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Acragas  

Arthur Geoffrey Woodhead and R. J. A. Wilson

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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
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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Mar 2016
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
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

A Critical Introduction to Arts Behind Bars  

Aylwyn Walsh

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Sep 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
This article proposes a focus on some of the arguments in the field—what is “arts behind bars”? What are some of the intentions, and why would people do it? It also signals the range of ... More

acrostic  

Don P. Fowler and Peta G. Fowler

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
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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Oxford Classical Dictionary
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

Actaeon  

Herbert Jennings Rose and Jenny March

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Dec 2015
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Oxford Classical Dictionary
Actaeon, in mythology son of *Aristaeus and Autonoë, daughter of *Cadmus, and a great huntsman. Ovid gives the most familiar version of his death (Met. 3. 138 ff.): one day on Mt. Cithaeron he came ... More

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

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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

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