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Acquarossa

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Classical Studies.

A plateau 6 km. (3 ½ mi.) north of Viterbo, is the site of a small and anonymous Etruscan centre in the territory of Caere. Excavation (1966–78) of its component ...

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Agoracritus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Classical Studies.

Parian sculptor, active c. 440–400 bc. A pupil of Phidias, he made a bronze Athena Itonia and Zeus/Hades for Coronea in Boeotia, a marble Mother of the Gods for the ...

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Amathus

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A major coastal city of Cyprus, on a hill near mod. Ayios Tychonas, 10 km. (6 mi.) east of Limassol, surrounded by extensive and much excavated cemeteries, and immediately adjacent ...

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Amorgos

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A narrow mountainous island (124 sq. km.: 48 sq. mi) in the SE Cyclades. Its location makes it an attractive staging-point for shipping. Having flourished in the early bronze age ...

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Antioch

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(Pisidian, or more correctly ‘near Pisidia’), a city in Phrygia Paroreius north of Pisidia, to be distinguished from the other Phrygian Antioch on the Maeander. It was a Seleucid foundation...

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Archermus

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6th-cent.

Chiot sculptor (see Chios). According to Pliny, Naturalis histiria 36. 11–14, son of Micciades, grandson of Melas, and father of Bupalus and Athenis (fl. 540–537 bc), all...

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Arelate

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A town in Gallia Narbonensis, modern Arles-sur-Rhône. Literary references to its Greek origins have been confirmed by archaeology. It became important with the construction of the ‘Fossae...

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Argos

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A city in the NE Peloponnese of Greece. One of the oldest cities of ancient Greece, it dominated the Peloponnese and the western Aegean in the 7th century bc. Argive, a citizen of Argos, is...

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Asine

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A town in the Argolid, on the coast, south-east of Nauplion. Excavations by Swedish expeditions have revealed occupation extending from the early bronze age, succeeded by an important...

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Aspendus

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A city in Pamphylia whose inhabitants claimed kinship with the Argives (see Hellenism; Argos (2)). Linguistic evidence shows that most of the inhabitants were of Anatolian origin (see...

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