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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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

(Δη̑λος), small island in the Cyclades in the central Aegean Sea, formerly a chief place of the cult of ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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2,724 words
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[This entry includes two subentries, a historical overview and a discussion of the archaeology of Delos.] ...

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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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Small Greek island (5 sq. km) in the Cyclades. It was inhabited at least as early as the 3rd millennium ...

Delos

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
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 ...

Delos

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Richard William Vyvyan Catling

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,798 words

a small island (3 sq. km.: 1.2 sq. mi.) between Myconos and Rheneia, regarded in antiquity as the centre of the ...

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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 ... More

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