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  Diadochi Wars, 323-280 BC
Diadochi Wars, 323-280 BC Diadochi Wars, 323-280 BC The Wars of the Diadochi were a series of conflicts that followed the death of Alexander the Great.
Demetrius arrived in 307 BC, and was greeted as a divine liberator by the Athenians.
In 294 BC Demetrius was apparently invited in by one of the brothers, but quickly established himself on the throne.
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 BBC - History - Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)
Alexander was born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in July 356 BC.
Philip was assassinated in 336 BC and Alexander inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom.
The fact that his army only refused to follow him once in 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml   (384 words)

 300 the movie
The accuracy of these have been contested in some reviews, but they're still nice to look at.
I was looking at some similar historical illustraion books last week and I found a few: Rome's Enemies (3): Parthians and Sassanid Persians (Illustrations by Peter Wilcox), Sassanian Elite Cavalry Ad 224-642 (illustrations by Angus Mcbride), and The Persian Army 560-330 Bc (illustrations by Simon Chew).
I have ordered these and will let you know how good they are when I receive them.
www.300themovie.info /history   (344 words)

 Portrait of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) | Musée du Louvre
The work is a copy of the head of a work from 330 BC attributed to Lysippos - doubtless the statue of Alexander with a bronze lance mentioned by Plutarch (Moralia, 360 d).
It is, nevertheless, the portrait of Alexander that comes closest to the work of Lysippos, a Greek artist of the fourth century BC.
The Azara Herm and the bronze Br 370 are copies of the same original, created by Lysippos around 330 BC.
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  History of the Ancient Near East: Ca. 3000-323 Bc (Blackwell History of the Ancient World, 1) (ISBN ...
Beginning with the emergence of writing around 3000 bc, the narrative ranges from the origins of the first cities in Mesopotamia, through the growth of the Babylonian and Hittite kingdoms, to the Assyrian and Persian empires.
323 B.C. Van De Mieroop speaks in a grandfatherly tone--authoritative, familiar, stern--and yet with a twinkle in his eye and the precision of a surgeon's scalpel which keeps you leaning forward on the edge of your seat.
Granted, the book reads as a college textbook, and indeed is the compilation of xeroxed notes used for an introductory undergraduate class on the ancient history of Mesopotamia and Asia Minor.
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  Ancient Greece - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Marble statuette from the Cycladic islands, 3000 BC The Greeks are believed to have migrated southward into the Greek peninsula in several waves beginning in the late 3rd millennium BC, the last being the Dorian invasion.
The period from 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is described in History of Mycenaean Greece known for the reign of King Agamemnon and the wars against Troy as narrated in the epics of Homer.
From 650 BC onwards, the aristocracies had to fight not to be overthrown and replaced by populist leaders called tyrants (tyrranoi), a word which did not necessarily have the modern meaning of oppressive dictators.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/a/n/c/Ancient_Greece_e4c9.html   (3352 words)

 Greek Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Despite this conflict, the 5th century, often called the Classical period, is usually considered the culmination of Greek art, architecture, and drama, with its highest achievements being the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Parthenon in Athens, and the plays of Athenian dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.
In 146 bc Rome defeated the Achaean League, destroyed the important Greek city of Corinth, and established itself as the dominant power in Greece.
The temple, which developed in the 8th century bc, housed the statue of a god or goddess to whom the sanctuary was dedicated.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561691_2/Greek_Art_and_Architecture.html   (1706 words)

 Ancient Greece - MSN Encarta
Two Macedonian kings, Philip II (ruled 359-336 bc) and his son Alexander the Great (ruled 336-323 bc), filled the power vacuum in Greece by turning their formerly weak kingdom into an international superpower.
The mountainous kingdom of Macedonia, north of the central Greek heartland, eventually became the leader of Greece and conqueror of the Persian empire.
When an illness killed him in 323 bc, however, he had no son to continue his empire and his generals tore it apart, each trying to secure his own power.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741501460_3/Ancient_Greece.html   (1547 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for 323
Youth and Kingship The son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, he had Aristotle as his tutor and was given a classical education.
In 334 bc, he began his destruction of the vast...
Hellenistic Age (323–30 bc) Period of classical Mediterranean history from Alexander the Great to the reign of Augustus.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=323&StartAt=1   (789 words)

 Alexander The Great, Ancient Coins - Garth The Coin Guy
He was one of the greatest generals the world has ever known and his short reign (336 to 323 BC) made a decisive difference in European and Asian history.
Alexander came to the Macedonian throne in 336 BC and after consolidating his political power he set off on his celebrated Persian expedition in the spring of 334 BC.
He returned to Tyre in the Spring of 331 BC and then advanced across Mesopotamia and occupied the city and province of Babylon.
www.garththecoinguy.com /c_alexander.htm   (648 words)

 Ancient Macedonian kings (from Philip III Perseius) - From 323 BC
Ancient Macedonian kings (from Philip III Perseius) - From 323 BC The Macedonian Empire was divided between small and big state leaded by: Egypt (Kingdom of Ptolomeius), The Kingdom of Seleuk Nikator and Macedonia.
By the battle at Cypupedion in 281 BC was ended the rule of Lizimachus and the entire territory of the kingdom of Alexander III, without Egypt became a part of the Kingdom of Seleuk Nikator.
His son Perseius (179-167 BC) has leaded the third Macedonian-Roman war and was defeated by the Romans at the battle of Pidna 167 BC.
www.mymacedonia.net /history/kings.htm   (366 words)

  Greek & Roman Antiquities - Articles - Ancient History - Ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marble statuette from the Cycladic islands, 3000 BC The Greeks are believed to have migrated southward into the Greek peninsula in several waves beginning in the late 3rd millennium BC, the last being the Dorian invasion.
The period from 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is described in History of Mycenaean Greece known for the reign of King Agamemnon and the wars against Troy as narrated in the epics of Homer.
From 650 BC onwards, the aristocracies had to fight not to be overthrown and replaced by populist leaders called tyrants (tyrranoi), a word which did not necessarily have the modern meaning of oppressive dictators.
www.greekandromancoins.com /ancientgreece-a-9.html   (2954 words)

 greek and roman
In 312 BC, allied with Seleucus, the ruler of Babylonia, he defeated Demetrius, the son of Antigonus, in the battle of Gaza.
In 311 BC a peace was concluded between the combatants, but in 309 BC war broke out again, and Ptolemy occupied Corinth and other parts of Greece, although he lost Cyprus after a sea-battle in 306 BC.
Ptolemy I died in 283 BC at the age of 84.
www.the-world-in-focus.com /Africa/Egypt/History/greekandroman.html   (1165 words)

 Plazma's Ages
In 277 BC, Antigonos Gonatas (a descendent of Antigonos, one of Alexander's generals) became king of the Greek Kingdom of Macedonia and established the ruling Antigonid dynasty, which reigned until its conquest by the Romans.
During the 3rd century BC, Pyrrhus came to the aid of the Greek colonies in southern Italy and Sicily that were fighting the Romans in Italy.
By 202 BC, the kingdom of Macedonia was struggling to maintain control of the city-states of the Greek Peninsula, which were joining together in rebellion.
www.angelfire.com /biz7/plazma/rormacedonia.html   (484 words)

 Egyptian timeline
2613-2589 BC Sneferu (or Snofru), son of Huni, builds a step pyramid at Meidum, followed by the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, both at Dahshur.
323 - 30 BC Alexander's general Ptolemy founds the dynasty of greek Ptolemaic rulers who adopt Egyptian religion, architecture and clothing.
In 323 AD Christianity becomes the empire's official religion, and in 394 AD the last hieroglyphs are carved at the temple of Philae, bringing ancient Egyptian culture to an end as a living force.
www.richard-seaman.com /Travel/Egypt/Timeline/index.html   (552 words)

 Philip III of Macedon - Phantis
359 BC - December 25, 317 BC), king of Macedonia (June 10, 323 BC - December 25, 317 BC), was an illegitimate son of Philip II of Macedon by Philinna of Larissa, a Thessalian dancer, and a half-brother of Alexander the Great.
Eurydice moved deftly enough to obtain the removal of the first two designed regents, Peithon and Arrhidaeus, but was powerless to block the too powerful Antipater: the latter was made new regent and Philip Arrhidaeus and his wife were forced to follow him to Macedon.
An opportunity presented itself in 317 BC, when Cassander expeled Polyperchon from Macedon: Eurydice immediately allied herself with him and made her husband nominate him new regent, and Cassander reciprocated by leaving her in full control of the country when he left to campaign in Greece.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Philip_III_of_Macedon   (835 words)

 Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), king of Macedonia, conqueror of the Persian Empire, and one of the greatest military ...
Alexander, born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia, was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia, and of Olympias, a princess of Epirus.
In the summer of 336 BC Philip was assassinated, and Alexander ascended to the Macedonian throne.
In 335 BC as general of the Greeks in a campaign against the Persians, originally planned by his father, he carried out a successful campaign against the defecting Thracians, penetrating to the Danube River.
users.forthnet.gr /ath/anastaso/alex.html   (1314 words)

 Nekhebet.com - Ancient Egyptian History - 3rd Intermediate, Late Kingdom, Macedonian, Ptolemaic
Around 525 BC, King Cambyses II of Persia succeeded in adding Egypt to the Persian Empire, which at that time had already included most of the Middle East.
In the late 4th century BC, a new power was growing north of Egypt.
The Macedonian rule ended with Alexander's death in 323 BC.
www.nekhebet.com /h_1000bc.html   (465 words)

 Timeline of the History of Macedonia
Alexander I "Philhellene" (498-454 BC) expend the kingdom and fight as Persian ally in the Greek-Persian wars.
By 300 BC, the Macedonian Empire is carved up between the dynasties of Alexander’s generals Antigonus I (Macedonia and Greece), Ptolemy I (Egypt), and Seleucus I (Asia).
Perseus dies prisoner in Italy, a rebellion against the Roman rule fails, and by 146 Macedonia is a Roman province.
www.historyofmacedonia.org /ConciseMacedonia/timeline.html   (2473 words)

 Alexander the Great - Phantis
In 332 BC-331 BC Alexander was welcomed as a liberator in Egypt and was pronounced the son of Zeus by Egyptian priests of the god Ammon at the Oracle of the god at the Siwa Oasis in the Libyan desert.
He fathered one child, Alexander IV of Macedon, by Roxana shortly before his death in 323 BC; some historians have also claimed that in 327 BC he had a son (Heracles) by Barsine, the daughter of satrap Artabazus of Phrygia, but that relationship has never been verified.
On the afternoon of June 11, 323 BC, Alexander died of a mysterious illness in the palace of Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Alexander_the_Great   (5407 words)

 Hellas: Almanac of the Diadochi :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games
After the Diadochi Period (323 BC -- 280 BC), three strong dynastic kingdoms emerged as major successors of Alexander's domain -- the Seleucid Empire in Asia, the Antigonid Empire in Macedonia and Greece and the Ptolemaic Empire in Egypt.
Defeated the Galatians in Asia Minor (275 BC) and fought against Ptolemy II Philadelphus of Egypt for the control of Phoenicia and Syria.
Ptolemy Ceraunus -- king of Thrace and Macedonia (280 BC -- 279 BC), son of Ptolemy I Soter.
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 Alexander Coins - The Study of the Coinage of Alexander the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was a former Athenian city colony and it was captured by Philip II of Macedonia in 358 BC.
Martin Price (1939-1995), former curator at the British Museum, was a proponent of 336 BC and the late HylaTroxell of 332 BC, although this debate predates both scholars.
This was primarily based on the Commerce hoard 1993 discovery which suggested the coins of Price 104 -106 were infact minted before 323 BC and a die study.
www.alexandercoins.com /MintHistories/Amphipolis_Mint_History.htm   (581 words)

 Greek antiquities ancient pottery, vases, and jewelry
Greek jewelry earrings 247 BC - 228 AD Solid silver coin designed in a modern Vermeil setting of 22KT gold plate finish over pure silver with pearl and garnet accent beads.
Greek pendant 138-129 BC Solid silver VII coin designed in a modern oval-shaped Vermeil setting of 22KT gold plate finish over pure silver.
On the reverse, an eagle stands on the beak of a galley, a palm branch in the background, the field with various inscriptions.
www.worldwidestore.com /greek.html   (388 words)

 THE PTOLEMAIC PERIOD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ptolemy, a Macedonian and one of Alexander the Great's generals, was appointed satrap (a Persian title for the ruler of Egypt) after Alexander's death in 323 BC.
Ptolemy I Soter I (ruled 305-285 BC) was the founder of the Ptolemaic line, and he took the Egyptian throne after the death of Alexander IV.
During the Ptolemaic period and the subsequent Roman period, Alexandria was a thriving and cosmopolitan city, and by the mid-first century BC had a population of around half a million, including substantial numbers of Greeks and Jews.
www.egyptologyonline.com /ptolemies.htm   (1107 words)

The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the largest temples built by the Greeks around 550 B.C. Olympias' ancestor was mythic hero from Illiad - Achilles, while his father Philip II of Macedon, descends from the Zeus' son - Hercules.
Spring- Autumn 336 BC Philip on his way to the theater during the wedding celebration of his daughter with the Olympias' brother, Alexander of Epirus, in July 336, was assassinated by the Macedonian officer Pausanias at Ege - antique capital of Macedonian Kingdom.
AsiaMinor 333 BC Alexander conquered western part of Asia Minor in winter 334-333, reducing to obedience the hill tribes of Lycia and Pisidia; and in spring 333 he advanced along the coastal road to Perga.
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 323 BC
323 BC Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC
Decades: 370s BC 360s BC 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC - 320s BC - 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC
His generals--Antigonus, Antipater, Seleucus, Ptolemy, Eumenes and Lysimachus--fight over control of the vast Macedonian Empire he leaves behind.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/3/32/323_bc.shtml   (143 words)

 Greek Timeframe
City-states are formed throughout the Mediterranean that function as political units or polis, each ruled by a king and a council.
384 BC Aristotle, student of Plato, is born.
332 BC Alexander the Great of Macedonia defeats Persians at Issus in 333 BC and is given Egypt by the Persian Satrap.
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