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Achaean Confederacy

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Federal organization developed by the twelve Achaean cities united in cult of Zeus. First mentioned in 453 bc as Athenian allies, Achaea's independence was guaranteed in 446 (Thirty Years...

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Aigina

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

(Αἴγινα), name of both an island in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens and of its principal city; it was located in the province of Achaia and eventually in the ...

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Andravida

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

(᾽Ανδραβίδα, Fr. Andreville, origin of the name disputed), city in Elis in the northwestern Peloponnesos; primary residence of the prince of Achaia. According to the Chronicle of the Morea...

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Argos

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Architecture.

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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Assizes of Romania

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

Legal code enforced in the Frankish-occupied regions of the Byzantine Empire. The Assizes of Romania was a collection of 219 articles regulating feudal relations. It was introduced in 1204...

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Avidius Nigrinus, Gaius

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Nephew of Avidius Quietus, was suffect consul ad 110 and shortly afterwards imperial legate of Achaia, replacing the normal proconsul, going on to be legate of the recently conquered Dacia....

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Avidius Quietus, Titus

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From Faventia, legate of Legio VIII Augusta, proconsul of Achaia, and suffect consul ad 93, a Stoic and disciple of P. Clodius Thrasea Paetus; he supported Pliny (2) in the ...

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Baldwin II

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

(Βαλδουἰ̑νος), Latin emperor of Constantinople (1240–61); born Constantinople 1217, died 1273.

It was his fate to preside over the dissolution of the Latin Empire of...

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Boudonitza

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

(Βουδονίτζα, also Mountinitza, Lat.

Bodoniza, and other forms), Latin marquisate in the area of Thermopylai; its name is of Slavic origin (Vasmer, Slaven 106, no.36). The pass of...

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Chlemoutsi

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

(Ξλεμού̩τσι or Ξλουμούτσι, Fr. Clermont, Ital. Castel Tornese), castle in Elis in the northwestern Peloponnesos. It was the primary fortification of the principality of Achaia, constructed...

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