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Abydos

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

1 A town of ancient Mysia in Asia Minor, situated on a hill overlooking the Dardanelles, north‐east of the modern Turkish city of Çanakkale. Abydos was the scene of the story...

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Acarnania

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A district of NW Greece, bounded by the Lonian Sea, the gulf of Ambracia, and the Acheloüs river. The district is divided into three main regions: (1) a rugged coast ...

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Acilius Glabrio, Manius

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(RE 35)

a novus homo, was tribune of the plebs 201 bc when he supported peace with Carthage on the terms agreed with Scipio Africanus. Praetor 196, he suppressed a ...

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Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus

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(RE 68)

was a member of the embassy sent to the east in 201–200 bc, during the course of which he delivered the Roman ultimatum to Philip (3) V at ...

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Aetolia

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A region in west-central Greece roughly shaped like a triangle with its base on the Corinthian Gulf, its apex at Mt. Tymphrestus, and its sides along the lower and middle ...

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Aetolian Confederacy

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The looser tribal organization of the Aetolians of NW Greece gave way during the 4th cent. bc to a federal state, or league, which soon acquired considerable power. This increased ...

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Alcaeus

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Of Messene (fl. 200 bc), author of 22 epigrams from the Garland of Meleager (2) on various themes, notably political attacks on Philip (3) V of Macedon (who replied to ...

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Amynander

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King of the Athamanes, perhaps already from 220 bc (if he is the Amynas of Polybius 4. 16. 9), and for many years junior partner in the kingship with Theodorus. ...

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Antigonus

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(c. 263–221 bc),

nicknamed ‘Doson’, ‘the man who will give’, regent and king of Macedonia 229–221. Son of Demetrius (5) ‘the Fair’, who was half-brother of Antigonus (2) Gonatas,...

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Aratus

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(271–213bc),

statesman from Sicyon west of Corinth. He fled to Argos after the murder of his father Cleinias in 264 and was educated there. In 251 he expelled the tyrant Nicocles...

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Attalus I

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(269–197bc),

ruler of Pergamum (241–197), the first Pergamene to use the royal title. Cousin and adopted son of Eumenes I, Attalus expanded and consolidated his kingdom through...

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Baebius Tamphilus, Marcus

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(RE 1, 16, 44)

was praetor 192 bc, when he took an advance force to Greece shortly before the invasion by Antiochus (3) III. In 191 he conducted operations in ...

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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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battle of Cynoscephalae

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Cynoscephalae, fought in Thessaly in spring 197 bce, marked the decisive and final battle of the Second Macedonian War. It forced the defeated Macedonian king Philip V to enter peace ...

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Cephallenia

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The largest of the western Greek islands, located between Leucas and Zacynthus, due west of the entrance to the Corinthian Gulf. Inhabited as early as the neolithic period, Cephallenia...

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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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Chios

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

An Ionian polis on the large Aegean island of the same name, some 7 km. (4½ mi.) from Asia Minor. Thucydides 2 calls it the greatest polis of Ionia and its citizens among the richest...

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Cornelius Lentulus, Gnaeus

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(RE 176)

was consul 201 bc, without having held the praetorship. His attempts to oppose peace with Carthage and to succeed Scipio Africanus in Africa were rejected by the people....

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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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Demetrias

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

(Δημητριάς), city in east central Greece, on the Pagasitic Gulf, just southwest of modern Volos; the ancient city was of considerable importance because of its harbor. Prokopios (Buildings...

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