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An ancient city of Mesopotamia on the site of present-day Urfa in southeast Turkey. A major Christian center after the third century ad, it was ruled at various times by the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Crusaders before falling to the Seljuk Turks in the 12th century.
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1. (Placename) an ancient city on the N edge of the Syrian plateau, founded as a Macedonian colony by Seleucus I: a centre of early Christianity. Modern name: Urfa
2. (Placename) a market town in Greece: ancient capital of Macedonia. Pop (municipality): 25 729 (2001). Ancient name: Aegae Modern Greek name: Édhessa
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an ancient city in NW Mesopotamia, on the site of modern Urfa, in Turkey: an early center of Christianity.
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I do not think you will be able to say that I have let you off too lightly." On this he lashed his horses and drove to Aegae where his palace is.
Can you find no compassion in your heart for the dying Danaans, who bring you many a welcome offering to Helice and to Aegae? Wish them well then.
They originate from two cities of the Aeolian league on the Western coast of Asia Minor, Myrina and Aegae. On one we have an amphora and lyre, while the other features the winged figure of Nike, goddess of victory.
The topics include Macedonians and other Greeks, the Kingdom of Macedonia and the Chalcidic League, coinage and finance, the ancient city of Aegae, the 360s, Philip and Alexander's Macedon, Philippi, traditional cults and beliefs, Macedonia in Thrace, the reigns of Antigonos Gonatas and Demetrios II, Thessalonike, art in the Roman period 168 BC-337 AD, and early Christianity in Macedonia.
Clinging to the foothills of Mount Pieria in northern Greece was the royal city of Aegae, the first capital of the Kingdom of Macedon.
Over 500 objects from Aegae will be on display, and for most of them, it will the first time they have been shown anywhere in the world.
But Philip himself was a pretty hale 46 years of age and there arose a severe danger that Alexander would be passed over for the succession due to Philip's marriage to Cleopatra Eurydice and the chance that she might bear him a son and heir: hence, arguably, Alexander's role in the assassination, carried out by one of Philip's bodyguards in full public view as he was celebrating the wedding of his daughter to her uncle, Olympias's own royal brother, at the Macedonian ceremonial capital of Aegae.
Badian (1968:187-88) argues that Perdiccas had thought of moving the body to Aegae after a pact with Antipater was sealed early in 321 by his marriage to Antipater's daughter Nicaea, but changed his mind later that spring when the deal with Antipater broke down.
Pausanias externalized his anger (or so our sources invite us to believe) by assassinating Philip in Aegae in 336 B.C.E.
The easiest way to understand pyra in the Last Plans passage is as a burial mound :(17) first because none of the historians (Arrian, Justin, Plutarch and Diodorus in Book 17) gives any hint that funeral ceremonies were incomplete and Hephaestion's remains actually unburied at the time of Alexander's death; then because the idea of a monument for Hephaestion would fit in well with Alexander's project to build a pyramid for his father Philip II (whose remains had by then already been at rest for many years at Aegae),(18) and finally because the criminal Harpalus had already used Alexander's money to set up two monuments to his mistress Pythionice.(19) A wish on Alexander's part to eclipse Harpalus would be understandable.
A cavalcade escorting the catafalque set out late in 322 BC, supposedly heading for Aegae, the ancient burial place of Macedonian royalty.