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Wax portrait‐masks of Romans who had held the higher magistracies (see magistracy, roman), were prominently displayed in the family mansion (see houses, italian), with lines of descent and ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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Classical studies, History
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170 words

...by damnatio memoriae . The families ‘known’ ( see nobiles ) to the public through these processions formed the nobilitas . By the early empire, and probably even in the late republic, the imagines of all qualified men to whom the deceased was related by birth or marriage seem to have been displayed at his funeral. The custom lasted into the late empire. These imagines played a part in the development of Roman portraiture...

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Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
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Classical studies, History
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237 words

...and probably even in the late republic, the imagines of all qualified men to whom the deceased was related by birth or marriage seem to have been displayed at his funeral, and the right to keep the deceased's imago was assumed by his family, perhaps even his gens . The custom lasted, no doubt with further changes, into the late empire. These imagines played a part in the development of Roman portraiture . Polyb. 6. 53; Plin. HN 35. 6 ff. (partly rhetorical). H. Meyer , RE 9 (1914), 1097–1104, ‘Imagines maiorum’. Ernst...

ima'ginēs

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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82 words

... Wax portrait-masks of Roman men who had held the most important magistracies. These were prominently displayed in the atrium of the family house, and were worn by actors at public sacrifices and at the funerals of male descendants (and gradually after c .100 bc of female descendants also). The image of anyone who incurred public disgrace was not preserved. The custom of having and displaying images lasted into the late empire. The imagines were also significant in the development of Roman...

Kaggen Imagines the Earth

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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2002

...Imagines the Earth Everyman's Two Sides Are Represented by the Divine Trickster. The creator god, when he is cast in the role of divine trickster, suggests the order-chaos duality of the creator, this character mirroring the duality of the universe as the supreme being moves to bring order to disorder. The divine trickster embodies godly elements, incongruous though it may seem. There is a strange affiliation of the sublime and the grotesque in this wonderful character, an intensely focused summary of the forces at large and in struggle during the age of...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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186 words

... • banns , glans, Prestonpans, sans • Octans • Benz , cleanse, Fens, gens, lens • Homo sapiens • impatiens • nolens volens • delirium tremens • Serpens • vas deferens • Cairns • Keynes • Jeans , means, Queens, smithereens • Owens • Robbins • Rubens • gubbins • Hitchens • O'Higgins • Huggins , juggins, muggins • imagines • Jenkins • Eakins • Dickens • Wilkins • Hopkins • Dawkins , Hawkins • Collins • Gobelins • widdershins • matins • Martens • Athens • avens • Heinz • confines • Apennines • bonze , bronze, Johns, mod cons, Mons, St...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
4 words
imagines

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
4 words
imagines

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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4 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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9 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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8 words
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Wax portrait‐masks of Romans who had held the higher magistracies (see magistracy, roman), were prominently displayed in the family mansion (see houses, italian), with lines of descent and ...
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A Dictionary of Geography (6 ed.)

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2023

... places Imagined places are not fantasy or fairytale; they have a connection with a place that exists geographically, for the word ‘imagined’ is used not to mean ‘false’ or ‘made-up’, but ‘perceived’, and refers to the perception of space created through certain images, texts, or discourse; images are not the reality, but are our only access to reality. Imagined places are constructed by their representations in art, film, literature, maps, and media; see Gorman-Murray (2007, MC Magazine 9, 3 ) on Sydney’s King Street, imagined as a gay/lesbian place...

imaginal discs

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A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)

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2014
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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51 words

... discs inverted thickenings of epidermis containing mesodermal cells found in a holometabolous insect. During the pupal stage, the imaginal discs give rise to the adult organs, and most larval structures are destroyed. See Appendix C , 1973, Garcia-Bellido et al. ; 1975, Morata and Lawrence; compartmentalization , in vivo culturing of imaginal discs...

imagined community

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
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42 words

...imagined community A media audience conceptualized as a form of political, national, or other type of ‘community’, which often finds expression in journalists’ use of terms such as ‘us’, ‘we’, and ‘our’ in copy. Compare imagined audience . See also ideology ; media agenda...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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Media studies
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49 words

...imagined audience A concept in the head of a journalist as to who their audience is. Trainee journalists on local newspapers might be told to write a story as if it was going to be read by their grandmother rather than a young student, for example. Compare imagined community...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
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215 words

... community A collective of people who possess a common, imagined sense of political and national unity. The concept was first proposed by Benedict Anderson in Imagined Communities ( 1983 / 2006 ) to think about what constitutes a nation . Anderson’s argument is that at the heart of any nation is a sense of nationalism ; a sense of pride and belonging to a people rooted in place. The nation is an imagined community ‘because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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210 words

... community Benedict Anderson ( 1936–2015 ), in his book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (2nd edn., 1991, originally 1983 ) referred to the nation as an imagined political community. It is imagined because: ( a ) the members never know or meet most of their fellow-members, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion; ( b ) it is limited because even the largest of them has finite, if elastic, boundaries, beyond which lie other nations; ( c ) it is sovereign because its members have the right...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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Media studies
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124 words

... community A group sharing an abstract, symbolic, but distinctive identity whose members cannot collectively meet or know each other but to which its members nevertheless feel they belong. In 1983, Benedict Anderson referred to a nation as ‘an imagined political community’, emphasizing that it is imagined rather than imaginary . In modern nations, the mass media have been important in developing and sustaining a collective sense of national identity and ‘the people’, sustained through what Barthes refers to as myth —reflected, for instance, in...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Current Version:
2002
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Social sciences
Length:
122 words

... community Benedict Anderson 's term for large communities (quintessentially nations) in which the collective social bond must be imagined rather than directly experienced through face-to-face interactions. The concept is central to Anderson's account of the rise of modern nationalism and nation-state s through the spread of literacy and print-capitalism ( Imagined Communities , 1983 ). In the course of this development, newspapers, museums, and other new “technologies” become the means of representing the collective national experience—if only by...

imagined geographies

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A Dictionary of Geography (6 ed.)

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2023

... geographies ( imaginative geographies ) The ways that other places, people, and landscapes are represented by external observers, and the way these representations express both the perceptions, desires, fantasies, fears, and projections of those who create them, and the relations of power between subjects and objects of these imaginings. Thus, with independence, Singapore’s ruling party sought to transform ‘a group of people with divergent orientations…into a populace of loyal citizens’ (L. Kong and B. Yeoh 2003). See Caroline Desbiens...

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