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Pericles & the Restoration of the Athenian Agora
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Pericles & the Restoration of the Athenian Agora

The agora of Athens developed from the 6th century BCE until it was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BCE. Afterwards, the statesman Pericles (l. 495-429 BCE) used funds from the Delian League to restore it as the physical manifestation...
Ancient Greek Literature
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Ancient Greek Literature

Greek literature has influenced not only its Roman neighbors to the west but also countless generations across the European continent. Greek writers are responsible for the introduction of such genres as poetry, tragedy, comedy, and western...
Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment
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Battle of Cannae - Initial Deployment

Map of the Battle of Cannae showing the initial deployment and the Roman attack.
Carthage Under Siege
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Carthage Under Siege

An artist's impression of what the Roman siege of Carthage may have looked like during the Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE.
Battle of Cape Ecnomus
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Battle of Cape Ecnomus

A modern recreation of the Battle of Cape Ecnomus (256 BCE) by Radu Oltean. The battle was fought between the forces of the Roman Republic, led by Marcus Atilius Regulus and Lucius Manlius Vulso Longus, and the Carthaginian navy led by Hamilcar...
Greek Archaic Period
Definitionby James Lloyd

Greek Archaic Period

The Greek Archaic Period (c. 800- 479 BCE) started from what can only be termed uncertainty, and ended with the Persians being ejected from Greece for good after the battles of Plataea and Mykale in 479 BCE. The Archaic Period is preceded...
Parthian Camel Cataphracts
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Parthian Camel Cataphracts

This is an artist's illustration of how Parthian camel cataphracts may have looked like in combat against Roman legionaries.
Belisarius
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Belisarius

Flavius Belisarius (l. 505-565 CE) was born in Illyria (the western part of the Balkan Peninsula) to poor parents and rose to become one of the greatest generals, if not the greatest, of the Byzantine Empire. Belisarius is listed among the...
The Cyrus Cylinder from Ancient Babylon and the Beginning of the Persian Empire
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The Cyrus Cylinder from Ancient Babylon and the Beginning of the Persian Empire

Lecture by Dr. John E. Curtis, OBE, FBA, Keeper of Special Middle East Projects, The British Museum. Introduction by Joan Aruz, Curator in Charge, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This program is presented...
Parthian Culture
Definitionby Patrick Scott Smith, M. A.

Parthian Culture

Stretching between China and India in the east to the Mediterranean in the west, Parthia ruled over one of the widest expanses of empire in its time and Parthian culture flourished for 500 years (247 BCE - 224 CE). While known for their military...
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