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  • 1 Ionians (The) — The Ionians Malcolm Schofield THALES AND OTHERS The Greeks agreed that philosophy had begun with Thales. However they did not know much about his views.1 What survives is mostly a potent legend. Herodotus tells stories of his practical ingenuity …

    History of philosophy

  • 2 Ernle — was the surname of an English gentry or landed family descended from the lords of the manor of Earnley in Sussex who derived their surname from the place where their estates lay. Origins OnomasticOnomasticians say that the surname s origin, in… …

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  • 3 Origen — This article is about the 3rd century theologian. For other uses, see Origen (disambiguation). Origen Era Ante Nicene Fathers Born 184/5 Probably Alexandria, Egypt …

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  • 4 Tibullus — Albius Tibullus (ca. 54 19 BC) was a Latin poet and writer of elegies.Little is known about his life. His first and second books of poetry are extant; many other texts attributed to Tibullus are of questionable origins. There are only a few… …

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  • 5 Apocryphal — A*poc ry*phal, a. 1. Pertaining to the Apocrypha. [1913 Webster] 2. Not canonical. Hence: Of doubtful authority; equivocal; mythic; fictitious; spurious; false. [1913 Webster] The passages . . . are, however, in part from apocryphal or fictitious …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Grattius — Grattius, Roman poet, of the age of Augustus, was the author of Cynegetica , a poem on hunting, of which 541 hexameters remain.He may have been a native of Falerii, and is sometimes referred to as Grattius Faliscus , but this rests on the… …

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  • 7 Cratinus — (Greek Κρᾰτῖνος, 519 BC 422 BC), Athenian comic poet of the Old Comedy. Contents 1 Life 2 Works 2.1 Pytine 2.1.1 Plot …

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  • 8 John Markham — Sir John Markham (d. 1479) was an English judge and Chief Justice of the King’s BenchOriginsMarkham was the son of John Markham, a judge of the Common Pleas, by either his first or second wife. Francis Markham, in his manuscript History of the… …

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  • 9 Bayeux tapestry — /bay yooh , bah /; Fr. /bann yue / a strip of embroidered linen 231 ft. (70 m) long and 20 in. (50 cm) wide, depicting the Norman conquest of England and dating from c1100. [after Bayeux, France, the town in which it was made] * * * Medieval… …

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  • 10 Tibullus, Albius — ▪ Roman poet born c. 55 BC died c. 19 BC       Roman poet, the second in the classical sequence of great Latin writers of elegiacs that begins with Cornelius Gallus and continues through Tibullus and Sextus Propertius to Ovid. Quintilian… …

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  • 11 Hexapla — • Article on Origen s compilation of six ancient versions of the Bible in parallel columns, his purpose and the principles that guided his work Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hexapla     Hexapla …

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  • 12 Raffaele Garrucci —     Raffaele Garrucci     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Raffaele Garrucci     A historian of Christian art, b. at Naples, 22 January, 1812; d. at Rome, 5 May, 1885. He belonged to a wealthy family, entered the Society of Jesus at the age of fifteen… …

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  • 13 Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire — 1898 reprint title page Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire was a poetry collection published anonymously by Percy Bysshe Shelley in September, 1810 by C. and W. Phillips in Worthing and sold by publisher John Joseph Stockdale. The work was… …

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  • 14 Cowie —    COWIE, a village, in the parish of Fetteresso, county of Kincardine, 1 mile (N.) from Stonehaven; containing 174 inhabitants. This village is situated at the mouth of the river Cowie, which falls into a bay of that name, forming a small and… …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 15 Dumbarton —    DUMBARTON, a royal burgh, the county town, and a parish, in the county of Dumbarton, 15 miles (N. W.) from Glasgow, and 58 (W. by S.) from Edinburgh; containing 3828 inhabitants, of whom 3782 are in the burgh. This place derives its name,… …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 16 Dunino —    DUNINO, a parish, in the district of St. Andrew s, county of Fife, 4 miles (S. E.) from St. Andrew s; containing, with the district of Kingsmuir, 471 inhabitants. This place derives its name, occasionally corrupted into Denino, and signifying… …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 17 Fordoun —    FORDOUN, a parish, in the county of Kincardine, 11 miles (W. S.W.) from Stonehaven; containing, with the village of Auchinblae, 2342 inhabitants, of whom 34 are in the Kirktown. This place, which is of remote antiquity, is supposed to have… …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 18 apocryphal — a. Unauthentic, legendary, uncanonical, of doubtful authority, fictitious, false, equivocal, dubious, spurious …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 uncanonical — a. Unauthentic, legendary, apocryphal, of doubtful authority …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 Hooker, Richard — (1554? 1600)    Theologian, b. near Exeter, of a family the original name of which was Vowell. His ability and gentleness as a schoolboy recommended him to the notice of Bishop Jewel, who sent him to Corpus Christi Coll., Oxf., where he graduated …

    Short biographical dictionary of English literature