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Accountabilities in Schools and School Systems  

Bob Lingard, Sam Sellar, and Steven Lewis

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Education
This article surveys developments in educational accountabilities over the last three decades. In this time, accountability in schools and schooling systems across Anglo-American nations ... More

Accountability and Responsibility  

Robert Gregory

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Politics
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article. The ... More

Acestes  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Acestes (ΑἰγέστηςΑἴγεστος), character in mythology, founder and king of *Segesta (Egesta) in Sicily and of Trojan descent (cf. Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1. 52.1–4; Schol. Dan. Aen. 1. 550; schol. on ... More

Achaea  

Catherine A. Morgan

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Region on the north-east of the Peloponnese, between the Corinthian Gulf and the Chelmos and Panachaikon mountains. Historically a federation of small territories (Paus. 7).Achaea was settled from ... More

Achaean Confederacy, Greek  

R. M. Errington

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Achaean Confederacy, federal organization developed by the twelve Achaean cities (see achaea) united in the cult of Zeus Hamarios. First mentioned in 453 bce as Athenian allies, Achaea's independence ... More

Achaean Confederacy, Roman  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Permitted to reform after 146 bce, at first on a local basis only, the confederacy survived until at least the mid-3rd cent. ce, chiefly as a vehicle (from c.ce 50) for a federal *ruler-cult based at ... More

Achaemenid art  

Michael Vickers

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
The official sculpture of the Persian empire was made in a distinctive style which owed much to Mesopotamian forerunners, and like them tended to the glorification of the ruler. It used to be thought ... More

Achaemenids  

Pierre Briant

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
The term, as used by Herodotus (1. 125), refers to one of the three clans (phrētrē) of the Pasargadae tribe to which the Persian kings belonged; its eponymous ancestor was supposedly Achaemenes (Hdt. ... More

Achaeus (1)  

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Achaeus (1), eponym of the Achaeans; in mythology, son of *Poseidon (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1. 17. 3), *Zeus (Serv. on Aen. 1. 242), *Xuthus (Apollod. 1. 50), or *Haemon (schol. Il. 2. ... More

Achaeus (2), of Eretria, Athenian tragic poet  

Andrew Brown

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Achaeus (2) of Eretria, Atheniantragic poet, to be distinguished from Achaeus of Syracuse, who may be the Achaeus who won a *Lenaean victory c.356. According to the *Suda the Eretrian was ... More

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