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Horatius Cocles

Horatius Cocles: legendary Roman hero, defended the bridge across the Tiber when the city was attacked by the Etruscans.

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Hyrcania

Hyrcana (Old Persian Varkâna, "country of wolves"; Akkadian Urqananu): part of the ancient Achaemenid empire, on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea, now called Gorgan.

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The Babylon Gymnasium Inscription

The Gymnasium Inscription is in fact not an inscription written on a stone, but a clay tablet written in Greek that is now in the Louvre, Paris. It gives a list of winners at an athletic contest and shows that the Greek community of Babylon was still very much alive in the late second century BCE.

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Cyrus the Great

Cyrus (Old Persian Kuruš; Hebrew Kores): founder of the Achaemenid empire. He was the son of Cambyses I, the king of the Persian kingdom called Anšan. During Cambyses' reign, the Persians were vassals of the Median leader Astyages.

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Babylonian Empire

The Babylonian Empire was the most powerful state in the ancient world after the fall of the Assyrian empire (612 BCE). Its capital Babylon was beautifully adorned by king Nebuchadnezzar, who erected several famous buildings. Even after the Babylonian Empire had been overthrown by the Persian king Cyrus the Great (539), the city itself remained an important cultural center.

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Oberaden

Oberaden: town in modern Germany, site of the main Roman fortress during the Germanic Wars of Drusus.

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