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Alexander the Great

(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 ...
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

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

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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

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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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This entry contains two subentries: Fact; Fiction

Alexander (3) III

Alexander (3) III (356–323 bc)((‘the Great’) of Macedon)   Reference library

Albert Brian Bosworth

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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son of *Philip (1) II and *Olympias. As crown prince he was taught by *Aristotle (from 342); he was his father's deputy in Macedon (...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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(Alexander III of Macedon), son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias; born 356 b.c., died 323. Alexander

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle

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Albert Brian Bosworth

Who's Who in the Classical World

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king of Macedon, 356–323bc, son of Philip II and Olympias. As crown prince he was educated by Aristotle (from ...

Alexandria

Alexandria  

The chief port and second‐largest city of Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast, northwest of Cairo. Founded in 332 bc by Alexander the Great, after whom it is named, it became a major centre of ...
Amphipolis

Amphipolis  

On the east bank of the Strӯmōn, which surrounds the city on three sides (hence its name), 5 km. (3 mi.) from its seaport Eïon; it was originally the site of a Thracian town, Ennea Hodoi (‘nine ...
animals and the military

animals and the military  

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(see also horses). Man has made use of the strength, speed, and stamina of his companion animals, in war as well as in peace, from the earliest recorded times. Domesticated ...
Arabia

Arabia  

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A peninsula of SW Asia, largely desert, lying between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf and bounded on the north by Jordan and Iraq, which is the original homeland of the Arabs and the historic centre ...
Arabs

Arabs  

Ancient tribes and peoples who lived in, and around the modern Arabian peninsula. Herodotus was acquainted with the Arabs of southern Palestine and the Sinai, and mentions the Arabs of the incense ...
Armenia

Armenia  

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A region south of the Caucasus in Asia Minor, comprising the Republic of Armenia (see Armenia, Republic of) but also parts of eastern Turkey and northern Iran. Armenian culture dates from the 6th ...
army

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Long before the Norman Conquest, military obligation seems to have divided into two basic forms. One was an obligation for service by all adult males, established in English law as the militia by the ...
Babylonia

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[CP]A region taking in the whole of the southern alluvial plain of Mesopotamia, which although traditionally linked with the city of Babylon was not always connected to it or ruled from it.
battle of Arbela

battle of Arbela  

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(331 bc).Located west of the Tigris about 50 miles (80 km) from modern Erbil (Arbela), Gaugamela was the site of Alexander's third and decisive victory over the Persians in ...
booty

booty  

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‘It is a law established for all time among all men that when a city is taken in war, the persons and the property of its inhabitants belong to the captors’ (Xenophon, Cyropaedia). ‘Booty’ referred ...
Cappadocia

Cappadocia  

An ancient region of central Asia Minor, between Lake Tuz and the Euphrates, north of Cilicia. It was an important centre of early Christianity.

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