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Philip V

(238—179 bc)

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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

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(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

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(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

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

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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