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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:55:15 +0000

 



Who's Who: Babylonian Gods and Goddesses

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Babylonian Gods and Goddesses. Ancient / Classical History.



Cynisca of Sparta

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Cynisca was a Spartan woman who gained renown in ancient Greece because of her chariot race entry in the Olympics.



Which Greek Hero Are You?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Take this little quiz to see which major ancient hero you are most like. Just don't take it too seriously.



Xenophon

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Xenophon was a Greek historian and contemporary of Socrates who wrote about the philosopher's death very differently from Plato.



Which Greek Goddess Are You?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Which Greek Goddess Are You? Take this quiz to determine if you're a goddess of love or war or something



The Ten Greatest Greek Heroes

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Ten of the greatest heroes of Greek legend, including Odysseus, Achilles, Perseus, Theseus, and Hercules.



What Did Augustus Have to Say About Building Up...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Here's the source and context of a famous saying by Augustus on Rome and marble.



What Were the Plagues of Egypt, and

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The Ten Plagues of Egypt were sent down by the Hebrew God to convince Pharaoh to let the Hebrews out of slavery and go home to Canaan.



Titans List

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The Titans. A List of the first generation Titans.



In Other Words: Use the Abbreviations I.e. and...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

When do you use the common abbreviations i.e., and when do you use e.g., and what do they mean?



Ancient Atlas - Maps and Geography of the...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

This is the index page for the major geographical divisions of the ancient atlas for the ancient/classical history site, with separate pages for the modern continents, the Underworld, and maps of the world as conceived by ancient geographers.



What Were the Ides of March, and Why Was Julius...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The Ides of March is a day on the traditional Roman calendar that corresponds to the date of March 15 on our current calendar.



Ancient Greece

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

This list contains the main entry points to articles about important aspects of the history of ancient Greece.



A List of Ancient Sun Gods and Sun Goddesses

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A list of the sun gods from various ancient religions.



Pandora's Box: Ancient Greeks Blame Women for...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Pandora's box is a metaphor for great ills arising from a single, stupid mistake; but in Greek mythology, Pandora's story is much more than that.



Mesopotamian Deities - Ancient/Classical History

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Mesopotamian deities - gods and goddesses of the Canaanites, Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians,a nd Babylonians.



What Clothing Did the Ancient Egyptians Wear?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

An answer to the question, Ancient/Classical History.



What's the Difference Between the Greeks and...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Some basic comparisons between ancient Rome and ancient Greece, more specifically, ancient Athens.



Explore the Major Events of the Roman Empire

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A Roman Empire timeline of the key, major events in ancient history, during the period of the Roman emperors. The timeline begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar and ends with the ousting of the last Roman emperor in Italy in A.D. 476.



Bulfinch's Mythology - Dido and Aeneas - ...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Adventures of Aeneas and Dido from Bulfinch.



Everything You Need to Know about Apollo

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Learn about Apollo, a very popular Greek and Roman god, his passions, gifts to mankind, and association with the sun. Also learn about Apollo's application in modern culture.



Every God and Goddess You Never Knew

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

An Index of Gods and Goddess of World Mythology, with Content from About.com's Vast Ancient History Archive.



Here's Why These Are the Most Important People...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Here are my selections for the most important names in ancient history. This list excludes people whose existence is disputed by most classical scholars.



What Was the World Like During the Roman...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Roman culture includes its architecture and technology, entertainment system, which includes gladiators and Roman theater, its literature, medicine, religion and myth, and philosophy.



Equivalent Roman and Greek Names for the...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The Greek and Roman civilizations shared many aspects in common, not the least of which was their pantheon, their collection of gods.



Chinese Dynasties

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Chinese Timeline Dynasties of China.



Xenophon's The Polity of the Lacedaemonians

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The Polity of the Lacedaemonians, by (pseudo) Xenophon



Latin Interrogative Pronouns

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The declension of Latin interrogative pronouns.



Characters from Greek Legend

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A list of who's who in Greek mythology and legend.



What Is the Edict of Milan?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The Edict of Milan was granted by Emperor Constantine the Great in the West and Licinius Augustus in the East.



The Many, Many Wives of the Bible's King David

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The many wives of King David in the Bible played important roles in the history of Israel. Through their relationships, David's wives brought him political alliances and material wealth, as well as 19 sons and one daughter. Three of David's wives were especially significant to Israel's history. They are Michal, Abigail and Bathsheba.



Latin Pronouns

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Learn the different types of pronouns in Latin and tips about their declensions.



What Were Caesar's Famous Last Words as He...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

These are the words made famous by Shakespeare and Suetonius spoken in the midst of Caesar's assassination.



What Factors Caused the Fall of the Roman Empire?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Introduction to the Fall of the Rome and the Decline of the Roman Empire: When Did Rome Fall, How and Why Did Rome Fall?



Poseidon

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Fast facts about the Olympians god Poseidon.



A Quick Look at Clothing for Roman Women

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A Quick Look at Clothing for Roman Women



Maps of the Persian Empire

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Maps of the ancient Persian Empire.



Odyssey Quizzes

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Here are quick, self-grading quizzes on the books of the Odyssey.



Classic Myths and Legends You Should Know

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Myths and Legends the story of Cupid and Psyche. Page 4.



Ancient Egyptian Glossary

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Glossary of terms connected with the history of ancient Egypt.



Plato on the Story of Atlantis

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Atlantis is a story from Plato's Timaeus. Geologists have never been able to disprove whether the so-called lost city existed at all, but its legend persists.



What You Should Know about Plato, One of the...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

He was one of the most famous, respected, and influential philosophers of all time. A type of love (Platonic) is named for him. Learn more.



An Aquatic Look into Daily Life in Ancient...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Ancient Rome is known for its water supply. Here is a look at some of what we know about Rome's water supply, aqueducts, and sewers.



What Are the Names of the Seven Gates of Thebes?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Ancient History Forum questions and answers on the seven gates of Thebes



How do you write this year in Roman numerals?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Answer to the question of how to write and read this year in Roman numerals.



A Profile of Socrates, Ancient Philosopher and...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Learn the basics on the great Greek philosopher Socrates.



Six Dynasties

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The 6 dynasties period of ancient China ran from the end of the Han dynasty to the conquest of southern China by the Sui.



15 Translations for Colors in Latin

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

List of the words for colors in Latin and their English translations, along with information on words and word derivations.



Why Was the Peloponnesian War Fought?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A look at the causes and sequences of events leading up to the Peloponnesian War.



3 Myths Featuring Hades, the God of the...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Hades is the enemy of all life, gods, and men. He is rarely worshiped. There are, however, a few myths in which he plays a major role.



A Timeline of the Peloponnesian War's Major...

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Greek against Greek, the war wore both sides down leading to a state where the leader of Macedonia and his sons, Philip and Alexander, could take control.



Apollo Had More Than 30 Children - Find Out...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Fast facts about the Olympian god Apollo.



Hades

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Fast facts about the Olympian god Hades.



Populares

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A Roman group of political leaders.



Julius Caesar Timeline

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Major events in the life of Gaius Julius Caesar.



What Was the Charge Against Socrates?

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What was the charge against Socrates for which he had to commit suicide by drinking a cup of hemlock?



12 Ancient Lunar Luminaries

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Gods and goddess of the moons came in male and female forms. An alphabetical list of deities or personifications of the moon.



The 12 Greek Gods You Should Know

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

In Greek mythology, there were 12 Olympians, gods and goddesses, who lived and held thrones on Mount Olympus.



A Quick Summary on the Life and Times of Julius...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Learn a dozen important facts about Julius Caesar. Page 2.



11 Biblical Figures You Should Know

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

These are some of the main figures from the Bible that come up from time to time even in non-Biblical discussions with whom you should be familiar.



Myths Featuring the Great Titan Prometheus

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The term philanthropist is a perfect term for the great titan of Greek mythology, Prometheus. He loved us. He helped us. He suffered for us.



How to Say Happy Birthday in Latin

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

In Latin, words that mean may it be a happy birthday would convey the message of Happy Birthday.



The Roman Republic's 3 Branches of Government

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

In 509 (possibly), the Romans expelled their Etruscan kings and established the Roman Republic, with 3 branches of government.



Theseus Biography - Plutarch's Life of Theseus

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Plutarch's biography of Theseus



Non-Standard Roman Male Sexuality

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Greek and Roman attitudes towards sexuality weren't exactly the same.



Mythology - Gods and Goddesses

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Here you will find an alphabetical list of major gods and goddesses from mythology all over the world. There are also several not so important deities or supernatural entities. You can also read further about the gods and goddesses in the stories about them told in the local mythology.



Golden Asse Book II - Ancient/Classical History

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The story of the transformation of Lucius into a donkey (ass) and his mystical and mundane adventures from Apuleius' Golden Ass (or Asse).



A Quick History on the Nymphs of Greek Mythology

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Nymphs (Greek plural: nymphai) are mythological nature spirits that appear as beautiful young women.



Demeter

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Fast facts about the Olympian goddess Demeter.



The 5 Worst Roman Emperors

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

My list of the worst Roman emperors.



Asia Minor Maps

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Asia Minor Maps. Ancient/Classical History.



The When and Where of Major Events in Ancient...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Time line of major events in the ancient history of the world. Most dates and events on the ancient history timeline are of political importance.



Discover the Weapons Used by Gladiators

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Gladiators were the football players of their time - whether football conjures images of gridiron football or the World Cup. Learn about their weapons.



Highlights of Hadrian's Path to Becoming Emperor

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Hadrian was the Roman emperor responsible for the wall across Britain named for him.



The Growth of Rome

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

An introductory look at the growth of Rome, how Rome expanded its power to become master of Italy.



Ancient Rome

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Pictures of people, places, and objects from Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire. Photos to help bring back to life your picture of Ancient Rome.



Who Were the Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Assyrian Gods and Goddesses and Babylonian Gods and Goddesses



Is Latin an Easy Language to Learn?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Is Latin easy? Some people choose which language to study based on whether or not it is easy, usually as compared with other languages. Here is my opinion on the question of whether or not you should call Latin an easy language to learn.



Greek Underworld Myths

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A quick look at some of the main Greek Underworld myths.



How Did the Roman Gods Inspire the Names of...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The ancient Romans used their gods as inspiration for naming the days of the week, but only some of that divine influence survived in modern language.



Learn About the Dynasties of Ancient China

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

It is customary to refer to events in Chinese history according to the dynasty to which the period's ancient rulers belonged. Learn more.



The Last Days and Death of Hercules, Greek Hero

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Hercules didn't have an easy life, so you shouldn't be surprised to learn how difficult it was for him to die. Learn about his death and what came next.



Greek Writers Timeline

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A chronological list of ancient Greek writers, from Homer to Menander, along with links to biographies and selected works.



Find Out the Major Events of Ancient Greece's...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The major events in ancient Greek history along a timeline.



Learn the Real Meaning Behind these Famous...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Latin quotes for various occasions with translations, plus a few Greek quotes.



Biblical Women Who Stood Up and Stood Out

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

There were strong women in the Bible who stood out all the more because they surmounted or circumvented the patriarchy in which they lived. Learn more.



Etruscan Gods and Their Roman Counterparts

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Gregory Flood's Etruscan Gods and Their Roman Counterparts. Etruscan counterparts of Roman gods and goddesses compiled by Gregory Flood.



Who Was Moses?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Moses, the recipient of the Ten Commandments in the Bible, and a Hebrew prophet, was the leader of the Hebrew people when they left Egypt and wandered in the wilderness during the Biblical Exodus.



Platonic Love

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Platonic Love, which is named for the Greek philosopher Plato, now means something quite different from what Plato meant.



Fascinating Maps of Ancient Rome and the Roman...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A list of photo galleries that show maps of Ancient Rome, Italy, and the Roman Empire that are in the public domain.



13 Ancient Cultures, and the Gods They Worshipped

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

List of ancient gods and goddesses by Culture.



Hephaestus

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Fast facts about the Olympian god Hephaestus.



Everything You Need to Know About the Greek God...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Hades is the Greek god of the Underworld.



Paper in Ancient China

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Ancient China, one of the autochthonous regions of writing invented its own forms of writing material or paper.



Alphabet - Latin and English Differences in the...

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

The Roman or Latin alphabet is what we use today, but with modifications.



Where in Homer is the Trojan Horse?

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Homer finishes the Iliad before the fall of Troy, so where in Homer is the Trojan Horse described?



History of Roman Literature (1877)

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

A History of Roman Literature: From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius



A Timeline for the Fall of Rome

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

This Fall of Rome timeline uses standard events and marks the end with Gibbon's conventionally accepted date for the fall of Rome in A.D. 476.



Irregular Latin Verb - Volo

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Paradigm for the irregular Latin verb volo.



Socrates Sources

2017-03-13T11:55:15Z

Ancient sources who wrote about the philosopher Socrates.