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Map - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase III176 viewsMap - The Battle of Cynoscephalae in Thessaly, 2nd Macedonian War, 197 B.C. - Phase III
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Map - The Greek world during the Greco-Persian Wars (ca. 500Ė479 BC).400 viewsThe first Persian invasion of Greece, during the Persian Wars, began in 492 BCE, and ended with the decisive Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE. The invasion, consisting of two distinct campaigns, was ordered by the Persian king Darius I primarily in order to punish the city-states of Athens and Eretria. These cities had supported the cities of Ionia during their revolt against Persian rule, thus incurring the wrath of Darius. Darius also saw the opportunity to extend his empire into Europe, and to secure its western frontier.
The first campaign in 492 BCE, led by Mardonius, re-subjugated Thrace and forced Macedon to become a client kingdom of Persia. However, further progress was prevented when Mardonius's fleet was wrecked in a storm off the coast of Mount Athos. The following year, having demonstrated his intentions, Darius sent ambassadors to all parts of Greece, demanding their submission. He received it from almost all of them, except Athens and Sparta, both of whom executed the ambassadors. With Athens still defiant, and Sparta now effectively at war with him, Darius ordered a further military campaign for the following year.
The second campaign, in 490 BCE, was under the command of Datis and Artaphernes. The expedition headed first to the island Naxos, which it captured and burnt. It then island-hopped between the rest of the Cycladic Islands, annexing each into the Persian empire. Reaching Greece, the expedition landed at Eretria, which it besieged, and after a brief time, captured. Eretria was razed and its citizens enslaved. Finally, the task force headed to Attica, landing at Marathon, en route for Athens. There, it was met by a smaller Athenian army, which nevertheless proceeded to win a remarkable victory at the Battle of Marathon.
This defeat prevented the successful conclusion of the campaign, and the task force returned to Asia. Nevertheless, the expedition had fulfilled most of its aims, punishing Naxos and Eretria, and bringing much of the Aegean under Persian rule. The unfinished business from this campaign led Darius to prepare for a much larger invasion of Greece, to firmly subjugate it, and to punish Athens and Sparta. However, internal strife within the empire delayed this expedition, and Darius then died of old age. It was thus left to his son Xerxes I to lead the second Persian invasion of Greece, beginning in 480 BCE
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Map - Attica and Megaris340 viewsAttica and Megaris from Maps, plans, views and coins illustrative of the travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, during the middle of the fourth century before the Christian era
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Map - 1788 Bocage Map of Thessaly, Ancient Greece ( the home of Achilles)305 views
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Map - Greece under Theban Hegemony 371 - 362 BC 425 views
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Map - Ancient Phocis Greece233 viewsAncient Phocis Greece
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Map - The main sanctuaries of classical Greece277 views
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Map - Illyricum Province of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire204 viewsIllyricum Province of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. Illyricum was a Roman province that existed between 167 BC and 10 AD, named after conquered Illyria, stretching from the Drin river (in modern north Albania) to Istria (Croatia) in the west and to the Sava river (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the north. Salona (near modern Split in Croatia) functioned as its capital. The province was then divided into Pannonia in the north and Dalmatia in the south.
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Map - Aetolia, Greece254 viewsAetolia, Greece
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Map - Ancient Athens183 views
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Map - Ancient Greece306 views
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Map - Northern Ancient Greece203 viewsNorthern Ancient Greece
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Map - Southern Ancient Greece199 viewsMap of the southern regions of Ancient Greece
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Map of the central regions of ancient Greece184 viewsMap of the central regions of Ancient Greece
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Map - The Athenian Empire at its Height 450 BC364 views
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Map - The Battle Of Salamis 480 B.C.157 viewsThe Battle of Salamis was organized by Themisotcles who believed that the Athenian fleets were the "wooden walls" the oracle spoke of in order to defeat the Persians. During this battle King Xeres sat in a golden throne watching his fleets lose the battle. A famous quote from Xeres during this battle was "My men have become women, and women men." He exclaimed this because Queen Artemisia of Halicarnassus, a Greek who was fighting for the Persians, rammed a Persian ship in order to escape.
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Map - The Beginnings of Historic Greece 700 - 600 BC 166 views
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Map of Boeotia (Viotia) prefecture (Νομός Βοιωτίας) in Greece141 viewsThe modern Greek prefecture of Boeotia.
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Map - Ancient Epirus252 views
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Map - Epirus, Greece212 viewsEpirus in antiquity, reproduced from a map made by Heinrich Kiepert, published in 1902.
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Map - Ancient Greece221 views
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Map - Geography of Athens266 views
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Map - Greece at the Time of the War with Persia 500-479 BC210 views
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Map - Greece and her Colonies276 views
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Map - The Illyrian tribes prior to Roman conquest173 views
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Macedonian Kingdom175 viewsMap of the Macedonian kingdom. Data from M. Hatzopoulos, Macedonian Institutions under the Kings, Athens, 1996. Drawing by Marsyas.
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Map - 400 AD The Roman Province of Macedonia242 viewsMap of Macedonia and Greece c. 400 AD, showing the administrative division into dioceses and provinces, as well as the major cities.
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Map - Ancient City of Athens200 views
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Map - Ancient Greece239 views
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Map - Ancient Greece and her Colonies195 views
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Map - Ancient Greece and her Colonies191 views
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Map - Ancient Northern Greece186 views
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Map - Ancient Peloponnesos196 views
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Map - Ancient Vindelicia and Illyricum167 views
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Map - Epirus and surrounding areas in the 4th century BC299 views
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Map - Plan of the Antiquities of Athens156 views
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Map - Miletus Bay269 viewsMap in English showing the silting evolution of Miletus Bay due to the alluvium brought by the Maeander River during Antiquity. Are also displayed some of the modern cities and towns of the area, the current course of the Maeander River and the current shoreline.
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Map - Mycenaean Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. 1450 BC 330 viewsThe period of Mycenaean Greece ran from about 1600-1100 B.C. and ended with the Greek Dark Age. This is the period described in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. At the end of the Mycenaean period, writing was abandoned.
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Map - Northwestern Greeks and Southern Illyrian Tribes217 views
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Map - Thessaly177 views
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Map - Ancient Athens Acropolis223 viewsPlan of the Acropolis of Athens
     
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