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Abaris

Alan H. Griffiths.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 133 words.

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Abraham and Authenticity

Reuven Firestone.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Islam; Religion in the Ancient World. 9308 words.

The Abrahamic religions recognize Abraham as the first to arrive at the truth of monotheism and live out the ideal relationship with God. He is the archetype of the stalwart religious...

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Acamas

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 133 words.

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Acarnan

W. M. Murray.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 86 words.

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Acastus

Herbert Jennings Rose.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 110 words.

Acastus, in mythology, son of Pelias (see neleus); he took part in the Argonautic expedition and the Calydonian boar-hunt (see argonauts; meleager (1)). When *Peleus took refuge with him, Acastus'...

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Acca Larentia

C. Robert Phillips.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 190 words.

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Achaeus (1)

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 35 words.

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Acheloüs

W. M. Murray.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 146 words.

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Acheron

W. M. Murray.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 164 words.

Acheron, a river of Thesprotia in southern *Epirus which breaks through an impenetrable gorge into the Acherusian plain where a lake (named Acherusia) lay in ancient times. The river...

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Achilles

Andrew Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Religion in the Ancient World. 1291 words.

Achilles (Ἀχιλλεύς), son of *Peleus and *Thetis; greatest of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War; central character of *Homer's Iliad.

His name may be of Mycenaean Greek origin,...

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Acrisius

Herbert Jennings Rose.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 96 words.

Acrisius, in mythology, son of Abas, king of *Argos (1), and his wife Aglaïa, father of *Danaë and brother of *Proetus. After Abas' death the two brothers quarrelled; in their warfare they invented...

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Actaeon

Herbert Jennings Rose and Jenny March.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 206 words.

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Ad Maiorem Deorum Gloriam

Robert Parker.

in Greek Gods Abroad

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 14054 words.

In this chapter I consider the emergence (or greatly increased prominence) of a new type of epithet, one which does not specify but rather glorifies: epithets such as hagios, ‘sacred’, kyr...

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Adaptation and Assimilation of Buddhism in China as reflected in Monastic Architecture

Yin Zhou.

in Old Society, New Belief

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Classical History. 4651 words.

This chapter takes Buddhist architecture as an example of the dynamic interchange between East and West and the compromise between the original Indian style and native Chinese architecture...

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Adonis

V. Pirenne-Delforge and André Motte.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 493 words.

Name given by the Greeks to a divine personage whom they thought to be eastern in origin (Semitic Adon = ‘Lord’), but whose eastern prototypes (Dumuzi, Tammuz, Baal, Ešmun) are very different from...

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Adrasteia

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 152 words.

Adrasteia, a goddess apparently of the ‘mountain mother’ type, like *Cybele, associated with *Phrygia, but well known to the Greeks from a fairly early date. In the Phoronis, the *Idaean...

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Adrastus (1), Greek epic hero

A. Schachter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 360 words.

Adrastus (1), described in the Iliad as former king of *Sicyon (2. 572), was worshipped there at least until the 6th cent. (Hdt. 5. 67). Best known as the leader of the first Argive...

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Aeacus

Alan H. Griffiths.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 198 words.

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aedituus

Herbert Jennings Rose and John North.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 66 words.

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Aëdon

Herbert Jennings Rose.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 98 words.

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