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  1. The tyrants were autocrats but not despots. (Web site)
  2. The tyrants were expelled and (in contrast to Macedonian policy in Greece) democracies were installed.
  3. The tyrants were expelled, and in contrast to Macedonian policy in Europe, in Asia were installed democracies. (Web site)
  4. The tyrants were the first Greek employers of mercenaries.
  5. Tyrants are not limited to one specific political party or label, although many tyrants have existed since the beginning of history.


  1. SAPPHO: The 2006 revision of '94 article, please use this not the original cached version.
  2. Sappho is a good case in point.
  3. Sappho is a group formed by lesbian members of Lambda during the late 1990s. (Web site)
  4. Sappho is the most famous female poet of antiquity, but only incomplete poems and fragments remain of her work. (Web site)
  5. Sappho is the name of the lesbian sister of protagonist Van Albert in L. E. Modesitt, Jr.


  1. Philotas was condemned by the army and put to death. (Web site)
  2. Philotas was executed, and an order was sent to Ecbatana, where Parmenio then was, directing that veteran general to be put to death.
  3. Philotas was general of the whole division.
  4. Philotas was never able to penetrate Alexander's inner circle.
  5. Philotas was tried and convicted, tortured to reveal the extent of the conspiracy, then stoned or speared to death with other convicted plotters. (Web site)


  1. Philopoemen was a tireless student of weapons and horses because he wanted to be a soldier even when he was still a child.
  2. Philopoemen was afraid that his scattered troops might be cut off, so he terminated the pursuit and ordered a retreat, bringing up the rear himself.
  3. Philopoemen was amongst those defending the city.
  4. Philopoemen was appointed strategos for the Achaean League between 201 BC and 199 BC.
  5. Philopoemen was educated by academic philosophers Ecdemus and Demophanes.


  1. Phidias was a very famous ancient Greek sculptor who lived during the "Golden Age of Athens".
  2. Phidias was artistic director of the Parthenon project.
  3. Phidias was supposed to have stolen some public gold, with the connivance of Pericles, for the embellishment of the statue of Minerva. (Web site)
  4. Phidias was the creator of the Athena statue that resided in the Parthenon, the symbol of Athens. (Web site)
  5. Phidias was the general supervisor and Iktinos with Kallikratis were the architects. (Web site)


  1. Periander was a friend of Athens, and also had strong ties with Miletus and Lydia. (Web site)
  2. Periander was a great patron of the arts, and a great proponent of trade.
  3. Periander was also known as the patron of the poet and singer, Arion of Lesbos. (Web site)
  4. Periander was deposed by the people, probably after the death of the Corinthian tyrant (b. (Web site)
  5. Periander was included by most authors in the (Click link for more info and facts about Seven Sages of Greece) Seven Sages of Greece. (Web site)


  1. Perdiccas was a poor leader and was killed by his men; the hopes of the exiles were extinguished, and Dionysius enjoyed prosperity in all his undertakings. (Web site)
  2. Perdiccas was also secretly plotting to overthrow Antipater through intrigues and by attempts to marry into power. (Web site)
  3. Perdiccas was appointed guardian and regent of entire empire.
  4. Perdiccas was appointed, according to one account, guardian and regent, according to another, chiliarch under Craterus. (Web site)
  5. Perdiccas was assassinated by his officers ( Peithon, Antigenes , and Seleucus) sometime between 21 May and 19 June of 320 BC.


  1. Parmenion is part Macedonian and part Spartan. (Web site)
  2. Parmenion was recalled to Pella to be Alexander's chief aide.
  3. Parmenion was the son of a Macedonian nobleman Philotas. (Web site)
  4. Parmenion was the son of a nobleman from Upper Macedonia called Philotas. (Web site)
  5. Parmenion was too powerful to remain alive, especially since he would be angry when he heard of the execution of his son. (Web site)


  1. Lysias was a Greek orator known for his speeches, including Murder of Eratosthenes.
  2. Lysias was able to escape from the house of Damnippus, where Theognis was guarding other aristocrats rounded up by the Thirty.
  3. Lysias was admired in antiquity for the simplicity and naturalness of his style. (Web site)
  4. Lysias was one of the leading exponents of the art of speech-writing in the late fifth- and early fourth-century Athens.
  5. Lysias was the first to make this adaptation really artistic.


  1. ISOCRATES was born in 436. (Web site)
  2. Isocrates : One of the Ten Attic Orators, Isocrates made significant contributions to the development of rhetoric theory and education in Ancient Greece. (Web site)
  3. Isocrates is a case in point.
  4. Isocrates was a firm believer in subordinating the parts to the whole, and in rhetorical composition he looked to the effect of the whole.
  5. Isocrates was born in 436 in the deme Erchia.


  1. Hippocrates is a doctor and is well known for healling a great prince for which he was well rewarded. (Web site)
  2. Hippocrates is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. (Web site)
  3. Hippocrates is the most famous person in ancient medicine, and is often called to Father of Medicine.
  4. Hippocrates was a 5th-century native of the Dorian island of Cos, but the writings that have survived are probably not his personal work.
  5. Hippocrates was a Greek physician born in 460 BC on the island of Cos, Greece.


  1. Hipparchus was born B.C. 276, the first who raised geography to the rank of a science. (Web site)
  2. Hipparchus was born in Nicaea (now Iznik, Turkey), and probably died on the island of Rhodes.
  3. Hipparchus was critical of the grid defined by Eratosthenes, saying reasonably enough that it was chosen arbitrarily. (Web site)
  4. Hipparchus was murdered in 514 B.C. Following the murder of his brother, Hippias' rule became more harsh and tyrannical. (Web site)
  5. Hipparchus was the first to attempt to determine the relative proportions and actual sizes of these orbits.


  1. Eumenes is a tragic figure, a man who seemingly tried to do the right thing but was overcome by a more ruthless enemy and the treachery of his own soldiers.
  2. Eumenes was also a famous Captaine to Alexander the great, whose father was no other then a Carter" (53).
  3. Eumenes was declared an outlaw but maintained himself until forming an alliance with the subsequent Regent Polyperchon. (Web site)
  4. Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia, and a new army that was marching to his relief was routed by Antigonus. (Web site)
  5. Eumenes was defeated and forced to retire to the fortress of Nora in Cappadocia.


  1. Eudoxus was a Greek mathematician from Cnidus, in what is now Turkey. (Web site)
  2. Eudoxus was born in 408 BC in Cnidus.
  3. Eudoxus was born in Cnidus, a Greek colony in Asia Minor, into a family of physicians; he studied at the medical school there.
  4. Eudoxus was given a good mathematical education: one of his main teachers was Archytus of Tarentum, who was in turn a follower of Pythagoras.
  5. Eudoxus was quite poor and could only afford an apartment at the Piraeus. (Web site)


  1. Erasistratus was a Greek doctor and anatomist, the first man known to have dissected the human body. (Web site)
  2. Erasistratus was among the first to distinguish between veins and arteries. (Web site)
  3. Erasistratus was born on the Aegean island of Ceos (now Khios).
  4. Erasistratus was the first who thought that a knowledge of anatomy should be made a part of the healing art. (Web site)
  5. Erasistratus was the house physician of Seleucas, the king of Syria, and was called when his oldest son Antiochus was ill. (Web site)


  1. EPICURUS was born at Samos in 342, and settled at Athens at about the age of 35. (Web site)
  2. Epicurus - An ancient Greek philosopher who promoted sensory pleasure (in moderation). (Web site)
  3. Epicurus is a hedonist on empirical grounds. (Web site)
  4. Epicurus is one of the first philosophers to give a well-developed contractarian theory of justice. (Web site)
  5. Epicurus is one of the first philosophers to put forward an Identity Theory of Mind. (Web site)


  1. Ephialtes is a hunchback spartan exile. (Web site)
  2. Ephialtes is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness. (Web site)
  3. Ephialtes was motivated by the desire of a reward. (Web site)
  4. Ephialtes was murdered in 461. (Web site)
  5. Ephialtes was one of the Giants about whom there was an oracle saying that they would be killed only if they were jointly hit by a mortal and an immortal. (Web site)

Ancient Greeks

  1. Ancient Greeks were very loyal to their city-state.
  2. The Ancient Greeks were numerous semitic peoples, predominantly dark-skinned Phoenicians and Egyptians.
  3. The Ancient Greeks were pretty on top of things as far as the anatomy of the body was concerned.
  4. The Ancient Greeks were the springboard for Western culture, but that isn't reflected in the current game. (Web site)
  5. The ancient Greeks are widely known for their homosexual exploits. (Web site)

Alexander The Great

  1. Alexander the Great - A cool site with links to other pages. (Web site)
  2. Alexander the Great is a 1956 sword and sandal epic film written, directed and produced by Robert Rossen with Gordon S. Griffith as executive producer. (Web site)
  3. Alexander the Great was accompanied during his expedition by physicians among which Critodemus of Cos. (Web site)
  4. Alexander the Great was born in 356BC in Pella the ancient capital of Macedonia.
  5. Alexander the Great was born the same night. (Web site)

Ancient Spartans

  1. The Ancient Spartans were said to be specific in what they said. (Web site)
  2. The ancient Spartans were a very warlike people, at constant cross-purposes with other Greek city-states. (Web site)


  1. PLATO was born at Athens in 429 B.C., the year in which Pericles died. (Web site)
  2. PLATO: What we really know, we don't know that we know. (Web site)
  3. Plato is an astute and important philosopher, who writes beautifully and with great power and elegance on Truth and Reality. (Web site)
  4. Plato is probably one of the greatest philosophers of all times, if not the greatest.
  5. Plato was a superb writer, and his works are part of the world's great literature. (Web site)


  1. In 140 BC, the city was taken and destroyed by Diodotus Tryphon in his contest with Antiochus VII Sidetes for the throne of the Seleucid monarchy. (Web site)
  2. As well, other churches were built by Justinian for Panteleimon Tryphon, Ia, Zoe, and Lawrentius. (Web site)
  3. Click here for the Seleucia, Tryphon page with thumbnail images.

Ptolemy Soter

  1. Ptolemy Soter was plain in his manners, and scarcely surpassed his own generals in the costliness of his way of life.

Ptolemaeus Chennus

  1. Adonis; Ptolemaeus Chennus Corythus; Ptolemaeus Chennus and Nestor, who was said to have been loved for his wisdom.
  2. Heracles' subsequent murder of Iphitus is held to be evocative of an initiatory ritual.<ref Ptolemaeus Chennus, in Photius ' Bibliotheca; Sergent 1986, p.


  1. Polykleitos was interested in a "canon" of proportions that would dictate how the human body should be represented at its most perfect and harmonious. (Web site)


  1. Plutarch - the main surviving biography of Eumenes is by Plutarch.
  2. Plutarch is a great storyteller, and his insightful and anecdotal style is never dull. (Web site)
  3. Plutarch is the lens that we use today to view the Greco-Roman past; his work has shaped our perceptions of that world for 2,000 years.
  4. Plutarch was born around 46 A.D. His work Parallel Lives contrasts the lives of great Greeks and Romans. (Web site)
  5. Plutarch was born in the Greek town of Chaeronea and, except for periods of travel to Asia, Egypt and Italy, preferred to remain in the town of his birth.


  1. Herodotus is a lunar crater located on a low shelf in the midst of the Oceanus Procellarum. (Web site)
  2. Herodotus is a primary source and is mentioned in the respective subsection of primary sources.
  3. Herodotus is a primary source.
  4. Herodotus is a volume that should be required reading for all educated men and women.
  5. Herodotus is commonly called the father of history, and his "History" contains the first truly literary use of prose in Western literature. (Web site)


  1. On the night of 21 July 356 BC, a man named Herostratus burned the temple to ground in an attempt to immortalize his name, which he did indeed. (Web site)
  2. Herostratus burned it down in an attempt to achieve lasting fame. (Web site)
  3. The Ephesians, outraged, announced that Herostratus' name never be recorded.


  1. Demetrius is a banker. (Web site)
  2. Demetrius was expelled from Sicily by the Romans in 219 BC for raiding and being a nuisance to the Rhodians and Romans in both the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. (Web site)
  3. Demetrius was killed in a conflict with Eucratidas in 167BC, a representative of the Seleucid ruler Antiochus. (Web site)
  4. Demetrius was literally trapped but instead of turning back he decided to go deeper into Asia past the Taurus Range and into the hands of Seleucus. (Web site)
  5. Demetrius was skilled in directing catapults and battering rams to crush city walls. (Web site)


  1. Artemisia was a daughter of Hecatomnus, the founder of the Hecatomnid house that had ruled Caria since the beginning of the fourth century.
  2. Artemisia was succeeded by Idrieus and Ada, her brother and sister, who were, like Mausolus and Artemisia, husband and wife.
  3. Artemisia was succeeded by Idrieus and Ada, her brother and sister, who were, like Maussolus and Artemisia, husband and wife. (Web site)
  4. Artemisia was the name of two queens of Halicarnassus in the 5th century BC and 4th century BC.
  5. Artemisia was the sister and wife of Mausolus, and after his death in 353 for two years satrap of Caria.

Aristophanes of Byzantium

  1. Aristophanes of Byzantium - a Greek literary scholar who became the chief librarian of Alexandria in 194 BCE; he died in 180 BCE. (Web site)


  1. Cassander was a man of literary taste but violent and ambitious.
  2. Cassander was more than willing to oblige him in return for the murder of Heracles. (Web site)
  3. Cassander was now bent on obtaining the regency; but seeing no hope of success in Macedonia, he went over to Asia to solicit the assistance of Antigonus. (Web site)


  1. AESOP - The Association of European Schools of Planning Network of universities that teach and conduct planning research.
  2. Aesop - An ancient Greek author of fables. (Web site)
  3. Aesop is like the Gorgon's head - Xanthus' wife finds him gorgos.
  4. Aesop is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
  5. Aesop was a slave in ancient Greece.


  1. According to Alcidamas, the highest aim of the orator was the power of speaking extempore on every conceivable subject. (Web site)
  2. Texts by Alcidamas, included in our collection: Text On the Sophists On the Sophists | Site Search This is a privately owned, commercial website. (Web site)
  3. Alcidamas, of Elaea, in Aeolis, Greek sophist and rhetorician, flourished in the 4th century BC. (Web site)

Ancient Sources

  1. Ancient sources are generally written with an agenda of either glorifying or denigrating the man, making it difficult to evaluate his actual character.
  2. Ancient sources are generally written with an agenda of either glorifying or slandering the man, making it difficult to evaluate his actual character.


  1. Andromachus (in Greek A------o------o--; lived 3rd century BC) was son of Achaeus and a grandson of Seleucus Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire.
  2. For instance, Galen, Heliodorus, and Andromachus used the term to refer to inflammatory strictures of the anus or the eyelid, but not the foreskin. (Web site)
  3. Wife of Seleucus Callinicus, was, according to the express statement of Polybius, a sister of Andromachus, the father of Achaeus.


  1. Antigonus was charged with the task of rooting out Perdiccas's former supported, Eumenes.
  2. Antigonus was charged with the task of rooting out Perdiccas's former supporter, Eumenes. (Web site)
  3. Antigonus was dead and his share of the empire went to his surviving colleagues who showed no hesitation in carving it up for themselves. (Web site)
  4. Antigonus was imitated in this proclamation by Ptolemy; this stimulated Cyrene to revolt against Ophellas, but it was quelled.
  5. Antigonus was killed in the fight, and Demetrius fled back to Greece to attempt to preserve the remnants of his rule there. (Web site)

Antigonus I Monophthalmus

  1. Ptolemy was defeated in 306 by Antigonus I Monophthalmus, though he and the others rebuffed Antigonus's attack on Egypt. (Web site)
  2. Demetrius was the son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus, one of the four Diadochi (successors) of Alexander the Great and founder of the Antigonid dynasty.
  3. The Battle of Gaza was a battle of the Third war of the Diadochi between Ptolemy (satrap of Egypt) and Demetrius (son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus). (Web site)


  1. Antinous was also depicted as the Roman Bacchus, a god related to fertility, cutting vine leaves.
  2. Antinous was born in the town of Bithynion-Claudiopolis, in the Greek province of Bithynia on the northwest coast of Asia Minor.
  3. Antinous was born to a Greek family in Bithynion -Claudiopolis, in the Roman province of Bithynia in what is now north-west Turkey.
  4. Antinous was by birth from Bithynium beyond the river Sangarius, and the Bithynians are by descent Arcadians of Mantineia. (Web site)
  5. Antinous was reportedly intelligent and eventually the boy came to be Hadrian's lover and fill the void in Hadrian's emotional life.


  1. Aristides was named strategos for his own Antiochis tribe. (Web site)
  2. According to Eusebius, Laodice I was a daughter of Achaeus, probably the same as the father of Antiochis, who was mother of Attalus I, king of Pergamus.


  1. Antipater was about the same time put it) death by Lysimachus, B.C. 294. (Web site)
  2. Antipater was also the logical choice, having served before as “regent” in Pella during the king’s absence. (Web site)
  3. Antipater was also the logical choice, having served before as regent in Pella during the king---s absence. (Web site)
  4. Antipater was disliked for supporting oligarchs and tyrants in Greece, but he also worked with the League of Corinth, built by Philip. (Web site)
  5. Antipater was followed by others such as theGreek engineer and mathematician philon of byzantium.


  1. Apelles was a contemporary of Protogenes, whose reputation he advocated. (Web site)
  2. Apelles was a native of Ephesus, studied under Pamphilus of Amphipolis, and when he had gained reputation he went to Sicyon and took lessons from Melanthius. (Web site)
  3. Apelles was a painter in Alexander's court.
  4. Apelles was not only an amazing realist, but he also carried painting to new conceptual levels as he created works with allegorical or symbolic significance. (Web site)
  5. Apelles was probably the most important Greek painter. (Web site)


  1. Archytas is a knowledge based company. (Web site)
  2. Archytas is a prominent figure in the rebirth of interest in Pythagoreanism in first century BC Rome: Horace, Propertius and Cicero all highlight him. (Web site)
  3. Archytas is the dominant figure in this pseudo-Pythagorean tradition. (Web site)
  4. Archytas was a powerful statesman and an influential leader in Tarentum and throughout the Greek city-states.
  5. Archytas was a pythagorian statesman and philosopher, a friend of Plato. (Web site)


  1. Aristander is a curiously insubstantial presence in the sources.


  1. Aristides was inquired by Themistocles because ---initially-- the popular Athenian leader wanted to tear Dardanelle's Persian bridges down.
  2. Aristides was named strategos for his own Antiochis tribe. (Web site)
  3. Aristides was one of the ten Athenian strategoi during the Greco-Persian war.
  4. Aristides was questioned by Themistocles because, initially, the popular Athenian leader wanted to tear down the Persian bridges that spanned the Hellespont.
  5. Aristides was so respected throughout Greece for his fairness that Athens assumed the leadership of the alliance against the Persian invaders.

Bias of Priene

  1. Bias of Priene "Too many workers spoil the work".
  2. He modestly disclaimed the title and sent it to Bias of Priene, who also refused the honor and so it continued throughout the group.
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