Satrapies in the Macedonian Empire
A map showing the distribution of satrapies in the Macedonian empire after the Settlement in Babylon summer/fall 323 BC.
Alexander the Great, Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from the reign of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BCE. O: Head of Hercules. R: Zeus seated on a throne holding an eagle.
A Roman gold medallion depicting Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great. Early 3rd century CE. (Walters Art Museum).
The Empire of Alexander the Great
A map showing the Empire of Alexander the Great, his conquests, and the routes he took (334 BC - 323 BC). Major cities, roads, and battles are indicated.
War in Ancient Times
The word 'war' comes to English from the old High German language word Werran (to confuse or to cause confusion) through the Old English Werre (meaning the same), and is a state of open and usually declared armed conflict between political...
Eunuchs in Ancient China
Eunuchs were powerful political players in ancient Chinese government. Originating as trusted slaves in the royal household they were ambitious to use their favoured position to gain political power. Advising the emperor from within the palace...
Portrait of Alexander the Great
Portrait of Alexander the Great made during his reign by his court sculptor, Lysippos. Highly influential on portraits of subsequent Hellenistic kings. Currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Siege of Tyre
Map of the Siege of Tyre, November 333 BC to August 332 BC.
Battle of Hydaspes
The positions before the Battle of Hydaspes, 326 BCE. In blue are the forces of Alexander the Great whilst in red are those of King Porus.
Coin of Antigonus I
A coin of Antigonus I Monophthalmus ("the One-Eyed"), 382 -301 BCE, who was one of the successor kings to Alexander the Great and controlled Macedonia and other parts of Greece. (From 1889 edition of 'Principal Coins of the Ancients')