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Acragas

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Acragas was an engraver, or silversmith, spoken of by Pliny the Elder. It is not known either when or where he was born. Pliny says that Acragas, Boethus and Mys were considered but little inferior to Mentor, an artist of great note in the same profession; and that works of all three were in existence in his day, preserved in different temples in the island of Rhodes. Those of Acragas, who was especially famed for his representations of hunting scenes on cups, were in the temple of Bacchus at Rhodes, and consisted of cups with figures of Bacchae and Centaurs graved on them. If the language of Pliny justifies us in inferring that the three artists whom he classes together lived at the same time, that would fix the age of Acragas in the latter part of the fifth century BC, as Mys was a contemporary of Phidias.

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Acragas is a genus of the spider family Salticidae. It is found in Central and South America.

Phrases with Acragas

Phrases starting with the word Acragas:

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  2. Acragas mendax
  3. Acragas zeteki
  4. Acragas humilis
  5. Acragas pacatus
  6. Acragas humaitae
  7. Acragas peckhami
  8. Acragas carinatus
  9. Acragas leucaspis
  10. Acragas miniaceus
  11. Acragas procalvus
  12. Acragas erythraeus
  13. Acragas longimanus
  14. Acragas rosenbergi
  15. Acragas longipalpus
  16. Acragas Unidentatus
  17. Acragas castaneiceps

Phrases ending with the word Acragas:

  1. Gerydus Acragas
  2. Miletus Acragas
  3. Eupithecia Acragas

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Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

Acragas, Sicily Died: c. 430 B.C.; in the Peloponnese, Greece Areas of Achievement: Philosophy, science, and natural history Contribution: Empedocles was one of the earliest of the Greek philosophers to provide a unified theory of ...

Google previewConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Douglas Kelly Ph.D., Peter Londey Ph.D.

Acragas made an alliance in 422 but remained unhelpfully neutral during the Athenian invasion of Sicily (415–413). The big Carthaginian invasion of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

ACRAGAS, or Agragas, in Ancient Geography, so called by the Greeks, and sometimes by the Romans, but more generally Agrigentum by the latter ; a town of Sicily. In Greek medals the inhabitants are called AKPirANTINOI, and Agrigentini by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2013)

by Nigel Wilson

ACRAGAS 7 introduce myths as subjects of ekphraseis and as exempla in argumentation. Melite playfully likens Cleitophon dressed in women's clothing to Achilles in disguise at the palace of Lycomedes. The characters also quote and allude ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ACRAGAS, a town of Sicily, built upon a mountain, at the confluenee of the rivers Acragas and Hypsa, and within two miles of the sea, by the people of Gela in the year before Christ 584. It took its name from the river Acragas, now called Fiume ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Acragas meanwhile flourished under Thero; but a war between him and Hiero led to slaughter and new settlement at Himera. These transplantings from city to city began under Gelo and went on under Hiero (q.v.). They made speakers in old ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature. - London, Longman, Hurst (usw.) 1819-20 (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ACRAGAS, a town of Sicily, built upon a mountain, at the confluence of the rivers Acragas and Hypsa, and within two miles of the sea, by 'the people of Gela, in the year before Christ 584. It. took its name from the river Acragas, now called ...

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