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chest of Cypselus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A chest of cedar‐wood decorated with figures in ivory, gold, and wood, exhibited at Olympia in the temple of Hera. It is said to have been the one in which the infant Cypselus was hidden,...

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chest of Cypselus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A chest of cedar‐wood decorated with figures in ivory, gold, and wood, exhibited at Olympia in the temple of Hera. It is said to have been the one in which the infant Cypselus was hidden,...

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Cypselus, chest of

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 85 words.

a chest of cedar‐wood decorated with figures in ivory, gold, and wood, exhibited at Olympia in the temple of Hera.

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Cypselus, chest of

Stanley Casson, Gisela M. A. Richter and Michael Vickers.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 138 words.

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Cypselus, chest of

Stanley Casson, Gisela M. A. Richter and Michael Vickers.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 138 words.

a chest of cedar-wood decorated with figures in ivory, gold, and wood, exhibited at Olympia in the temple of Hera.

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Cypselus, chest of

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 141 words.

a chest of cedar-wood decorated with figures in ivory, gold, and wood, exhibited at *Olympia in the temple of

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furniture

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Table, chair, and couch are the central items of ancient furnishing. Their principal characteristic is portability, essential in the circumstances of ancient domestic life, with use of...

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Boreas

Alan H. Griffiths.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 262 words.

Boreas, the North Wind, which brings to the Greeks an icy blast from Thrace (see the fine description at Hes., Op. 506 ff.); ‘King of the Winds’ for Pindar (Pyth. 4. 181), and the most strongly...

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furniture

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology. 336 words.

The table, chair, and couch are the central canon of ancient furnishings. Their principal characteristic (by contrast with early modern and modern furnishings) is portability, essential in the...

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