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Asia Minor

Asia Minor  

The term ‘Asia Minor’ denotes the westernmost part of the Asian continent, equivalent to modern Turkey between the Aegean and the Euphrates. The west and south coastal fringes were part of the ...
battle of Salamis

battle of Salamis  

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(480 bc)A naval battle fought in the Aegean Sea during the Greek-Persian wars. Themistocles, the Greek commander, lured the Persian fleet of Xerxes, the Persian king, into the narrow waters between ...
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 ...
Byzantium

Byzantium  

An ancient Greek city, founded in the 7th century bc, at the southern end of the Bosporus, site of the modern city of Istanbul. It was rebuilt by Constantine the Great in ad 324–30 as Constantinople.
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 ...
Persian Wars

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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The Persian Wars, more accurately called the Greco-Persian Wars, became a pivotal moment in history for the Greeks. To the

Persian Wars

Persian Wars   Reference library

John F. Lazenby

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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term usually applied to the two Persian attempts to conquer Greece in 490 and 480/79 bc. The origins of the conflict go back to mainland Greek involvement in the rebellion of the Asiatic ... More
Persian Wars: the Persian viewpoint

Persian Wars: the Persian viewpoint   Reference library

Pierre Briant and Amélie Kuhrt

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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One of the great problems for the historian is the absence of any direct reflection of the Persian angle on this celebrated conflict. In fact, besides the ...

Sasanids

Sasanids  

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Kings of Iran ad 224–651. The dynasty, very often labelled heirs to the Achaemenids, actually owed much more to the Parthians (see parthia). Their empire at its greatest extent stretched from Syria ...
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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