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(356—323 bc) king of Macedon 336–323

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Abydos

Abydos  

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 of Hero and Leander and ...
Achaemenid

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A member of the dynasty ruling in Persia from Cyrus I to Darius III (553–330 bc); the name comes from Greek Akhaimenēs ‘Achaemenes’, the reputed ancestor of the dynasty.
Acraephnium

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City in NE Boeotia, located above a small bay of Lake Copais; perhaps the Homeric Arne. Fortifications and cemeteries have been excavated, the latter revealing splendid examples of early painted ...
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Satrap (see Mausolus) of the Persian province of Caria, youngest child of Hecatomnus, sister of Mausolus and of Idrieus, to whom she was incestuously married and with whom she was ...
aegis

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In classical art and mythology, an attribute of Zeus and Athena (or their Roman counterparts Jupiter and Minerva) usually represented as a goatskin shield. The word (denoting armour or a shield, ...
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A well-known wit and raconteur (Seneca (the Elder) Epistulae 122. 15; Quintilian Institutiones 9. 3. 61) who exercised his wit in writing epigrams; Martial often mentions him as one of ...
alcoholism

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n. the syndrome due to physical dependence on alcohol, such that sudden deprivation may cause withdrawal symptoms – tremor, anxiety, hallucinations, and delusions (see delirium tremens). The risk of ...
Alexander

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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(356–323bce),

of Macedon, called the Great, was the son of Philip II of Macedon. Alexander came to

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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(356–323 bc), king of Macedon 336–323, son of Philip II; known as Alexander the Great. He conquered Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab; in Egypt he ... More
Alexander ‘the Great’

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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son of Philip II and king of Macedon, was the greatest military commander of the ancient world; his achievements inspired

Alexander Historians

Alexander Historians  

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The term “Alexander Historians” refers to the chief authors of antiquity who wrote histories of Alexander the Great. Sources for Alexander's reign fall into three categories: (1) Contemporary ...
Alexander III (“The Great”)

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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Macedonian, born in 356 bce. After the assassination of his father, Philip II, at Aegae in 336, Alexander

Alexander III (“The Great”)

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Macedonian, born in 356 BCE. After the assassination of his father, Philip II, at Aegae in 336,

Alexander IV

Alexander IV  

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(323–?310 bc),posthumous son of Alexander (3) the Great and Roxane. Already designated to the kingship at Babylon, he was elevated by Perdiccas (3) (322) to join Philip (2) Arrhidaeus ...
Alexander Romances

Alexander Romances  

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Generic term for the large group of enormously popular narrative poems, mainly in French and with a rich iconographic tradition, devoted to the life of Alexander the Great. Deriving initially ...
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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Alexander the Great

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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(356–323bce),

king of Macedon. [This entry includes two subentries, on Alexander's life and career and

Alexander the Great

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Alexander lived from 356 to 323b.c.e. and ruled from 336. In the Middle East he generally is known as

Alexander the Great

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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King of Macedon (b Pella, Macedonia, 356 bc; reg 336–323bc; d Babylon, 10 June

Alexander the Great

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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(356–323bce)

King of Macedon from 336 who conquered the Persian Empire. *Greek culture then permeated the

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