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The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Edited by Esther Eidinow

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199545568
Published online December 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191735257 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199545568.001.0001
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abacus

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 101 words.

a counting-board, the usual aid to reckoning in antiquity. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans alike used a board with vertical

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Abaris

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 139 words.

legendary devotee of *Apollo from the far north, a shamanistic missionary and saviour-figure like *Aristeas whom *Pindar

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Abdera

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 336 words.

a flourishing Greek city east of the Nestus river on the coast of *Thrace (Diod. Sic. 13. 72. 2).

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abortion

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 337 words.

was controversial in antiquity. Doctors taking the Hippocratic Oath (see hippocrates (2)) swore not to administer abortifacients, but

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Abydos

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 179 words.

was the best harbour on the Asiatic side of the *Hellespont. In the Iliad (2. 836) an ally

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Academy

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 337 words.

public *gymnasium at Athens, sacred to the hero Academus, north-west of the Dipylon gate. It gave its name to

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Acamas

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 129 words.

son of *Theseus and brother of *Demophon (1). Unknown to the Iliad, the brothers

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Acanthus

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 307 words.

was probably a 7th-cent. colony of *Andros (Thuc. 4. 84) near the narrowest point of the Akte prong of

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Acarnan

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 88 words.

eponym of *Acarnania. He was the son, with Amphoterus, of Callirhoë (the daughter of Acheloüs) and

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Acarnania

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a district of NW Greece, bounded by the Lonian Sea, the gulf of Ambracia, and the *Acheloüs river. The

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Acastus

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 101 words.

in mythology, son of Pelias (see neleus); he took part in the Argonautic expedition and the Calydonian boar-hunt

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Acca Larentia

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 195 words.

obscure Roman goddess with a festival on 23 December (*Larentalia or Larentinalia). Valerius Antias (fr. 1 Peter) makes

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accents, Greek

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 7 words.

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Accius, Lucius (170–c.86 bc)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 693 words.

of freedman birth. In Rome he had friendly relations with D. *Iunius Brutus Callaicus (consul 138). Anecdotes suggest

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acclamation

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 467 words.

Vocal expressions of approval and good wishes in ritual form were an important part of Roman life, both private (e.g.

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accountability,

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in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 4 words.

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Acestes

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 89 words.

character in mythology, founder and king of *Segesta (Egesta) in Sicily and of Trojan descent (cf. Dion. Hal. Ant.

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Achaea

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 416 words.

Region on the north-east of the Peloponnese, between the Corinthian Gulf and the Chelmos and Panachaikon mountains. Historically a federation

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Achaea Phthiotis

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 4 words.

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Achaean Confederacy

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January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 555 words.

federal organization developed by the twelve Achaean cities (see achaea) united in the cult of Zeus Hamarios. First

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