy  

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Used by NRSV in 1 Kgs. 22: 47; ‘viceroy’, REB. Edom is being ruled by an official from Judah's king Jehoshaphat. In Acts 13: 7 the deputy (AV) at Paphos is more accurately described by NRSV as a ...
Elymas

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Also called Bar‐Jesus; a Jewish sorcerer at Paphos (Acts 13: 6–12). When Elymas tried to dissuade the proconsul of Cyprus from embracing Christianity, Paul caused him to be struck with temporary ...
Ister

Ister  

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(c. 250–200 bc),author, probably from Paphos. He studied under Callimachus (3) of Cyrene at Alexandria (1). He was a contemporary of the biographer Hermippus (2). His work was in ...
Laodice

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In mythology, a stock name for women of high rank, meaning ‘princess’ (cf. Creon; Creusa), e.g. (a) a daughter of Priam (see Acamas; Demophon (1), (b) a daughter of Agapenor ...
Marium-Arsinoë

Marium-Arsinoë  

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A city-kingdom of NW Cyprus, near Khrysokhou Bay, possibly founded in the 11th cent. bc, apparently on a virgin site. It marched with Soli (to the east) and Paphos (to ...
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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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City established in the 4th cent. bce on the SW coast of Cyprus. Paul and *Barnabas met the Roman

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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ancient city on the southwest coast of Cyprus (34°42′ N, 32°35′ E), situated on a low hill above the coastal

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Hector William Catling

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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city-kingdom of SW *Cyprus. (1) Palaepaphos (mod. Kouklia) built on a bluff near the coast, site of a famous sanctuary of ...

Paphos, New

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Town on the south-west coast of Cyprus and capital of the island from the 2nd century bc to the 4th

Praxiteles

Praxiteles  

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(mid 4th century bc),Athenian sculptor, only one of whose works, Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysus, survives. He is also noted for a statue of Aphrodite, of which there are only Roman copies.
Pygmalion

Pygmalion  

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Legendary king who because of his disgust for real women made himself a beautiful statue with which he fell in love. Venus, in answer to his prayer, then transformed her ...
Salamis

Salamis  

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The main port of Cyprus, on the eastern coast, named after the Greek island. Paul and Barnabas stayed there and preached in the synagogues (Acts 13: 5). The city had a fine natural harbour and there ...
Sopater

Sopater  

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[Na]Greek writer of the late 4th century bc who produced parodies and farces and who probably lived and wrote in Alexandria.
Titus

Titus  

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(ad 39–81),Roman emperor, son of Vespasian. In 70 he ended a revolt in Judaea with the conquest of Jerusalem; he fell in love with the Jewish Queen Berenice, daughter of Herod Agrippa, who ...

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