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actio  

Thomas Rüfner

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Nov 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
In Roman law, the word actio refers to a civil lawsuit. At first sight, it seems obvious that actio derives from the verb ago, which has the basic meaning “to drive,” “to urge,” or simply “to act.” ... More

Action Research  

David P. Moxley

Online publication date:
Oct 2013
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Encyclopedia of Social Work
Through cycles of systematic and purposeful iterative engagement with problems they face in specific practice settings, social workers engaging in action research build knowledge that is ... More

Actium  

W. M. Murray

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Actium (Ἄκτιον), a flat sandy promontory at the entrance to the Ambracian Gulf, forming part of the territory of Anactorium, as well as the NW extremity of *Acarnania. A cult of Apollo was located ... More

Active Involvement Interventions in Health and Risk Messaging  

Kathryn Greene, Smita C. Banerjee, Anne E. Ray, and Michael L. Hecht

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Communication
Results of national epidemiologic surveys indicate that substance use rates among adolescents remain relatively steady or even show slight declines; however, some substance use rates, such ... More

Acts of the Apostles  

Christopher Rowland

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
The second of two volumes which continues the story of the rise and spread of *Christianity begun in the gospel of Luke. Its textual history poses peculiar interpretative problems as it is extant in ... More

Acts of the Pagan (or Heathen) Martyrs  

Edith Mary Smallwood and M. T. Griffin

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Is the name given by modern scholars to about a dozen fragments of Alexandrian nationalist literature, preserved on papyri mostly written in the 2nd or early 3rd cent. ce. The majority of the ... More

Acusilaus  

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Acusilaus, of Argos, lived ‘before the *Persian Wars’ (Joseph. Ap. 1–13) and compiled *genealogies, translating and correcting *Hesiod, with ingenious conjectures but no literary merit. ... More

Ada  

Simon Hornblower

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Ada, *satrap (see mausolus) of the Persian province of *Caria, youngest child of *Hecatomnus, sister of *Mausolus and of *Idrieus, to whom she was incestuously married and with whom she ... More

adaeratio  

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and Michael Crawford

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Adaeratio, the procedure whereby dues to the Roman state in kind were commuted to cash payments. The related word adaerare first appears in ce 383 (Cod. Theod. 7. 18. 8) and the practice is ... More

Adamklissi  

John Wilkes

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Adamklissi, the site of three Roman monuments in the Dobrudja plain (South Romania): (1) an altar (16.2 m. (53 ft.) square and c.6 m. (20 ft.) high) recording legionary and auxiliary casualties, ... More

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