Thursday, October 1, 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.

Philip V – The Darling of Hellas

The First Macadonian War was an integral part of the Second Punic War. It engaged Rome at a time when she seemed to be...

Philip V and The Second Macedonian War

“And Now There Was Rome” The Roman declaration of war found Philip V in a position of great inferiority to Rome. He had carefully adhered...

Philip V and The War With Antiochos

Rome for sometime before the second Macedonian War had viewed Antiochos III with some suspicion. His kingdom, which included most of the West Asian...

Philip V The Final Years

Philip spent the rest of his life rebuilding his kingdom and trying to avoid conflict with Rome. He brought large amounts of non Macedonians...

Spread from Italia

The question of the legionarii origo (legionaries origin) in the I century is very complex and connected with the linguistics romanization of the not...

A Visit To Thessalia

To the south of Macedon are the green plains of horse breeding Thessaly. It was one of the first stopping places in the coming...

Early Cultures: The Picts

Human civilization, first comprised of Neolithic populations originating in Spain and France, has existed in the area defined as present-day Scotland since approximately 8,500...

Early Cultures: The Beaker Folk

The Beaker Folk, predecessors of both the Celts and Picts in Early Britain, were a patriarchal and warlike society believed to have migrated from...

Mythology: The Selkies

Throughout the centuries, grey and harbour seals have returned year after year to breeding grounds on the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Orkneys, and...

Ancient Greece, part 8 – Art and Architecture

The Origins of Greek Art In the nineteenth century, it was generally believed that Greek art had developed by itself with little or no outside...