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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anc. Gr. fort., a gate consisting of two separate gates placed side by side.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found
  • adj. of or relating to a gateway on the west of ancient Athens


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  • Other elements clearly belong to the 10th and 9th centuries: the use of the dipylon or “figure 8” shield, the ritual gift of tripods, and the cremation of the dead.

    2. The Dark Ages, 1200-800 B.C.E


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