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acclamation

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Vocal expressions of approval and good wishes in ritual form were an important part of Roman life, both private (e.g. at weddings) and public (for actors and the presiding magistrate at...

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Achaia

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Official name for the Roman province of Greece, commemorating Rome's defeat of the Achaean Confederacy in 146 bc.

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Adulis

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On the west coast of the Red Sea (at Zulla in Annesley Bay near Massawa), was used by Ptolemy II and III for elephant-hunts (see elephants), and became an important ...

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Aegean Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

Between Greece and Asia Minor. To it the modern name Archipelago was originally applied, but the ancient Greeks derived the name Aegean variously from Theseus' father Aegeus, who drowned...

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Aelian

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(ad 165/70–230/5),

acc. to the Suda, a freedman born in Praeneste, learned his Greek from a sophist and was an admirer of Herodes Atticus. After a brief career as a declaimer he...

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agentes in rebus

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The detested frumentarii (see postal service) were abolished by Diocletian, but were soon replaced by ‘agents’ perhaps purposely ill-defined, who likewise served as couriers between the...

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agricultural implements

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Greek

The technology of Greek agriculture was simple, and apparently underwent little development. Breaking up the ground, which was fundamental to sowing, weed-control, and...

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agricultural treatises

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Medieval Europe inherited ancient Latin agricultural writings, most importantly by Cato the Elder, Varro, Columella, and Palladius. Medieval writers sometimes used ancient writings but also...

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Amaseia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Classical Studies.

Capital of the kings of Pontus until soon after 183 bc, birthplace of Mithradates VI Eupator, and home of the geographer Strabo, who provides a detailed description of the site ...

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Amphipolis

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On the east bank of the Strӯmōn, which surrounds the city on three sides (hence its name), 5 km. (3 mi.) from its seaport Eïon; it was originally the site of a Thracian town, Ennea Hodoi...

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