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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 ...

Til Barsip

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...bracelets, and other bronze vessels. The Hellenistic occupation was the most extensive of the later occupations but was still very limited. Dressed stones were found in this level that may have been part of the socle belonging to a small sanctuary. Coins of Antiochus VII, Demetrius II, Antiochus VIII, and Antiochus IX bracket a period between about 138 and 95 bce for this occupation. A selection of typical Hellenistic mold-made figurines was also associated with this level. Very little of the site's Islamic and modern remains has been published....

Hazor

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...in the Bible. 2 Kings 15:29 , describes the conquest of Hazor and most of the northern kingdom of Israel by Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria. The latest reference to Hazor in connection with historical event—the battle between the Hasmonean Jonathan and the Syrian Demetrius in 147 bce , on the Plain of Hazor—is made in 1 Maccabees 11:67 . It is last mentioned in Josephus ( Antiq. 5.199). Excavation Results. Excavation has revealed that there is a difference in the history of occupation for the lower and upper cities. For this reason, the...

Dead Sea Scrolls

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...interprets events in terms of eschatological justification. For the historian, the commentary on Nahum (4Q169) is doubtless the cornerstone of the continuous pesharim . The author mentions a “Demetrius, King of Greece” and refers cryptically to a Jewish ruler who crucified great numbers of his opponents. These references seem to be to the Seleucid ruler Demetrius III Eucaerus ( 95–88 bce ) and the Jewish king Alexander Jannaeus , who did indeed—according to the Jewish historian Josephus—put many Jewish insurgents to death in the course of a civil war....

Persia

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...dating the actual transfer of power after 148 . [See Bisitun .] The conquest of Mesopotamia was likewise not a swift and straightforward matter, as indicated by contemporary cuneiform tablets (Debevoise, 1969 , p. 22, n. 99). After a long struggle against the Seleucid king Demetrius II, the Parthians finally gained the upper hand. Mithridates was probably crowned in Seleucia on the Tigris In 141 , and in the same year his rule was acknowledged as far south as Uruk in southern Mesopotamia. After these successes the king soon had to turn his attention to the...

History of the Field

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...Cycladic period) was explored by the German Institute under the direction of Otto Rubensohn , whose report appeared in 1917 . Important evidence for understanding the end of the Bronze Age on Paros has come from recent excavations at the site of Kou-kounaries, conducted by Demetrius Schilardi on behalf of the Greek Archaeological Society. At the site of Skarkos, on the Island of Ios, Marisa Marthari is excavating a very well-preserved Early Cycladic settlement, on behalf of the Greek Archaeological Service. On the island of Saliagos, between Paros and...

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