Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
Hector was a hero of the Trojan War who appeared in Homer's Iliad. Hector though, was not a hero on the victorious Achaean side, but was a prince of Troy, the son of King Priam and the main defender
Paris was a prince of Troy in Greek mythology. Famed for his fairness he would take part in the Judgement of Paris to decide the most beautiful of goddesses; and he would also abduct Helen from Sparta
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, is best known as the wife of Leonidas. Her wisdom and wit have come down to us in some of the most famous quotes from the ancient Greek world, and she was respected in her own time as an intelligent and able queen.
It came to Perseus that Polydectes, who wanted ever more power and riches, would also want even more protection. At the risk of his own life, Perseus promised Polydectes the head of Medusa.
Many defied the Roman Empire only to be eliminated. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra took Egypt from the Romans in 269 CE and paid the ultimate price for her rebellion in 272 CE when the Romans took revenge.
Greek mythology and poem "The sunflower".
In 52 BC Roman military and engineering skills enabled Julius Caesar to defeat a vast Gallic army, which had come to relieve their famous chieftain Vercingetorix, who was besieged inside Alesia itself. Caesar's hard fought victory, secured Roman rule in all of Gaul.
Admetus can cheat death but only if someone else will agree to die in his place. His beloved wife Alcestis is the only volunteer.
In Greek mythology Narcissus was a beautiful mortal who spurned all that turned their attention towards him. One such spurned lover was the nymph Echo who wasted away until her voice remained.