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    • List of ancient Greeks

    • This an alphabetical list of ancient Greeks. These include ethnic Greeks and Greek language speakers from Greece and the Mediterranean world up to about 200 AD. ... Read »


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    • Achaeans (tribe)

    • The Achaeans (/əˈkiːənz/; Greek: Ἀχαιοί, Achaioi) were one of the four major tribes into which the people of Classical Greece divided themselves (along with the Aeolians, Ionians and Dorians). According to the foundation myth formalized by Hesiod, their name comes from Achaeus, the mythi ... Read »


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    • Aeolians

    • The Aeolians (/iːˈoʊliənz/; Greek: Αἰολεῖς) were one of the four major tribes in which Greeks divided themselves in the ancient period (along with the Achaeans, Dorians and Ionians). Their name derives from Aeolus, the mythical ancestor of the Aeolic branch and son of Hellen, t ... Read »


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    • Amantes (ancient tribe)

    • Amantes or Abantes (Greek: Ἀμάντιεύς) is a name of an ancient Greek tribe in the most northern part of Epirus. An ancient Greek polis Amantia, was named after them. There was also an Illyrian tribe with a similar name in Pannonia, the Amantini. ... Read »


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    • Amphicrates

    • Amphicrates was a king of Samos. Whilst king he acted to develop naval strength for an attack against Aegina, a decision that was motivated perhaps as a result of alliances formed from the Lelantine War. The attack occurred about the year 670 B.C. Due to his tyranny, there was an uprising of slaves, these having ... Read »


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    • Amyntor

    • Amyntor (Ancient Greek: Ἀμύντωρ Amýntor "defender"), was an ancient Greek name attributed to several people both mythological and historical. ... Read »


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    • Ancient Macedonians

    • Ancient Macedonians
      Μακεδόνες

      The Macedonians (Greek: Μακεδόνες, Makedónes) were an ancient tribe that lived on the alluvial plain around the rivers Haliacmon and lower Axios in the northeastern part of mainland Greece. Essentially an ancient Greek people, they gradually expanded from their homeland along the Haliacmon ... Read »


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    • Apollonius of Chalcedon

    • Apollonius (Ancient Greek: Απολλώνιος) of Chalcedon was an ancient Greek Stoic who taught philosophy. He was invited by the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius to come to Rome, for the purpose of instructing his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus in philosophy. Aurelius, within his ... Read »


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    • Archestratus of Phrearrhi

    • Archestratus of Phrearrhi (Greek: Ἀρχέστρατος Φρεάρριος) was Plato's neighbor. He lived to the east of Plato's Iphistiadae estate. ... Read »


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    • Arexion

    • Arexion was a seer (Greek μάντις, one who practices divination). He served under Xenophon with the Ten Thousand in the Persian Expedition recorded by Xenophon in his work The Anabasis. He was the presiding soothsayer during this expedition after Silanos from Ambracia deserted the army. As a soothsayer ... Read »


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    • Aristodemus of Cumae

    • Aristodemus (Greek: Ἀριστόδημος; c. 550 – c. 490 BC), nicknamed Malakos (meaning "soft" or "malleable" or possibly "effeminate"), was a strategos and then tyrant of Cumae. As a strategos, he twice defeated Etruscan armies. He gained popularity amongst the people of Cumae due to h ... Read »


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    • Athamanians

    • Athamanians or Athamanes (Greek: Ἀθαμάνες, Athamanes) were an ancient Greek tribe that inhabited south-eastern Epirus and west Thessaly. Although regarded as "barbarians" by Strabo and Hecataeus of Miletus, the Athamanians self-identified as Greeks. The existence of myths about Athamas and Ino ... Read »


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    • Athenagoras of Syracuse

    • Athenagoras of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀθηναγόρας) an elusive character who is only commented on in Thucydides (6.36–40). The context of his speech in Thucydides is 415 BC, during the Peloponnesian War, when Athens was about to invade Sicily. He denies the invasion, rudely retorting to Her ... Read »


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    • Atintanians

    • Atintanes or Atintanians (Greek: Ἀτιντάνες) was an ancient Greek tribe in Epirus, Chaonia inland of the Epirote coast, in a region called Antintania. Thucydides, Polybius and Strabo write of them. At the beginning of the Peloponnesian War, Atintanes and Molossians appear under the leadersh ... Read »


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    • Baioulos

    • The term baioulos (Greek: βαΐουλος) was used in the Byzantine Empire to refer to a preceptor or tutor of imperial princes. Only a handful of holders are known, but due to the office's close proximity to the imperial family, and the ties it created with future emperors, a number of baiouloi were ... Read »


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    • Bybon

    • Bybon or Bybon son of Phola (early 6th century BC) was a famous ancient Greek weight lifter. A block of red sandstone weighing 143.5 kg was found at Olympia, with the carved inscription "Bybon son of Phola, has lifted me over [his] head with one hand." The stone has a section carved out as a hand grip. The stone is ... Read »


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    • Cappadocian Greeks

    • Cappadocian Greeks
      Έλληνες-Καππαδόκες
      Kapadokyalı Rumlar

      Cappadocian Greeks also known as Greek Cappadocians (Greek: Έλληνες-Καππαδόκες, Ελληνοκαππαδόκες, Καππαδόκες; Turkish: Kapadokyalı Rumlar) or simply Cappadocians are a Greek community nati ... Read »


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    • Chaonians

    • The Chaonians (Greek: Χάονες, Chaones) were an ancient Greek tribe that inhabited the region of Epirus located in the north-west of modern Greece and southern Albania. On their southern frontier lay another Epirote kingdom, that of the Molossians, to their southwest stood the kingdom of the Thesprotia ... Read »


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    • Cheramyes

    • Cheramyes was a nobleman on the island of Samos, Greece. He apparently lived during the mid-6th century BC. The only ancient references to him are the dedications of several statues unearthed at the Temple of Hera on Samos. ... Read »


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    • Clement of Alexandria

    • Clement of Alexandria

      Titus Flavius Clemens (Greek: Κλήμης ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς; c. 150 – c. 215), known as Clement of Alexandria to distinguish him from the earlier Clement of Rome, was a Christian theologian who taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria. A convert to Christiani ... Read »


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    • Creon

    • Creon (/ˈkriːɒn/; Greek: , Kreōn) is a figure in Greek mythology best known as the ruler of Thebes in the legend of Oedipus. He had four sons and three daughters with his wife, Eurydice (sometimes known as Henioche): Henioche, Pyrrha, Megareus (also called Menoeceus), Lycomedes and Haimon. Creon and his sis ... Read »


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    • Curetes (tribe)

    • In Greek mythology and epic literature, the Curetes (Ancient Greek: Κουρῆτες) were a legendary people who took part in the quarrel over the Calydonian Boar. Strabo mentioned that the Curetes were assigned multiple identities and places of origin (i.e. either Acarnanians, Aetolians, from Cre ... Read »


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    • Dassaretae

    • The Dassaretae, or Dexaroi, (Greek: Δασσαρέται or Δεξάροι) were an ancient Greek tribe of Epirus living from Mount Amyron (Mount Tomorr) to Lake Lychnitis (Lake Ohrid) on the border with Illyria. They were the northern-most subtribe of the Chaonians.Strabo, quoting The ... Read »


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    • Didymos

    • Didymos Greek: Δίδυμος) was an ancient Greek music theorist in the last century before the common era. He was a predecessor of Ptolemy at the library at Alexandria. We know of his theory only indirectly from the works of Porphyry and Ptolemy. There one finds examples of his tetrachords as measured ... Read »


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    • Dorians

    • The Dorians (/ˈdɔːriənz, ˈdɔər-/; Greek: Δωριεῖς, Dōrieis, singular Δωριεύς, Dōrieus) were one of the four major ethnic groups among which the Hellenes (or Greeks) of Classical Greece considered themselves divided (along with the Aeolians, Achaeans, ... Read »


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    • Echecrates

    • In ancient Greece, Echecrates (Greek: Ἐχεκράτης) was the name of the following men: ... Read »


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    • Epigenes, son of Antiphon

    • Epigenes (Epigetês), son of Antiphon, of the deme of Cephisia, is mentioned by Plato among the disciples of Socrates who were with him in his last moments. Xenophon represents Socrates as remonstrating with him on his neglect of the bodily exercises requisite for health and strength. ... Read »


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    • Eucharides Painter

    • Eucharides Painter

      Eucharides Painter is the common nickname of an ancient Greek artist who decorated but did not sign attic vases. Neither his real name, nor the dates of his birth and death are known. Presumably this artist was a pupil of the Nikoxenos painter. The name was introduced in 1911 by John Beazley, a classical historian at ... Read »


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    • Eurymachus

    • The name Eurymachus, Evrimahos, Evrymahos, Evrymachos or Eurýmakhos (Εὐρύμαχος), is attributed to the following individuals: ... Read »


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    • Gelonians

    • The Gelonians (or Geloni), also known as Helonians (or Heloni), are mentioned as a nation in northwestern Scythia by Herodotus. Herodotus states that they were originally Hellenes who settled among the Budinoi, and that they are bilingual in Greek and the Scythian language. Their capital was called Gelonos or Helonos, ... Read »


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    • Hippolus

    • Hippolus is an ancient Greek mariner credited in Pliny the Elder's Periplus of the Erythyaean Sea with the discovery in 45 AD of the pattern of monsoon winds. These winds enabled ships to leave Ocelis near Aden in the spring and arrive at the west coast of south India in forty days. Then in the autumn the pattern of wi ... Read »


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    • Homer

    • Homer (Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the name ascribed by the Ancient Greeks to the semi-legendary author of the two epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the central works of Greek literature. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the mo ... Read »


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    • Ionians

    • The Ionians (/aɪˈoʊniənz/; Greek: Ἴωνες, Íōnes, singular Ἴων, Íōn) were one of the four major tribes that the Greeks considered themselves to be divided into during the ancient period; the other three being the Dorians, Aeolians, and Achaeans. The Ionian dialect was o ... Read »


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    • Laodice III

    • Laodice III (in Greek Λαοδικη, died about 191 BC), was a Princess of Pontus and a Seleucid Queen. She was a daughter born to King Mithridates II of Pontus who was a Persian and his wife Laodice who was a mixed-raced Greek-Persian. Her sister was Laodice of Pontus and her brother was Mithridate ... Read »


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    • Locrians

    • The Locrians (Greek: Λοκροί, Locri) were an ancient Greek tribe that inhabited the region of Locris in Central Greece, around Parnassus. They spoke the Locrian dialect, a Doric-Northwest dialect, and were closely related to their neighbouring tribes, the Phocians and the Dorians. They were divided int ... Read »


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    • Magnetes

    • The Magnetes (Greek: Μάγνητες) were an ancient Greek tribe. In book 2 of the Iliad Homer includes them in Greek Army that is besieging Troy, and identifies their homeland in Thessaly, in part of what is still known as Magnesia. They later also contributed to the Greek colonisation by founding tw ... Read »


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    • Menon (Phidias)

    • Menon (in Greek Mένων) was a workman working with Phidias, who was bribed by Pericles' enemies to inform against Phidias. According to Plutarch he sat himself in the market-place begging for protection if he were to bring charges against Phidias. He was subsequently provided with safety by the state and exe ... Read »


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    • Molossians

    • The Molossians (Ancient Greek: Μολοσσοί, Molossoi) were an ancient Greek tribal state and kingdom that inhabited the region of Epirus since the Mycenaean era. On their north frontier, they had the Chaonians and on their southern frontier the kingdom of the Thesprotians. The Molossians were pa ... Read »


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    • Parauaea

    • Parauaea (Greek: Παραυαία) was an ancient Greek region in Epirus. The area was incorporated into Macedon in 350 BC as part of Upper Macedonia. The Thesprotian tribe inhabiting it was called Parauaioi (Greek: Παραυαῖοι). Parauaei under king Oroedus (Greek: Ὄρ ... Read »


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    • Perrhaebi

    • The Perrhaebi (Ancient Greek: Περραιβοί) were an ancient Greek people who lived in northern Thessaly. They took part in the Trojan War under Guneus and also fought in the Battle of Thermopylae. Their capital was Phalanna, and their most significant town, or polis, was Oloosson. Through mos ... Read »


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    • Pontic Greeks

    • Pontian Greeks
      Έλληνες του Πόντου (Ρωμιοί)

      The Pontic Greeks, also known as Pontian Greeks (Greek: Πόντιοι, Ελληνοπόντιοι, Póntioi, Ellinopóntioi; Turkish: Pontus Rumları, Karadeniz Rumları, Georgian: პონტოელი ბერძნერ... Read »


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    • Praxiteles

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      Praxiteles (/prækˈsɪtáµ»liːz/; Greek: Πραξιτέλης, etymology: he who finishes his works) of Athens, the son of Cephisodotus the Elder, was the most renowned of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century BC. He was the first to sculpt the nude female form in a life-size statue. Wh ... Read »


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    • Preugenes

    • Preugenes (Ancient Greek: Πρευγένης) was a mythical king of Achaea in Greece. He was a descendant of the Lacedaemonian king, son of Agenor and father of Patreus. With his son Patreus, he founded the city of Patras. ... Read »


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    • Seven Sages of Greece

    • The Seven Sages (of Greece) or Seven Wise Men (Greek: οἱ ἑπτὰ σοφοί, hoi hepta sophoi; c. 620 – 550 BC) was the title given by ancient Greek tradition to seven early-6th-century BC philosophers, statesmen, and law-givers who were renowned in the following centuries for their ... Read »


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    • Solon

    • Solon (Greek: Sólōn, [só.lɔːn]; c. 638 – c. 558 BC) was an Athenian , lawmaker, and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic, and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the short term, yet he is often credited with ... Read »


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    • Thesprotians

    • The Thesprotians (Greek: Θεσπρωτοί – Thesprōtoi) were an ancient Greek tribe of Thesprotis, Epirus, akin to the Molossians. The poet Homer frequently mentions Thesprotia which had friendly relations with Ithaca and Doulichi. On their northeast frontier they had the Chaonians and to th ... Read »


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