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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.

Alexander the Great Wins the Battle of Issus: Alexander Outmaneuvers King Darius at the...

King Darius planned on fighting Alexander on the wide Syrian plains.This tactic would have allowed Darius the opportunity of surrounding Alexander's greatly outnumbered army....

The History of Gays in the Military – The Sacred Band of Thebes

Ancient Greek military history is inextricably bound up with homosexuality. In some ancient Greek city states, such as Sparta, each young warrior had to...

Alexander the Great Wins the Battle of Granicus: Alexander Beats the Persians at the...

Gallimard in his book, Alexander the Great, Man of Action, Man of Spirit, points out that the Persians placed their cavalry on the sloping...

Ancient Egypt Highly Developed Medical Care

Egyptian doctors were so far ahead of their times that would be practitioners from Greece, Syria and other nations studied their methods. In addition,...

The Succession Crisis at Alexander the Great’s Death

From 336-323 BC Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, embarked on one of history's greatest spans of thirteen years, conquering in that time the...

The Great Pyramids of Ancient Egypt – Jewish Slave Myth Examined

The innovative pyramids of ancient Egypt have stood the test of time, as their architects intended, to help usher dead pharaohs into the afterlife,...

On the Murder of Eratosthenes

Euphiletus’s speech was directed towards the Athenian court in an effort to sway its jurors into acknowledging his crime as a lesser crime than...

The Ostrich in Ancient Egypt

The people of Ancient Egypt traded in ostrich products with Nubia, Ethiopia and Punt. Wall reliefs show conquering pharaohs receiving ostriches and their products...

The Death of Achilles, the Greatest of the Greek Warriors

Achilles is a renowned figure in Greek mythology and one of the greatest of the Greek warriors who participated in the Trojan War. Achilles was...

The Life of Achilles and His Participation in the Trojan War

Achilles was a central character in Homer's The Iliad, and he was one of the greatest of the Greek warriors who participated in the...
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