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Cosmos Episodio part 5/6 – ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΙΑ

Cosmos Episodio part 5/6 – ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΕΙΑ

Cosmos Episodio part 5/6      ” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”425″ height=”344″>   FROM:http://www.youtube.com/user/KosmosLF

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ΓΟΡΤΥΝΙΑ – Γευγελή

ΓΟΡΤΥΝΙΑ – Γευγελή

  Gordynia or Gortynia or Gortynion was a settlement in ancient Macedonia, in south Axios valley, North-East of Bottiaea, in Lower Paionia. Ptolemy places Gordenia, Γορδηνία, in his list of cities in Emathia, after Idomenae and before Edessa. Plinius (HN 4.34) gives the name in plural, Gordyniae. Stephanus of Byzantium calls it Gordynia and its ethnic noun Gordyniates. In Thucydides […]

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Erzurum – Θεοδοσιούπολις

Erzurum – Θεοδοσιούπολις

Photograph by W. L. Sachtleben showing Armenian victims of a massacre in Erzurum on October 30, 1895 being gathered for burial in a mass grave Erzurum (Armenian: Կարին, Karin; Greek: Θεοδοσιούπολις, Theodosiopolis) is a city in eastern Anatolia, Turkey. The name “Erzurum” derives from “Arz-e Rûm” (literally The Land of the Romans in Persian).[1] To the Arabs, the city was […]

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The Philippeion at Olympia

The Philippeion at Olympia

This Statuette of Alexander with a Lance (Now Missing) portrayed him armed and naked, echoing the great heroes of Greek mythology The Philippeion was erected near the west wall of the Altis in 338 BC. The circular monument was commissioned by Philip II of Macedon in celebration of both athletic and military victories. Philip had already won several chariot races […]

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Seleucid (Hellenic) Empire 305 – 63 BC

Seleucid (Hellenic) Empire 305 – 63 BC

Middle East Kingdoms:Ancient Syria Upon the death of Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia, his generals divided the empire between them. Seleucus I gained a huge swathe of territory from Lydia in western Anatolia through the Middle East (including Syria, Phoenicia, and Mesopotamia), to Armenia, Media, Bactria and Persia. The initial capital was at Babylon, but the empire contained such […]

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People – Ancient Greece: Demetrius I Poliorcetes

People – Ancient Greece: Demetrius I Poliorcetes

       Ancient Greek king of Macedon, who ruled during 294– 288 BC. Demetrius I of Macedon in Wikipedia   Demetrius I (Greek: Δημήτριος, 337-283 BC), called Poliorcetes (Greek: Πολιορκητής – “The Besieger”), son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus and Stratonice, was a king of Macedon (294–288 BC). He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty. Biography At the age of twenty-two he […]

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ALEXANDRIA, general designation of cities whose foundation is credited to Alexander the Great  356-23 B.C.

ALEXANDRIA, general designation of cities whose foundation is credited to Alexander the Great 356-23 B.C.

Pseudo-Plutarch mentions seventy of these, which must have included purely military settlements; among those whose existence seems well attested, thirteen were in the Iranian territories. They were founded for administrative, military, or commercial purposes and most of them became important regional capitals. Some took the place of already existing towns, others were genuinely new creations. Beginning in the west, they […]

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Euboean alphabet

Euboean alphabet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     The inscription of Nestor’s Cup, found in Ischia; Cumae alphabet, 8th century BC The Euboean alphabet was a western variant of the early Greek alphabet, used between the 8th to 5th centuries BC. It was used in the island of Euboea (notably the cities of Eretria and Chalkis) and in related colonies in […]

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Το Λατινικό Αλφάβητο είναι το Αλφάβητο της Κύμης
People – Ancient Greece: Alexander The Great

People – Ancient Greece: Alexander The Great

   People – Ancient Greece: Alexander The Great (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC) Ancient Greek king of Macedon, who reigned during 336-323 BC. Alexander the Great in Wikipeida   Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Μέγας Ἀλέξανδρος, Mégas Aléxandros), was a Greek king of […]

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