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Ancient History

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.

Tiberius – The Moody Emperor of Rome

Tiberius had the unenviable position of being the successor of Augustus as emperor of Rome. He pales in comparison. Even though he was an able...

Who was Saint Patrick?

Saint Patrick was born in Scotland to Roman parents. After being kidnapped, Patrick was able to convert all of Ireland to Christianity in his...

The Real Cleopatra, the “Demented Queen”

How close to the truth are the myths told on stage, screen, and page about the extravagance of Alexandria and its seductive Greek queen,...

The First Religions: From Nature Worship to Monotheism

It was logical that the first religions to arise in the world involved the worship of Nature. To prehistoric peoples Nature was a mighty,...

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...

Bread and Beer in Ancient Egypt

Bread and beer were the staples of the Ancient Egyptian diet. This article discusses the importance of bread in the Ancient Egyptian life. Bread in...

The Creation Story in Ancient Egypt

Religion stayed remarkably constant throughout the 3,000 years from the Old kingdom through to the arrival of Christianity in the Roman period. The fervor...

The Myth of Odysseus and Aeolus

The homesick Odysseus makes a powerful friend who gives him a great gift, but when nearly home he is undone by the greed of...

Commemorative Monuments and Sacred Places in the Roman Forum

Rome fancied celebrating its military conquests and victories. Victorious generals and legions would parade through the streets of Rome after an important battle, often...

Who was “Good King Wenceslas?”

Every year hundreds of people sing the popular Christmas Carol "Good King Wenceslas", but was he a real person or is the carol...