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2008-08-27 09:00:59

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The theatre of Dionysus. Roman gladiator shows. The Olympics. These are just a few of the storied pieces of Greek and Roman myth and history that continue to shape events and customs today in the modern world.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.