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Achaia

Achaia  

Official name for the Roman province of Greece, commemorating Rome's defeat of the Achaean Confederacy in 146 bc.
Achilles

Achilles  

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Son of Peleus and Thetis; greatest Greek hero in the Trojan War; central character of Homer's Iliad. He is king of Phthia, or ‘Hellas and Phthia’, in southern Thessaly, and his people are the ...
Aeolis

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The territory of the northernmost group of Greek immigrants to the west coast of Asia Minor, covering the coastal strip from the entrance of the Hellespont to the mouth of the Hermus—a linguistic and ...
Aleuadae

Aleuadae  

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Princely family of Larissa in Thessaly. The military and political organization of the federal Thessalian state goes back to Aleuas the Red (second half of the 6th cent. bc). The ...
Alexander of Pherae

Alexander of Pherae  

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,‘tyrant’ 369–358 bc.He achieved power by the murder of his uncle, Polyphron, and throughout his reign he attempted to restore the dominant position in Thessaly which Jason (2) had ...
Amazon

Amazon  

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Mythical race of female warriors. The name was popularly understood as ‘breastless’ (maza, ‘breast’) and the story told that they ‘pinched out’ or ‘cauterized’ the right breast so as not to impede ...
Antigonus

Antigonus  

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(c. 263–221 bc),nicknamed ‘Doson’, ‘the man who will give’, regent and king of Macedonia 229–221. Son of Demetrius (5) ‘the Fair’, who was half-brother of Antigonus (2) Gonatas, Antigonus ...
Apollonius of Rhodes

Apollonius of Rhodes  

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Apollonios Rhodios lived in Alexandria in the third and second centuries b.c.e. and eventually became head of the great library there. He wrote the story of the voyage of the Argonauts and the Golden ...
Argonauts

Argonauts  

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In Greek legend a band of 50 heroes who undertook a sea expedition to bring back the Golden Fleece from Colchis on the farther shore of the Euxine (Black) Sea. It was led by Jason, who had the task ...
armies, Greek and Hellenistic

armies, Greek and Hellenistic  

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Apart from what little archaeology can tell us, our earliest evidence comes from Homer, but it is uncertain how far the poems can be taken as depicting real warfare. To some extent, what happens on ...
Asclepius

Asclepius  

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In Greek mythology, a hero and god of healing, son of Apollo, often represented bearing a staff with a serpent coiled round it. He sometimes bears a scroll or tablet, probably representing medical ...
Bacchylides

Bacchylides  

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(c.520–450 bc),Greek lyric poet, nephew of Simonides. Although he was well known in Hellenistic and Roman times, only a handful of lines had survived in quotations when a papyrus containing his book ...
battle of Cynoscephalae

battle of Cynoscephalae  

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Cynoscephalae, fought in Thessaly in spring 197 bce, marked the decisive and final battle of the Second Macedonian War. It forced the defeated Macedonian king Philip V to enter peace ...
centaur

centaur  

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In Greek mythology, a creature with the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse. They are said to have been defeated by the Lapiths in the battle after the wedding of ...
Cineas

Cineas  

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The Thessalian was an uncommonly able orator (he was a pupil of Demosthenes (2)) and diplomat in the service of King Pyrrhus of Epirus. Best known for his dealings with ...
Corinthian War

Corinthian War  

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395 to 386 bc,fought against Sparta by a combination of Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Persia, and others. The surface cause was trouble between Locris and Phocis, in which Thebes and Sparta intervened; ...
Crannon

Crannon  

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City occupying a depression in the middle of the hills between the east and west plains of Thessaly. Occupied early on by the Thessalians, the city was governed by an ...
Critias

Critias  

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(c.460–403 bc),one of the Thirty Tyrants at Athens. Born of a rich old family to which Plato also belonged, he, like his close friend Alcibiades, was an associate of Socrates. He is often included ...
cults of Boeotia

cults of Boeotia  

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The Linear B archive at Thebes (1) (Spyropoulos and Chadwick, Piteros and others, see bibliog. below) refers to a number of deities, four of whom were worshipped in the Hellenic ...
Delphi

Delphi  

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One of the most important religious sanctuaries of the ancient Greek world, dedicated to Apollo and situated on the lower southern slopes of Mount Parnassus above the Gulf of Corinth. It was thought ...

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