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Kyrene was an ancient Greek colony in present-day Libya, the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It became an established commercial hub among the many Greek cities around the Mediterranean, reaching the height of its prosperity under its own kings in the 5th century BC. Soon after 460 BC it became a Republic, and after the death of Alexander III of Macedon (323 BC) it was passed to the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Ophelas, the general who occupied the city in Ptolemy I's name, ruled the city almost independently until his death, when Ptolemy's son-in-law Magas received governorship of the territory. In 276 BC Magas crowned himself king and declared de facto independence, marrying the daughter of the Seleucid king and forming with him an alliance in order to invade Egypt. The invasion was unsuccessful and in 250 BC, after Magas' death, the city was reabsorbed into Ptolemaic Egypt. Cyrenaica became part of the Ptolemaic empire controlled from Alexandria, and became Roman territory in 96 BC when Ptolemy Apion bequeathed Cirenaica to Rome. In 74 BC the territory was formally transformed into a Roman province.
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- Kyrenean Greek DBA Figure Gallery for this army - from Fanaticus
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- Carthaginian, Early : Date restrictions 332 BC Book: Immortal Fire Page: 24 - 6 Heavy Chariots could be fun, but more spearmen is a bit dull
- Libyan, Late : Date restrictions None Book: Immortal Fire Page: 24 - 9 Light Chariots? Well, in period they can frighten enemy Cavalry & LHâ€¦
You can see some of the figures in the Ancients Photo Gallery also on this site
You can see some of the figures in the Hoplite Photo Gallery also on this site
- Essex Miniatures
- Museum Miniatures
- Gladiator Miniatures by Fighting 15's (Previously Black Hat)
- Old Glory 15's,
- Magister Militum
- Irregular Miniatures
- Lancashire Games
- QRF Models Some skirmishers & other Greek and Macedonian types in the Hellenistic Greek range.
- Tin Soldier
- Toolshed Miniatures
- Pass o' The North.
- Viking Forge
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- 4 HF Armoured Average Drilled Impact Foot Swordsmen
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