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Tarquinii  

D. W. R. Ridgway

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Mar 2016
Tarquinii (Etr. Tarχ(u)na-; mod. Tarquiniaformerly Corneto), the chief of the twelve cities of Etruria, stood on a high plateau about 90 km. (56 mi.) from Rome and 6 km. (3½ mi.) inland; it was the ... More

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius, king of Rome  

Tim Cornell

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Mar 2016
Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius, traditionally the last king of Rome (534–510 bce). According to the oldest sources (Q. *Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of *Tarquinius Priscus, although on the ... More

Tarsus  

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and Stephen Mitchell

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Mar 2016
Tarsus, a native Cilician (see cilicia) town with a long prehistoric past, which later claimed *Triptolemus, *Perseus(1), and above all *Heracles as its founder. It was capital of the Cilician kings ... More

Thales of Miletus  

Charles H. Kahn

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Mar 2016
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Philosophy
Thales of Miletus, the most scientific member of the *Seven Sages, was credited in antiquity with the prediction of a solar *eclipse (Hdt. 1. 74. 2) that modern scholars have dated in 585 bce. He was ... More

Thargelia  

Fritz Graf

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Mar 2016
A festival of *Apollo and held in Athens (7th of Thargelion, late May), some *Ionian cities, and their colonies; it belongs to the pre-colonial calendar (see colonization, greek; calendar, ... More

theft, Roman  

R. Zimmermann

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Mar 2016
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Roman Law
Theft (furtum), as its probable etymology suggests, was originally confined to cases involving a carrying away (ferre). But in the course of the republic, the notion was extended very considerably ... More

Themistocles, Athenian politician, c. 524–459 BCE  

Andrew Robert Burn and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Themistocles (c. 524–459 bce), Athenian politician, was a member of the ancient Lycomid family but by a non-Athenian mother. *Herodotus(1)'s informants accused him of corruption and said that in 480 ... More

theurgy  

Anne Sheppard

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Christianity
Theurgy was a form of pagan religious *magic associated with the *Chaldaean Oracles and taken up by the later Neoplatonists. It covered a range of magical practices, from rain-making and cures to ... More

topos  

Glenn W. Most and Gian Biagio Conte

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Mar 2016
Topos, a standard form of rhetorical argumentation or a variably expressible literary commonplace.In classical rhetoric, inventio aids the orator to find elements of persuasion: τόποι or loci are ... More

tribute lists, Athenian  

Malcolm F. McGregor and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Tribute lists (Athenian), records of the aparchai (first-fruits; pl. of *aparchē) of one-sixtieth given as an offering to *Athena from the tribute paid by the members of the *Delian League after the ... More

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