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  • Housing and Health in Rome
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    Housing and Health in Rome

    4 years ago

    By AD 200 the city of Rome contained about 1.2 million people. They needed a large number of buildings, shops, temples, theaters and public baths. But most of all they needed homes. Most people in Rome lived in blocks...

  • Rise of the Roman Empire
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    Rise of the Roman Empire

    4 years ago

    A new power had begun to arise in western Europe between 500 to 275 B.C. the Romans gained control of the entire Italian peninsula south of the River Po. They conquered some of the Italian cities founded by the Greeks,...

  • Amazons
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    Amazons

    4 years ago

    The Amazons in Greek legend were members of a tribe of women warriors who lived on the southern shore of the Black Sea. The Amazons were said to kill or send away their male offspring, keeping only their female...

  • Grammar in Greece
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    Grammar in Greece

    4 years ago

    It should be noted that Plato and Aristotle, like the Greeks in general, were not much interested in grammar as such; their contributions were incidental to their concern with broader issues, which can be called the...

  • Golden Horde
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    Golden Horde

    15 months ago

    Golden Horde is the modern term for a state that existed from 1223 to about 1400 in the Turkic steppes, the westernmost part of the Mongol empire. In 1223, Jochi, the son of Genghis Khan, received Khwarizm (Khorezm) and...

  • Galen's Theories
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    Galen's Theories

    4 years ago

    His main theory was that every part of man's body is there for a special and particular purpose, and that it is possible to understand that purpose fully by constant study, and that an understanding of the body will...

  • History of Bathing
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    History of Bathing

    4 years ago

    Of Greek bathing we know a good deal from excavation, literature and vase-painting. A private bath in the shape of a pottery bowl has been found at Phylakopi, the Mycenaean city excavated on Melos. Public baths of the...

  • Julius Caesar
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    Julius Caesar

    4 years ago

    Julius Caesar was one of the most remarkable men in any period of history. He was a highly successful general. As a strategist and tactician he fell short of greatness, but he made up for that with speed and boldness as...

  • 2nd Century Rome
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    2nd Century Rome

    4 years ago

    While it lasted, the era of peace and prosperity under the good emperors brought to the world blessings that have never been wholly lost or forgotten. There was no serious threat or invasion from without or of...

  • Clipper
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    Clipper

    4 years ago

    The Clipper was a sailing merchantman designed primarily for speed. Clippers were usually square-rigged ships with three or more masts, but there were also clipper barks, brigs, and schooners. Considerations of large...

  • Emperors of the 2nd Century
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    Emperors of the 2nd Century

    4 years ago

    The period comprising the final years of the 1st century and most of the 2nd century was the age of the five "good" emperors: Nerva (reigned 96-98), Trajan (reigned 98-117), Hadrian (reigned 117-138),...

  • Sejanus
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    Sejanus

    4 years ago

    Lucius Aelius Sejanus was an adviser of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. He was the son of a Roman knight and had influential political connections through his mother's family. After the accession of Tiberius in 14 A.D.,...

  • The Sphinx
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    The Sphinx

    4 years ago

    The correct name for the huge sphinx of Giza is Harmakhis, meaning 'Horus on the Horizon'. The sphinx was carved from a natural outcrop of rock near the pyramid of El Giza nearly 5000 years ago to act as a guardian of...

  • Consuls and Proconsuls
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    Consuls and Proconsuls

    4 years ago

    These are terms for honored offices of authority held by distinguished Romans before the days of the Roman Empire; although the word 'proconsul' is seldom used today, the consular service remains an important branch of...

  • Procopius
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    Procopius

    4 years ago

    Procopius was a Byzantine historian (circa AD 500 – circa AD 565) born in Caesarea, Palestine, he was educated in Caesarea and Gaza, where he studied rhetoric and law, he went to Constantinople to practice the...

  • Cossacks
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    Cossacks

    4 years ago

    The Cossacks were bands of warlike horsemen who, from the early 15th century, roamed the steppe north of the Black Sea along the frontiers of Muscovite Russia, Lithuania, Poland, and the Ottoman Empire. The name...

  • History of Japan
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    History of Japan

    4 years ago

    The original inhabitants of the Japanese islands were the Ainu, a hairy, bearded people culturally close to the Buryats and other tribes of the northern Russia, and still surviving in small numbers on the island of...

  • Ottoman Empire
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    Ottoman Empire

    4 years ago

    Formed by the Ottoman Turks in the fourteenth century, the Ottoman Empire covered a vast territory. With unequaled military strength, Turkish forces conquered the Middle East and south-east Europe. The empire...

  • Slavery and the Games
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    Slavery and the Games

    11 days ago

    A million or more people lived in Ancient Rome in the third century AD. Some were wealthy generals, senators and magistrates; many were middle-class merchants, business people, craft workers and shopkeepers; but the...

  • End of Roman Britain
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    End of Roman Britain

    4 years ago

    Claudius's invasion had begun in AD 43. By AD 47 the Romans had reached the Fosse Way, and they advanced further across Britain between AD 71 and 84. Hadrian's Wall was started in AD 122, and north of that, the Antonine...

  • Roman Conquest of Britain
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    Roman Conquest of Britain

    4 years ago

    The Emperor Claudius began his invasion of Britain in AD 43. This was nearly one hundred years after Julius Caesar's landings. As with Caesar, there were a number of possible reasons why Claudius wanted his troops to...

  • Roman Invasion of Britain
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    Roman Invasion of Britain

    4 years ago

    In 55 BC Julius Caesar decided to invade Britain with two legions, the Seventh and the Tenth. Each Roman legion had about 5,500 soldiers in it. A supporting f1eet carrying supplies and cavalry would follow soon...

  • Mongols
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    Mongols

    4 years ago

    The Mongols were a nomadic people of Mongolia, emerged from obscurity in the 13th century, when Genghis Khan (1162-1227), at the head of hordes of mounted tribesmen, conquered a vast empire. He captured Peking in 1215...

  • The Renaissance
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    The Renaissance

    4 years ago

    Renaissance, or Revival of Learning, was a great movement in literature, art, architecture, science and human behavior that began in Italy in the 14th century, reached its peak in the 15th century and spread to the rest...

  • History of Jewelery
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    History of Jewelery

    4 years ago

    The instinct to decorate the person has been common to all people at all times. Jewellery falls into a number of categories according to what parts of the body it is intended to adorn; at different times and in...

  • History of Portugal
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    History of Portugal

    4 years ago

    In 206 BC, after fierce fighting, the tribes of Iberia (Spain and Portugal) were absorbed into the Roman Empire. Portugal was part of the province of Lusitania until the 5th century AD, when Visigoths, barbarians from...

  • History of Canada
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    History of Canada

    4 years ago

    Stone Age ancestors of today's Indians arrived in Canada from across the Bering Strait about 20,000-30,000 years ago. They gradually spread, becoming cropraisers in the east, fishermen on the west coast, hunters in the...

  • Herod
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    Herod

    4 years ago

    Herod the Great, king of Judea, who founded the Herodian dynasty (55 B.C. to 93 A.D.). He is also called Herod I. He was the son of Antipater, governor of Idumaea. Herod was appointed governor of Galilee in 47 B.C....

  • Tatars
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    Tatars

    4 years ago

    A Turkic-speaking people from Mongolia, the Tatars (or Tartars) invaded western Asia and parts of Europe in the thirteenth century under the leadership of Genghis Khan. They were called Tartars by European writers of...

  • Vandals
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    Vandals

    4 years ago

    A Germanic people, the Vandals were one of the several barbarian tribes who invaded the Roman Empire in the fifth century AD. The Vandals originated in the Baltic area but by the first century AD had settled in East...

  • History of Spain
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    History of Spain

    4 years ago

    According to tradition Cadiz was founded by the Phoenicians about 1000 BC. Long before that time, however, prehistoric civilizations flourished; the famous cave paintings at Altamira in Santander province are attributed...

  • History of the Navy
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    History of the Navy

    11 days ago

    It was in the Mediterranean Sea that navies, as such, first made their appearance in history. The Egyptian kings probably had ships specially designed for fighting as early as 3000 B.C. Crete reached its height as a...

  • Babylonia
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    Babylonia

    4 years ago

    The Sumerian civilization flourished in Mesopotamia, the area in South West Asia that surrounded the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys, during the approximate period 3000-2000 B.C. Mesopotamia was divided into several...

  • Ancient Egypt
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    Ancient Egypt

    4 years ago

    Ancient Egypt was a civilization that flourished along the Nile River in north west Africa from before 3400 B.C. until 30 B.C., when the last Egyptian king, Ptolemy XIV, was put to death by order of Octavian (later...

  • History of Scotland
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    History of Scotland

    2 years ago

    Scotland had a long history of fierce independence, resisting onslaughts by Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and the English, until the act of union in 1707 united England and Scotland under one king and parliament. A progression...

  • History of Scotland: Picts, Scots, Britons, Angles, Norsemen
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    History of Scotland: Picts, Scots, Britons, Angles, Norsemen

    2 years ago

    Before the withdrawal of the Roman legions from Britain, Scots from Ireland were establishing their power in what is now Argyll. Soon afterward the Angles began to occupy Lothian, and the Britons who had lived under...

  • History of Scotland: Development of Christianity
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    History of Scotland: Development of Christianity

    2 years ago

    Saint Ninian and Saint Kentigern were among the earliest Christian missionaries known to have worked in Scotland, but the Irish Scot, Saint Columba, probably did most to Christianize the Highlands from his base on Iona...

  • History of Scotland: Emergence of the Border with England
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    History of Scotland: Emergence of the Border with England

    2 years ago

    In spite of his English connections, David I pursued the policy of his predecessors of expansion southward, and due to English weakness in the reign of Stephen, he succeeded in mastering the northern counties of...

  • History of Scotland: Union of the English and Scottish Parliaments
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    History of Scotland: Union of the English and Scottish Parliaments

    2 years ago

    In some ways the most important result of the Revolution was the union of the English and Scottish parliaments (1707). As long as the king governed Scotland and kept control of the Scottish Parliament, no one in England...

  • History of Scotland: End of Jacobitism
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    History of Scotland: End of Jacobitism

    2 years ago

    For half a century after the union the basic political issue in Scotland was between supporters of the House of Hanover and union with England, and supporters of the House of Stuart and an independent Scotland. On two...

  • History of Scotland: End of the Clan System
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    History of Scotland: End of the Clan System

    4 years ago

    The end of the clan system in the Highlands and the changing use of land-not to support the largest possible number of able-bodied men but to provide the maximum return in cash-led to emigration of many Highlanders,...

  • Schooner
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    Schooner

    4 years ago

    A schooner is a sailing vessel with two or more masts, having only fore-and-aft-rigged sails. This type of rigging enables the vessel to sail closer to the wind than a square-rigged ship can. Schooners are also easily...

  • Saxons
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    Saxons

    4 years ago

    One of the Germanic tribes that invaded the Roman Empire, the Saxons later settled in Britain with the Angles and Jutes. Their origins are obscure but, by the third and fourth centuries AD, they were settled along the...

  • Cyrus the Great
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    Cyrus the Great

    4 years ago

    Cyrus the Great was king of Persia and founder of the Achaemenid empire. He was born about 600 B.C. According to Herodotus he was the third of his line to hold the name; hence he should be designated Cyrus III. Cyrus...

  • Thucydides
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    Thucydides

    4 years ago

    Athenian historian, whose masterpiece was a 'History of the Peloponnesian War', an account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta for dominance in Greece from 431 to 404 BC. Thucydides completed only eight volumes of...

  • Pirate History
    1

    Pirate History

    5 years ago

    Pirates were international outlaws. They could be tracked down by any nation, and their bases attacked without a declaration of war. Pirates could be brought to trial in the courts of any nation, for under international...

  • Viking History
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    Viking History

    15 months ago

    The Vikings were seafaring raiders from Scandinavia during the 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries, the period known as the Viking Age. They are also called Northmen or Norsemen.

  • Lucius Sergius Catilina
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    Lucius Sergius Catilina

    5 years ago

    Catiline (109-62 B.C.) was a Roman politician, who was notorious because of the abortive conspiracy he organized in 63 B.C. Catiline (Lucius Sergius Catilina) was born to a patrician family that had been long obscure....

  • Viking
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    Viking

    15 months ago

    'Viking' is a designation of the adventurous people of the North, a collective name for the Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes in the 8th to 10th centuries.

  • Lares
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    Lares

    5 years ago

    Lares, in Roman religion, are tutelary deities. Few modern scholars support the old theory that the lares were the ghosts of the dead and deified ancestors, who personified the vital powers and thus assured the...

  • Apollo
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    Apollo

    6 years ago

    Apollo was one of the greatest Greek gods, for he was perfect in the qualities the Greeks loved and admired most. He was strong and beautiful, a god of wisdom and truth, justice and healing, and everything that is best...

  • Huns
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    Huns

    15 months ago

    Huns were a Mongolian people who for more than 80 years (ending about 454 A.D.) profoundly affected the history of Europe. The ethnic upheavals caused by their arrival in Russia were largely responsible for the Germanic...

  • Zeus
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    Zeus

    6 years ago

    Zeus, in ancient Greek religion, is the chief deity. He was known to the Romans as Jupiter (Juppiter) and to Asiatic Indians as Dyaus pita. In origin he was an Indo-European divinity- a weather god enthroned on mountain...

  • Aenid
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    Aenid

    6 years ago

    The Aenid is the finest epic of ancient Rome and one of the great poems of world literature. It was composed in Latin by Virgil in 30-19 B.C. and left without the final revision. Virgil before his death wished the work...

  • Cuneiform
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    Cuneiform

    6 years ago

    Cuneiform is the earliest fully developed system of writing known. The name "cuneiform" - derived from Latin cuneus (wedge) and forma (shape) - is applied to ancient scripts in which each character is formed...

  • Belisarius
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    Belisarius

    6 years ago

    Belisarius (505-565) was a famous general of the Eastern Roman Empire. Under Justinian, he won great victories over the Vandals and the Ostrogoths. He is first mentioned about 525, during the war with Persia, when...

  • Battle of El Alamein
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    Battle of El Alamein

    6 years ago

    An important land battle of World War II was fought between the British and German armies in North Africa. The battle of Alamein took place in the western desert of Egypt and began on the night of October 23, 1942....

  • Robert Bruce
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    Robert Bruce

    6 years ago

    Robert Bruce, (1274-1329), King of Scotland. The Bruces were of Norman origin, and Bruce's grandfather, with John de Baliol, had claimed the Scottish throne in 1290. On the death of his father in 1304, Bruce became...

  • Argonauts
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    Argonauts

    6 years ago

    In Greek mythology the Argonauts were the heroic adventurers who sailed on the ship Argo to capture the Golden Fleece held by King Aeetes at Colchis. The Argonauts were led by Jason, a Greek prince whose kingdom had...

  • Blackbeard
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    Blackbeard

    6 years ago

    Blackbeard was an English pirate notorious for his forays against shipping off the West Indies, the Spanish Main, and the coast of North Carolina. His real name was Edward Teach or Thatch. Little is known of his early...

  • Titus Pomponius Atticus
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    Titus Pomponius Atticus

    6 years ago

    Titus Pomponius Atticus (109-32 B.C.), Roman literary patron. He was born in Rome of a wealthy family, one of the most distinguished of the equites (knights). About 88 B.C., while still a young man, he moved to Athens...

  • Attila
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    Attila

    6 years ago

    Attila the Hun (406-453) was known to Roman Christendom as the "scourge of God" because of the devastation he wrought throughout the Roman empire. He is remembered for his savagery and his unattractive, even...

  • Gawain
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    Gawain

    6 years ago

    Gawain was a knight of King Arthur's Round Table and one of the central figures in Arthurian literature. He was the son of Arthur's half-sister Morgawse (or Anna) and King Lot of Orkney. References to Gawain antedate...

  • Titans
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    Titans

    6 years ago

    In Greek mythology, the Titans were the 12 divine children of Uranus (Sky) and Gaea (Earth). One of the Titans, Cronus, castrated his father Uranus and seized the over-lordship of the universe. To escape a similar fate...

  • Praetor
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    Praetor

    6 years ago

    The praetor was a high magistrate in ancient Rome (republic and principate) vested with judicial functions in civil trials (jurisdictio) and commanding power (imperium) in the broadest meaning of the term. In the...

  • Toga
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    Toga

    6 years ago

    The toga is a draped outer garment worn by the citizens of ancient Rome. It was an oblong of wool, which was draped over the left arm, around the back, under the right arm, across the chest, and over the left shoulder....

  • Ptolemy
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    Ptolemy

    6 years ago

    Name of a Macedonian dynasty, comprising 14 kings and one queen of Egypt, who ruled the country from 323 to 30 BC. The dynasty was founded after the death of Alexander the Great by Ptolemy I Soter, 'the Savior', one of...

  • Clearchus
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    Clearchus

    5 years ago

    Clearchus was a Spartan general. After serving in the Peloponnesian War he was sent to Byzantium as governor, to protect the city against Thra-cian attacks. Having fulfilled his mission he established himself as tyrant...

  • Cimon
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    Cimon

    6 years ago

    Cimon, Athenian admiral and statesman, son of Miltiades and Hegesipyle. He commanded the Athenian fleet in the 470s, and won the battle of the Eurymedon. He was for some time one of the most prominent members of the...

  • Cleisthenes
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    Cleisthenes

    6 years ago

    Cleisthenes, Athenian statesman, son of the Alcmaeonid Megacles and Agariste; he was named after his maternal grandfather, the Sicyonian tyrant. After the expulsion of the Pisistratids (510), finding that he could make...

  • Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
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    Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

    15 months ago

    The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest took place in 9 A.D. in which German tribesmen inflicted a disastrous defeat on the Romans. At that time Publius Quinctilius Varus, one of Emperor Augustus' relatives, commanded the...

  • Ruthenes
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    Ruthenes

    6 years ago

    Ruthenes is the medieval Latin term for the inhabitants of ancient Kievan Russia. In modern times it has been used as a synonym for those Ukrainians who are also known as Little Russians, for the Ukrainian-speaking...

  • Gaul
    1

    Gaul

    6 years ago

    Gaul was the homeland of the Gauls in western Europe in ancient times. It was bounded by the Rhine River and the Alps on the east, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees on the south, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west...

  • Hoplite
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    Hoplite

    11 days ago

    The hoplite was the foot soldier of ancient Greece, who was the mainstay of the phalanx, which revolutionized warfare in the 5th century B.C. In the Athenian army, in which citizens served according to the equipment...

  • Roman Legion
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    Roman Legion

    6 years ago

    The legion was the basic combat organization of the armies of ancient Rome. At various times its numbers ranged from about 3,000 to about 6,000 men. Most of these were infantrymen, armed with javelins and short swords....

  • The Helvetii
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    The Helvetii

    6 years ago

    The were an ancient Celtic tribe, which migrated about 200 B.C. from southern Germany to a region bounded by the Rhine and Rhone rivers, Lake Geneva, and the Jura mountains. The region today forms western Switzerland....

  • Masada
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    Masada

    6 years ago

    Masada was the stronghold where the Jewish Zealots made a last stand against the Romans in 72-73 A.D. It is an isolated rock in Israel, rising some 1,300 feet (400 meters) near the western shore of the Dead Sea.

  • Tacitus
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    Tacitus

    6 years ago

    Cornelius Tacitus (55-188 A.D.), one of the greatest Roman historians. Little is known of his life. Roughly accurate guesses can be made about the years of his birth and death, but his parents are unknown. He was a...

  • The Battle of Marathon
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    The Battle of Marathon

    11 days ago

    Battle in Greek history in which the Athenians under Miltiades defeated a superior Persian army and so prevented invasion. A messenger, Pheidippides, ran the 40 km to Athens with the news - and died from his effort....

  • The Franks
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    The Franks

    6 years ago

    The Franks were a Germanic people that occupied Gaul during the fall of the Roman Empire and established the most important of the kingdoms that replaced the Roman government. The settlement of the Franks in Gaul marked...

  • Senate
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    Senate

    6 years ago

    The Senate was the chief governing body of the Roman republic for a period of 400 years. Originally it was the advisory council of the kings, and on the expulsion of the kings in 510 BC it continued to act, in theory,...

  • The Battle of Cannae
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    The Battle of Cannae

    6 years ago

    The Battle of Cannae took place in 216 B.C., in which the Carthaginians led by Hannibal defeated the Romans. It is the most perfect example in the history of warfare, of the double envelopment of an opposing army. The...

  • The Battle of Actium
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    The Battle of Actium

    4 years ago

    The Battle of Actium was a crucial naval battle between Mark Antony and Octavian, who at the time of the battle ruled the Roman world, Antony in the east and Octavian in the west. By the battle of Actium, Octavian...

  • Aedile
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    Aedile

    11 days ago

    Aedile was the title of an ancient Roman magistrate. According to tradition, the aedileship, which ranked above the quaestorship and below the praetorship in political importance, was created in 494 B.C., when two...

  • Centurion
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    Centurion

    11 days ago

    The Centurion was a professional officer in the Roman army. Every Roman legion (nominally 6,000 men) was divided into 60 centuries, each of which was commanded by a centurion. The centuries of a legion were grouped into...

  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    6 years ago

    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman statesman, orator, and author, who was one of the most active politicians and scholars of his time. He was born in the town of Arpinum in the Italian countryside on June 3, 106...

  • Ancient Corinth
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    Ancient Corinth

    6 years ago

    Corinth is a city in Greece, at the southwestern end of the Isthmus of Corinth. Corinth (Greek Korinthos) is the capital of the nomos (department) of Corinthia (Korinthia). The chief crops of the region are grapes,...

  • Acta Diurna
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    Acta Diurna

    6 years ago

    The Acta Diurna were official written accounts of daily events in ancient Rome. The term means "daily acts" in Latin. The Acta Diurna were also known as Acta Populi (Acts of the People), Acta Publica (Public...

  • Roman Emperor - Valerian
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    Roman Emperor - Valerian

    6 years ago

    Valerian, full name Publius Licinius Valerianus, Roman Emperor, 253-60, general, and faithful supporter of Gallus, after whose death he was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers. Valerian took his son Gallienus as...

  • Arabian History
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    Arabian History

    6 years ago

    Over the desert, for countless ages, have wandered the Bedouins, pitching their great, black tents wherever they are lucky enough to find a well and scanty pasture for their flocks of camels, sheep and goats. The...

  • Athenian General - Aristides
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    Athenian General - Aristides

    6 years ago

    Aristides was an Athenian aristocrat, statesman, and general. A selfless individual whose chief concern was the welfare of Athens, he achieved a reputation for justice and fairness and was commonly called Aristides the...

  • Aristarchus of Samos
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    Aristarchus of Samos

    6 years ago

    Aristarchus of Samos, Greek astronomer and mathematician. Born about 310 B.C. Died about 250 B.C. He was the chief exponent of the heliocentric theory of the universe- that the sun stands still and the earth and the...

  • The Delian League
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    The Delian League

    6 years ago

    The Delian League was a confederation of Greek states organized by Athens after the expulsion of the Persians from Greece in 479 B.C. The league was the first major attempt in history to unite self-governing states for...

  • Teutonic Knights
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    Teutonic Knights

    6 years ago

    Teutonic Knights were one of several military-religious orders founded in the 12th century during the Crusades. The Teutonic Knights came to play an important role in the settlement of eastern Europe during the late...

  • The Battle of Salamis
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    The Battle of Salamis

    6 years ago

    Salamis is an island in eastern Greece; in the Saronic Gulf, an arm of the Aegean Sea; about 10 miles (16 km) west of Athens. Area 39 square miles (101 sq km). Most of Salamis is mountainous and rocky, but there are...

  • Akkadians
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    Akkadians

    6 years ago

    Akkadians were an ancient Semitic people who conquered the non-Semitic Sumerians of Mesopotamia (now in Iraq) and built one of the first empires of Western history. They migrated into northern Mesopotamia from the...

  • Thrace
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    Thrace

    11 days ago

    Thrace is a historic region of the Balkan peninsula, lying partly in Greece, partly in Turkey, and partly in Bulgaria. Thrace as a political and geographical unit in antiquity extended over the eastern part of the...

  • Korean War
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    Korean War

    6 years ago

    At the close of World War II it was agreed that the Soviet Union would accept the surrender of Japanese troops in the northern part of Korea, and the United States, the surrender of those to the south. For this purpose,...

  • Kublai Khan
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    Kublai Khan

    6 years ago

    Kublai Khan, Mongol khan (ruler) and founder of the Mongol dynasty in China. Born in 1216. Also called Khubilai Khan or Kubla Khan, he was the son of Tului and the grandson of Genghis Khan. After Mangu, his older...

  • Justinian I
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    Justinian I

    6 years ago

    Justinian I (full name Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus; commonly called Justinian the Great) Roman emperor of the East. Born of Gothic peasant parentage at Tauresium, Illyricum, in 483 A.D. Patronized by his uncle,...

  • Kish
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    Kish

    6 years ago

    Kish was an ancient city and kingdom in Mesopotamia. It was situated about 50 miles (80 km) south of modern Baghdad, Iraq. Within walking distance of the site of ancient Babylon lies an extensive field of ruins, out of...

  • Ancient Greece Medicine
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    Ancient Greece Medicine

    7 years ago

    Greek medicine, by far the best of the ancient world, reached its peak late in the 5th century B.C. It is always associated with Hippocrates, often called the father of medicine, who lived about this time on the Greek...

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    Gallic Wars

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    Marcus Terentius Varro

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    Patricians and Plebeians

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    Roman Emperor - Jovian

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    Roman Emperor - Vitellius

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    Roman General - Publius Quintilius Varus

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    Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

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    Roman Emperor - Lucius Verus

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    Lucius Cornelius Cinna

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    Roman Emperor - Caracalla

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    Roman Emperor - Antoninus Pius

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    Roman Emperor - Galba

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    Roman Emperor - Nerva

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    Roman Emperor - Valens

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    Roman Emperor - Valentinian

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    Roman General - Gnaeus Julius Agricola

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    Marcus Licinius Crassus

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    Gaius Marius

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    Roman Emperor - Otho

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    Roman Emperor - Honorius

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    Cleopatra

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    Marcus Junius Brutus

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    Roman General - Germanicus Caesar

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    Ancient Athens

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    Achilles

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    Greek Historian - Herodotus

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    Roman Poet - Catullus

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    Carthage

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    Demosthenes

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    Punic Wars

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    Aristophanes

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    Ancient Sparta

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    Ancient Greece

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    Alexander the Great

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    Xerxes

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    Homer

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    Virgil

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