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Hellenism

Hellenism  

Of or relating to Greek history, language, and culture from the death of Alexander the Great to the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Antony by Octavian in 31 bc. During this period Greek culture ...
Orchomenus

Orchomenus  

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City in NW Boeotia located by the NW bay of Lake Copais, whose western basin it dominated. Rich in the Classical period, Orchomenus was famed as the city of the Graces (see charites), to whom a ...
Paros

Paros  

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A Greek island in the southern Aegean, in the Cyclades. It is noted for the translucent white Parian marble which has been quarried there since the 6th century bc.
Thera

Thera  

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(mod. Santorini, 76 km.2), the southernmost of the Cyclades. It and Therasia are the remnants of a volcanic island destroyed in a cataclysmic eruption c. 1650–1500 bc, burying the prehistoric ...
trophy

trophy  

1 Arms and armour hung in an orderly fashion on a tree-trunk and branches to celebrate a victory in Antiquity.2 Sculpted representation of 1. in Classical architecture, not to be confused with a ...
Xerxes I

Xerxes I  

(c. 519–465 bc),son of Darius I, king of Persia 486–465. He continued his father's attack on the Greeks for their support of the Ionian cities that had revolted against Persian rule. His invasion of ...

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