Bacchides sentence example

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  • We have from him one mythological burlesque, the Amphitruo, and several plays dealing with domestic subjects like the Captivi, Cistellaria, Rudens, Stichus and Trinummus; but most of his plays depend for their main interest on intrigue, such as the Pseudolus, Bacchides, Mostellaria.
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  • In the middle ages Plautus was little regarded, and twelve of his plays (Bacchides - Truculentus) disappeared from view until they were discovered (in the MS. called D) by Nicholas of Troves in the year 1429.
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  • So Alcimus-Jakim was made high priest and Bacchides brought an army to instal him in his office.
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  • In face of his active opposition Alcimus could not maintain himself without the support of Bacchides and was forced to retire to Antioch.
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  • Bacchides occupied Judaea and made a chain of forts.
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  • But on the death of Alcimus Bacchides retired and Jonathan with his followers settled down beyond the range of the Syrian garrisons.
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  • This failure seems to have convinced Bacchides that it would be well to recognize Jonathan and to secure a balance of parties.
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  • They were used by the inhabitants of Arbela as a place of refuge from the army of Bacchides, general of Demetrius king of Syria, and were the resort of bandits in the reign of Herod the Great.
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  • In 161 Judas defeated Nicanor at Adasa, but within a few weeks thereafter, in a heroic struggle against superior numbers under Bacchides at Elasa, he was himself cut off.
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