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(Encyclopedia) forum, market and meeting place in ancient Roman towns in Italy and later in the provinces, corresponding to the Greek agora. By extension the word forum often indicates the meeting…

Forum Appii

(Encyclopedia) Forum Appii ăp´ēī: see Appii forum.

Appii forum

(Encyclopedia) Appii forum ăp´ēī [Lat.,=Appius' market], important stop on the Appian Way, c.40 mi (64 km) E of Rome. It was at the head of a canal through the Pontine Marshes. When Paul arrived…

World Economic Forum

(Encyclopedia) World Economic Forum (WEF), independent international organization that seeks to improve the state of the world by encouraging partnerships between the public and private sectors, est…

Apollodorus of Damascus

(Encyclopedia) Apollodorus of Damascus, Roman architect and engineer, fl. late 1st to early 2d cent. &AD;, b. Syria. Apollodorus was responsible for nearly all buildings designed under the…

Brookwood Labor College

(Encyclopedia) Brookwood Labor College, at Katonah, N.Y.; founded in 1921 in association with the American Federation of Labor as an experimental college. Brookwood was an attempt to create an…

Minturnae

(Encyclopedia) Minturnae mĭntûr´nē, ancient town of Latium, Italy, 7 mi (11.3 km) E of Formia. It was important because it controlled the bridge on the Appian Way over the Liris River. Founded by a…

Nonaligned Movement

(Encyclopedia) Nonaligned Movement, organized movement of nations that attempted to form a third world force through a policy of nonalignment with the United States and Soviet Union. Yugoslavia,…

Imola

(Encyclopedia) Imola ē´mōlä, city (1991 pop. 62,567), Emilia-Romagna, N central Italy, on the Aemilian Way. It is an agricultural and market center, known for its ceramics. A Roman town (Forum…

Davos

(Encyclopedia) Davos dävôs´, town (1990 pop. 10,957), Grisons canton, E Switzerland, on the Landwasser River. A famous winter sports center, it originally became prominent in the 19th cent. as a…