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Acilius Glabrio, Manius (4), Roman consul, 91 CE  

Arnaldo Momigliano and Barbara Levick

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Mar 2016
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Acilius, Manius, patrician and member of *Domitian's consilium (council of advisers); as consul in ce 91 he had to fight in the arena at Domitian's Alban estate (see alba longa) and was ... More

acoustics  

Andrew Barker

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Mar 2016
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5th-cent. theories about sound fall into two groups. Most though not all non-Pythagorean Presocratics were concerned primarily with the process of hearing (see especially Theophr. Sens.; ... More

Acquarossa  

D. W. R. Ridgway

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Dec 2015
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Acquarossa, a plateau 6 km. (3 ½ mi.) north of Viterbo, is the site of a small and anonymous *Etruscan centre in the territory of *Caere. Excavation (1966–78) of its component ... More

The Acquisition of Color Words  

Katie Wagner and David Barner

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Mar 2017
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Linguistics
Human experience of color results from a complex interplay of perceptual and linguistic systems. At the lowest level of perception, the human visual system transforms the visible light ... More

Acrae  

Arthur Geoffrey Woodhead and R. J. A. Wilson

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Mar 2016
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Acrae (near mod. Palazzolo Acreide), founded by *Syracuse in 663 bce (Thuc. 6. 5. 3), stands on a hill protected by steep cliffs, commanding the westward route from the Syracusan plain. ... More

Acraephnium  

John Buckler

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Mar 2016
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Acraephnium (mod. Karditza), city in NE *Boeotia, located above a small bay of Lake *Copais; perhaps the Homeric Arne. Fortifications and cemeteries have been excavated, the latter ... More

Acragas  

Arthur Geoffrey Woodhead and R. J. A. Wilson

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Mar 2016
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Was founded c.580 bce by the Geloans (see gela) in Sican territory in central southern Sicily. One of the most substantial Hellenic cities in size and affluence, it occupied a large bowl of land, ... More

Acrisius  

Herbert Jennings Rose

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Acrisius, in mythology, son of Abas, king of *Argos (1), and his wife Aglaïa, father of *Danaë and brother of *Proetus. After Abas' death the two brothers quarrelled; in their warfare they invented ... More

acrostic  

Don P. Fowler and Peta G. Fowler

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Dec 2015
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Acrostic (Gk. ἀκροστιχίς, ἀκροστίχιον), a word or phrase formed from the initial letters of a number of consecutive lines of verse. Acrostics may occur by chance (Eust. Il. 24. 1; Gell.NA 14. 6. 4; ... More

acta  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Andrew Lintott

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Mar 2016
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Acta means ‘the things that have been done’ and has two specialized, overlapping senses in Roman history; one is a gazette, the other is official acts, especially of an emperor.The Acta diurna were a ... More

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