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Persis
Definition by Antoine Simonin

Persis

Persis (in Greek, derivated from Persian pars) is the ancient name of the approximate area of modern Fars in Central Iran, as well as a state of the Hellenistic and Imperial periods in this same province. Its name is derived from the Persians...
Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Kingdoms in Ancient Texts
Article by Antoine Simonin

Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Kingdoms in Ancient Texts

The rarity of the appearance of Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek kingdoms in ancient literature is one of the reasons why those states are so little-known today. Indo-Greek literature did exist, but none has been found that speaks about the...
First performance of the reproduction Hydraulis Organ at Bath
Video by David Henshaw

First performance of the reproduction Hydraulis Organ at Bath

Alexander Henshaw plays the reproduction Roman Hydraulis, assisted by designer Richard Ellam. The apparently authentic tune is 'Aulos et Hydraulis' by German ensemble Musica Romana. The water in the chamber holds back a smoothly-regulated...
Dr. Alan Peatfield, UCD 'Greek combat sports: from image to technique'.
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Dr. Alan Peatfield, UCD 'Greek combat sports: from image to technique'.

Dr. Alan Peatfield, UCD 'Greek combat sports: from image to technique'. Sport & Competition in Ancient Greece and Rome, 14-15 June 2012 British Museum. The paper was presented by Dr. Hazel Dodge (TCD).
The Rams of Amon
Image by Dreef

The Rams of Amon

Ram-headed sphinxes deposited in the first court in Temple of Karnak, Egypt. Before the temple was extended by the construction of the first cour and its pylon, these sphinxes were part of the original approach. When the approach avenue was...
Library of Celsus
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Library of Celsus

The Library of Celsus in Ephesos (completed 117 AD), with a statue of Arete in the foreground.
Khirokitia
Image by antonios loizides

Khirokitia

The first Cypriots mostly lived in Khirokitia, a small village near the modern town of Limassol.
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
Definition by Antoine Simonin

Greco-Bactrian Kingdom

The Greco-Bactrian kingdom refers to several dynasties and probably kingdoms of Greco-Macedonian monarchs who ruled over Bactria from 250 to 130 BCE. Foundation The Greco-Bactrian kingdom appeared in 250 BCE, when the satrap Diodotos...
Achaean League
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Achaean League

The Achaean League (or Achaian Confederacy) was a federation of Greek city-states in the north and central parts of the Peloponnese in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE. With a combined political representation and land army, the successful early...
Sogdiana
Definition by Antoine Simonin

Sogdiana

Sogdiana (or Sogdia) is a region in Central Asia between the mighty rivers Iaxartes in the north and Oxus in the south. Its eastern and western limits are more difficult to determine, especially since the toponym Sogdiana covered different...