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acclamation

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

Vocal expressions of approval and good wishes in ritual form were an important part of Roman life, both private (e.g. at weddings) and public (for actors and the presiding magistrate at...

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Acestes

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(Αἰ̑γέστης, Αἴγεστος), character in mythology, founder and king of Segesta (Egesta) in Sicily and of Trojan descent (cf. Dionysius Halicarnassensis Antiquitates Romanae 1. 52.1–4; Scholia...

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Achaean Confederacy

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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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Achaemenid art

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The official sculpture of the Persian empire was made in a style which owed much to Mesopotamian forerunners, and like them tended to the glorification of the ruler. The Median, Persian,...

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Achaeus

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Of Eretria, Athenian tragic poet, to be distinguished from Achaeus of Syracuse, who may be the Achaeus who won a Lenaean victory c.356. According to the Suda the Eretrian was ...

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Achaeus

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Eponym of the Achaeans; in mythology, son of Poseidon (Dionysius Halicarnassensis Antiquitates Romanae 1. 17. 3), Zeus (Servius on Aeneid 1. 242), Xuthus (Apollodorus mythographus 1. 50),...

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Achaeus

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(d. 213 bc),

viceroy for Antiochus (3) III of Seleucid Asia Minor and his kinsman (maternal uncle), probably the grandson of the Seleucid official Achaeus the Elder. In 223/2 he ...

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Achaia

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

Official name for the Roman province of Greece, commemorating Rome's defeat of the Achaean Confederacy in 146 bc.

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Acharnae

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The largest Attic deme. It lay in the NW corner of the Attic plain, near the pass from the Thriasian plain along which Archidamus II and the Spartans marched in 431 bc. Although famous as...

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Achātēs

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Classical Studies.

Character in mythology, faithful lieutenant of Aeneas in the Aeneid; a late source ascribes to him the killing of Protesilaus (Eustathius Ad Iliadem 2. 701).

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