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Map - 606-500 BC Ancient Empires of the East2775 views
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Map - 500–479 BC The Greek world during the Greco-Persian Wars2156 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 - 700 - 600 BC The Beginnings of Historic Greece1857 views
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Map - AD 117 Roman Dominions in the Time of Trajan1552 views
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Map - AD 69 The Roman Civil War1534 viewsMap of the Roman Empire during 69 AD, the Year of the Four Emperors. Colored areas indicate provinces loyal to one of four warring generals.
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Map - Mediterranean 218 BC1483 views
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Map - Lydian Empire1457 viewsBrown - Middle of the 6th century at the time of King Croesus
Red Line - 7th C. BC, roughly from 690 to 546 BC
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Map - 606-500 BC Ancient Empires of the East1455 views
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Map - 89 BC Eastern Mediterranean1335 viewsA map of the Middle East, Greece and Asia Minor, showing the states at the breakout of the first Mithridatic War, 89 B.C.
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Map - 200 BC Kingdoms of the Diadochi1305 viewsKingdoms of the Diadochi (Successors of Alexander the Great's Macedonian empire) at the beginning of the struggle with Rome about 200 BC.
Republic of Epirus: Epirote League, 231–167 BC
Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V, 221 - 179 BC
Odrysian kingdom of Thrace: Seuthes IV, 215 - 190 BC
Bosporan Kingdom: Hygiainon (Spartocids), 220 - 200 BC
Bosporan Kingdom: Spartacus V (Spartocids), 200 - 180 BC
Pergamene Kingdom: Attalus I, 241 - 197 BC
Kingdom of Bithynia: Prusias I, 228 - 182 BC
Kingdom of Pontus: Mithridates III, 220 - 185 BC
Kingdom of Cappadocia: Ariarathes IV, 220 - 163 BC
Seleukid Empire: Antiochus III the Great, 223 - 187 BC
Armenian Kingdom: Orontes IV (Orontid dynasty), 212 - 200 BC
Armenia Kingdom: Abdissares (Orontid dynasty), 210 - 190 BC
Media Atropatene: Seuthes IV, c. 215 - 190 BC
Parthian Empire: Arsaces II (Arsacid dynasty), 211 - 185 BC
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom: Euthydemus I (House of Euthydemus), 230 - 200 BC
Greco-Bactrian Kingdom/Indo-Greek Kingdom: Demetrius I (House of Euthydemus), 200 - 180 BC
Ptolemaic Kingdom: Ptolemy V Epiphanes, 204 - 181 BC
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Map - Ancient India and Southeast Asia1266 views
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Map - Hallstatt and La Tène Cultures1207 views
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Map - Celts in Europe1204 views
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Map - 350 - 323 BC Empires of Persia and Alexandria1181 views
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Map - 1450 BC Mycenean Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. 1181 viewsThe period of Mycenean 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 Mycenean period, writing was abandoned.
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Map - Celts in the 3rd century BC1157 views
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Map - 200 BC Macedonia1156 views
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Map - 218 BC Mediterranean1154 views
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Map - 44 BC Roman Dominions at the Death of Julius Caesar1141 views
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Map - Ancient Empires of the East1120 views
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Map - 335-323 BC Itinerary of Alexander the Great1118 views
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Map - Expansion of Macedonia under Philip II1118 viewsMacedon during the Peloponnesian War, around 431 BC, and during the early Hellenistic period, around 336 BC, at the death of Phillip II of Macedon.
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Map - 500-479 BC Greece at the Time of the War with Persia1118 views
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Map - AD 117 Roman Empire1117 viewsAD 117 Roman Empire
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Map - Geography of the Odyssey and Form of the Earth According to Homer1108 views
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Map - 450 BC The Athenian Empire at its Height1102 views
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Map - AD 350 City of Rome1068 views1 comments
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Map - 58 BC the Roman world before Gallia's conquest by Caesar 1049 viewsThe Roman world in 58 BC, before Gallia's conquest by Caesar. (Note: Map doesn't show subordinate Roman client kingdoms in Anatolia and the Levant.)
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Map of Ancient Rome 271 AD1046 viewsMap of the Roman Empire around the year of the consulship of Aurelianus and Bassus (271 AD), with the break away Gallic Empire in the West and the Palmyrene Empire in the East.
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Map - 89 BC First Mithritadic War 1041 viewsA map of the Middle east, Greece and Asia minor, showing the states at the breakout of the first Mithridatic war, 89 BC. Bithynia, light red, is shown as a client kingdom of Rome, dark red. Pontus is shown in dark green.
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Map - Ancient Greek colonies on the northern coast of the Black Sea1037 views
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Map - Map of the World According to Strabo1028 views
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Map - 350-323 BC Empires of Persia and Alexandria1027 views
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Map - 814 AD Europe1021 views
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Map - Roman Dominions in the Time of Trajan1020 views
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Map - 218 BC Mediterranean1018 views
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Map - AD 217 Imperial Rome with Aurelian Walls1005 views
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Map - Roman Dominions at the Death of Julius Caesar 44 BC997 views
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Map - 27 BC - 337 AD Italy: Augustus to Constantine I 997 views
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Map - 58 BC the Roman world before Gallia's conquest by Caesar993 viewsThe Roman world in 58 BC, before Gallia's conquest by Caesar. (Note: Map doesn't show subordinate Roman client kingdoms in Anatolia and the Levant.)
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Map - 490 BC Persian Empire961 viewsPersian Empire, 490 BC, showing route of Cyrus the Younger, Xenophon, and the 10,000. At the time of Xenophon, The Persian Empire had already lost its foothold in European Thrace, and many Greek cities on the coast of Asia Minor were independent of Persian rule.
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Map - 1450 BC Mycenean Greece and the Orient943 views
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Map - Ancient Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire And other Kingdoms939 views
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Map - 413 BC Peloponnesian War (Tags in French)937 views
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Map - 1250 AD Medieval Europe in the 13th Century923 views1 comments
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Map - 89 B.C. 1st Mithradic War912 viewsMap of Asia minor, 89 BC showing Roman provinces and client states as well as Pontic territory. A map of the Middle east, Greece and Asia minor, showing the states at the breakout of the first Mithridatic war, 89 BC.
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Map - Baktrian Kingdom912 views
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Map - Mycenaean Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. 1450 BC 912 viewsThe period of Mycenean 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 Mycenean period, writing was abandoned.
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Map - 200 BC Hellenistic World 909 views
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Map - Kingdoms of the Diadochi 200 BC900 viewsKingdoms of the Diadochi (Successors of Alexander the Great's Macedonian empire) at the beginning of the struggle with Rome about 200 BC.
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Map - The Eastern Mediterranean - Geographicus - Graecia897 views1741 Homann Heirs Map of Ancient Greece, The Eastern Mediterranean - Geographicus - Graecia. This is one of the Homann Heirs finest and most appealing maps of the ancient Greek World. Map centers on Greece but includes the entirety of the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Also includes the Black Sea as far as the Crimea and the sea of Azov. Extends north as far as Sarmatia and Pannonia. Includes Italy, Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia. Upper left quadrant features a decorative title cartouche adorned with the rectos and versos of 12 ancient Greek coins with explanatory numbered references outside the top border of the map. Show the important Greek provinces and colonies through the Mediterranean, especially in modern day turkey and in the Italian peninsula. Includes nautical military and trade routes. This map was drawn by Joanes Christoph Harenberg for inclusion the 1752 Homann Heirs Maior Atlas Scholasticus ex Triginta Sex Generalibus et Specialibus…. Most early Homann atlases were “made to order” or compiled of individual maps at the request of the buyer. However, this rare atlas, composed of 37 maps and charts, was issued as a “suggested collection” of essential Homann Heirs maps. A fine copy of an important map.
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Map - Roman Asia Minor896 views
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Map - The Fertile Crescent895 viewsThis map shows the location and extent of the Fertile Crescent, a region in the Middle East incorporating Ancient Egypt; the Levant; and Mesopotamia.
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Map - 300 BC Diadochi888 views
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Map - Ancient South West Asia885 views
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Map - 1300 BC The Hittite Empire at the height of its power (red), bordering on the Egyptian Empire (green)881 viewsThe Hittite Empire at the height of its power (red), bordering on the Egyptian Empire (green), c. 1300 BC .
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Map - Thracian State 5th - 3rd Century BC881 views
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Map - The frontier between the Roman/Byzantine and Sassanid Persian empires in Late Antiquity (4th-7th centuries)876 viewsThe frontier between the Roman/Byzantine and Sassanid Persian empires in Late Antiquity (4th-7th centuries). Basemap taken from Image:Arshakuni Armenia 150-en.svg. Sources: G. Greatrex & S.N.C. Lieu: The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars (Part II, 363–630 AD). Routledge 2002, ISBN 0-415-14687-9, pp. xxix–xxxii; R.W. Thomson, J. Howard-Johnston & T. Greenwood: The Armenian history attributed to Sebeos Liverpool University Press 1999, ISBN 0-85323-564-3, pp. 360–363; Map of the cities listed in Hierocles' Synecdemus after Ernest Honigmann, Le Synecdèmos d'Hiéroclès et l'opuscule géographique de Georges de Chypre, Brussels 1939
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Map - Ancient Central Europe - Pannonia, Illyricum, Moesia, Dacia, Macedonia, Thrace875 views
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Map - The Growth of Roman Power in Asia Minor874 views
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Map - Miletus Bay858 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 - 622 750 AD Age of the Caliphs845 views
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Map - 301 BC Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus845 views
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Map - Kushan Empire845 views
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Map - 5th Century BC - Economic Map of the Mediterranean World845 viewsEconomic Map of the Mediterranean World in the 5th Century BC
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Map - Antioch in the 6th Century AD844 viewsThe ruins of Antioch on the Orontes lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch is called "the cradle of Christianity," for the pivotal early role it played in the emergence of the faith. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east.
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Map - 350 BC Persian Empire843 views
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Map - Ancient Oriens - Caspian Area and Eastward - Media, Persis, Parthia, Bactria, etc.841 views
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Map - Ancient Hispania836 views
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Map - Roman Control: Italy, 1st Century B.C.835 viewsMap - Roman Control: Italy, 1st Century B.C.
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Map - Indo-Greek Kingdom834 views
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Map - 116 AD The Roman Province of Macedonia828 viewsMap of the Roman Empire during 116, the province Macedonia highlighted.
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Map - 301 B.C. Hellenistic Kingdoms before the Battle of Ipsus824 views
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Map - 1450 BC Nile Delta 810 views
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Map - Settlements of Angles, Saxons and Jutes in Britain about 600 AD799 views
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Map - 650 AD Byzantine Empire797 viewsThe Byzantine Empire in 650 - by this year it had lost all of its southern provinces except the Exarchate of Africa.
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Map - Eastern Mediterranean 190 BC 797 viewsEastern Mediterranean 190 BC - The Kingdom of Pergamum, Empire of Tigranes
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Map - Ancient Egypt, Syria, and Mesopotamia792 views
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Ancient North Africa785 views1 comments
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Map - Mycenaean Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. 1450 BC 782 viewsThe period of Mycenean 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 Mycenean period, writing was abandoned.
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