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Apollodorus

Apollodorus  

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Of Athens (c.180–after 120 bc), the last of a series of intellectual giants in Alexandria.His Chronicle was based on the researches of Eratosthenes, although it extended coverage beyond the death of ...
Aristarchus of Samos

Aristarchus of Samos  

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(c.320 bc–c.250 bc) Greek astronomerLittle is known of the life of Aristarchus, but Archimedes reported that Aristarchus had proposed that, while the Sun and the fixed stars are motionless, the Earth ...
clocks

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The usual instrument for telling time in antiquity was the sundial. This employed the shadow of a pointer cast on a surface marked with lines indicating the seasonal hours (one seasonal hour was 1/12 ...
Hellanicus

Hellanicus  

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Of Lesbos (c. 480–395 bc) was a mythographer, ethnographer, and chronicler of major significance. Though his background was in the tradition of Ionian historiē begun by Hecataeus (1), he deserves ...
logographers

logographers  

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(Gk. logographos),as used by the contemporaries of Demosthenes (2), commonly means a speech‐writer for litigants in the courts, or else a writer of prose, as distinct from a poet. Modern practice, ...
Olympia

Olympia  

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A plain in Greece, in the western Peloponnese. In ancient Greece it was the site of the chief sanctuary of the god Zeus, the place where the original Olympic Games were held. An Olympiad was a period ...
Olympiad

Olympiad  

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Four-year period between occurrences of the Olympian Games; see Hippias (2); Timaeus (2); time-reckoning. See also D. M. Lewis, Notes and Queries 1960, 403.
Olympic Games

Olympic Games  

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An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in ad 393.In ...
Roman calendar

Roman calendar  

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March remained the first month of the year until 153 bc. From then the official year of the consuls and most other Roman magistrates began on 1 January. March, May, Quintilis (July), and October had ...
Timaeus

Timaeus  

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Of Tauromenium in Sicily, c.350–260bc, the most important western Greek historian. Timaeus was exiled in c.315 and spent at least 50 years of his exile in Athens, where he wrote his great historical ...

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