Ancient Greece Vol. 2 (Draco — Posidonius) by Thomas J Sienkewicz

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Medea, 1781) HTrakleidai, c. e. e. (revised version of an earlier play; Hippolytus, 1781) AndromachT, c. e. e. (Hecuba, 1782) Hiketides, c. e. (The Suppliants, 1781) Kyklfps, c. e. (Cyclops, 1782) HTrakles, c. e. e. (The Trojan Women, 1782) Iphigeneia T en Taurois, c. e. e. e. (Helen, 1782) Ifn, c. e. e. e. e. e. (Iphigenia in Aulis, 1782) richer in intrigue, and a detached character, frequently a deity, often introduces the play with an explanatory prologue. Most characteristic is Euripides’ use of the deus ex machina, or “god out of the machine,” to impose a traditional or happy ending where the course of the action would logically point to a different conclusion.

It is difficult to judge his works independently because only fragments of Eratosthenes’ many titles survive. Most recognized for his work in geography, Eratosthenes established this study on a mathematical basis, dividing Earth into five climate zones. Geographer and mathematician Eratosthenes. 368 Eratosthenes of Cyrene He also developed an accurate method for calculating the circumference of Earth, noting the difference between the shadow cast by the Sun on March 21 at Syene (none) and some 5,000 stadia away in Alexandria (roughly one-fiftieth the circumference of a circle, or 7 degrees and 12 minutes).

He again invaded the Peloponnese, attacked Corinth, and won over several major cities. e. brought him little success. Equally disappointing were his efforts to sponsor with Persia a common peace in Greece. Nonetheless, again with Persian support, he led a naval campaign to win Greek allies in the Aegean. , he conducted his final campaign to Mantinea to regain allied support for Thebes. At the ensuing Battle of Mantinea, he again defeated Sparta but was killed in battle. Influence His military genius influenced subsequent warfare.

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