Friday, October 30, 2020

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.

Why Did Christianity Succeed?

The success of Christianity was by no means inevitable. A combination of factors led to its advent. Chief among these were the spiritual and...

Why Rome Never Conquered the Mediterranean Sea

By the time the Romans had established the Pax Romana, that body of water we call the Mediterranean Sea came to be referred to...

The Palace of Persepolis

The palace of Persepolis was planned and begun by the Persian emperor Darius I in the early fifth century BC, although it was not...

Mongolian Invasion of Vietnam

There was no other force during the 12th and 13th centuries more formidable than the Mongolian army. First under the leadership of Genghis Khan,...

Birth of the Etruscans: Ancestors of the Romans

The boundaries of Etruria were formed by the Tiber and Arno rivers, the Apennine Mountains, and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Diverse physical landscapes provided bountiful...

Greek Influence Brings About An Etruscan Cultural Explosion

Much of the evidence from the early Villanovan period (around 9th century B.C.) has been found in the Etruscan cemetary sites. In any culture,...

The Cattle of Geryon: The tenth of Heracles’ Twelve Labors

For the tenth of his twelve labors, Heracles had to bring the Cattle of Geryon back to Eurystheus. The Cattle of Geryon were a...

Etruscan Crisis and Conflict: Predecessors of the Romans

At the beginning of the 6th century B.C. large, wealthy population centers were sprinkled throughout Etruria, particularly in southern Italy. Some of these city-states,...

Greek Interaction with East Africa

The East African commercial interest by the Ancient Greeks had existed as early as the eighteenth century BC with Egypt being the middleman. From...

Philip V – The Butcher of Hellas

In the spring of 205, Philip began to rebuild his navy. He concentrated his efforts upon amassing a sea power far larger than the...