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Acusilaus  

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Mar 2016
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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Near East
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
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
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

adeia  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

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Dec 2015
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Greek Law
Adeia, ‘immunity’, sometimes in Greece offered to men accused of involvement in a crime who were willing to inform on others (e.g. *Andocides in Athens' religious scandals of 415 bce). In Athens the ... More

Adiabene  

Margaret Stephana Drower, Eric William Gray, and Susan Mary Sherwin-White

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Dec 2015
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Near East
Adiabene (mod. Halab), district of the two Zab rivers in north *Mesopotamia. Possibly a Seleucid hyparchy, it became a vassal kingdom, later a satrapy, of *Parthia, and was constantly involved in ... More

adlection  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Roman Law
A man acquired the right of speaking in the Roman senate (ius sententiae dicendae; see senate) by holding a magistracy, the quaestorship; he became a full member when his name was placed on the ... More

Adonis  

V. Pirenne-Delforge and André Motte

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Mar 2016
Name given by the Greeks to a divine personage whom they thought to be eastern in origin (Semitic Adon = ‘Lord’), but whose eastern prototypes (Dumuzi, Tammuz, Baal, Ešmun) are very different from ... More

adoption, Greek  

Mark Golden

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Greeks counted on their heirs for support in old *age, and for continuation of their oikoi (families) and tendance of their tombs after death. But high mortality ensured that many had no surviving ... More

adoption, Roman  

Adolf Berger, Barry Nicholas, and Susan M. Treggiari

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Mar 2016
Subject:
Roman Law
Adoptio is a legal act by which a Roman citizen enters another family and comes under the *patria potestas of its chief. Since only a paterfamilias (see patria potestas) could adopt, women could not ... More

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