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Forum Appii

(Encyclopedia) Forum Appii p´: see Appii forum.

forum

(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…

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…

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…

Appii forum

(Encyclopedia) Appii forum p´ [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…

Trajan

(Encyclopedia) Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Trajanus)tr´jn, c.&AD; 53–&AD; 117, Roman emperor (&AD; 98–&AD; 117). Born in Spain, he was the first non-Italian to become head of the empire.…

Inglewood

(Encyclopedia) Inglewood, city (1990 pop. 109,602), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles, in an oil-producing area; founded 1873, inc. 1908. Its manufactures…

Silchester

(Encyclopedia) Silchester sl´chstr, village, Hampshire, S England. It is noted for the ruins of the Roman-British town Calleva Atrebatum. The outside walls (2,760 yd/2,524 m in circumference),…

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…

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…