City on Both Riverbanks - Visiting Amphipolis
This visit filled me with great pride. I was about to explore the history of my home region. The things that were happening ages ago to the place that my ancestors called home. My home city, on the banks of the Strymon river, is a very ancient...
Between Alexander & Rome: The Hellenistic Period
The Hellenistic Period refers to the time between the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE) and the rise of the Roman Empire (32 BCE) in which Greek culture spread throughout the Mediterranean and Near East. Beginning with a series of conflicts...
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).
Siege of Rhodes, 305-304 BCE
Illustration of the Siege of Rhodes (305-304 BCE) by Zvonimir Grbasic. Courtesy of Ancient Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Poseidon, Silver Tetradrachm of Macedon
Silver tetradrachm from Macedon, 306-283 BCE. O: Nike, R: Poseidon. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu)
The Delian League, Part 3: From the Thirty Years Peace to the Start of the Ten Years War (445/4–431/0 BCE)
This text is part of an article series on the Delian League. The third phase of the Delian League begins with the Thirty Years Peace between Athens and Sparta and ends with the start of the Ten Years War (445/4 – 431/0 BCE). The First...
The Achaean League (or Achaian Confederacy) was a federation of Greek city-states in the north and central parts of the Peloponnese in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE. With a combined political representation and land army, the successful early...
The Curvature of the Universe (Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia)
The Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia was designed by the Athenian sculptor Leochares to celebrate Philip of Macedon's victory at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BCE).
Roman Forum, Philippi
The Roman forum of Philippi, Macedon. In the background are the remains of the large Basilica B, c. 550 CE.
Theatre of Philippi
The theatre of Philippi, Macedon, built during the reign of Philip II in the 4th century BCE.