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Actium

W. M. Murray.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Roman History. 372 words.

Actium (Ἄκτιον), 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...

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Aegina

Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Greek History. 658 words.

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Aegospotami

Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Greek History. 146 words.

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Aesernia

T. W. Potter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Roman History. 72 words.

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Africa, Roman

William Nassau Weech, Brian Herbert Warmington and R. J. A. Wilson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 2179 words.

The *Punic Wars made Rome heir to the Carthaginian empire. In 146 bce she left most territory in the hands of *Masinissa's descendants, but formed a new province (Africa) in the most fertile part....

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Agatharchides, of Cnidus, Greek historian, geographer, and Peripatetic philosopher, c. 215–after 145 BCE

Kenneth S. Sacks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Greek History; Classical Philosophy. 237 words.

Who lived most of his adult life in *Alexandria (1), eventually leaving, perhaps in flight to Athens after 145. He was not, as previously believed, regent to *Ptolemy (1) IX but was in the...

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agōgē

Stephen Hodkinson and Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Gender and Sexuality; Ancient Greek History. 457 words.

The Spartan public upbringing (never in fact so-called in surviving writers of the 5th and 4th cents. bce). Its reconstruction is bedevilled by poor and conflicting sources and modern debate over how...

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Alexander the Great, reception of

Diana Spencer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online November 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Early Christianity; Ancient Greek History; Byzantine Studies; Middle Eastern History; Classical Reception; Ancient Roman History. 13564 words.

What makes Alexander Great? His story has captured the imagination of authors, artists, philosophers, and politicians across more than two millennia. He has provided a point of convergence...

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Ancient Divination and Experience

Edited by Lindsay G. Driediger-Murphy and Esther Eidinow.

September 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Classical History; European History. 320 pages.

The introduction to this volume describes the contribution that it makes to scholarship on ancient divinatory practices. It analyses previous and current research, arguing that while this...

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Ancient Responses to Restoration

Christopher Siwicki.

in Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome

December 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History; European History. 14489 words.

This chapter moves from examining how buildings were physically restored to considering the way in which their restoration was received by those who witnessed it. Through a close reading of...

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Antichthon/Antipodes

Alfred Hiatt.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Greek History; History of Science and Technology. 1236 words.

The terms antipodes and antichthones, along with others such as antoikoi and perioikoi, referred to hypothetical peoples dwelling beyond the extent of the known world. These terms were the product of...

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Antium

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 229 words.

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Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome

Christopher Siwicki.

December 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Classical History; European History. 320 pages.

This book addresses the treatment and perception of historic buildings in imperial Rome, examining the ways in which public monuments were restored in order to develop an understanding of...

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Aretas

J. F. Healey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Ancient Roman History. 371 words.

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Aristocratic Power and Politics in the Domestic Sphere

Carlos Machado.

in Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical History; European History. 13359 words.

This chapter analyses the impact of aristocratic houses in the definition of late antique Rome’s political topography. Focusing on concrete examples, it examines the physical impact of...

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Aristocrats, Imperial Institutions, and the Topography of Power

Carlos Machado.

in Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology; Classical History; European History. 17589 words.

This chapter analyses the ways in which the series of administrative reforms aimed at increasing imperial control over Rome between the late third and early fourth centuries led to an...

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Asia, Roman province

William Moir Calder, Eric William Gray and Stephen Mitchell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Roman History. 1329 words.

*Attalus III of Pergamum bequeathed his kingdom to the Romans. After his death in 133 bce it was constituted as provincia Asia by M. *Aquillius (1). Originally it consisted of Mysia, the...

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Attalus I, 269–197 BCE

R. M. Errington.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Middle Eastern History. 426 words.

Attalus I (269–197 bce), ruler of *Pergamum (241–197), the first Pergamene to use the royal title. Cousin and adopted son of *Eumenes (1) I, Attalus expanded and consolidated his kingdom through...

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Attalus II, 220–138 BCE

R. M. Errington.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Greek History; Middle Eastern History. 223 words.

Attalus II (220–138 bce), king of *Pergamum (158–138), second son of *Attalus I, called ‘Philadelphus’ (‘Brother-loving’). Attalus served under his brother *Eumenes (2) II as loyal general against...

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Augur Anxieties in the Ancient Near East

Scott B. Noegel.

in Ancient Divination and Experience

September 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World; Classical History; European History. 10815 words.

This contribution examines divination in ancient Mesopotamia from the practitioners’ own social, economic, and cosmological perspectives. It maintains that such an approach reveals...

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