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Daedalus (Greek mythology)

A brilliant inventor and master-craftsman. He was an Athenian, either the grandson or great-grandson of King ERECHTHEUS , and his father was

Darius I

(Darius the Great) dӘrī'Әs , d. 486 B.C., king of ancient Persia (521–486 B.C.), called also Dariavaush and Darius Hystaspis (after his father,

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d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul . The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who

Delian League

( dē'lēən ), confederation of Greek city-states under the leadership of Athens. The name is used to designate two distinct periods of alliance, the


( dĭmŏs'thənēz ), 384?–322 B.C., Greek orator, generally considered the greatest of the Greek orators. He was a pupil of Isaeus, and—although the


( dìăd'əkì ) [Gr.,=successors], the Macedonian generals and administrators who succeeded Alexander the Great . Alexander's empire, the largest that


Dialectic(s) (ancient Greek dialektikē ) is a form of argument or type of philosophy with roots going back to ancient Greece and that has been

Open dinosaur

Any extinct carnivorous or herbivorous reptile belonging to the predominantly terrestrial orders Saurischia or Ornithischia that existed during the


( dŏn'ətĭzəm ), schismatic movement among Christians of N Africa (fl. 4th cent.), led by Donatus, bishop of Casae Nigrae (fl. 313), and the theologian

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Doric order

earliest of the orders of architecture developed by the Greeks and the one that they employed for most buildings. It is generally believed that the