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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.

Aesop and his Fables in the Modern World

Growing up as children, one can remember little stories such as "The Dog who lost His Bone", "The Ants and the Grasshopper",...

The Rise Of Abdi-Ashirta Of Amurru

During The Late Bronze Age, while the major powers were preparing for war, an ambitious warlord built a kingdom on the Syrian...

Mythical Creatures: The Alluring Sirens

Sirens have always been considered a threat to sailors, luring their ships to rocks and the mariners to their deaths.

Elephant Warriors in the Ancient World: Roman, Persian, Carthagenian and Mughal Armies with War...

For the last 3000 years, generals have found elephants to be useful in waging war. They have gored and stomped their way through infantry...

Were the Spartans Gay? Homosexuality in Sparta, Ancient Greece

Pederasty, or the sexual love of adolescent boys, was a strong part of Ancient Greek culture. It was age-defined and kept within strict social...

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...
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