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Babylon

Babylon  

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An ancient city in Mesopotamia, the capital of Babylonia in the 2nd millennium bc under Hammurabi. The city (of which only ruins now remain) lay on the Euphrates and was noted by Classical writers ...
Darius

Darius  

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1. Darius the Mede is mentioned in Dan. (e.g. 5: 31) as ruling after Belshazzar and before Cyrus, but there is no other evidence for such a monarch.2. Darius I (522–486 bce) is the Persian ruler who ...
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 ...
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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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