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Antigonus Gonatas

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(c.320–239bc),

king of Macedonia (c.277/6–239bc), son of Demetrius the Besieger and Phila; the meaning of the nickname Gonatas is unknown. He served under his father in Greece in...

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Archelāus

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King of Macedon (413–399 bc). He gained the throne by murder and was eventually assassinated by two male lovers. His reign is notable for co‐operation with Athens (supply of shipbuilding...

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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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Leon

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Of Pella (?late 4th cent. bc), wrote a book on the Egyptian gods, in the form of a letter from Alexander (3) the Great to his mother Olympias, in which ...

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Lysimachus

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(c.355–281bc),

Macedonian from Pella (late sources wrongly allege Thessalian origins), was prominent in the entourage of Alexander the Great, achieving the rank of Bodyguard by...

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Macedonia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — History.

An ancient country in south-east Europe, at the northern end of the Greek peninsula, including the coastal plain around Salonica and the mountain ranges behind. In classical times it was a...

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Macedonian language

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The problem of the nature and origin of the Macedonian language is still disputed by modern scholars, but does not seem to have been raised among the ancients. We have ...

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Marsyas

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Of Pella, coeval of Alexander (3) the Great and relative (afterwards admiral) of Antigonus (1) I, wrote a history of Macedonia in ten books from the origins of the kingship to summer 331...

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mosaic

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Patterned surface on floors, vaults, walls, etc., consisting of regular squares (tesserae) of glass, stone, pottery, marble, etc., embedded in a cement or plaster matrix.

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Pausias

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(4th cent. bc),

painter, son and at first pupil of Bryes, then of Pamphilus, a Sicyonian. According to Pliny (1) he was the first to paint ceiling-coffers, a claim not ...

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