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epigraphy, Etruscan

Jean Turfa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Religion in the Ancient World. 5134 words.

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The First Islamic Empire

Chase F. Robinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean

February 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Middle Eastern Languages; Religion in the Ancient World. 9728 words.

This chapter examines the history of the establishment of the first Islamic Empire. It explains that the Arab Muslims took control of a culturally and religiously heterogeneous and...

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Mandaic Literature

Jorunn J. Buckley.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Literatures of the Roman Empire

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern Languages; Religion in the Ancient World. 15912 words.

Still extant, the Mandaeans are the longest-surviving Gnostic people from the era of late antiquity. Belonging to the rubric of Gnostic Baptists, the Mandaeans may have had a historical...

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Phrygian

Claude Brixhe.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Literatures of the Roman Empire

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern Languages; Religion in the Ancient World. 13942 words.

After being enslaved for centuries, the Phrygians recovered at the end of the first century ce. They were, of course, Hellenized, and they produced a great quantity of epigrams. But they...

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