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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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The Pontine Marshes

Robert Sallares.

in Malaria and Rome

September 2002; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 9226 words.

This chapter studies the history of the Pontine Marshes in the south of Rome in relation to malaria, for which the region was notorious until the bonifications of Mussolini. The accounts...

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Pomptine Marshes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A malaria-stricken region (see disease), formed by the stagnation of the Ufens and other streams, lying south-east of Rome between Volscian mountains and Tyrrhenian Sea. Pliny (1)'s...

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Pomptine Marshes

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 173 words.

a malaria-stricken region (see disease), formed by the stagnation of the Ufens and other streams, lying south-east of

Pomptine Marshes

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 183 words.

a malaria-stricken region (see disease), formed by the stagnation of the Ufens and other streams, lying south-east of Rome between Volscian mountains and Tyrrhenian Sea. ...

Pometia

Edward Togo Salmon and T. W. Potter.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 61 words.

(near mod. Cisterna?), also known as Suessa, gave its name to the Pomptine Marshes. Volsci and Romans often disputed

papyrology, Greek

Herwig Maehler.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 1843 words.

Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt since c.3000 bc from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, Greek and Roman

papyrology, Greek

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 1900 words.

Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt since c.3000 bc from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman...

Pometia

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 67 words.

also known as Suessa, gave its name to the *Pomptine Marshes. *Volsci and Romans often disputed its possession in primitive ...

Tarracina

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The former Volscian stronghold (see Volsci) of Anxur. A citizen colony from 329 bc, it was the southern terminus of the Pomptine Marshes canal, and an important station on the ...

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Norba

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An important Volscian town from at least the early 5th cent. bc, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pomptine Marshes, south-east of Rome. It received a Latin colony (491–492 bc) ...

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Pometia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(near mod. Cisterna?), also known as Suessa, gave its name to the Pomptine Marshes. Volsci and Romans often disputed its possession in primitive Latium. About 495 bc Rome obliterated it. ...

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Maeotis

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The sea of Azov, joined to the Black (Euxine) Sea by the Cimmerian Bosporus (2) (straits of Kerch). Ancient writers often describe it as a lake or marsh, no doubt ...

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papyrology, Greek

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 240 words.

Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman), was the most widely used writing material in the Graeco‐Roman world. The object of...

Maeotis

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 100 words.

the sea of Azov, joined to the Black (*Euxine) Sea by the Cimmerian *Bosporus (2) (straits of Kerch). Ancient writers often describe it as a lake or marsh, no doubt because of its...

Feddersen Wierde

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 392 words.

A settlement in the German North Sea marshes north of Bremen, of the type known as a terp or wierde...

Anthesteria

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A festival of Dionysus, which despite its name (suggesting anthos, flower) was associated esp. with the new wine. It was celebrated in most Ionian communities, but almost all details are...

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Greek papyrology

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman), was the most widely used writing material in the Graeco‐Roman world. The object of...

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Ely

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 127 words.

*Anglo-Saxon *minster in eastern England, surrounded by marsh, full, says *Bede, of eels (IV, 17). He records the construction here in the 670s of a ...

Glastonbury

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 100 words.

*Anglo-Saxon *monastery on the edge of the Somerset Levels, once a large expanse of wetlands in south-west England. From an early date the monastery held extensive estates in the nearby...

The Anthesteria and other Dionysiac Rites

Robert Parker.

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

March 2007; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 18099 words.

One festival day in ancient Athens that seemed to have an emotional appeal (at least for men) like that of modern western Christmas is ‘Beakers’ (Choes), middle day of the festival known as null...

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