Attoni Moro, also called Sir Anthony More, a Flemish painter, born in Utrecht about 1520, died in Antwerp about 1580. He gained considerable reputation as a portrait painter, and in 1552 he executed likenesses of the Spanish crown prince, the future Philip II., and of various members of the royal family of Portugal. In 1554 he painted the portrait of Philip's second wife, Mary of England, d uring whose reign he was court painter. Several of his portraits of the queen and of the English nobility are in the palace of Hampton court. Subsequently he was in the service of Philip II. and the duke of Alva, by the latter of whom he was appointed to the lucrative office of receiver general of the revenues of West Flanders.
Attorney. See Lawyer.
Atts, Or Attys, in Greek mythology, a son of Nana, a nymph, according to some legends, by a Phrygian king. The traditions differ about the fate of Atys, the most current ones making him beloved by Cybele, who made him her priest on his taking a vow of perpetual chastity; this he broke, and was punished by the goddess with madness, in which he castrated himself and attempted suicide; but the goddess restored him to his senses, and allowed him to continue in her service, decreeing at the same time that all her priests thereafter should be eunuchs. A festival was annually celebrated in memory of Atys at Pessinus. The myth is supposed by many writers to typify, in the powerlessness, death, and subsequent revival of Atys, the death of nature in the winter, and its revival in the spring through the agency of superior power.
Aubaine:, Right of (low Lat. albanvs, a corruption of alibi natus, foreign born). See Alien, vol. i., p. 313.
Aube, a department of France, in Champagne, bounded by Marne, Haute-Marne, Cote d'Or, Yonne, and Seine-et-Marne; area, 2,145 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 255,687. The surface is mostly level; the soil in the southeast is productive, but in the remaining portions it is poor. It is traversed by the Seine and its eastern affluent the Aube, which rises in the plateau of Langres in Haute-Marne. The department has manufactories of pottery, tiles, and glass. It is divided into the arrondissements of Troyes, Arcis-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Aube, Bar-sur-Seine, and Nogent-sur-Seine. Capital, Troyes.
Aubejvas, a town of France, in the department of Ardeche, situated on the right bank of the Ardeche and at the foot of the Cevennes, 13 m. S. W. of Privas; pop. in 1866, 7,694. It has a college and a theological seminary, and is the centre of the wine and corn trade of the department.