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A′ccius, Lucius (170–<i>c.</i>86 <span class="smallCaps">bc</span>)

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 277 words.

Latin poet and literary scholar, from Picenum in Umbria. He was a younger contemporary of the tragedian *Pacuvius and

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<i>Ab Urbe Condita</i>: Roman History on the Shield of Aeneas

Andreola Rossi.

in Citizens of Discord

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 5919 words.

This chapter offers a reading of the shield of Aeneas that shows civil war to be disturbingly present in an artefact announced as a history of Rome's triumphs: civil war fights for space...

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abacus

William David Ross and Michael Vickers.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 98 words.

(ἄβαξ, ἀβάκιον), a counting-board, the usual aid to reckoning in antiquity. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike used a board

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abacus

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 101 words.

a counting-board, the usual aid to reckoning in antiquity. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike used a board with vertical

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Abaris

Alan H. Griffiths.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 141 words.

legendary devotee of Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like Aristeas whom Pindar (fr. 270 B.

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Abaris

Alan H. Griffiths.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 133 words.

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Abaris

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Religion.

Legendary devotee of Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like Aristeas whom Pindar (fr. 270 B. Snell and H. Maehler) associated with the time of...

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Abaris

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 139 words.

legendary devotee of *Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like *Aristeas whom *Pindar

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Abbreviations and Symbols

Nikolaos Gonis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology

December 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Papyrology; Historical Archaeology. 3100 words.

The first part of this article deals with abbreviations found in Greek documentary papyri and ostraca. The documents in which abbreviation is rife are predominantly those produced on a...

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Abdera

Edited by M. C. Howatson.

in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Literature. 55 words.

Greek city on the coast of Thrace, founded in the seventh century bc and refounded in the sixth by

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