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Lebanon, historic

in The Oxford Companion to Architecture

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 229 words.

The only significant site from the period of Roman rule in Lebanon is Baalbek, high above the Bekaa valley. From

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῾Anjar

Hafez Chehab.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 700 words.

site located in Lebanon, in the eastern foothills of the Biqa῾ (Bekaa) Valley, south of Baalbek, halfway between Beirut and

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Dawkins, Henry

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; 18th-Century Art; Art of the United States. 20 words.

American, 18th century, male.

Engraver.

Among the works of Henry Dawkins are engravings for The Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek.

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Heliopolis

Marlia M. Mango.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 338 words.

(Ἡλιόπολις, now Baalbek [Baʿlabakk] in Lebanon), Syrian city located in a valley between the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges.

It

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Heliopolis

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

(Ἡλιόπολις, now Baalbek [Baʿlabakk] in Lebanon), Syrian city located in a valley between the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges.

It was a center of paganism with grandiose...

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Orontes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Chief river of Syria. It rises near Heliopolis (Baalbek), flows north-east past Emesa (Homs) and Arethusa, bends west past Epiphania (Hama) and then, below Apamea, flows due north, and...

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Lebanon, historic

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

The only significant site from the period of Roman rule in Lebanon is Baalbek, high above the Bekaa valley. From a distance, the temples are impressive, because in outline they ...

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Heliopolis

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

An ancient Egyptian city situated near the apex of the Nile delta at what is now Cairo. It was an important religious centre and the centre of sun worship, and was the original site of the...

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Southern Syria

Getzel M. Cohen.

in The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology. 41870 words.

This chapter examines the settlements in Aenos, Anthedon, Antioch by Hippos, Antioch in Huleh, Antiochenes in Jerusalem, Apollonia, Apollonia in Coele Syria, Arethousa, Arsinoe, Birta of...

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Heliopolis

J. F. Healey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 142 words.

Heliopolis (mod. Baalbek) was the religious centre of the *Ituraean*tetrarchy, after whose dissolution it became a Roman veteran colony (15 bce) as part of the foundation of Beirut. The cult of the...

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Dawkins, James

Margaret Lyttleton.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: 18th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 234 words.

(b 1722; d Jamaica, Dec 1757).

English traveller and antiquarian. He was educated at Oxford University, spent several years as a young man travelling in Italy and was elected as a...

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Szathmari [Szathmary], Carol Pop de

Remus Niculescu.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Photography and Photographs; Prints and Printmaking; 19th-Century Art. 455 words.

(b Cluj, Jan 11, 1812; d Bucharest, June 3, 1887).

Romanian painter, lithographer and photographer. He studied drawing at the Reformed College and the Catholic Lyceum in...

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Ituraea

J. F. Healey.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 312 words.

The Ituraeans, a people of nomadic Arab origin, occupied the Beqa‘ valley in Lebanon, where Chalcis (mod. Anjar) their capital and *Heliopolis (Baalbek) their religious centre were located, from the...

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Oracles and Earthquakes

Alan Cameron.

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 3196 words.

The chapter identifies an early version of the so-called Oracle of Baalbek with the prediction of an earthquake at Constantinople reported by St. Augustine. It discusses early Byzantine...

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Syrian deities

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Almost all the deities worshipped in Greek and Roman Syria were Semitic. In spite of regional differences, a few main types of cult can be distinguished. The largest group consists of...

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Borra, Giovanni Battista

O. Zoller.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; 18th-Century Art. 429 words.

(b Dogliani, Dec 27, 1713; d ?Turin, Nov 1770).

Italian architect, draughtsman and engineer. In 1733–6 he was a pupil of Bernardo Antonio Vittone, producing ten plates for...

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Cassas, Louis-François

Joshua Drapkin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prints and Printmaking; Sculpture and Carving; 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 350 words.

(b Azay-le-Ferron, Indre, June 3, 1756; d Versailles, Nov 1, 1827).

French draughtsman, engraver, sculptor and archaeologist. He received instruction in drawing from...

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Du Camp, Maxime

Hélène Bocard.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; African Art (Sub-Saharan); 19th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 488 words.

(b Paris, Feb 8, 1822; d Baden-Baden, Feb 9, 1894).

French photographer and writer. He was from a wealthy background, and he learnt calotype photography from Gustave Le Gray...

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Haag, Carl

Briony Llewellyn.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 304 words.

(b Erlangen, April 20, 1820; d Oberwesel, Jan 24, 1915).

German painter, active in Britain. After studying in Nuremberg, he painted miniature portraits in Munich and Brussels....

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Raḥbānī family

Ali Jihad Racy.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 704 words.

Lebanese family of musicians .

‘Āṣī Raḥbānī and Manṣūr Raḥbānī were usually known as al-Akhawān Raḥbānī (‘The Raḥbānī Brothers’). They came from a musical family; their...

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