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[CP] One of the largest ancient empire states known, the Roman Empire began in central Italy in the middle of the 1st millennium bc. In the wake of collapsing Etruscan cultures, ...

Archaeology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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...of complacency for the Romans. The events at Pisidian Cremna in 278 , with the paradox of a Roman army laying siege against a provincial community entrenched in this spectacular fortress city, are proof that we need to substantially refine the discussion of Roman politics in Asia Minor. The notion that Roman culture and domination had been wholeheartedly accepted by all the inhabitants of Asia Minor, in particular, must be challenged. Survival of indigenous language, material culture, and religion, as well as lack of enthusiasm for Roman rule, are indices that...

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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018

...Roman . 1. Both with and without an initial capital: relating to the upright style of typeface that dominates texts in English (of which this volume is an example) and many other languages, and that derives from the letter shapes used in ancient Rome; Roman type or lettering: a text printed in Times Roman ; a mixture of Roman and Gothic ; substituting italic for roman . 2. The Roman alphabet : Malay can be written in both Roman and Arabic . When the characters of another writing system are transliterated into Roman, they are said to be ...

Roman

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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2019

...Roman , Bulgaria, Romania Romania: founded by, and named after, Roman Musat, the ruling prince of Moldavia ( 1392–4...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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... a Roman holiday an occasion on which enjoyment or profit is derived from the suffering or discomfort of others. 🅘 This expression comes from the poet Byron’s description of the dying gladiator in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage as having been ‘butchered to make a Roman...

Roman

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

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2013

...Gothic handwriting. First used in print c. 1465 , Roman type had virtually superseded Gothic letter in less than 100 years in all parts of Europe except Germany, the British Isles and Scandinavia. Roman type steadily took over in Britain from the late 16th century. ‘Times Roman’ is one of the commonly used fonts nowadays. Roman Wall, The See antonine wall ; grimsdyke ; hadrian’s wall ; wall of severus . Holy Roman Empire, The See under holy . King of the Romans See under king . Last of the Romans See under last...

Roman

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
355 words

... ( Roman Empire ) [CP] One of the largest ancient empire states known, the Roman Empire began in central Italy in the middle of the 1st millennium bc . In the wake of collapsing Etruscan cultures, Rome expanded through a mixture of force and diplomacy so that by 250 bc it controlled the whole of peninsular Italy. This expansion inevitably led to conflicts with existing powers around the Mediterranean, especially Carthage, and Rome's struggle to control the western Mediterranean, the Punic Wars, lasted more than a century, Carthage finally being...

Roman Order

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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5 words

... Order Composite Order...

Britain, Roman

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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10 words

...Roman ( see facing page...

education, Roman

education, Roman   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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...Roman ( see page 262...

painting, Roman

painting, Roman   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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7 words

...Roman ( see page 570...

religion, Roman

religion, Roman   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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Classical studies, History
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7 words

...Roman ( see page 657...

sculpture, Roman

sculpture, Roman   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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Classical studies, History
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7 words

...Roman ( see page 715...

martyrs, Roman

martyrs, Roman   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...Roman See gesta martyrum...

roman-feuilleton

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4 ed.)

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2015

...-feuilleton A serialized novel: see feuilleton...

Roman Muscat

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... Muscat , synonym for muscat of alexandria...

Roman bronze

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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Art & Architecture
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8 words

... bronze Alloy of copper, tin, and...

Congregations, Roman

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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18 words

...Roman . The departments of the Roman curia responsible for the central administration of the Roman Catholic...

Roman tile

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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... tile A type of single-lap tile . Both single and double versions are available. Single Roman tiles have one central channel while double Roman tiles have two...

Curia, Roman

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
15 words

...Roman . The collective organization which conducts the day-to-day affairs of the Roman Catholic...

tribunes, Roman

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...Roman . They receive orders from Rome, Cymbeline 3.7. Anne...

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