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Demetrius I of Macedon
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Demetrius I of Macedon

Demetrius I of Macedon, also known as Demetrios Poliorcetes, the 'Besieger' (c. 336 - c. 282 BCE), was a Macedonian king who, along with his father Antigonus I, fought for control of Alexander the Great's empire in the 'Successor Wars'. After...
The Hellenistic World: The World of Alexander the Great
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Hellenistic World: The World of Alexander the Great

The Hellenistic World (from the Greek word Hellas for Greece) is the known world after the conquests of Alexander the Great and corresponds roughly with the Hellenistic Period of ancient Greece, from 323 BCE (Alexander's death) to the annexation...
Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant
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Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant

This silver tetradrachm coin belonged to Seleucos I. It depicts a striding elephant. Reign of Seleucos I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. Minted in modern-day Iran. Donated by Richard Payne Knight. (The British Museum, London).
Tetradrachm Coin from Seleucid Syria
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Tetradrachm Coin from Seleucid Syria

This is a silver tetradrachm coin. Reign of Seleucos I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. From Seleucid Syria. Donated by the Bank of England. (The British Museum, London).
Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE
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Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE

Map of the Diadochi successor kingdoms to Alexander the Great's empire, before the Battle of Ipsus (301 BCE).
Seleucus I Nicator
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Seleucus I Nicator

Portrait of Seleucus I Nicator ( Victor), one of the successors to the kingdom of Alexander the Great upon his death in 323 BCE. This portrait is Roman and is dated to the 1st or 2nd century CE. It was found in Syria. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Coin
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Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Coin

This silver tetradrachm coin belonged to Seleucus I. Reign of Seleucus I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. From Seleucid Syria. Donated by the Bank of England. (The British Museum, London).
Sogdiana
Definitionby Antoine Simonin

Sogdiana

Sogdiana (or Sogdia) is a region in Central Asia between the mighty rivers Iaxartes in the north and Oxus in the south. Its eastern and western limits are more difficult to determine, especially since the toponym Sogdiana covered different...
Mauryan Empire
Definitionby Anindita Basu

Mauryan Empire

The Mauryan Empire (322 BCE - 185 BCE) supplanted the earlier Magadha Kingdom to assume power over large tracts of eastern and northern India. At its height, the empire stretched over parts of modern Iran and almost the entire Indian subcontinent...
The Great Jewish Revolt of 66 CE
Articleby Harry Oates

The Great Jewish Revolt of 66 CE

The Roman Empire in the early 1st century CE was often regarded as the perfect empire. The outstanding military prowess of the Romans was used to expand the empire, and once the territories were acceptably pacified, Roman political power...
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