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Acquarossa

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Classical Studies.

A plateau 6 km. (3 ½ mi.) north of Viterbo, is the site of a small and anonymous Etruscan centre in the territory of Caere. Excavation (1966–78) of its component ...

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Acrae

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Founded by Syracuse in 663 bc (Thucydides 6. 5. 3), stands on a hill protected by steep cliffs, commanding the westward route from the Syracusan plain. It enjoyed local self-government ...

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Acraephnium

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City in NE Boeotia, located above a small bay of Lake Copais; perhaps the Homeric Arne. Fortifications and cemeteries have been excavated, the latter revealing splendid examples of early...

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Acragas

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(Lat. Agrigentum)

was founded c.580 bc by the Geloans in central southern Sicily. One of the largest and richest Greek cities, it occupied a large bowl of land, rising to a lofty...

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Acrisius

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In mythology, son of Abas, king of Argos (2), and his wife Aglaïa, father of Danaë and brother of Proetus. After Abas' death the two brothers quarrelled; in their warfare ...

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Acropolis, Athenian

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Rising above the typical city-state (or polis) of ancient Greece was a high but accessible hill that functioned at various times in its history as a citadel or sanctuary (and ...

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acta

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Means ‘things done’ and has two specialized, overlapping senses in Roman history; one is a gazette, the other is official acts, esp. of an emperor.

The Acta diurna was a gazette,...

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Actaeon

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In Greek mythology, a hunter who, because he accidentally saw Artemis bathing, was changed by her into a stag and killed by his own hounds.

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Actium

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A flat sandy promontory at the entrance to the Ambracian Gulf, forming part of the territory of Anactorium, as well as the NW extremity of Acarnania. A cult of Apollo was located here as...

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Acts of the Pagan Martyrs

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Is the name given by modern scholars to about a dozen fragments of Alexandrian nationalist literature, preserved on papyri mostly written in the 2nd or early 3rd cent. ad. The ...

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