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Agesilaus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.445 to 360bce),

king of Sparta (c.400–c.360). The son of the second wife of King Archidamus II, Agesilaus made no impress on the historical record until, against the odds, he ...

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Callisthenes

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Of Olynthus, historian (d. 327 bc). Nephew of Aristotle, he collaborated with the philosopher in compiling the official list of Pythian victors (see Pythian Games), and by 336 he had ...

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Chalcidicē

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A big peninsula projecting from Macedonia and ending in three promontories, was inhabited originally by the Sithonians. Their name survived in ‘Sithonia’, the central promontory between the...

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Chalkidike

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Ξαλκιδική), peninsula in the northwestern Aegean, terminating to the south with the three promontories of (west to east) Kassandra (Pallene), Longos, and Athos. The area is among the best...

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Chares

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(c. 400–c. 325 bc),

famous Athenian soldier, probably more often general than any other Athenian of the 4th cent. except Phocion, notorious for his treatment of the allies of the...

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Charidemus

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Mercenary general. Born (illegitimately) in Oreus (Histiaea), his early career involved (sometimes rapid) switches between mutually hostile employers—Athens (368–365, 365–362), Olynthus...

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Demosthenes

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(384–322 bc),

Athenian orator and statesman, who according to Plutarch overcame an initial stammer by training himself to speak with pebbles in his mouth. He is best known for his...

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Ephippus

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Of Olynthus, contemporary of Alexander, wrote a work on the deaths of Alexander (3) the Great and Hephaestion (1) (Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 126), which is quoted by Athenaeus...

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Greek houses

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Private houses of the Classical and Hellenistic periods were much the same throughout the Greek world. Most rooms opened onto one or more sides of a small, rectangular courtyard, reached...

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Greek Land

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The Greek countryside was much less forested in antiquity than it is today, and at least half of the landscape was dominated by rocky, sloping scrublands consisting of woody shrubs ...

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