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field-names

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Collecting all the field‐names of a parish from every available source, from earliest times to the present day, is a worthwhile task for a local historian or a group project. Unlike the...

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Ambarvalia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Roman private and public field lustration in May. The name appears only in Festus 16 Lindsay, Scriptores Historiae Augustae Aurelian 20. 3; Strab. 5. 3. 2. Private...

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Amburbium

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Lustration for Rome, seldom so named (Servius on Virgil Eclogues 3. 77; Scriptores Historiae Augustae Aurelian 20. 3), usually linked with the Ambarvalia's lustration of the fields (Festus...

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Tages

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Name of an Etruscan god, a boy with the face of a wise old man who sprang originally from the ploughed fields and who is said to have taught the Etruscans how to predict the future.

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Ambarvalia

C. Robert Phillips.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 162 words.

Roman private and public field lustration in May. The name appears only in Festus 16 Lindsay, Scriptores Historiae Augustae Aurelian

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Ambarvalia

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 166 words.

Roman private and public field *lustration in May. The name appears only in Festus Gloss. Lat. 112, SHA Aurel.

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Philodemus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.110–c.40/35 bc),

b. at Gadara in Syria, d. probably at Herculaneum; he came to Rome c.75 and eventually enjoyed the favour and powerful friendship of the Pīsōnēs. One of them,...

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Agathocles

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Tyrant, later king of Syracuse, born 361/0 bc in Thermae, Sicily. His father Carcinus, an exile from Rhegium, received Syracusan citizenship under Timoleon 343/2 and owned a large pottery...

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archaeology, classical

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The study of the material culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Epigraphy, the study of inscriptions on permanent materials, is today seen as a branch of historical rather than of...

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Diocletian

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Originally named Dioclēs. Of obscure origins, b. in Dalmatia perhaps in the early 240s ad, he rose to command the bodyguard of the emperor Numerianus on the Persian campaign of 283/4. When...

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Elysium

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 160 words.

Elysium (Elysian Fields or Plain), a paradise inhabited by the distinguished or (later) the good after their death. The name appears first in Odyssey 4. 563 ff., where it is the destination...

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