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Bacchiads

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Aristocrats of Corinth, claimed Heraclid descent from King Bacchis. After suppressing the kingship c.750 bc they ruled, 200 in number, until Cypselus overthrew them c.657. Corinth's western...

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Boreas

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In Roman and Greek mythology, the god of the north wind.

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Delphi

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One of the most important religious sanctuaries of the ancient Greek world, dedicated to Apollo and situated on the lower southern slopes of Mount Parnassus above the Gulf of Corinth. It...

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Dikē

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Personification of Justice, daughter of Zeus and Themis, and one of the Horae. She reports men's wrongdoing to Zeus, and sits beside him. In Aratus and Roman poets she is the constellation...

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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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Hypnos

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Classical Studies.

In Greek mythology, the god of sleep, son of Nyx (Night).

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Idas and Lynceus

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Prominent figures in early Peloponnesian legend, sons of Aphareus, king of Messenia (though Poseidon is sometimes credited with the paternity of Idas). As the ‘Apharetidae’ they form a...

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Kēres

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In post-Homeric usage, powers of evil. They pollute and make unclean (Plato Leges 937d, like the Harpyiae or Harpies), and are associated with ills of all kinds such as disease ...

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