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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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Aemilius Paullus, Lucius

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(RE 114 (?))

became an augur in 192 bc and governed Further Spain as praetor in 191, with command prorogued for 190 and 189. A defeat in 190 was retrieved ...

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Andriscus

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Of Adramyttion (d. c.148 bc), pretender to the Macedonian throne, claimed to be Philip, son of Perseus (2), hence called ‘Pseudophilip’. Demetrius (10) I of Syria, whom he asked for ...

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Antiochus IV Epiphanes

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Classical Studies.

(c.215–164bc),

third son of Antiochus III the Great, became king in 175. He sought actively to reconsolidate the remaining huge Seleucid empire, from Cilicia and Syria eastwards,...

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Ariarathes

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Ancestral name of the Hellenistic kings of Cappadocia in Asia Minor. They were an Iranian family claiming descent from Cyrus (1) the Great, or one of the seven Persians who slew the...

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Bastarnae

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A roving tribe which first appeared on the lower Danube c.200 bc. They were enlisted by Philip (3) V and Perseus (2) of Macedon against their enemies in the northern ...

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Cassope

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Main city of the Cassopaeans, a Thesprotian people (see Thesproti) who broke away around 400 bc to become an independent tribal state. An Epidaurian inscription (see Epidaurus) attests to...

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Charops

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A pro-Roman leader in Epirus, was educated at Rome; his grandfather, also Charops, had helped T. Quinctius Flamininus against Philip (3) V in 198 bc. During Rome's war against Perseus ...

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Claudius Marcellus, Marcus

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(RE 225)

succeeded his father (M. Claudius Marcellus (2)) as a pontifex in 177 bc. As tribune of the plebs in 171 he did not support veteran centurions who were ...

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Claudius Pulcher, Gaius

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(RE 300)

was an augur (see augures) from 195 bc and praetor in 180, when he investigated an outbreak of poisoning. Consul in 177, he carried a law repatriating Latins ...

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