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Pyrrhus of Epirus, the Ancient Greek King who Fought the Romans

Pyrrhus of Epirus (319/318–272 BC) was an ancient Greek general and statesman, widely regarded by his contemporaries and modern historians alike as one of the greatest military minds of antiquity. Pyrrhus is best known for waging war against the Romans....

How Philip II of Macedon Lost His Eye

Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, lost his right eye in 354 BC during the siege of Methone, a Greek city on the Aegean Sea. The precise circumstances of the injury are not known, but it...

The Last Great General of Ancient Greece

Alexander the Great, Philip of Macedon, Themistocles, Leonidas, Lysaner, Pyrrhus of Epirus, and Pericles are all names that stir in the popular imagination when the discussion turns to the greatest military leaders of ancient Greece. However, one name is missing...

All the Wars of Alexander the Great in a Single Video

In his many conquests across the Classical known world, Alexander the Great fought wars against a myriad of adversaries, triumphing over them all. Alexander's victories over King Darius, ruler of the Achaemenid Empire in Persia, and King Porus in India...

Alexander the Great’s Sister, Thessalonike, and the Mermaid Legend

Alexander the Great's sister, Thessalonike of Macedon, was a remarkable figure. Outliving her half-brother, she would go on to become the queen of Macedon through marriage to one of Alexander's generals, Cassander. During his conquests, Alexander the Great named a...

The Argead Dynasty: Family of Alexander the Great

The Argead Dynasty was the Macedonian royal house and family of Alexander the Great who ruled the kingdom of Macedon from the 7th century to 310 BC. Under Argead rule, Macedon flourished and eventually became the preeminent power on the Greek...

The Most Consequential Clash Between Macedonians and Romans

The Battle of Pydna in 168 BC was arguably the most consequential clash between ancient Rome and the Kingdom of Macedon, leading to the furthering of Roman authority over Greece and the dissolution of Macedon as an independent political...

Did Alexander the Great Have Any Children?

Alexander the Great is remembered as one of history's greatest generals, having conquered vast tracts of the ancient world, including Persia, Egypt, and parts of India, but his empire quickly fragmented after his death and none of his children...