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Achaean Confederacy

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Federal organization developed by the twelve Achaean cities united in cult of Zeus. First mentioned in 453 bc as Athenian allies, Achaea's independence was guaranteed in 446 (Thirty Years...

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Agamemnon

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In Greek mythology, king of Mycenae and brother of Menelaus, commander-in-chief of the Greek forces in the Trojan War. On his return home from Troy he was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra...

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Ahhiyawa

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Country attested in the Hattuša archives (alternative and older spelling, Ahhiya) as a foreign land, often associated with Arzawa, i.e. western Anatolia. References mention kings, persons,...

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Alcmene

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In Greek mythology, the mother by Zeus of Hercules.

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Alexander I

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‘the Philhellene’, king of Macedon c. 498–454 bc. Subject to Persia from 492 and related by marriage to the Persian noble Bubares, he used his influence to extend his territory ...

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amber

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A fossil resin found most extensively in East Prussia on the shores of the Baltic Sea, it was often fashioned into beads and ornaments and used for the decoration of furniture. Medieval...

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Amphitryon

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Son of Alcaeus king of Tiryns. He and his fiancée Alcmene (daughter of Electryon king of Mycenae) were forced to flee to Thebes (1) after he had accidentally killed Electryon. ...

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archaeology, classical

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The study of the material culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Epigraphy, the study of inscriptions on permanent materials, is today seen as a branch of historical rather than of...

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architecture

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The term given to an organization's information technology platform, structure and process but increasingly used as a way of explaining complex marketing concepts and functions, for example...

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Argos

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A city in the NE Peloponnese of Greece. One of the oldest cities of ancient Greece, it dominated the Peloponnese and the western Aegean in the 7th century bc. Argive, a citizen of Argos, is...

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