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  Phocis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the Persian invasion of 480 BC the Phocians at first joined in the national defence, but by their irresolute conduct at the Battle of Thermopylae lost that position for the Greeks; at the Battle of Plataea they were enrolled on the Persian side.
In the 4th century BC Phocis was constantly endangered by its Boeotian neighbours.
During the 3rd century BC it passed into the power of Macedonia and of the Aetolian League, to which in 196 it was definitely annexed.
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 Thermopylae Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is chiefly famous for the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.
In 279 BC Brennus and the Gauls were checked for several months by a Greek army under the Athenian Calippus, and in 191 BC Antiochus III the Great of Syria vainly attempted to hold the pass against the Romans under Manius Acilius Glabrio.
In the time of Leonidas in 480 BC the pass was a narrow track (probably about 14 yards wide) under the cliff.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/t/th/thermopylae.html   (165 words)

  
 Delphi -- History and Mythology
7th century BC: the seat of the Amphictyony (an association of Greek states) was transferred to Delphi, which was now declared an independent town no longer under the control of the Phocians in whose territory the sanctuary was located.
During the course of the 8th and 7th centuries BC, the sanctuary grew in prestige as it received splendid dedications from legendary kings such as Gyges and Midas.
Its political role expanded in the 7th century BC, when it became the seat of the Amphictyony, and individual cities began to build along the Sacred Way leading up to the temple - treasuries in which the cities' dedications to Apollo were guarded, and monuments commemorating the cities' successes.
iam.classics.unc.edu /loci/del/16_hist.html   (1185 words)

  
 Delian
(279 BC) is the first example of the standard format of accounts on side A and inventory on side B (and continued on the edges, C and D. It contains the core treasures plus Eileithyiaion and Cholkotheke, both of which appear only intermittently and for a short period.
ID 2 442 (179 BC) one of a group of inventories toward the end of the period of Independence that are virtually verbatim copies of each other (except for acquisitions).
It was obviously the repository for valuable dedications from quite early times until the opening of the great Apollo Temple in 279 BC, and already its earliest inventories have over 700 silver objects (mostly phialai) arranged in large groups and weighed in a special way (in rhymoi).
www.brynmawr.edu /classics/delian.html   (2732 words)

  
 Seleucid dynasty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Seleucid kingdom dated its beginning from 312 BC when Seleucus I Nicator seized Babylon in his own name; but his empire was not really established until Antigonus I was defeated at Ipsus in 301 BC, and Asia Minor was not included until Lysimachus was eliminated in Lydia in 281 BC.
In the treaty of Apamea in 188 BC Scipio imposed the same conditions, demanded twenty hostages including his son Antiochus, a reduction of ships to twelve, and payment to Rome for the cost of the war totaling 15,000 talents over the next twelve years.
In 183 BC Pharnaces I, who according to Polybius surpassed all previous kings in his contempt for the laws, attacked Sinope, then took Tium in Bithynia and invaded Galatia.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /seleucid-dynasty.htm   (1673 words)

  
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The absorption of Latium, 338 BC Livy 8.11.12-16, 12.5, 13.8-10, 14
The punishment of Rhodes, 167 BC Livy 45.24.9-25.4
Edict of Octavian on the privileges of veterans, 31 BC P.Ber.
www.brown.edu /Courses/CL0132/LRIndex1.html   (747 words)

  
 rulers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 314 BC, Glaukias was defeated by Cassander, successor of Alexander the Great, who reclaimed possession of Dyrrachium and Apollonia and bound the Illyrian king by treaty not to attack the allies of Macedon.
In 219 BC (second Roman-Illyrian War), a powerful Roman army was sent against Demetrius and after fierce battle, Demetrius retreats to Macedon.
The throne is restored to Pinnes who dies suddenly in 217 BC at the age of 15.
theillyrians.homestead.com /rulers.html   (1026 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.10.25
In the fifth century BC Thucydides remarked on the uncouth practices of this backward, mountain people who ate raw flesh, and Euripides referred to the Aitolians explicitly as 'semi-barbarians.' In the eyes of Greeks of the established polis communities, then, the Aitolians had always stood at the fringes of the Hellenic cultural commune.
And sometime in the fourth century BC the loose cantonal Aitolian ethnê reorganized themselves into a federal koinon, providing, along with the Akhaian Confederation of Peloponnesian states, one of the most strikingly distinctive and progressive features of the Hellenistic age: the Greek political experiment in federal representative democracy on a large territorial scale.
Aitolia therefore presents an historical paradox of sorts -- its inhabitants reputed to be uncivilized and backward, yet an example of an enlightened and progressive political cooperative of discrete communities in response to the threat to local autonomy posed by the Makedonian monarchy.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2000/2000-10-25.html   (1843 words)

  
 The First Punic War (264-241 BC)
As late as 279 BC the two cities has signed a treaty against Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, whom posed a threat to both.
This offensive was led by Claudius and Marcus Valerius Messalla in 263 BC.
The Romans won further in 262 BC with the towns of Segesta and Agrigentum.
www.dl.ket.org /latinlit/historia/republic/punic2.htm   (460 words)

  
 Asia Minor Coins - Bithynia
The native peoples, resourcefully using forested, mountainous regions to their advantage were able to maintain their independence, and were among the very few who could boast of resisting Alexander.
By the first century BC, internal power struggles and danger from Mithridates VI of Pontus brought Bithynia politically closer to Rome.
By 62 BC, Mithridates was dead and Roman hegemony spread through the entire east, from modern Turkey to Egypt.
www.asiaminorcoins.com /bithynia.html   (642 words)

  
 PYRRHUS OF EPIRUS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
297, the king of Epirus from 306 - 301_BC and in 297 BC - 272_BC and of Macedon in 288 - 284 and in 273 - 272 BC, one of the strongest opponents of Rome.
Pyrrhus married Ptolemy's I stepdaughter Antigone and in 297 BC restored his kingdom of Epirus.
He entered in Italy with forces of 3,000 cavalry, 2,000 archers, 500 slingers, 20,000 infantry and 19 war elephants in a bid to subdue the Romans.
www.bellabuds.com /Pyrrhus_of_Epirus   (1009 words)

  
 284 BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
Decades: 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC - 280s BC - 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC
289 BC 288 BC 287 BC 286 BC 285 BC 284 BC 283 BC 282 BC 281 BC 280 BC 279 BC
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 Celtic History, Warfare & Armory
By the year 300 BC the Celts had lost their political cohesion and the Empire began breaking apart.
In the 4th century BC the Celts invaded the Greco-Roman world.
Rome conquered the Celts of northern Italy, France, and the Rhineland in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.
www.celticgrounds.com /chapters/c-history.htm   (1279 words)

  
 Galatians (280-25 BC) - DBA 45
In 278 B.C., two groups of 20,000 Galatians crossed over into Asia Minor where they were engaged in service to King Nicomedes I of Bithynia, helping to suppress a rebellion by his younger brother.
In 64 BC, the tetrarch Deiotarus fought for Rome against King Mithrades I of Pontus, and was rewarded by being named King of the Galatians by the Romans.
A Galatian legion under command of the Roman Domitius was routed in battle against the army of Pharnaces of Pontus in the Alexandrian War (40 BC).
www.fanaticus.org /DBA/armies/dba45.html   (1036 words)

  
 Delphi - Pathways to Ancient Myth
In 279 BC, Brennus and his Gauls invaded, attempting to sack the temple.
They advanced along the same route as Xerxes' Persians and were repelled and defeated in the same miraculous manner.
The oracle began to lose both power and respect, and was even plundered by Sulla in 86 BC.
www.calvin.edu /academic/clas/pathways/delphi/dinf3.htm   (129 words)

  
 Brennos: Sack of Delphi 279 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brennos: Sack of Delphi 279 BC Rome Athens Egypt Babylon Celtia Germania MachuPicchu
The pass of Thermopylae, a narrow gate lying between the cliffs of Mount Oeta and the sea, was the pivotal route to the affluent heartland of Greece.
In the summer of 279 BC two armies once again prepared to battle for control of the pass: on the one side a defending army of 25,000 Greeks led by Kallippos of Athens, and on the other an army of around 40,000 Celts commanded by Brennos and Acichorios.
www.ancientworlds.net /6480   (1010 words)

  
 Brennus: The Sack of Rome 387 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Brennus: The Sack of Rome 387 BC Rome Athens Egypt Babylon Celtia Germania MachuPicchu
As matters stood in Italy at the time, Etruscan power had begun to wane, and the new star in the ascendant was the city of Rome, not yet the great power that it would later become, but rapidly expanding its sphere of influence.
Eventually in 345 BC they entered into a formal treaty with Rome, a treaty which was kept to only for the space of thirty years...
www.ancientworlds.net /6477   (1152 words)

  
 The Celts
It is named for an elaborate Celtic gravesite at Waldalgesheim in the German Rhineland, which yielded a fine gilt-bronze flagon, bronze plaques with human figures, and gold torcs bearing the characteristically curvilinear ornament of the period.
It is distinguished by the use of high-relief ornament and by a delight in complex transformations of form, from abstract to figurative and from plant to animal.
A new tradition of figurative art was developed on coins struck between the 3d and 1st centuries BC, but in general, Celtic art on the continent began to decline from the 2d century BC.
draeconin.com /database/celtinfo.htm   (2346 words)

  
 PMI Tours - Turkey History
Cyrus, the emperor of Persia (550-530 BC) attacked and conquered Anatolia from the east.
This situation lasted until the Galatians (Celts) established a capital at Ankara in 279 BC, and peace prevailed with the Seleucid, Pontic, Pergamum and Armenian kingdoms.
700 BC Homer is born in Izmir (Smyrna).
www.pmitours.com /history.htm   (1022 words)

  
 BMCR-L: BMCR 00.10.25, Scholten, The Aitolians and Their Koinon, 279-219 BC
Scholten's study covers the Aitolian koinon in its heyday, from the repulse of the Gallic incursion at Delphi in 279 to the Peace at Naupaktos in 217.
The granting of an Amphiktionic vote to far-off Chios (FD III 3, 214) underscores the expansion of Aitolian activities on the international scene, and it is in this period that we see a proliferation of asphaleia, proxenia, asylia and isopoliteia decrees to remote polities (though these grants did not curtail individual Aitolian freebooting appreciably).
Delphi (279 BC)," Historia 45 (1996) 315-28 at 316 n.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/2000/0305.php   (1660 words)

  
 Brennus --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Gallic chieftain who led an unsuccessful invasion of Greece in the autumn of 279.
At the narrow pass of Thermopylae, on the east coast of central Greece, Brennus suffered heavy losses while trying to break through the Greek defense.
Most scholars accept his historicity even though he is first mentioned by the Roman historian Livy (59 or 64 BC–AD 17) and not by earlier writers of comprehensive histories such as Polybius (2nd century BC).
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 Client Care Strategies
BC Ministry of Health Psychogeriatric Committee and Juan de Fuca Hospital Society, 1992.
BC Health Research Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of BC, and the Clinic for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, 1993.
This kit was a joint project of the BC Health Research Foundation, the Alzheimer Society of BC and the Clinic for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.
geropsych.cstudies.ubc.ca /seven3.html   (5644 words)

  
 study guide 9-10
You should be able to trace the important events in Seleucid history from the settlement at Triparadeisus (320 BC) to the Third Syrian War (246-241 BC).
After the death of Alexander the Great, the Successors ruled as generals and satraps on behalf of Alexander's descendants.
You should be able to trace the important events in Ptolemaic history during the third century BC.
www.utexas.edu /courses/macedonia/study_guides_9-10.htm   (702 words)

  
 279 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
279 BC Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC
284 BC 283 BC 282 BC 281 BC 280 BC - 279 BC - 278 BC Events
Gauls led by Brennus try to sack Delphi but are defeated by combined Greek forces.
www.theezine.net /2/279-bc.html   (121 words)

  
 Roman Project Map 2: 279 BC
Under constant attacks from the Lucanians and Bruttians, the Greek cities in Italy sought aid from Rome in 283 BC.
Carthage, the other major mediterranean power, formed another treaty with Rome in 279 BC and sent troops to aid in the defeat of Pyrrhus.
That same year, sensing his dire situation, Pyrrhus retreated from the Italian mainland and instead captured Sicily.
www.travelin-tigers.com /zhs/hsrom02.htm   (190 words)

  
 Wikinfo | 275 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Decades: 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC
Years: 280 BC 279 BC 278 BC 277 BC 276 BC - 275 BC - 274 BC 273 BC 272 BC 271 BC 270 BC
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 fUSION Anomaly. Celtic
Celts, a people who dominated much of western and central Europe in the 1st millennium BC, giving their language, customs, and religion to the other peoples of that area.
Between the 5th and 1st centuries BC, their influence extended from what is now Spain to the shores of the Black Sea.
Delphi in 279 BC, and penetrated Asia Minor.
fusionanomaly.net /celtic.html   (708 words)

  
 Paganism - Yesturday, Today & Tomorrow
Celts was the name applied by ancient Greek writers, from the 5th century BC on, to a group of
BC these people, who spoke Indo-European dialects later lassified as CELTIC
Caesar in the Gallic Wars (58-51 BC), and the Romans conquered Britain in the 1st century AD.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/Canopy/2178/celtic.html   (785 words)

  
 Timeline of Turkey's History
An ancient gnomon (sundial) in Konya, still on view in the back wall of a building in the city center.
23,000 BC A cave at Karain, north of Antalya, is inhabited by humans, the oldest known evidence of habitation in Anatolia.
People live in the cave until a few centuries ago, making it one of the longest continuously-inhabited spots on earth.
www.turkeytravelplanner.com /TravelDetails/History/Timeline.html   (664 words)

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