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Welcome to Ancient History! Here you will learn about the Ancient Classical History of the Greeks and Romans, as well as the Egyptians and other ancient civilizations that helped shape Western culture. From decisive battles to cultural and social revolutions, we'll examine the most interesting and unique aspects of ancient times.

The Unmovable Spartans

The Spartans were the powerful inhabitants of the southern Peloponnesus, a large peninsula in Southern Greece. Their power and prominence was most notable from...

Who Were the Hittites?

Where the Hittites an invading warrior race that conquered the Land of Hatti or where they one of the indigenous peoples of Anatolia? New...

The Cult of Isis in Imperial Roman Times

The Cult of Isis, long identified with Egypt, spread through the Mediterranean first through Greek Hellenization and later through the patronage of Roman emperors. She...

Constantine I and the Christianization of Rome

How did Constantine set in motion the Christianization of an Empire whose very foundation was built on the respect and worship of its pagan...

Alexander the Great Conquers Persia

Frequently out-numbered, Alexander demonstrated risk-taking as well as strategy against the forces of Darius III, ultimately conquering the empire of Cyrus. Alexander the Great was...

Independent Women of Pompeii

Mt. Vesuvius buried Pompeii, and a chronicle of Roman life frozen in time. Excavations have unearthed a wealth of information on the life of...

Aphrodite, Ancient Grecce’s Embodiment of Beauty

Aphrodite was worshiped in Ancient Greece as the goddess of beauty, love, sexuality, pleasure and the protector of sailors. She was always portrayed as a...

The Ninth Roman Legion: Myths, Truths and Propaganda

First, let’s take the legend of the disappearance in Caledonia. It is highly unlikely that such a crack unit of the Roman Army as...

The Real Cleopatra

Cleopatra knew what she wanted, and how to get it. Her legendary status as one of the most notorious leaders in ancient history is...

Knossos and the Minoan Civilization

The Palace of King Minos was the Focal Point of Commerce and Culture Influenced by Egypt and the Ancient Near East, Minoan culture represented a...

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The Parthenon

When you think of Greece, you think of the Parthenon. It remains today the ideal of Classical architecture and artistic design. The Parthenon stands today...

Wars of the Successors

Alexander the Great died suddenly in 323 BCE without leaving an heir. What he did leave was a group of wildly ambitious generals who...

The Unmovable Spartans

The Spartans were the powerful inhabitants of the southern Peloponnesus, a large peninsula in Southern Greece. Their power and prominence was most notable from...