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Ancient /Classical History Glossary (Dictionary) of Terms to Know

Please note: Greek words may be transliterated into English in different ways. If you do not find the name you want, try replacing 'c' with 'k', 'y' with 'u', 'e' or 'ei' with 'i', 'u' with 'o', final 'm' with 'n', and final 'n' with nothing. See Useful tips on reading Greek names in English. Also see brief How Do You Spell...? Most of the references in this glossary are to short identifications, but some are to articles. The primary emphasis of this site is the customary one, the classical world, i.e., Greece and Rome.
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