Sunday, October 2, 2022

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.

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...

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...

Monarchy as a Form of Government in History: Tracing Kingship from Ancient to Post-Modern...

Monarchy is the oldest and most used model of government from the Ancient World through the Middle Ages and the development of early modern...

Amazons – A Race of Women Warriors

Since classical times, the word 'Amazonian' has been applied to strong, self-sufficient women who eschew the company of men. Recently, a member of the British...

Egyptian Influence On The Biblical Creation Story

The Biblical creation story has often been compared to other ancient creation myths. The influence of other ancient accounts such as the Babylonian Enuma...

The Gifts of the Magi

Why God wanted gold, frankincense and myrrh; the original Christmas wish list was given to Moses by God. The Three Magi mentioned in the...

Territorial Expansion of the Roman World

Expansion during the Early Roman Republic (509 - 265 B.C.E.) The Italian peninsula was inhabited principally by several native tribes before the Greeks settled there...

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...

Etruscan Civilization: A Prosperous Society Declines and is Conquered by Rome

The twelve city-states of Etruria evolved into a highly sophisticated and prosperous society that celebrated life through pleasures yet failed to develop political unity. The...

The Real Cleopatra

Cleopatra knew what she wanted, and how to get it. Her legendary status as one of the most notorious leaders in ancient history is...