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A small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, regarded as the centre of the Cyclades. In classical times it was considered to be sacred to Apollo, and according to legend was the birthplace of ...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Delos ( Dhílos ) , Greece A small island in the Cyclades meaning ‘clear’ or ‘visible’ from dēlos...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... The smallest island of the Cyclades, sacred to apollo . Its name comes from Greek dēlos , ‘visible’, ‘clear’, by popular association with the legend that it appeared when called out of the deep by poseidon . It remained a floating island until zeus chained it to the bottom of the sea. It was the legendary birthplace of the gods Apollo and Artemis ( diana...

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
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28 words

... The name of a computerized travel agent’s data and accounting system introduced by Michael Gurr Associates in December 1980 , and formerly used by several UK travel...

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Pamela Armstrong and Oliver Nicholson

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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Current Version:
2018

... Island and active volcano in the Cyclades, remembered for its cult of Apollo by literary men as diverse as Servius ( In Aen . IV, 143–9) and a Greek panegyrist of the Tetrachy (P.Argent. 480). Though not the prosperous entrepôt of the Late Republic, Delos was inhabited until the 6th/7th century. Half a dozen churches are known, including one dedicated to the martyr S. Kurikos (Quiriqos). A bishop of Delos atttended the Council of Chalcedon in 451. The see is mentioned in the Synecdomus of Hierocles , but not in the Notitiae of Leo III...

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
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373 words

... Small solitary island, 3 sq. km (1.2 sq. miles) in area, in the Aegean Sea, in the middle of the Cyclades. According to Greek myth it was the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo ( see Leto ) and this was the basis of its importance in historical times. The Homeric Hymn to Apollo attests that already from the eighth century bc Delos was the scene of an Ionian festival to the god, with song, dance, and games, attracting Ionians (including Athenians) from the islands and coasts of the Aegean. In later times it was said that the Athenians instituted the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
421 words

...and a half Delos was independent and functioned as a normal city‐state. Independence ended in 166 bc when Rome handed control of Delos to Athens. Its inhabitants were expelled and replaced by Athenian cleruchs . Delos was made a free port to the detriment of Rhodian commerce. In conjunction with its commercial growth in the later 2nd and early 1st cent. its population expanded enormously and it became increasingly cosmopolitan, merchants and bankers from Italy and the Hellenized east forming distinct communities ( see negotiatores ). Delos became the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
100 words

... (Δη̑λος), small island in the Cyclades in the central Aegean Sea , formerly a chief place of the cult of Apollo . In late antiquity there was a substantial community on the island, largely dependent on trade. From the 7th C. the site was abandoned. The remains of several churches survive, including that of St. Kerykos south of the Agora (mid-6th C., with fragments of the ambo) and another near the Asklepieion (perhaps late 7th C.). All of these are simple single-aisled basilicas. lit . D.I. Pallas , RBK 1:1186–90. A.C. Orlandos , Délos chrétienne , ...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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361 words

... . Considered the centre of the Cyclades in Antiquity, Delos became the principal cult centre of Ionian Greeks from the 8th century bc . The birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, its importance as a locus of cult resulted in alternating periods of building/dedication and purification by removal of burials to nearby Rheneia. Control passed to Athens in the 5th century bc ; a century and a half interlude of independence ended in 166 bc when Rome handed control to Athens anew. Affluence associated with its function as a trade centre resulted in devastating...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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5,844 words
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...Archéol. Délos (Paris, 1914) C. Picard : L’Etablissement des Poséidoniastes de Berytos , Explor. Archéol. Délos (Paris, 1921) J. Chamonard : Le Quartier du théâtre , 2 vols, Explor. Archéol. Délos (Paris, 1922–4) R. Vallois : Le Portique de Philippe , Explor. Archéol. Délos (Paris, 1923) F. Courby : Les Temples d’Apollon , Explor. Archéol. Délos (Paris, 1931) E. Lapalus : L’Agora des Italiens , Explor. Archéol. Délos (Paris, 1939) R. Vallois : Les Monuments (1944), i of L’Architecture hellénique et hellénistique à Délos (Paris,...

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Richard William Vyvyan Catling

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,798 words

...à Délos (1915–16), and Délos: Colonie athénienne (1916); J. Hatzfeld , Les Trafiquants italiens dans l'Orient hellénique (1919; repr. 1975); W. A. Laidlaw , A History of Delos (1933); R. Vallois , L'Architecture hellénique et hellénistique à Délos 1–2 (1944, 1966), and Les Constructions antiques de Délos (1953); J. Kent , Hesperia: Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 1948, 243 ff.; M. Gallet De Santerre , Délos primitive et archaϊque (1958); P. Bruneau , BCH 1968, 633 ff.; J. Marcadé , Au musée de Délos ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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2,724 words
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...Sea .] Bibliography Bruneau, Philippe , and Jean Ducat . Guide de Délos . 4th ed. Athens: École française d’Athènes, 2005. Rauh, Nicholas K. The Sacred Bonds of Commerce: Religion, Economy, and Trade Society at Hellenistic Roman Delos, 166–87 B.C. Amsterdam: J. C. Gieben, 1993. Reger, Gary . Regionalism and Change in the Economy of Independent Delos, 314–167 B.C. Hellenistic Culture and Society. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. Nicholas K. Rauh Archaeology of Delos Delos is a small island—1.9 miles by 0.80 miles (5 kilometers by 1.3...

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Richard William Vyvyan Catling

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1,577 words

...them. Independence ended in 166 bc when Rome handed control of Delos to Athens. Its inhabitants were expelled and replaced by Athenian cleruchs (citizen-colonists). Delos was made a free port to the detriment of Rhodian commerce ( see rhodes ). In conjunction with its commercial growth in the later 2nd and early 1st cent. its population expanded enormously and it became increasingly cosmopolitan, merchants and bankers from Italy and the Hellenized East forming distinct communities. Delos became the most important market for the slave trade ( see ...

Babcock, Harold Delos

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...Harold Delos ( 1882–1968 ) American solar astronomer and physicist , father of H. W. Babcock . He studied the Zeeman effect in the Sun’s spectrum, and in 1928 published the wavelengths of over 20 000 solar spectral lines. In 1952 Babcock and his son developed the solar magnetograph, with which they made the first-ever measurements of magnetic fields on the Sun’s surface....

Boyer, Paul Delos

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology
Length:
259 words

...Paul Delos (1918–2018) American biochemist Boyer was educated at Brigham Young University and at the University of Wisconsin, where he gained his PhD in 1943 . He then taught at the universities of Wisconsin, Stanford, and Minnesota before being appointed professor of biochemistry at UCLA in 1963 . A basic problem in biochemistry is explaining how the energy-rich compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is used to fuel cellular activities and how, once used, it is recovered. Work by Peter Michell had identified a difference in hydrogen-ion concentration...

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Dictionary of American Family Names

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
85 words

... (434) 1. Catalan ( Delós or Delòs ): Catalan variant of D’Alós or D’Alòs , two habitational names from any of the towns named with those words, as for example Alós d’Isil (in the district of El Pallars) or Alòs de Balaguer (in the district of La Noguera), in Catalonia. 2. French: habitational name denoting someone from either of two places named Loos, in Nord and Pas-de-Calais. Given Names Spanish 51%; French 6%. Santos (39), Reyes (23), Angeles , Cristina , Efren , Jose , Orestes , Santos Jose ; Achille , Jacques , Pierre ....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

... a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, regarded as the centre of the Cyclades. In classical times it was considered to be sacred to Apollo, and according to legend was the birthplace of Apollo and...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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146 words

... • across , boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, emboss, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross, toss • Laos • Áyios Nikólaos , chaos • Eos • Helios • Chios , Khíos • Lesbos • straw boss • Phobos • rooibos • extrados • kudos • reredos • intrados • Calvados • Argos • Lagos • logos • Marcos • telos • Delos , Melos • Byblos • candyfloss • tholos , Vólos • bugloss • omphalos • Pátmos • Amos , Deimos, Sámos • Demos • peatmoss • cosmos • Los Alamos • Lemnos • Hypnos • Minos • Mykonos •...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
55 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
49 words

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