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Alexander the Great

[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 ...

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. ...
Alexander Historians

Alexander Historians  

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The term “Alexander Historians” refers to the chief authors of antiquity who wrote histories of Alexander the Great. Sources for Alexander's reign fall into three categories: (1) Contemporary ...
Vulgate tradition

Vulgate tradition  

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About Alexander the Great. See Alexander (3) the great (bibliog.); Cleitarchus.
Alexander Mosaic

Alexander Mosaic  

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A floor mosaic (c.100 bc, Archaeological Mus., Naples), discovered in the House of the Faun in Pompeii, depicting Alexander the Great defeating Darius III, the king of Persia, at the ...
Tower of All Nations

Tower of All Nations  

The great towering landmark in Verdopolis, residence of Crashey (Crashie), ‘the great patriarch’ in the Glass Town and Angrian saga; modelled on the Tower of Babel. It rises 6,000 feet ...
Greenwood family of Haworth and Keighley

Greenwood family of Haworth and Keighley  

The Brontës knew several branches of this manufacturing family, descendants of John Greenwood of Bridge House, Haworth (1659–1737). His great-great-grandson Joseph Greenwood, JP, of Spring Head ...
Alexanderlied

Alexanderlied  

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MHG epic about Alexander the Great, composed c.1140–50 by Pfaffe Lamprecht, who was confronted with the problem of writing about a non-Christian hero. This was resolved by contextualizing Alexander ...
Alexander IV

Alexander IV  

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(323–?310 bc),posthumous son of Alexander (3) the Great and Roxane. Already designated to the kingship at Babylon, he was elevated by Perdiccas (3) (322) to join Philip (2) Arrhidaeus ...
Chares

Chares  

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Of Mytilene, chamberlain (eisangeleus) of Alexander (3) the Great. His voluminous Histories of Alexander contained rich and romantic detail, notably the experiment with proskynēsis (see Alexander (3) ...
Bravey's Inn

Bravey's Inn  

An impressive edifice in the centre of the Great Glass Town (Verdopolis), in the Glass Town and Angrian saga. Named after its corpulent landlord William Bravey, the Inn is the ...
Sabas the Goth

Sabas the Goth  

Christian martyr and saint; born in “Gotthia” 334, died 12 Apr. 372; feastday 17 Apr. The account of his martyrdom, written in the form of a letter from the church ...
Adelaide

Adelaide  

One of the Brontës' two tame geese (see pets owned by the brontës), named after Queen Victoria's aunt, the widowed Queen Adelaide.
York, Frederick Guelph, Duke of

York, Frederick Guelph, Duke of  

‘Frederick the Great’, first King of the Twelves in the Glass Town and Angrian saga; also referred to as Frederic Brunswick. Generous, brave, and commanding, he assumes leadership of the ...
John Gifford

John Gifford  

Elderly Glass Town lawyer and antiquarian and, later, chief judge in the Glass Town and Angrian saga. Gifford assists his great friend Captain John Bud in the research for ‘The ...
Chrysotriklinos

Chrysotriklinos  

(Ξρυσοτρίκλινος, “golden hall”), a hall in the Great Palace, probably constructed at the end of the 6th C. A domed octagon lit by 16 windows, the Chrysotriklinos was the place ...
Dr John Crosby

Dr John Crosby  

(1797–1859, MRCS 1818),medical practitioner in Great Ouseburn, Yorks., where memorials describe him as esteemed, urbane, skilled, and sympathetic to the poor. As the physician to the Robinson family ...
Loukas the Stylite

Loukas the Stylite  

Saint; born in the village of Attikom, Anatolikon, traditional date 879, but probably ca.900, since he was about 30 during the great famine (of 927/8?), died Chalcedon 11 Dec. 979. ...
Vashti

Vashti  

In Villette, Dr John Bretton escorts Lucy Snowe to the theatre where the great actress Vashti, modelled on Rachel, thrills Lucy with the fervid intensity of her acting. Pale, wasted ...
Waterloo Palace

Waterloo Palace  

Residence of the Duke of Wellington in Verdopolis, in the Glass Town and Angrian saga. Named after Wellington's great victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
Northangerland House

Northangerland House  

Home of Lord Northangerland in the kingdom of Angria, ‘towering like some great theatre above the streets of Adrianopolis’; in the Glass Town and Angrian saga.

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