Aratus of Sicyon

Aratus of Sicyon
/euh ray"teuhs euhv sish"ee on', sis"-, euh rah"-/
271-213 B.C., Greek general: leader of the Achaean League.

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  • Aratus of Sicyon — Aratus (271 BC 213 BC) was a statesman of the ancient Greek city state of Sicyon in the 3rd century BC. He deposed the Sicyon tyrant Nicocles in 251 BC. Aratus was an advocate of Greek unity and brought Sicyon into the Achaean League, which he… …   Wikipedia

  • Aratus of Sicyon — /euh ray teuhs euhv sish ee on , sis , euh rah / 271 213 B.C., Greek general: leader of the Achaean League. * * * born 271 died 213 BC Hellenistic Greek statesman, diplomat, and soldier. He democratized Sicyon (251) and, as leader of the Achaean… …   Universalium

  • Sicyon — Sicyonian /sis ee oh nee euhn/, adj., n. /sish ee on , sis /, n. an ancient city in S Greece, near Corinth. * * * Ancient city, northern Peloponnese, southern Greece. Located 11 mi (18 km) northwest of Corinth, Sicyon was influential in Greek… …   Universalium

  • Aratus — This article is about the didactic poet. There was also an Aratus of Sicyon and an Aratus, son of Asclepius : For the crab genus, see Aratus (crab).Aratus (Greek Ἄρατος ὁ Σολεύς) (ca. 315 BC/310 BC ndash; 240 BC) was a Greek didactic poet, known… …   Wikipedia

  • SICYON — I. SICYON inter vetustos Sicyoniorum Reges XIX. vulgo ponitur, urbique nomen dedisse traditur, sed praeter Historiae fidem, uti mox videbimus. II. SICYON locus Africae, ubi Crathis fluv. in Oceanum exit, et electrum nascitur. Plin. l. 19. c. 8.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • SICYON —    a celebrated city of ancient Greece, was situated near the Corinthian Gulf, 7 m. NW. of Corinth; was an important centre of Grecian art, especially of bronze sculptures and painting; in the time of Aratus (251 B.C.) figured as one of the chief …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Nicocles (Sicyon) — Nicocles (in Greek Nικoκλῆς; ruled 251 BC) was a tyrant of the ancient Greek city state of Sicyon in the 3rd century BC; to which position he raised himself in 251 BC by the murder of Paseas, who had succeeded his son Abantidas in the sovereign… …   Wikipedia

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  • Achaean League — The Achaean League (Ἀχαϊκὴ Συμμαχία) or (Ἀχαϊκὴ Συμπολιτεία) was a confederation of Greek city states in Achaea, a territory on the northern coast of the Peloponnese. An initial confederation existed during the 5th through the 4th century BC.The… …   Wikipedia

  • Antigonus II Gonatas — (lit. knock knees ) (Greek Αντίγονος B΄ Γονατᾶς ca. 319 BC 239 BC) was a powerful ruler who firmly established the Antigonid dynasty in Macedonia and acquired fame for his victory over the Gauls who had invaded the Balkans. His political… …   Wikipedia

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