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  Agathocles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agathocles (361 BC-289 BC), tyrant of Syracuse (317 BC-289 BC) and king of Sicily (304 BC-289 BC).
In 311 BC Agathocles was besieged and defeated in Syracuse in the battle of Himera.
Agathocles married Theoxena, stepdaughter of Ptolemy I of Egypt.
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 Agathocles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Agathocles (361-289 BC), tyrant of Syracuse, was born at Thermae Himeraeae (modern name Termini Imerese) in Sicily.
In 310 Agathocles, besieged and defeated in Syracuse, took the desperate resolve of breaking through the blockade and attacking the enemy in Africa.
Even in his old age he displayed the same restless energy, and is said to have been contemplating a fresh attack on Carthage at the time of his death.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/ag/Agathocles.htm   (297 words)

  
 h. Sicily. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The exiled oligarchs appealed to Carthage whose general, Hamilcar, defeated Agathocles at the Himera River and besieged Syracuse.
The siege of Syracuse was lifted, and Agathocles maintained himself in Africa until 307, when his army, under his sons, was annihilated during his absence.
Agathocles came to terms with Carthage and the oligarchs and took the title of king.
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 Agathocles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Agathocles crossed back to Sicily, and two-thirds of the army led by his son in Libya was destroyed.
Agathocles went back to Tunis, where the situation became so desperate he tried to escape secretly but was arrested.
Agathocles led military expeditions in Italy and took the island of Corcyra (now Kérkira, in the Adriatic Sea) away from Cassander's Macedonians in 298 BC and then had 2,000 Ligurians and Etruscans killed for mutinously demanding their pay.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /agathocles.htm   (1055 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 65 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Agathocles was sent by his father against the Getae, about B.
Aga­thocles was sent by his father against Demetrius Poliorcetes, who had marched into Asia to de­prive Lysimachus of Lydia and Caria.
46-.) Agathocles was destined to be the successor of Lysimachus, and /was popular among his subjects; but his step­mother, Arsinoe, prejudiced the mind of his father against him ; and after an unsuccessful attempt to poison him, Lysimachus cast him into prison, where he was murdered (b.
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 The coup of Agathocles
In 316, the Syracusan general Agathocles seized power in his native city, which meant the end of the period inaugurated by Timoleon in which the Sicilian cities had been independent and had regained some prosperity.
Claiming to have rid the city of the would-be tyrants, he declared that he was restoring to the people their full autonomy; his own wish was to be freed from his toils and live the life of a private citizen on equal terms with all.
Agathocles at first said nothing, but when the crowd became more insistent, he said he accepted the office of general provided he did not share it with others; he could not accept having to render accounts as one of a board of generals, as the laws required, for crimes committed by others.
www.livius.org /sh-si/sicily/sicily_t15.html   (517 words)

  
 Machiavelli Paper by Jason Vines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Agathocles the Sicilian, King of Syracuse, whom Machiavelli describes in the middle of
Agathocles lived a lifetime of crime, but his sins were of “such virtue of spirit and body” that he rose through the ranks of the military to become praetor of
Another Machiavellian principle Agathocles showed during his seizure of power was caution of the aristocracy.
webpages.charter.net /jasonevines/machiavelli.htm   (984 words)

  
 Justin: Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus, Book 22   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But Agathocles, seeing that the city was defended with more vigour than it was assailed, entreated Hamilcar, through his deputies, to undertake the settlement of a peace between him and the Syracusans, promising him particular services in return for the favour.
For after the departure of Agathocles from the island, the Carthaginians, prosecuting the siege of Syracuse with less vigour, were reported to have been utterly cut off by Antander, the brother of Agathocles.
Agathocles, with the ships in which he had returned from Sicily, and the men that he had left to guard them, arrived safe at Syracuse; affording a signal instance of dishonourable conduct, a prince deserting his army, and a father abandoning his children.
www.forumromanum.org /literature/justin/english/trans22.html   (2256 words)

  
 AGATHOCLES Interview
Agathocles are a something of a legendary band in the grind scene.
Agathocles is the name of an ancient Greek tyrant who sacrificed his own children to obtain power.
I've noticed that Agathocles tends to have "scary" song titles for songs about political issues, for example "Hideous Headchopping" is about deforestation and "Insufferable Being?" is about homophobia.
www.angelfire.com /nj/apf/agint.html   (3593 words)

  
 Agathocles, Greece, ancient history
When they were driven away he returned in 322 BC, but was to constantly struggle against the oligarchs who were supported by the Carthaginians.
Agathocles expanded the rule of Syracusae to the eastern parts of Sicily, and acquired great personal power with the support of the poor.
When Agathocles was recognized as the ruler of eastern Sicily he took the title of king, and expanded his kingdom to include the Greek cities in southern Italy.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/agathocles.htm   (195 words)

  
 Agathocles Orders His Wife (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With tear-filled eyes, the bedridden Agathocles, king of Sicily, orders his wife to leave him and return to Egypt with their two children.
Though born the son of a potter, Agathocles had used his charm, political savvy, and ruthlessness to become tyrant of Syracuse and self-styled king of Sicily.
When he suffered a painful and debilitating illness during a struggle against Carthage, he was concerned that his family would be murdered, imprisoned, or enslaved in a struggle of succession for the throne after his death.
www.getty.edu /art/collections/objects/o112345.html   (139 words)

  
 Agathoclea mistress of Ptolemy IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Philammon (Polybius 15.33.11), appointed libyarch of Cyrene by Agathocles, and named as the murderer of Arsinoe III, was caught up in the general massacre of Agathocles' family, along with his wife and son; they may well have been related.
Regardless of the identity of Theogenes, we may reasonably regard Agathoclea the canephore as his step-daughter, and suppose that her biological father Agathocles was the first husband of Oenanthe.
Ptolemy II In view of the family's apparently long-standing high connections, this strikes me as plausible, even though Agathocles, the brother of Agathoclea, is made (Polybius 15.31.4) to offer to forgo all his income and to plead for the opportunity to retire "into his original obscurity" when begging for his life.
www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk /Egypt/ptolemies/agathoclea_ii.htm   (840 words)

  
 Carthage against Agathocles and Pyrrhus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Agathocles meanwhile had conquered several important cities around Carthage, had left his army under command of his sons and had returned to Sicily to conduct campaigns against Carthaginian territory on that island.
The troops remaining in Africa however were met by the three commanders, each at the head of a separate army, and were heavily defeated.
The port of Syracuse was blockaded by the Carthaginian fleet and Agathocles only managed to hang on due to help from his Etruscan allies who sent their fleet to relieve the harbour in 307 BC.
www.barca.fsnet.co.uk /carthage-agathocles-pyrrhus.htm   (366 words)

  
 The achievements of Dionysius and Agathocles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is not therefore advisable, as I said, to deal at excessive length with the fate of such a man [1], but it is otherwise with the Sicilians Agathocles and Dionysius and certain other rulers of renown.
Of these two, the latter started from an obscure and humble position, and Agathocles, as [the historian] Timaeus ridiculing him tells us, was a potter and leaving the wheel and the clay and the smoke came to Syracuse as a young man.
In the first place they both of them became in their time tyrants of Syracuse, a city which then ranked highest in opulence and dignity, and they were afterwards recognized as kings of the whole of Sicily and had made themselves masters even of some parts of Italy.
www.livius.org /sh-si/sicily/sicily_t16.html   (274 words)

  
 A.Agathocles, Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU: The priorities of the Greek Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Aristide Agathocles, the Permanent Representative of Greece to the European Union, addressed an EPC breakfast policy briefing on the priorities of the Greek Presidency, which starts on 1 January 2003.
The Greek programme will be presented to government ministers in Brussels next week and only after their comments have been taken on board will the final schedule be drawn up and presented after the Copenhagen summit and in the early days of January 2003 at the latest.
Ambassador Agathocles said Greece would be keeping a close eye on Member State ratification of the enlargement terms, hoping that all fifteen current Member States - and at least one candidate country would have achieved ratification by1 May 2004, the official enlargement launch date.
www.eu2003.gr /en/articles/2002/12/15/1229   (1388 words)

  
 A Warhammer Ancient Battles Site
Besieged at Syracuse in 310 BC Agathocles took the desperate resolve of breaking through the blockade and attacking his enemy's homelands in Africa.
He managed to steal enough money from the 1600 wealthiest citizens he had slaughtered, women's jewelry, and temples to take sixty ships filled with soldiers across to be the first Europeans to attack Carthage.
Agathocles is defeated by the Carthaginians at Licata and besieged in Syracuse
home.zonnet.nl /richardevers2000/History1.htm   (5067 words)

  
 Morbid Records
They are either on tour rocking the fans live, or they are in the studio to record an EP, a split stuff or a longplayer.
There is drawn a bead of corrupt politicians, Nazis are hit with words, and police machinery is exposed...The boys choose cynical, sarcastic, sometimes pessimistic forms of representation.Deviations from this concept would just simply be a disappointment.
AGATHOCLES - that is more than ten years of noise history.
www.morbidrecords.de /bands/agathocles/english.htm   (363 words)

  
 AGATHOCLES - LoveToKnow Article on AGATHOCLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Even in his old age he displayed the same restless energy, and is said to have been meditating a fresh attack on Carthage at the time of his death.
(follows generally Timaeus who had a special grudge against Agathocles); Polybius ix.
To properly cite this AGATHOCLES article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AG/AGATHOCLES.htm   (310 words)

  
 Review: "Agathocles: Humarrogance" - Sea of Tranquility - The Web Destination for Progressive Music!
Agathocles keep everything short and to the point, without epic instrumental solos or other needless frills.
Their riffs stand out prominently, not distorted into an undefined haze or mixed into the backgound, and are very catchy.
Agathocles perform intelligent and ruthless metal that sounds good every time I hear it.
www.seaoftranquility.org /reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=1407   (306 words)

  
 Bronze coin of Agathocles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Agathocles was a king of Bactria, an ancient Greek kingdom in central Asia (about 200-145 BC).
It is written in Brahmi, one of the earliest Indian scripts, which was first deciphered in the 1830s.
The realization that the legends on Indo-Greek coins were bilingual led to the decipherment of another ancient Indian script, Kharoshthi, which was adopted instead of Brahmi for all the issues of Agathocles' successors.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ4328   (240 words)

  
 Index of names: Af - Ai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
292/4_ The marriage of Agathocles the son of Lysimachus to Lysandra the
288/9_ The death of Agathocles, king of Syracuse.
202/3_ The violent death of Agathocles, the chief minister of Ptolemaeus.
www.attalus.org /names/Af.html   (1656 words)

  
 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AGATHOCLES To Begin Recording New Album
Belgian grindcore act AGATHOCLES will enter the studio in October/November to record their new, as-yet-untitled untitled album.
AGATHOCLES' split seven-inch EP with SIVIIL IMURHA, which was originally released in 2003 in a limited edition of 500 copies, was recently reissued as a split CD-single on Jerk Off Records.
The accuracy of the information contained herein is neither confirmed nor guaranteed by Roadrunner Records, and the views and opinions of authors expressed on these pages do not necessarily state or reflect those of Roadrunner Records or its employees.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=42638   (192 words)

  
 AGATHOCLES official website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
AGATHOCLES will perform in Maldegem (Belgium) on Saturday 24th of January 2004 together with Cripple Bastards, Mindflair, Kent Brockman, Headmeat, Fondue and Nachende Vernichtung.
AGATHOCLES will perform at " Op Volle Snoeren part 3 ", in Arnhem (Netherlands) on Saturday 27th of March 2004.
A new AGATHOCLES interview (in English) is available on the UnDeRScRoUntCh webzine website.
www.ping.be /~arcader/agathocles/news/2003.htm   (1623 words)

  
 Agathocles "Gotcha" 7"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The eight tracks on this EP definitely sound a little older than the material I heard lately of the band, but it isn't any less good.
The songs have a more metallic approach and that sounds pretty cool to me. It reminds on the older Agathocles from somewhere around erhhŠ well mid 90's.
Anyway, the artwork has been changed in something which is in the same line of the past few 7" EPs, not too sure who did it, anyway it is simple yet effective.
www.cahrecords.com /forsale1/agathoclesgotchaep.html   (427 words)

  
 Agathocles "Mince Core History 1985 - 1990" CD - AVERSIONLINE.COM
Agathocles (Belgium) is by far one of the most prolific bands of all time, and would you believe that this is the first time I've ever really heard 'em!?
Sure, I've heard a couple of tracks here and there over the years, but this is the first time I've ever sat down, Agathocles release in hand, and listened to the band as a standalone.
I think they've just released so damn much that I never even wanted to bother checking anything out because I knew at some point a CD like this would likely come along and throw out a shitload of tracks in well over an hour, collected all in one place.
www.aversionline.com /index.php/1037?id=1037   (731 words)

  
 AGATHOCLES
Agathocles "Society of steel" - Abstain "Fuck your values" split EP is now available.
cd format only, and they shall also be doing an Agathocles live cd, it will have a live session from 91 or 92 with the session singer who was killed by police.
AGATHOCLES - Mincecore MCD Seven songs recorded in '88 (John Peel-faves at the time, their first studio-recordings, of which 5 tracks ended up on the AGx/Disgorge 7" and the whole session got bootlegged on the seraphic decay 7") surprise bonus-stuff on one shiny disc.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Palms/1783   (631 words)

  
 Vampire-Magazine.com - Album reviews - Agathocles - Untill It Bleeds Again!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As always, there have been tons of Agathocles releases this year and not all of them are worth your money.
All the typical Agathocles elements are present, the music shifts from sheer grindcore attacks to more punk/crust orientated songs.
By the way, reading through this booklet makes apparent that Agathocles had to suffer an awfull lot of line-up changes, so much that it's even a small miracle the band even exits today.
www.vampire-magazine.com /reviews.asp?id=253   (358 words)

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