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Alexander the Great

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

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Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of...

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Anahita

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(Anaitis, Ἀναίτις), Persian goddess of the fertilizing waters (Avesta Yašt 5). Artaxerxes (2) II (404–358 bc) introduced the use of cult-images into the major cities of his empire (Berossus...

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Angels of the Churches

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The angels of the seven Churches mentioned in Rev. 1–3.

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Antalcidas

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Spartan statesman. He first appears as Sparta's representative at the Graeco‐Persian conference at Sardis in 392 bc. He negotiated a Sparto‐Persian alliance with Artaxerxes 2 II in 388 and,...

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Antiochus I Soter

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.324–261bc),

eldest son of Seleucus I and the Bactrian Apame, crown prince (mār šarri) in Babylonia before he became co-regent with Seleucus I (292–281/0); then held...

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Antiochus III

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(‘the Great’) (c. 242–187 bc), second son of Seleucus (2) II, succeeded to the Seleucid throne as a young man, after the assassination of his elder brother, Seleucus (3) III. ...

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Artaphernes

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But only the former is correct: cf. El. Irdapirna and OP †Rta-farnah-. (1) Full brother of Darius I and satrap of Sardis, who put down the Ionian Revolt. He figures ...

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baths

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A feature of all Roman towns and cities as well as private houses throughout the empire. From the 1st century bc onwards, the tradition of bathing became a major social...

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Book of Revelation

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The last Book of the NT and the only one that is an Apocalypse. Apart from the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, the Book consists of a series of visions.

The author is...

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Churches, seven

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Christian communities in the province of Asia. The last book of the Bible, the Revelation to John, also known sometimes as the Apocalypse, is addressed to seven particular Churches. There...

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