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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 Golden Age of Olympia –The Classical Greek Period

The Classical Period was the golden age of Olympia. The Olympic games, Panhellenic unity and interstate rivalry reached a peak. All found expression in...

The social structure of Ancient Egypt

There are several ways in which we can determine the social structure of ancient Egypt. This can be done by analyzing artifacts, monuments, texts,...

How the Ancient Egyptians Understood the Role of the Pharaoh

In a world where the whispers of a democratic state have infiltrated nearly every nation, the concept of a successful centralized government with a...

Etruscan Civilization: A Prosperous Society Declines and is Conquered by Rome

The twelve city-states of Etruria evolved into a highly sophisticated and prosperous society that celebrated life through pleasures yet failed to develop political unity. The...

A brief history of Ancient China

China is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Its history is almost 5,000 years old. The Chinese civilization began in a major...

The history of the Nubian ruler, Piye

Piye is commonly referenced as the ruler of Kush (Nubia) between 747-716 BC. There is some debate over the reading of his name. His...

The Etruscan Empire: Exploring Their Origins, Expansion and Characteristics

This powerful civilization held great influence particularly in North and Western Italy. However, very little evidence remains of their contributions to modern society. The Etruscans...

Was the philosopher Socrates of Athens a hero?

Asking whether or not Socrates was a hero takes him out of his culture and transplants him to the early 21st century. As a...

Who was Coriolanus in ancient Rome?

Gnaeus Martius Coriolanus was a legendary Roman figure of the Fifth Century BC. Our knowledge of Gnaeus Martius stems from the histories of Rome...

Comparing Mesopotamia and Egypt

Egypt and Mesopotamia developed within close proximity and time frames to one another, but in drastically different ways. Part of these differences was due...
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