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Antigonus I

(c. 382—301 bc)

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Alexandria Troas

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Was originally founded in 310 bc as Antigoneia by Antigonus (1) but renamed soon after by Lysimachus. The site lies on the coast of Troas opposite Tenedos, and through the ...

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Antigonids

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The Antigonid dynasty, the last Macedonian dynasty in antiquity, was a remarkable group of monarchs. Its founder was Antigonus I, nicknamed Monophthalmus (the One-Eyed), a general under...

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Antioch

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A city in southern Turkey which was the ancient capital of Syria under the Seleucid kings, who founded it c.300 bc.

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Aulis

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The port in Boeotia where Agamemnon offered his daughter Iphigenia as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on the way to Troy.

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Babylonia

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A region taking in the whole of the southern alluvial plain of Mesopotamia, which although traditionally linked with the city of Babylon was not always connected to it or...

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Cassander

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(d. 297 bc),

son of Antipater, represented his father at Babylon (323), where Alexander 2 the Great treated him with naked hostility. In the struggles of the Successors he first...

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Cleitus

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‘the White’ (d. 318 bc), Macedonian officer, held senior infantry and cavalry commands under Alexander (3) the Great (from 327) and returned to the west with Craterus (1) and the ...

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Common Peace

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(κοινὴ εἰ̑ρήνη), the phrase used by Diodorus (3) Siculus, following Ephorus, and by some contemporaries (though not by Demosthenes (2), Isocrates, or Xenophon (1)) to describe a series of...

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Cyclades

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A large group of islands in the southern Aegean Sea, regarded in antiquity as circling around the sacred island of Delos.

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Delos

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A small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, regarded as the centre of the Cyclades. In classical times it was considered to be sacred to Apollo, and according to legend was the birthplace of...

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