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IMALTHEUM (-i) or (-ae), a villa of Atticus in Epirus, perhaps originally a shrine of the nymph Amalthea, which Atticus converted into a beautiful summer retreat. Cicero, in imitation, constructed a sim- AMALTHEA ilar retreat on his estate at Arpinnm. a Greek town and district some distance from the coast, IMANTIA (-ae), in Illyricum, at E. of Oricum. AMANUS (-i), a branch of Mt. Taurus, through Arcadia and Elis, not far from Olymand falling into the Ionian sea. E. to the principal chain, dividing Syria ground and this subterranean descent gave from Cilicia and Cappadocia.

Thus speak of Hermanuphis in the same manner as of Zeus image of Anubia. ANXUK APHRODITE. Ammon. His worship was introduced at Rome towards the end of the republic. ATSfXUE. C. 399. He was a leading man of the democratical party, and took an active part, along with Thrasybulus, in the overthrow of the 30 Tyrants. 1 ONES (-um), an ancient race in Boeotia. Hence the poets frequently nse Aonius as equivalent to Boeotian. As 'Mount Helicon and the fountain Aganippe were in Aonia, the (Jupiter) XNTUS Muses are called Awtides.

He supported Aratus and the Achaean League against Cleomeues, king of Sparta, whom he defeated at Sellasia in 221, and took Sparta. He died 220. ANTlCfRA, more anciently ANTICIR(1) A town in Phocis, on a bay of the Crissaean gulf. (2) A town in Thessaly, on the Spercheus, not far from its mouth. Both towns were celebrated for their hellebore, the chief remedy in antiquity for madness : hence the proverb Naviget Anticyram, when a person acted senselessly. ANTfGdNE (-cs), daughter of Oedipus by his mother Jocaste, and sister of Ismene and ofEteocles and Polymces.

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