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Aratus, Greek poet

(Encyclopedia) AratusAratusrts [key], fl. 3d cent. b.c., Greek court poet, from Soli in Cilicia. He wrote an astronomical treatise, Phenomena, which was quoted by Paul at Athens.

Aratus, Greek statesman and general

(Encyclopedia) Aratus, d. 213 b.c., Greek statesman and general of Sicyon, prime mover and principal leader of the Second Achaean League. His objective at first was to free the Peloponnesus from…

Antigonus III

(Encyclopedia) Antigonus III (Antigonus Doson)Antigonus IIIntigns [key]Antigonus IIIdsn, –sn [key], d. 221 b.c., king of Macedon. On the death of Demetrius II he became regent for Demetrius…

Hipparchus, Greek astronomer

(Encyclopedia) Hipparchus, fl. 2d cent. b.c., Greek astronomer, b. Nicaea, Bithynia. He is the first systematic astronomer of whom there are records. He made his observations chiefly on the island of…

Antigonus II

(Encyclopedia) Antigonus II (Antigonus Gonatas)Antigonus IIntigns [key]Antigonus IIgnts [key], c.320–239 b.c., king of Macedon, son of Demetrius I. He took the title king on his father's…

Sicyon

(Encyclopedia) SicyonSicyonsshn, ss– [key], ancient city of Greece, in the Peloponnesus, NW of Corinth and 2 mi (3.2 km) S of the Gulf of Corinth. Sicyon was founded by Argos and attained its…

Brewer's: Pistris, Pistrix, Pristis

or Pristrix. The sea-monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a…

Achaean League

(Encyclopedia) Achaean LeagueAchaean Leaguekn [key], confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the 5th…

Brewer's: Aratos

of Achæa, in Greece, murdered Nicocles, the tyrant, in order to restore his country to liberty, and would not allow even a picture of a king to exist. He was poisoned by Philip of Macedon…

The Federalist Papers: Federalist No. 18

by AlexanderHamilton, JamesMadison and JohnJayFederalist No. 17Federalist No. 19Federalist No. 18 The Same Subject Continued (The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the…