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  Xerxes I
Xerxes I, was a Persian king (reigned 485 - 465 BC) of the Achaemenid dynasty.
This probably was the reason why Xerxes in 484 BC abolished the Kingdom of Babel[?] and took away the golden statue of Bel (Marduk, Merodach), the hands of which the legitimate king of Babel had to seize on the first day of each year, and killed the priest who tried to hinder him.
The story begins in the third year of the reign of Xerxes, which would be 484 B.C. He did not have a wife named "Vashti," (or "Esther," either) then or ever (his wife at this time was Amestris, daughter of a Persian general), but "Vashti" was the name of an Elamite goddess.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Herodotus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
BC and eventually was freed by his master.
BC describes the Scythians as inhaling the fumes of burning leaves until they were intoxicated.
The writings of Herodotus, who was born c.484 BC, are the great source of knowledge of the history of the wars.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Herodotus   (600 words)

 The word of the thinkers
484 BC) the primeval matter is fire because it is the symbol of restlessness and movement.
For Platon (427-347 BC) the primeval matter was the dialog between fire, water, air and earth.
For Empedokles (born 450 BC) the four elements fire, water, air and earth were the “roots” of all things.
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 Ancient Caria - All About Turkey
As far back as the 8th Century BC the Carian fighting fleet was a feared and respected force, though there is a curious tale told by Herodotus that rather confounds this apparent fame.
The death of Alexander in 323 BC left a power vacuum and like much of the then civilized world, Caria was fought over by various groups though none gained any lasting control.
There were political hiccups with the arrival of Mithriadates in 88 BC and Anthony's orgiastic rule a little later, but the defeat of Anthony by Octavius marked the beginning of an era of stable government and prosperity for Caria.
www.allaboutturkey.com /karya.htm   (1001 words)

 The Ancient Wonders of the World
It was built in 2560 BC for the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu or Cheops, as he is known to the Greeks.
It was the night of July 21, 356 BC and the Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus was burning to the ground.
The construction of the Pharos of Alexandria was finished in 280 BC by King Ptolmey II Philadelphus.
www.princeton.edu /~ferguson/adw/wonders.shtml   (3333 words)

 Herodotus - Crystalinks
Published between 430 BC and 424 BC, The Histories were divided by later editors into nine books, named after the Muses.
The first six books end with the defeat of the Persians in 490 BC at the Battle of Marathon, which was the first setback to their imperial progress.
The Histories end with the year 479 BC, when the Persian invaders were wiped out at the Battle of Plataea and the frontier of the Persian Empire receded to the Aegean coastline of Asia Minor.
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850 BC: (9th century BC date in question) Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey.
480: BC Second Persian invasion of Greece, Spartans are defeated at Thermopylae, Athens is occupied by the Persians.
443 - 429 BC: Pericles is leader of Athens during the Golden Age.
www.shoshone.k12.id.us /greek/history.htm   (242 words)

 IBSS - History - Egyptian
Ahmose I - 1570-1546 BC Expelled the Hyksos ANEP, 310.
In 665 BC Tanutamun rebells and Thebes is sacked and its temple treasury taken in 663 BC.
In 192 BC peace was made with Syria when he married Cleopatra I, the daughter of Antioch the Great.
www.bibleandscience.com /history/egyptian.htm   (3559 words)

The year of her death is unknown; but she left her crown to her son Pisindelis (born about 498 BC), who was succeeded upon the throne by his son Lygdamis about the time that Herodotus grew to manhood.
His work won such approval that in the year 445 BC, on the proposition of a certain Anytus, he was voted a sum of ten talents (quite a large amount of money) by decree of the people.
As the author was evidently engaged in polishing his work to the last, and even promises touches which he does not give, we may assume that he did not much outlive the date last mentioned, or in other words, that he died at about the age of sixty.
www.nndb.com /people/828/000087567   (2517 words)

Heredotus, known as the father of history, was born in Bodrum in 484 BC.
The city, which was captured by the Lydians in the first half of the 6th century B.C., and by the Persians in the year 546 B.C., was joined with the Satrapy of Saird and later.
The construction had started in the year 355 B.C. and at the time of its completion in 340 B.C., it was one of the 7 wonders of the world.
www.gozen.us /bodrum_history.htm   (1478 words)

 Ancient Theatre presented in Civilization section
By 600 BC they were practiced every spring throughout much of Greece, which was by then divided into city-states, separate nations centered on major cities and regions.
Until 484 BC the Athenian drama competitions consisted of a trilogy of dithyrambs and a satyr play.
Aeschylus’; death in 456 BC coincided with the beginning of the Periclean Age, a period during which Athens’ population grew to 150,000, its government embraced democracy (although two-thirds of its population were slaves), and the arts flourished.
www.newsfinder.org /site/more/ancient_theatre   (1323 words)

 Xerxes (reigned 486- 465 B.C.)
Persian king (486-465 BC), the son and successor of Darius I. He is best known for his massive invasion of Greece from across the Hellespont (480 BC), a campaign marked by the battles of Thermopylae, Salamis, and Plataea.
A bas-relief on the southern portico of a courtyard in the treasury of Persepolis, as well as the bas-reliefs on the east door of the tripylon (an ornamental stairway) depict him as the heir apparent, standing behind his father, who is seated on the throne.
But he was forced to use much stronger methods than had Darius: in 484 BC he ravaged the Delta and chastised the Egyptians.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /imperialism/notes/xerxes.html   (1193 words)

 Classical Myth: Info: Time Line (Text)
Period Events Literary Sources for Myth Neolithic Possible worship of fertility (6000-3000 BC) mother-goddesses Minoan "Minoan" culture on Crete, with (3000-1500 BC) large population and rich palace-centres.
Philip of Macedon Sophocles, Period (480-323 rules Greece; his son Alexander 495-405; BC) campaigns as far east as India, Euripides, 480-406 conquering Persia and Egypt, before Herodotus, ca dying in 323 BC 484-425 Plato, 428-347 Demosthenes, 384-322 Alexander's empire fragments into Greek monarchies in Macedonia, Syria and Egypt.
BC on) Augustus, 31 BC - to 14 AD AD Ovid, 43 BC 18 AD Diodorus Siculus (1st century BC), Apollodorus, 1st Julio-Claudian emperors & successors century AD Plutarch, ca 45 AD -ca 125 AD Pausanias, 115 AD - 180 AD 312 AD - Conversion of Constantine to Christianity.
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 Ancient Greece
Classical Period: the era the rise of the polis, of Athenian ascendancy, and of Greek architectural, literary, and artistic triumphs (700-300 BC).
Aristophanes (457?-385 BC): greatest of the ancient comic dramatists and blistering opponent of the Peloponnesian War.
Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC): protracted military struggle between Sparta and her allies and Athens and hers, with disastrous long-term consequences for Greek political power and culture.
condor.depaul.edu /~dsimpson/tlove/greeks.html   (874 words)

 History of Chinese Calendar - China Style
Many chronologists, being unfamiliar with its history, think that 2698 BC is an error for the 2697 BC epoch obtained from sexagesimal cycles, whereas it is actually the only epoch actually used by some Chinese, albeit a minority (most Chinese don't use any continuous count of years from a legendary epoch).
Beginning in 256 BC with the Qin kingdom, which would later become the Qin dynasty, the intercalary month was an extra ninth month at the end of a year that began with the tenth month, now placing the winter solstice in the eleventh month.
His Tàichū (Grand Inception) calendar of 104 BC had a year with the winter solstice in the eleventh month and designated as intercalary any calendar month (a month of 29 or 30 whole days) during which the sun does not pass a principal term (remained within the same sign of the zodiac throughout).
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01780/chinese-zodiac-calendar/history.htm   (1741 words)

 Dice History, Dice Games, Dice Rules
Sophocles (496 - 406 BC), the Greek poet and tragedian, claimed that dice were invented by the Greek, Palamedes, during the siege of Troy.
484 BC?), historian and acquaintance of Sophocles, said they were invented by the Lydians of Asia Minor.
Egyptian tombs, dated to 2000 BC, have been found containing dice and dice reputedly dated to 6000 BC have been uncovered in archaeological excavations.
www.thegamestore.com /category_s/69.htm   (256 words)

 IBSS - History - Persian
In 490 BC Darius' army was defeated by the Greeks at Marathon.
This is the king who chose Esther as his queen (Esther 1:1, NIV note).
During the 5th century BC there was a Jewish military colony at Elephantine, Egypt.
www.bibleandscience.com /history/persians.htm   (372 words)

 Herodotus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Herodotus lived during the fifth century BC, in the city of Halicarnassus (Region of Turkey).
He is best known for his work entitled, The History, which is one of the first historical narratives to discuss the life, customs, history and politics of the Middle Eastern, and Aegean region.
Though the highlights of his actual life remain vague, it is thought that in 457 BC he was exiled from Halicarnassus for conspiring against Persian rule.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/culture/herodotus.html   (245 words)

 Persian Empire 2 - Crystalinks
Alexander was born in Macedon, a province of ancient Greece, in 356 B.C. He seemed destined at a young age for power.
Persia's weakness was exposed to the Greeks in 401 BC, when the Satrap of Sardis hired ten thousand Greek mercenaries to help secure his claim to the imperial throne.
They declared their independence from the Seleucids in 238 BC, but their attempts to expand into Persia were thwarted until c.
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 Herodotus Greek historian father of history
When he was in his early thirties (circa 457 BC) some political difficulties between Herodotus' wider family and the rulers of Halicarnassus contributed to his living in exile for several years.
He did not settle down there however but, circa 447 BC, went to Athens, then the center and focus of culture in the Greek world, where he won the admiration of the most illustrious men of Greece, including the great Athenian statesman Pericles.
Herodotus' wide-ranging work has subsequently been presented by scholars as a nine part work the first six of which are introductory and give rounded introductions to most of the peoples of the ancient world giving insights into their customs, legends, history, and traditions.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/historian/Herodotus.html   (636 words)

In 405 BC the comic dramatist Aristophanes staged his play `The Frogs'.
He was aware of so much meaningless suffering and tragedy that his view of life verged on despair.
He was especially troubled by the ferocity and folly of the Peloponnesian War, which broke out in 431 BC and outlasted his life.
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 484 BC: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The average American uses eight times as much fuel energy as an average person anywhere else in the world.
Years: 489 BC 488 BC 487 BC 486 BC 485 BC - 484 BC - 483 BC 482 BC 481 BC 480 BC 479 BC
Post a link to definition / meaning of " 484 BC " on your site.
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 Introduction - The Temples
By taking the sole Biblical approach, I discovered that from the year 4000 BC to the historically recorded times of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, 605 BC, the Biblical count of years was to within four or five years of the proven historic time in years of King Nebuchadnezzar's coming on the world scene.
During the two thousand years 4000 BC to 2000 BC, it seems that God communicated with man either directly, as in the Garden of Eden, or via his angelic representatives or messengers.
Returning to 723 BC, the Kingdom of Israel (the 10-tribed part of Israel) was captured and deported to Assyria.
www.hooper-home.net /TEMPLE/Intro~07.htm   (2862 words)

 5th century BC information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 5th and 6th centuries BC are a period of philosophical brilliance among advanced civilizations.
Aeschylus of Athens, playwright (525 - 456 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
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 Great Ancient Artists
He was a commander of the Athenian fleet in 424 BC, but was exiled for his failure to prevent the capture of Amphipolis.
His account, the History of the Peloponnesian War, detailing the third stage of this war and marking the decline of Athens, is one of the great works of history writing.
Marcus Porcius Cato had risen to the position of Censor by 184 BC and campaigned in Hither Spain.
www.crock11.freeserve.co.uk /ancients.htm   (1313 words)

 Turkish Odyssey/Places of Interest/Aegean/Bodrum-Marmaris-Dalyan-Fethiye
He was born in Halicarnassus in 484 BC.
According to Herodotus, people of Caunus were the natives of Caria and resisted to the Persians during their conquest of Caria in the 6C BC.
It dates from the 4C BC and is in the form of an Ionic temple with two Ionic columns.
www.turkishodyssey.com /places/aegean/aegean5.htm   (1046 words)

 Temple of Confucius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
His mother died in 527 BC, and after a period of mourning he began his career as a teacher, usually traveling about and instructing the small body of disciples that had gathered around him.
Living as he did in the second half of the Zhou (Chou) dynasty (1027?-256 BC), when feudalism degenerated in China and intrigue and vice were rampant, Confucius deplored the contemporary disorder and lack of moral standards.
Confucius (born Kong Qiu, styled Zhong Ni) was born in the village of Zou in the country of Lu in 551 B.C., a poor descendant of a deposed noble family.
sangha.net /messengers/confucius.htm   (2872 words)

 Bodrum - the ancient Halicarnassus
An important part of the town wall was the Myndos Gate where the soldiers of Alexander (*the great*) had a hard time to come into the town of Halicarnassus in 333 BC.
After they captured the city they destroyed all buildings except the Mausoleum, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
When Alexander the Great in the autumn of 334 BC came to Halicarnassus, he had his headquarters somewhere near here.
bodrum-info.org /English/history   (981 words)

 Classics Section - WSU Foreign Languages & Cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Classical Age (ca 2000 BC to 500 AD) refers to the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.
Greek literature comprizes the two greatest epic poems (Illiad and Odyssey) of Homer (ca 900 BC), the passionate love poems of Sappho (ca 610-530 BC), the tragedies of Aesthylus (525/524-456/455 BC), Sophocles (ca 496-406 BC) and Euripides (ca 484-406 BC), as well as the comedies of Aristophanes (ca 450-388 BC) and Menander (342-292 BC).
It was during the Pax Romana (27 BC - 180 AD) the height of the Roman Empire surfaced when arts and literature flourished.
www.forlang.wsu.edu /classics.asp   (285 words)

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