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Wars of the Diadochi
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Wars of the Diadochi

On June 10, 323 BCE Alexander the Great died in Babylon. Although historians have debated the exact cause most agree that the empire he built was left without adequate leadership for there was no clear successor or heir. The military commanders...
Antonia Minor
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Antonia Minor

Antonia Minor (36 BCE-37 CE), was the second daughter of Octavia Minor and Mark Antony. (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
Map of Lydia
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Map of Lydia

Map of Lydia in the middle of the 6th century BCE. The red line shows an alternative interpretation of Lydia's ancient borders.
East Asia in the year 1 CE
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East Asia in the year 1 CE

This map shows the boundaries of all major civilizations in East Asia at the beginning of the first millennium, with italics indicating nomadic bands and other tribal societies.
East Asia in 400 CE
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East Asia in 400 CE

This map shows all major civilizations of East Asia at the beginning of 4th century CE. Italicized texts indicate nomadic bands or tribal societies.
East Asia circa 300 CE
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East Asia circa 300 CE

This map shows all major civilizations of East Asia at the beginning of the 3rd century CE. Italicized texts indicate nomadic bands or tribal societies.
East Asia in 500 CE
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East Asia in 500 CE

This map shows the territories of all major civilizations in East Asia in the year 500 CE. Italicized texts indicate nomadic bands or tribal societies.
Perdiccas
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Perdiccas

Perdiccas (d. 321 BCE) was one of Alexander the Great's commanders, and after his death, custodian of the treasury, regent over Philip III and Alexander IV, and commander of the royal army. When Alexander the Great crossed the Hellespont...
Depictions of India in Ancient Literature
Articleby Sanujit

Depictions of India in Ancient Literature

Herodotus (484 BCE – c. 425 BCE) has been called the Father of History since he was the first historian known to collect his materials in detail, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid...
The Regions of Ancient Anatolia
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The Regions of Ancient Anatolia

A map of the regions of ancient Anatolia, circa 500 BC. Greek settlement areas are noted in italics.