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Actia is a genus of Tachinidae, described by Robineau-Desvoidy in 1830.

Actia is a genus of Scolopacidae, described by Heine & Reichenow in 1890.

Actia is a genus of Diptera, described by Meigen in 1838.

Actia is a kind of Actia.


Actia: In Ancient Roman religious tradition, Actia was a festival of Apollo, celebrated at Nicopolis in Epirus, with wrestling, musical contests, horse racing, and sea battles. It was reestablished by Augustus, in commemoration of his victory over Mark Antony off Actium in 31 BC; that it was probably the revival of an ancient festival is suggested by the celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which is mentioned by Thucydides, and Strabo, and which was enlarged by Augustus. The games instituted by Augustus were celebrated every four years; they received the title of a sacred agon and were also called Olympia.

Phrases with Actia

  1. Actia Atra
  2. Actia Lata
  3. Actia Nana
  4. Actia Ampla
  5. Actia Dubia
  6. Actia Lamia
  7. Actia Media
  8. Actia Mitis
  9. Actia Nigra
  10. Actia Norma
  11. Actia Pulex
  12. Actia Brevis
  13. Actia Fallax
  14. Actia Jocosa
  15. Actia Munroi
  16. Actia Painei
  17. Actia Solida
  18. Actia Valida
  19. Actia Antiqua
  20. genus Actia

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Google previewManual of Central American Diptera (2010)

by Brian Victor Brown

Actia is a cosmopolitan genus with eight described species recorded north of Mexico (O'Hara, 1991), three from South America, but only two from Central America, probably a small fraction of the fauna there. Hosts include some well- known ...

Google previewHarper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1897)

by Harry Thurston Peck

Actia ('Aktjo). A festival celebrated every three years at Actiuin in Epirns, with wrestling, horse- racing, and sea-tights, in honour of Apollo. There was a celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which Coin with Worship of tho Actian Apollo.

Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Actia (syn. Calidris) / actia Gr. aktiosof the sea-shore (akte# sea-shore). Actidurus (syn. Bartramia) From genus Actitis Illiger, 1811, sandpiper; Gr. oura tail. Actinodura Gr. aktis, aktinos brightness, splendour; odouros watcher, guardian (cf .

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

by Abraham Rees

A Such is the Actia chi: Aqmsilit, in the Civil Law ,- and with us, the next friends of a manv feloniously slain, or wounded, shall pursue the law against the offender, and bring him to condign punishment. ACTION is also distinguished, as it lies for ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1885)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union ; with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

Actia. P01.'-DB-VIN.

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

3: [MAC-ZYG].

ofa s'actia'z. See See ARlTHMETlC, P- 387NUMERlCAL, NUMEROUS, or NUMERAL, something belonging to numbers; as numerical algebra is that which makes use of numbers, instead of letters of the alphabet. Also, numericdl difference ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary (1822)

And Exposition of the English Language ... by John Walker

Sahatia, Ambau'a, Latin, Cnlniia, Galatia, Collatia, Dalmatia, Sannatia, l-Ignatia, Aralia Alaalia, Actia, Cania, haetia, Ann-tin, Vicctiafi' eucetia, Pomclin, Anetia, Clampctia, Lucretia, Cyretia, Satin, Lutetia, Helvctia, ...

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