Hellenistic Greece
During the Hellenistic period the importance of Greece proper within the Greek-speaking world declined sharply. The great centers of Hellenistic culture were Alexandria and Antioch, capitals of Ptolem...
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Leonidas of Rhodes
Leonidas of Rhodes (Ancient Greek: Λεωνίδας; born 188 BCE) was one of the most famous Olympic runners. He was acclaimed as the greatest sprinter of all time. Competing in the Olympic Games of 164 BCE,...
Meleager (king)
Meleager of Macedon (Greek: Μελέαγρος) was the brother of Ptolemy Ceraunus and son of Ptolemy I Soter and Eurydice. Meleager ruled in 279 BC for two months until he was compelled by his Macedonian tro...
Timaeus (historian)
Timaeus (Ancient Greek: Τιμαῖος; c. 345 BC – c. 250 BC), ancient Greek historian, was born at Tauromenium (modern Taormina) in Sicily. Driven out of Sicily by Agathocles, he migrated to...
Parian Chronicle
The Parian Chronicle or Parian Marble (Latin: Marmor Parium) is a Greek chronology, covering the years from 1582 BC to 299 BC, inscribed on a stele. Found on the island of Paros in two sections, a...
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Phylarchus
Phylarchus (Greek: Φύλαρχoς, Phylarkhos; fl. 3rd century BC) was a Greek historical writer whose works have been lost, but not before having been considerably used by other historians whose works ...
Paroikoi
Paroikoi (plural of Greek πάροικος, paroikos, the etymological origin of parish and parochial) is the term that replaced "metic" in the Hellenistic and Roman period to designate foreign residents. In ...
Ptolemy Keraunos
Ptolemy Keraunos (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Κεραυνός, died 279 BC) was the King of Macedon from 281 BC to 279 BC. His epithet Keraunos is Greek for "Thunder" or "Thunderbolt". He was the eldest son of Pt...
Dyskolos
Dyskolos (Greek: Δύσκολος, translated as The Grouch, The Misanthrope, The Curmudgeon, The Bad-tempered Man or Old Cantankerous) is an Ancient Greek comedy by Menander, the only one of his plays, ...
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Diogenes of Tarsus
Diogenes of Tarsus (Greek: Διογένης; fl. 2nd century BC) was an Epicurean philosopher, who is described by Strabo as a person clever in composing improvised tragedies. He was the author of several wor...
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Metrological Relief
The Metrological Relief is an Ancient Greek relief of a man with arms outstretched, cut with hammer and chisel on a triangular, marble slab between 460 to 430 BC. It was found in Turkey or the Greek I...
Gorgopas (2nd century BC)
Gorgopas was one of the joint Spartan garrison commanders at Gythium. During the Roman-Spartan War, the Romans and their allies started besieging Gythium. After a few days of fighting, Gorgopas' joint...
War against Lyctus
War against Lyctus or Lyttus was an internal Cretan war, fought between most Cretan city-states (Knossos, Gortys, Kydonia etc.) against Lyctus. The city was destroyed in 220 BC.
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Agis IV
Agis IV (Greek: Ἄγις; c. 265 BC – 241 BC), the elder son of Eudamidas II, was the 24th king of the Eurypontid dynasty of Sparta. Posterity has reckoned him an idealistic but impractical monarch.
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Pharnaces I of Pontus
Pharnaces I (Greek: Φαρνάκης; lived 2nd century BC), fifth king of Pontus and was of Persian and Greek Macedonian ancestry. He was the son of King Mithridates III of Pontus and his wife Laodice, w...
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Stoa of Attalos
The Stoa of Attalos (also spelled Attalus) was a stoa (covered walkway or portico) in the Agora of Athens, Greece. It was built by and named after King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 B...
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Euphorion of Chalcis
Euphorion (Greek: Εὐφορίων) was a Greek poet and grammarian, born at Chalcis in Euboea about 275 BC.Euphorion spent much of his life in Athens, where he amassed great wealth. After studying philos...
Alcaeus of Messene
Alcaeus of Messene (/ælˈsiːəs/; Greek: Ἀλκαῖος) was an ancient Greek poet, who flourished between 219 and 196 BC. Twenty-two of his short poems or epigrams survive in the Greek Anthology, from some of...
Arsinoe (Crete)
Arsinoe (Greek: Ἀρσινόη) was an ancient city of Crete controlled by Lyctus according to the Stephanus of Byzantium. This town is believed to belong to the Hellenistic period. According to some scholar...
Epirus (ancient state)
Epirus (/ɪˈpaɪrəs/; Northwest Greek: Ἄπειρος, Ápeiros; Attic: Ἤπειρος, Ḗpeiros) was an ancient Greek state, located in the geographical region of Epirus in the western Balkans. The homeland of the anc...
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