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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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2007
Subject:
History
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2,502 words
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Rome was founded by wanderers. According to the poet Virgil, Aeneas and his refugees from Troy were led by a ...

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

The start of the Romans' eight-hundred-year relationship with the Jews of Judea antedates their conquest of that country in 63 ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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1,977 words

In the first quarter of the sixteenth century, Rome, capital of the papal states and the seat of the papacy, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,473 words

(῾Πώμη). In the early Roman Empire of the 1st to 3rd C., Rome was the major city (urbs)—capital ...

Rome, Monuments of

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,282 words

As long as Rome remained part of the empire, the emperor was legally responsible for the city's public buildings, and ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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69 words

‘The eternal city’, capital of modern Italy (embracing the Vatican City since the Lateran Treaty in 1929 between the pope ...

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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405 words

That Palestine was a Roman colony; that the Jews fought against Roman dominion (see BAR KOCHBA and JOSEPHUS); ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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20,896 words
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[It. Roma]. ...

Capital city of the Roman Empire, half-way down the Italian peninsula and c. 35 km from the mouth

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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897 words

In the late eighteenth century, Rome, the capital of the Papal States, filled less than a quarter of the area ...

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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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34,176 words
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[This entry includes three subentries, on the early history of Rome and the Roman Republic, on the Roman ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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1,920 words
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Capital city of Italy and the metropolis of the Roman Catholic Church, half-way down the Italian peninsula and c. 35 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

(Chaucer's adj. is Romayn; he calls the inhabitants Romayns) had been for most of the Middle Ages the principal city ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
Subject:
Literature
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1,183 words

has been capital of Italy only since 1871, a decade after Unification [see also Risorgimento]. Before that ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Religion
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170 words

The capital of the Roman Empire, traditionally founded in 753 bce. In NT times it had a population of ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,274 words
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In the MA, Rome became the centre of the Roman Catholic church and the home of the popes. 1. Historical ...

Rome, ancient

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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874 words

Rome was the political and cultural centre of a vast empire from the mid-2nd century bc through to the definitive ...

Rome: patronage and collecting

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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2,044 words

Patronage, collecting, and the art market in Rome have been largely shaped by the significance assumed at different periods by ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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159 words

Capital of the Roman republic. According to tradition, Romulus and Remus founded Rome in 753 bc. By 509 bc ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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202 words

Capital of Italy, on the River Tiber, w central Italy. Founded in the 8th century bc it was probably an ...

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Chris Scarre

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
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1,418 words

The city of Rome, capital of modern Italy, stands above one of the greatest centers of the ancient world. It ...

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