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The Greek historian Herodotus is known as the father of history.



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Introduction to Ancient Persia and the Persian Empire.



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Theseus Maze - In the Labyrinth and More

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How to Form Latin Superlative Adjectives

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What Did Ancient Egyptians Eat?

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Matrimonium - Roman Marriage

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Matrimonium -- Latin for Roman marriage -- took a variety of forms -- Confarreatio, Coemptio, Usus, and Sine Manu -- which affected the dowry and freedom of the woman.



Ancient Greek Foods

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About the foods of the ancient Greek meals.



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Egypt - The New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period



Greek Winter Solstice Celebrations

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Aeneid VI: Hades Realm

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Aeneas crosses over into the Underworld where he goes sightseeing in the Elysian and Mourning Fields, the area of the innocents, and Tartarus.



The Flood Myth of Deucalion and Pyrrha

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Longevity of the Persian Empire

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The Longevity of the Persian Empire. The Persian Empire started by Darius lasted about two centuries.



Learn the Endings of Fifth Declension Latin Nouns

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Theatron - Definition and Examples in Greek Drama

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The Six Types of Toga in Ancient Rome

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The ancient Romans have been called the toga-clad people, and with reason, even if most of them didn't actually wear the toga very often. Learn more.



Persia Timeline

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A Persia timeline showing major events in the ancient history of the empire of Persia (modern Iran) from 3400 B.C. to 641-42.