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archaeology

archaeology  

The study of past human cultures through the analysis of material remains (as fossil relics, artefacts, and monuments), which are usually recovered through excavation.
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 ...
Hittites

Hittites  

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A member of an ancient people of Asia Minor who gained control of central Anatolia c. 1800–1200 bc. The Hittite empire reached its zenith under the totalitarian rule of Suppiluliuma I (c.1380 bc), ...
Lemnos

Lemnos  

A Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, where in Greek mythology Hephaestus is said to have fallen when thrown out of heaven; its extinct volcano was said to be his forge.In later legend, Lemnos ...
logistics

logistics  

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N. the organization of moving, housing, and supplying troops and equipment.
Paris

Paris  

In Greek mythology, a Trojan prince, the son of Priam and Hecuba. Appointed by the gods to decide who among the three goddesses Hera, Athene, and Aphrodite should win a prize for beauty, he awarded ...
Quintus of Smyrna

Quintus of Smyrna  

Poet of uncertain history and date (anywhere from late 3rd to early 5th C.). Quintus (Κόϊντος) predates Nonnos in metrical technique, but the latter's date is also problematic. No external ...
Trojan War

Trojan War  

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The Trojan War was waged by a Mycenaean Greek alliance led by King Agamemnon of Mycenae-Argos against the Asia Minor city of Troy and its allies. The war took place ...

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