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Ancient Middle Eastern History: Home

A guide to help you with your final paper

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Herodotus – Father of History – Ancient Greek historian            

 

Josephus – Jewish historian during 1st century AD        

 

Philo of Alexandria – Hellenistic Jewish and Biblical Philosopher    

 

Cyrus the Great – Founded Persian Empire        

 

Darius the Great – 3rd King of Persian Empire    

 

Xerxes – 4th King of Persian Empire                    

 

Leonidas – King of Sparta during Persian/Greek Wars

 

Phillip of Macedon – Macedonian king started work that his son completed

 

Alexander the Great – Macedonian World Conqueror

 

Antiochus IV Epiphanes – King of Seleucids and persecutor of Jews

 

Judah Maccabeus – Led the revolt of the Maccabees vs. the Seleucid Empire

 

John Hyrcanus – Judean Leader in Jerusalem from 134–104 BC

 

Alexander Jannaeus – King of Judea from 103–76 BC

 

Pompey – Military and Political leader of the late Roman Republic

 

Pontius Pilate - Prefect of Judea during the time of Christ

 

Herod the Great – Roman leader in Judea - “King of the Jews”

 

Vespasian - Emperor of Rome during end of the Jewish Revolt

 

Titus - Emperor of Rome - Son of Vespasian