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Aornos

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A mighty ‘eagles' nest’ in the land of the Assacenae, located by Sir Aurel Stein at Pir Sar, beside a bend of the upper Indus on the border of Swat. ...

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Aornos

Pierre Briant.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 134 words.

Aornos, a mighty ‘eagles' nest’ in the land of the Assacenae, located by Sir Aurel Stein at Pir Sar, beside a bend of the upper Indus on the border of Swat. Two great ridges, Pir-Sar and Una-Sar,...

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Aornos

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A mighty ‘eagles' nest’ in the land of the Assacenae, located by Sir Aurel Stein at Pir Sar, beside a bend of the upper Indus on the border of Swat. ...

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Aornos

Pierre Briant.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 125 words.

a mighty ‘eagles' nest’ in the land of the Assacenae, located by Sir Aurel Stein at Pir Sar, beside a

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Aornos

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 118 words.

a mighty ‘eagles' nest’ in the land of the Assacenae, located by Sir Aurel Stein at Pir Sar, beside a

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Mount Aornos

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

A high mountain north of Verdopolis, this is the ‘Mt Olympus’ of the Glass Town and Angrian saga and reputed home of the god‐like Chief Genii. It features only in ...

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Aornos, Mount

Christine Alexander and Margaret Smith.

in The Oxford Companion to the Brontës

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 85 words.

A high mountain north of *Verdopolis, this is the ‘Mt Olympus’ of the *Glass Town and Angrian

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Avernus, Lake (Campania/Italy)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 72 words.

A lake whose Greek name, Aornos, meant ‘Without Birds’ from a ‘without’ and ornis ‘bird’. According to legend, its sulphurous

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Avernus, Lake (Campania/Italy)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 72 words.

A lake whose Greek name, Aornos, meant ‘Without Birds’ from a ‘without’ and ornis ‘bird’. According to legend, its sulphurous

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The Passage to India

Ory Amitay.

in From Alexander to Jesus

October 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 8418 words.

In late spring or early summer of 327, Alexander the Great once more crossed the Hindu Kush—his Caucasus—and passed into India. He was congratulated by a number of kinglets from the...

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Conclusion

Ory Amitay.

in From Alexander to Jesus

October 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 1709 words.

This book has shown how Alexander the Great framed his life after the venerable precedents of Greek Myth, which were often, at the same time, his family traditions. Emulating Dionysus,...

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