History is written by the victors, but they do not always write the truth. War Elephants are credited with being great weapons of war, but they were only so in the minds of their enemies.
When his contemporaries sought advice from the gods, Herodotus of Halicarnassus went searching for answers through observation of the past. As a result, he revolutionized the concept of history.
In reading Lysias' story of Eratosthenes and Euphiletos in original Classical Greek, I wrote this review of what Lysias could possibly have meant in Part One of his story. Thanks for reading. Karre.
The Roman Empire brought civilization by spreading its culture by conquering much of the ancient world. What stopped Rome from conquering the globe? Could they have realistically spread their culture across the ancient world?
A brief history of the Second Triumvirate, the climax at the Battle of Actium, and the historical significance therein.
This article takes a look at Mycenaeans and their origins and culture as well as the legacy they left to the classical Greeks.
Typhon was a monster from Greek mythology. Whilst not the most famous of monsters, Typhon was the most monstrous, and the father of many other famous creatures.
What are the 12 greatest archaeological artifacts in the world? This article provides an excellent list.
Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
Hell hath no fury as a woman wronged. Celtic Queen Boudicca revolted against the the Roman army in southwest England (60-61 AD) and soundly defeated them in three battles before experiencing defeat.