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  • A jar ornamented with dragons is described as a second-century Chinese seismograph.

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  • The entity seemed to me, and to my friend, to be … [sighs] … to be this second-century Roman snake god called Glycon.

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  • They include a 1647 copy of Lucian of Samosata's second-century writings, a first edition of Thomas More's political polemic "Utopia" and maps of the imaginary lands created by the Brontë family as children.

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  • I developed a mild interest in Marcus Aurelius, the second-century Roman Emperor, when I discovered that of the various celebrities who share my birthday (26 April), he is by far the most ancient.

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  • But then why do the remains of history seem to indicate that, even amid considerable second-century diversity, there was a mainstream of Christian thought which held a stable, core set of theological beliefs (e.g., that God really did make the world and that Jesus really was both divine and human), as well as a core set of ethical norms?

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  • The original novel depicts the tumultuous warring period of second-century China and the political intrigue between the different factions.

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  • Rome's Capitoline Museum has loaned out its second-century marble love goddess, the Capitoline Venus, for the first time since Napoleon carted the work off as a spoil of war in 1797 and later had to return it.

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  • The most spectacular example of this accretive character is the second-century Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, a shrine to a deified imperial couple, whose Corinthian columns enclose like a protective cage the baroque 17th-century facade of a medieval Christian church.

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  • That soft-core Spartacus series is popular on pay-cable -- and now The Eagle is the second film in the past two years that seems to deal with Rome's lost Ninth Legion, which disappeared into the northern wilds of second-century Britain.

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  • Ariel notes that although the inscription on the coin identifies the queen as Arsinoë Philadelphus, it is plausible that the second-century BCE mnaieia actually depict cryptic portraits of the reigning queens.

    Ancient Coins: Gold Octodrachm (Mnaieion) Coin Minted in Alexandria by Ptolemy V in 191 BCE Found In Israel : Coin Collecting News


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