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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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Gallonius, S., and companions

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 164 words.

Christian *martyrs listed in the *Martyrology of Carthage for 31 May (martyrs at Timida Regia) and 11 June (Gallonius). The sole manuscript of their ...

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Companions of the Prophet

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 229 words.

Also known as the Saḥaba, were the earliest converts to and adherents of Islam. This included both family members and friends of ...

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Perpetua, Felicitas, Satyrus, Ss., and companions

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 144 words.

Christians whose *martyrdom in an arena on 7 March 203/4, with their visions, is recorded in a near-contemporary Passion, a Greek Passion, and later ...

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al-Zubayr b. al-‘Awwam (656)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 189 words.

Cousin and *Companion of the Prophet, very early convert to *Islam and one of ten companions promised Paradise by ...

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Talha b. ‘Ubaydallah

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 134 words.

*Merchant of *Mecca, *Companion of the Prophet, and one of the ‘ten promised Paradise’. Talha had heard of ...

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Wahram

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 256 words.

Popular *Zoroastrian martial deity and the namesake of several kings (see Bahram). In the *Avesta he is the companion of ...

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Pionius of Smyrna, S.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 207 words.

Christian *priest, and *martyr under *Decius, arrested with four companions on 23 February (the Terminalia) and executed on ...

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comes, Roman

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 273 words.

Although often translated as ‘count’, the root meaning of comes is ‘companion’, an allusion to proximity to the *emperor...

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‘A’isha bt. Talha

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 51 words.

Daughter of *Muhammad’s *Companion *Talha b. ‘Ubayd Allah. She was also the niece of *‘A’isha bt. Abi Bakr...

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Sa‘d b. Abi Waqqas (670–8)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 83 words.

Early convert and *Companion of the Prophet from the tribe of *Quraysh who participated in formative battles during ...

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Gayane and Rhipsime, Ss.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 299 words.

Roman *virgins said to have been martyred in *Armenia with 35 companions at the turn of the 4th century. Fleeing the Great ...

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Behnam, Mar

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 123 words.

Legendary Christian venerated as a *martyr of the 4th century, killed, together with his sister Sarah and 40 companions, by their father Sennacherib, a ...

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Antinoopolis

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 216 words.

Founded as a city by the *Emperor Hadrian to commemorate the death of his companion Antinous. In Late Antiquity, it was the capital of the ...

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Thecla, S.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 389 words.

Legendary companion of S. Paul the Apostle. Her *conversion and their adventures are recounted in the apocryphal Acts of Ss. Paul and Thecla...

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‘Urwa b. al-Zubayr

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 127 words.

Son of the eminent *Companion of the Prophet al-*Zubayr b. al-‘Awwam (d. 656), ‘Urwa lived most of his life in the ...

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art and architecture, Islamic

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 596 words.

The buildings and artefacts dating back to the time of *Muhammad and his *Companions are almost entirely lost to us. It is in the era of the ...

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Dictys of Crete

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 295 words.

Name adopted by the author of what purported to be an original eyewitness account of the Trojan War, which he claimed to have lived through as companion and scribe of Idomeneus, leader of...

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Dionysus

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 645 words.

Dionysiac themes constitute one of the most common sources of subject matter for art in Late Antiquity, as they had in the earlier centuries of the Roman Empire. The god, his revelling...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

Edited by Oliver Nicholson.

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 5406 pages. 1475827 words.

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