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Albanian Painters: Names of Top Historic Painters You Ought to Know

Albanian Painters: Names of Top Historic Painters You Ought to Know

Works of Albanian painters are often overlooked by critics though many of them deserve special credit. In their work throughout history, Albanian painters have challenged decades of oppression and censorship to deliver the best artworks to their audiences; below are some short bios of Albania’s most resilient and remarkable painters-ranked in no particular order. 1. Kolë Idromeno (1860-1939) Kolë Idromeno […]

Cleopatra Eurydice: A Queen in the Midst of Plots and Intrigues

Cleopatra Eurydice: A Queen in the Midst of Plots and Intrigues

Cleopatra Eurydice was the last of the seven wives of king Philip of Macedon. She was a member of a noble family from the lower/coastal Macedon. Some then and many later believed that Philip’s marriage with Cleopatra threatened Alexander’s royal inheritance.  Cleopatra and her family were relative newcomers to the Argead court. However, her descent was held in high esteem. […]

Adea Eurydice: The Teen Queen Who Shook an Empire

Adea Eurydice: The Teen Queen Who Shook an Empire

Adea Eurydice was born sometime between 338-335 B.C.E., to Amyntas IV, son of Perdiccas III, and Cynane, daughter of Philip II’s wife, Audata. She grew up without a father since, soon after birth, the newly crowned king Alexander III had Amyntas executed. Her mother Cynane, herself of Illyrian origin, dealt carefully with her education. Adea’s lessons, unlike those of other […]

Albanian Museums: Top 10 Museums to Visit in Albania

Albanian Museums: Top 10 Museums to Visit in Albania

Have you ever wondered what’s on display in the Albanian museums? This piece offers a sneak-peak into Albania’s most important museums; check out this list of top Albanian museums. 1. National History Museum / Muzeu Historik Kombëtar (Tirana) The National Museum of History is a central attraction of Albanian capital Tirana. It’s the most important and largest museum in the […]

First Illyrian War: Roman Republic’s First Military Engagement in Eastern Adriatic

First Illyrian War: Roman Republic’s First Military Engagement in Eastern Adriatic

The First Illyrian War was fought between the Romans and the Illyrians during 229-228 B.C.E. Rather than the actual combats, scholars have tended to matters related to reasons that pushed the Romans into this war and the nature of Roman possessions after the war. The First Illyrian War represents Rome’s first military campaign east of the Adriatic and Ionian Sea. […]