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Electra by Sophocles
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Electra by Sophocles

Electra is a play written by the 5th-century BCE Greek tragedian Sophocles. Similar to Aeschylus' Libation Bearers, Electra focuses on the return of Electra's brother Orestes from exile and the plot to murder their mother. Years earlier...
Palace of Ardashir, Iran
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Palace of Ardashir, Iran

The palace of king Ardashir I (r. 224-240 CE), the founder of the Persian Sasanian Empire, was built around 224 CE opposite the city he had founded, Ardashir-Khurrah (“Glory of Ardashir”), on the bank of the western branch of Tangab river...
Palace of Darius in Susa
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Palace of Darius in Susa

The foundations of the Palace of Darius the Great at Susa (Iran), the capital of Elam and of the Achaemenid Empire. The palace was built on a 12-hectare (29.6 acres) artificial platform and occupied five hectares (12.3 acres). It consisted...
Palace of Nestor Ruins
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Palace of Nestor Ruins

Ruins of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos showing the preserved and decorated hearth and bathtub. The palace dates to c. 1300-1200 BCE
Palace, Palenque
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Palace, Palenque

The Palace building of Palenque. With the northern half and tower dating to c. 721 CE, the structure is one of the most complex in Maya architecture and its square tower is unique in Mesoamerican sites.
Palace Model, Karakorum
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Palace Model, Karakorum

A model of the khan's palace at Karakorum, capital of the Mongol Empire (1206-1368 CE) from 1235 to 1263 CE. (National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaatar)
Palace of Theodoric Mosaic
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Palace of Theodoric Mosaic

Mosaic depiction of the Palace of Theodoric in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy, 561 CE. The figures of Theodoric the Great and others were blackened out of the image under Pope Gregory the Great. You can still see...
Palace Complex, Mystras
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Palace Complex, Mystras

Palace complex at the city of Mystras, Greece. Mystras was the provincial capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea from the 13th through the 15th centuries CE.
Palace of Khorsabad
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Palace of Khorsabad

Artistic attempt at reconstruction of the inside of the palace of Khorsabad, constructed by the Assyrian king Sargon II. From the 1901 Brockhaus Enzyklopädie.
Palace Assassination
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Palace Assassination

Artist's impression of a scene depicting an assassin attempting to escape a palace.
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