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Acts of the Apostles

book of the New Testament. It is the only 1st-century account of the expansion of Christianity in its earliest period. It was written in Greek

Adam Bede

Adam Bede is set in the ‘Eden-like peace and loveliness’ of Hayslope in Loamshire. Adam, a sturdy, honest carpenter, blindly loves Hetty Sorrel, who

Open Admirals

Highest-ranking naval officer. History, UK In the UK Royal Navy and the US Navy, in descending order, the ranks of admiral are: admiral of the fleet

Open Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Published in 1884, but set during the pre-Civil War 1840s, Samuel Clemens’ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn invokes and complicates 19th-century

Open Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea

(Gr. Aigaion Pelagos, Turkish Ege Denizi, ) arm of the Mediterranean Sea, c.400 mi (640 km) long and 200 mi (320 km) wide, off SE Europe between

Open Aeneid

Latin narrative poem or epic by Virgil in 12 books, composed in the traditional Homeric metre of hexameters. Written during the last ten years of the

Open Aesir

The gods; also the main group of gods, as opposed to the vanir. The medieval Icelandic word æsir is a plural; the singular is áss , and a derived

Open Aesop

Aesop is an ancient folkloric figure associated with the genre of "Aesop's fables." Approximately six hundred fables have survived in ancient Greek

Open Africa

The second largest continent, Africa is a land of contrasts. To the north lies the great Sahara, the largest desert in the world. The central parts,

Open African Americans
African Americans

African Americans are a people whose ancestors are from Africa. Although there are obvious mixtures among African Americans, the dominant ancestry of