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  • n. Alternative form of Ancient Greek.


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  • The ancient Greek sculptors were familiar with the expression, as shown in the statues of the Laocoon and Arretino; but, as Duchenne remarks, they carried the transverse furrows across the whole breadth of the forehead, and thus committed a great anatomical mistake: this is likewise the case in some modern statues.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Though their kings bore ancient Greek names, the Macedonian people called Philip Bilippos instead of the normal Greek Philippos.

    Alexander the Great

  • Lamartine would not have been reminded of the ancient Greek poets had Calendau preceded

    Frederic Mistral

  • The Ap, as he tells it, is rooted in ancient Greek and means “steering away from.”

    Zero Regrets

  • It was an ancient Greek translation of The Great Hymn to the Aten, from which the Book of Psalms had come.


  • Well, the Hadean aeon was certainly long enoughnearly a gigayearbut conditions on Earth at that time would have been literally infernal, as the name suggests Hades is the ancient Greek version of hell.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • Hunter got some pleasure out of calling it an acropolis, which he told them was not a bunch of pillars on a hill, but a fortification overlooking ancient Greek cities.


  • He passed the ancient Greek trading colony at al-Mina near the mouth of the Orontes River, then traveled along the narrow plain between the sea and mountains until he arrived at the Phoenician town of Marathus.

    Alexander the Great

  • The Macedonians had recently taken an interest in Samothrace and had contributed generously to the temple, perhaps from genuine religious motivation or more likely from a desire to integrate themselves into an ancient Greek cult.

    Alexander the Great

  • He noticed its 1980 citation in a paper in French about the ancient Greek treatment of postpubescent boys written by Félix Buffière: “les ephèbophiles, comme certains les nomment”—as certain people have named them.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time


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