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Achil`les
The son of Peleus and Thetis, king of the Myrmidons, the most famous of the Greek heroes in the Trojan war, and whose wrath with the consequences of
Adams, Dr. F.
a zealous student and translator of greek medical works (1797-1861).
Ages
In the Greek mythology four—the Golden, self-sufficient; the Silver, self-indulgent; the Brazen, warlike; and the Iron, violent; together with
Alcman
an early greek lyric poet, born at sardis.
Alcæ`us of Mitylene
a greek lyric poet, an aristocrat by birth, a contemporary and an alleged lover of sappho, and much admired by horace; flourished about 600 b.c.
Alexander the Great
The king of Macedonia, son of Philip by Olympias, daughter of Neoptolemus, king of Epirus; born at Pella, 356 B.C.; had the philosopher Aristotle for
Alexandrian Codex
an ms. on parchment of the septuagint scriptures in greek in uncial letters, which belonged to the library of the patriarchs of alexandra.
Alford, Henry
vicar of wymeswold and afterwards dean of canterbury; his works and writings were numerous, and included poems and hymns. his great work, however, was an edition of the greek new testament, with notes, various readings, and comments (1810-1871).
Amber
A fossil resin, generally yellow and semi-transparent, derived, it is presumed, from certain extinct coniferous trees; becomes electric by friction,
Ammia`nus Marcelli`nus
a greek who served as a soldier in the roman army, and wrote a history of the roman empire, specially valuable as a record of contemporary events; d . 390.
Anac`reon
a celebrated greek lyric poet, a native of teos, in asia minor; lived chiefly at samos and athens; his songs are in praise of love and wine, not many fragments of them are preserved (560-418 b.c.).
Anato`lia
the greek name for asia minor.
Anaxag`oras
A Greek philosopher of Clazomenæ, in Ionia, removed to Athens and took philosophy along with him, i. e . transplanted it there, but being banished
Anaxar`chus
a greek philosopher of the school of democritus and friend of alexander the great.
Anaximander
a greek philosopher of miletus, derived the universe from a material basis, indeterminate and eternal (611-547 b.c.).
Antiph`ilus
a greek painter, contemporary and rival of apelles.
Antip`ater
a macedonian general, governed macedonia with great ability during the absence of alexander, defeated the confederate greek states at cranon, reigned supreme on the death of perdiccas (397-317 b.c.).
Antis`thenes
A Greek philosopher, a disciple of Socrates, the master of Diogenes, and founder of the Cynic school; affected to disdain the pride and pomp of the world,
Aphrodi`te
the greek goddess of love and beauty, wife of hephæstos and mother of cupid; sprung from sea-foam; as queen of beauty had the golden apple awarded her by paris, and possessed the power of conferring beauty, by means of her magic girdle, the cestus, on others.
Apollyon
the destroying angel, the greek name for the hebrew abaddon.
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