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Halicarnassus

Halicarnassus (hăl´Ĭkärnă´səs), ancient city of Caria, SW Asia Minor, on the Ceramic Gulf (now the Gulf of Kos) and on the site of the modern city of Bodrum, Turkey. Halicarnassus was Greek in origin, but there were Carian inhabitants. Except for a brief period in the 5th cent. BC, the city was not intimately concerned with Greek affairs. As a Persian vassal it was ruled by tyrants and participated in Xerxes' invasion of Greece (480 BC), but after the expulsion of the tyrants (460–455) it joined the Delian League. A dynasty of Carian kings in the 4th cent. BC was made famous by Mausolus, whose wife, Artemisia, built him a magnificent tomb (see mausoleum), considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Alexander the Great conquered the city (c.334 BC). It was the birthplace of Herodotus and of Dionysius of Halicarnassus.

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Halicarnassus Ancient Greek city in sw Asia Minor. Under Persian rule from the 6th century bc, its advantageous trading position made it rich. In the 4th century bc, it was a semi-independent state under the Persian governor, Mausolus, whose tomb was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Halicarnassus

Halicarnassus an ancient Greek city on the SW coast of Asia Minor, at what is now the Turkish city of Bodrum. It was the birthplace of the historian Herodotus and is the site of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (see mausoleum), one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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