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Ptolemy V
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Ptolemy V

Ptolemy V (r. 205-181 BCE) gold octadrachm. (Numismatics Museum, Athens)
Bronze Bust of Ptolemy II Philadelphus
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Bronze Bust of Ptolemy II Philadelphus

This bronze bust is usually attributed to the Ptolemaic king Ptolemy II Philadelphus (r. 283-246 BCE) although alternative identifications of the bust have been made. It was discovered in the Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum in 1754 CE and...
Ptolemy XIII in the Temple at Kom Ombo
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Ptolemy XIII in the Temple at Kom Ombo

A relief of Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator on one of the pillars in the courtyard of the Temple at Kom Ombo.
Antioch
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Antioch

Antioch or Antiochia was an ancient city located on the Orontes River near the Amanus Mountains in Syria. The “land of four cities” - Seleucia, Apamea, Laodicea, and Antiochia - was founded by Seleucus I Nicator (Victor) between...
Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Ptolemy III Euergetes II
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Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Ptolemy III Euergetes II

Both coins were minted in Alexandria, modern-day Egypt. The left coin was minted in 137-136 BCE while the right one in 133-132 BCE. In ancient Egypt, many transactions were made in metal, measured using certain weights. Once coinage was introduced...
Greek Astronomy
Definitionby Cristian Violatti

Greek Astronomy

Astronomy is an area where the Greeks displayed a remarkable talent. Observational astronomy, which was the main form of astronomy elsewhere, was taken a step further in Greece: they attempted to build a model of the universe that could account...
Macedon
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Macedon

Macedon was an ancient kingdom located in the north of the Greek peninsula first inhabited by the Mackednoi tribe who, according to Herodotus, were the first to call themselves 'Hellenes' (later applied to all Greeks) and who gave the land...
Elephants in Hellenistic History & Art
Articleby Branko van Oppen

Elephants in Hellenistic History & Art

Elephants were thought of as fierce and frightful monsters in antiquity, very real though rarely seen until the Hellenistic period. They were deployed on the battlefield to strike terror into the enemy, however, since fear was considered...
Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE
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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).
Rosetta Stone
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is an incomplete grey and pink granodiorite stela dating from 196 BCE which presents a priestly decree concerning King Ptolemy V of Egypt. The text is in three different versions: Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Greek, a fact...
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