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knee

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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sēcessiō

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(‘secession’) is the Latin term for the withdrawal of the Roman plebs to a hill outside the sacred boundary (pomerium) of the city. It implies detachment from public life as well as...

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<i>tzangia</i>

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 72 words.

Knee-length boots of Persian origin with a long later history as Byzantine *regalia. *Procopius (Aed. III,

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Livius Andronicus, Lucius

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A freedman of the Livii, commonly held to be the first to compose poems of the Greek type in Latin. He produced a comedy and a tragedy at the Ludi Romani of 240 bc and wrote the text of a...

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Iūlius Caesar, Germānicus

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Elder son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia (2) the Younger, was born in 15 or 16 bc and adopted in ad 4 by his uncle Tiberius. As Tiberius was immediately adopted by Augustus, Germanicus...

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trousers

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 244 words.

Late Antique men wore their knee-length tunics over a pair of tight trousers or leggings. One such pair is shown

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Greek sacrifice

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Sacrifice was the central rite in Greek religion (see religion, greek), but there is no single Greek equivalent to the English word ‘sacrifice’. The practices we bring together under this...

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Germanicus

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(before adoption Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus), elder son of Drusus and Antonia, was born 24 May 15 or 16 bc and adopted in ad 4 by his uncle Tiberius. As Tiberius was immediately...

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epinētron

Jenifer Neils.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 889 words.

Epinētron (ἐπίνητρον, pl. epinētra), an implement used in the production of woolen textiles. The epinētron is a hollow, semi-cylindrical, usually terracotta, sheath for a woman’s thigh which is...

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Damia and Auxesia

Nicholas J. Richardson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Religion in the Ancient World. 206 words.

Goddesses of fertility (cf. demeter and persephone/kore), worshipped at *Epidaurus, *Aegina, and *Troezen (Hdt. 5. 82–8 and IG 4.22 787; Paus. 2. 32. 2). Herodotus says that the cult at Epidaurus was...

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