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Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

Demetrius (20)

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Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists.Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes Laertius 8. 74.[...]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...’s Knight’s Tale, to which Shakespeare would return, with Fletcher , nearly 20 years later, dramatizing it as The Two Noble Kinsmen . Chaucer’s story provides the basis for Shakespeare’s depiction of Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage, which it juxtaposes, furthermore, with a rivalry between two men for the same woman, source for the competition between Lysander and Demetrius over Hermia. Shakespeare, however, adds a second woman, Helena, who has earlier been jilted by Demetrius, and thereby repeats the pattern of love intrigues he had deployed in The Two...

Titus Andronicus

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Sonia Massai and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...dispute between Chiron and Demetrius over Lavinia, by suggesting that they should both rape her in the woods. 2.1 Titus organizes a royal hunt to celebrate the Emperor’s wedding. 2.2 Aaron and Tamora meet in the woods and Aaron discloses his plans to have Lavinia raped and Bassianus killed. Tamora tells her sons that Bassianus and Lavinia have been threatening to take her life. Prompted by Tamora, Chiron and Demetrius kill Bassianus and rape Lavinia. Aaron lures Titus’ sons Quintus and Martius into the pit where Chiron and Demetrius have thrown Bassianus’ body...

Policy Practice

Policy Practice  

Major socioeconomic developments during the last decades of the twentieth century and the beginning of the new millennium, including globalization, urbanization, the diminishing nationally funded ...
Eucratides I

Eucratides I  

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(‘the Great’), Graeco-Bactrian king c.170–145bc. His brilliant but warlike reign marked the climax of Greek rule in Bactria(-Sogdiana). Just. Epit. 61. 6. 1–5 compares him to Mithradates the Great of ...
Stratocles

Stratocles  

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Son of Euthydemus, Athenian from the deme of Diomeia (c. 355 to after 292 bc). He was the official prosecutor of Harpalus (Dinarchus 1. 1. 20) (324/3). After Demetrius (4)'s ...
Crates

Crates  

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Of Mallus, son of Timocrates, was a contemporary of Demetrius (12) of Scepsis (Strabo 14. 676) and Aristarchus (2). He visited Rome as envoy of Attalus II of Pergamum, probably ...
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An upright carved stone marking an antique grave.
Athens

Athens  

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The capital of Greece, originally a flourishing city state of ancient Greece, which was an important cultural centre in the 5th century bc.Athens of America Boston.Athens of the North Edinburgh.
Demetrius

Demetrius (20) (probably 1st cent. ad)(of Troezen)   Reference library

Michael Burney Trapp

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... (20) , of Troezen ( probably 1st cent. ad ) , wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists . Ath. 1. 29a; Diog. Laert. 8. 74. Michael Burney...

Ipsos, battle of

Ipsos, battle of (301 bc)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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...allied phalanx and Demetrius' victorious cavalry. Horses were notoriously frightened of elephants and, after rallying, Demetrius' command was unable to approach the centre of the battlefield and influence events there. Seleucus harassed the Antigonid phalanx, possibly with horse archers, and in time large numbers defected to the allies. Finally, Antigonus was killed by a javelin and his army collapsed. The battle's outcome was decisive, Seleucus becoming leader of Syria and Mesopotamia, Ptolemy king of Egypt. Stephen Nutt Diodorus , 20. 113–21. 2. Plutarch...

Stratocles

Stratocles   Reference library

R. M. Errington

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...from the deme of Diomeia ( c. 355 to after 292 bc ). He was the official prosecutor of Harpalus (Din. 1. 1. 20) ( 324 / 3 ). After Demetrius (4) 's democratic restoration in 307 , Stratocles distinguished himself by unscrupulous demagogy and excessive praise of Demetrius and his entourage, whose agent in Athens he became. Inscriptions confirm Plutarch's unsavoury picture of him ( Demetr. 11 ff.). His influence disappeared with Demetrius' defeat at Ipsus ( 301 ), but his recovery of Athens in 294 brought Stratocles back to the fore: his honorary...

Hiero'nymus

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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...military command under the Diadochi ). He then went to the court of Antigonus I (one of Alexander's generals), his son Demetrius Poliorcetes , and his grandson Antigonus Gonatas , and thus had first-hand knowledge of the events he related. Although his history is largely lost it is the most important source behind Arrian and Diodorus Siculus (books 18–20), and was used by Plutarch for his Lives of Eumenes, Pyrrhus, and Demetrius, as well as by Justin . 2. See Jerome...

Eucratides I

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Frank L. Holt

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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...seized power in Bactria, and then waged wars in Sogdiana, Arachosia, Drangiana, Aria, and finally NW India. His principal adversary was probably King Demetrius I (son of Euthydemus I , though some argue for Demetrius II ). After enduring a long siege, Eucratides overcame Demetrius and claimed the territories of Parapamisadae and Gandhara. It is likely that he also defeated the relatives of Demetrius I , including the ephemeral kings Euthydemus II , Agathocles, and Pantaleon. A campaign against Menander I is also possible. The career of Eucratides...

Eucratides I

Eucratides I (170–145)   Reference library

Frank L. Holt

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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351 words

...seized power in Bactria, and then waged wars in Sogdiana, Arachosia, Drangiana, Aria, and finally NW India. His principal adversary was probably King Demetrius I (son of Euthydemus I), though some argue for Demetrius II. After enduring a long siege, Eucratides overcame Demetrius and claimed the territories of Parapamisadae and Gandhara. It is likely that he also defeated the relatives of Demetrius I, including the ephemeral kings Euthydemus II, Agathocles, and Pantaleon. A campaign against Menander I is also possible. The career of Eucratides may be traced...

Eucratides I

Eucratides I (c.170–145 bc)((‘the Great’))   Reference library

Frank L. Holt

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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...seized power in Bactria, and then waged wars in Sogdiana, Arachosia, Drangiana, Aria, and finally NW India. His principal adversary was probably King Demetrius (8) I (son of Euthydemus I), though some argue for Demetrius (9) II . After enduring a long siege, Eucratides overcame Demetrius and claimed the territories of Parapamisadae and Gandhara . It is likely that he also defeated the relatives of Demetrius I, including the ephemeral kings Euthydemus (3) II , Agathocles, and Pantaleon. A campaign against Menander ( 2 ) I is also possible. The career of...

Clodius (RE 58) Thrasea Paetus, Publius

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George Clement Whittick and Miriam T. Griffin

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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...servility, he showed opposition by abstention. Condemned under Nero in ad 66 , he committed suicide in the presence of his son-in-law Helvidius Priscus and the Cynic philosopher Demetrius (19) but dissuaded his wife Arria (2) from taking her life, as he had once tried to dissuade her mother. Tac. Ann. 13. 49; 14. 12, 48–9; 15.20–1; 16.21–35; Plin. Ep. 3. 16. 10; 6.20; 8.22.; R. Syme , Tacitus , 556 ff.; M. T. Griffin , Nero ; J. Geiger , Athenaeum 1979, 48 ff. George Clement Whittick / Miriam T....

Pepagomenos, Demetrios

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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...16th-C. editor, with Michael VIII Palaiologos . Subsequent scholarship has mistakenly asserted the existence of a 13th-C. Demetrios Pepagomenos. ed. G. Schmalzbauer , Eine bisher unedierte Monodie auf Kleope Palaiologina von Demetrios Pepagomenos , JÖB 20 (1971) 223–40. A. Diller , Demetrius Pepagomenus , Byzantion 48 (1978) 35–42. Chortasm. 57–59, 113–17, 199–203. — R. J....

Ipsus, Battle of

Ipsus, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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...a hail of javelins. Only a single attendant, Thorax of Larissa, remained with the body, which was later accorded a royal funeral. Unfortunately, Plutarch's emotional account ( Life of Demetrius 29.4–8) is the sole continuous description of Ipsus, as the narrative in Diodorus’ Library of History breaks off at book 20 after recounting the preliminary maneuvers of the protagonists in the previous year. Most of book 21 of Library of History , probably decanting Hieronymus of Cardia's eyewitness version of the battle, is lost. However, a fragmentary Babylonian...

Antigonus Monophthalmus

Antigonus Monophthalmus (c.382–301bce)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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...Aided by his dashing son, Demetrius Poliorcetes, Antigonus warred against his rivals for the rest of his life, founding cities to try to build support. When a peace made in 311 bce with principal rivals fell apart, he sought help from Greek cities, proclaiming that he wanted to promote “freedom for the Greeks.” He dispatched Demetrius to liberate Greek cities under the control of the Macedonian Cassander, and when Demetrius freed Athens in 307 bce , the Athenians declared him and Antigonus to be gods. When Demetrius defeated Ptolemy's navy in 306 ...

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