*Judas Maccabeus Leads Jewish Revolt against Seleucid Kingdom, 167-160 BC* It is the 2nd century BC, and the land of Judea, homeland of the Jews, is ruled by the Seleucid Kingdom based in Syria. Subjected to a militant crackdown on their religious traditions, the Jews rebel against the Seleucid king Antiochus, and rally behind the leadership of Judas Maccabeus. The success of the Maccabean Revolt and Judas’ restoration of the Temple of Jerusalem bring hope to the Jewish people, a legacy celebrated with the sacred festival of Hanukkah that endures to this day.

A story from the ancient Mediterranean world, based on 1 and 2 Maccabees, featuring: Judas Maccabeus, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Mattathias, Simon Thassi, Jason, Menelaus

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Wine-Dark Sea features immersive, original and adapted stories from ancient history and mythology, based on authentic sources from Greece, Rome, and beyond. Sit back, let the past come to life, and imagine yourself there in this expanding treasury of tales. Thanks for joining the adventure and sailing the Wine-Dark Sea!

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Video footage from Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft, 2017)
Music by Scott Buckley (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library)

Thumbnail Image (Creative Commons/Royalty-Free):
Scene of Judas and the Maccabees facing a Seleucid army (Or Torah Synagogue, Acre, Israel)

Logo Materials (Creative Commons/Royalty-Free):
Image: Kylix with Apollo playing the lyre and pouring a libation: c. 470 BCE, Delphi Archeological Museum (https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index…)
Video: Coast of Santorini, Greece (https://www.videvo.net/video/greece-s…)
Font: Monograms Toolbox (Manfred Klein; https://www.dafont.com/monograms-tool…)

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