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Cassius Dio
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Cassius Dio

Cassius Dio (c. 164 - c. 229/235 CE) was a Roman politician and historian. Although he held a number of political offices with distinction, he is best known for his 80-volume Roman History. The work took 22 years to complete, was written...
Alexander the Great in Combat
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Alexander the Great in Combat

An artistic impression of Alexander the Great in combat (played by Colin Farrell), from the motion picture Alexander (2004), directed by Oliver Stone.
Alexander the Great, Bronze Head
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Alexander the Great, Bronze Head

Head of Alexander the Great from a smaller than life-size statue, goldleaf on bronze, 2nd century CE. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).
Alexander the Great, Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm
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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.
Alexander the Great (Head)
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Alexander the Great (Head)

The sculpture is considered to be Alexander at 18, made when he visited Athens after the battle of Chaeronea in 358 CE. Taken at the Acropolis Museum in Athens
Coins of Alexander the Great of Macedon
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Coins of Alexander the Great of Macedon

Alexander conquered large areas of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The coin types produced during his lifetime were still used after his death in 323 BCE. These had the same imagery and weight standard, with local symbols to distinguish the...
Great Wall of China
Definitionby Emily Mark

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a barrier fortification in northern China running west-to-east 13,171 miles (21,196 km) from the Jiayuguan Pass (in the west) to the Hushan Mountains in Liaoning Province in the east, ending at the Bohai Gulf. It...
Alexander the Great and the Situation ... the Great? Crash Course World History #8
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Alexander the Great and the Situation ... the Great? Crash Course World History #8

In which you are introduced to the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great, his empire, his horse Bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the idea of Greatness. Is greatness a question of accomplishment, of impact, or are...
Head of Alexander the Great from Pergamon
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Head of Alexander the Great from Pergamon

This head was found during the excavations of the lower agora of Pergamon; it seems that it had fallen there from one of the buildings on the higher city. The head reveals all of the characteristic features of the sculpted heads of Alexander...
Map of Alexander the Great's Conquests
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Map of Alexander the Great's Conquests

A map showing the route that Alexander the Great took to conquer Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, and Bactria.
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