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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.

The Praetorian Guard – Bodyguards and Kingmakers

The elite force was supposed to protect the emperor and his palace, police Rome, interrogate and guard the emperor’s prisoners as well as to...

Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

The status of women in ancient civilizations was dictated by religion and position, rarely impacting the everyday lives of everyday female interactions. For the...

“Every Jot and Tittle” – Where Does That Expression Come From?

When we talk about paying close attention to detail, we might talk about looking at "every jot and tittle." But what does that...

The Myth of Venus and Adonis

Adonis is a character from Greek mythology who was loved by the goddess Aphrodite. He represents fertility and rebirth, and was honoured annually by...

The Unmovable Spartans

The Spartans were the powerful inhabitants of the southern Peloponnesus, a large peninsula in Southern Greece. Their power and prominence was most notable from...

Susa – The City Between Two Rivers

The modern metropolis of Shush, in Iran, rises over the ruins of an ancient cultural center of grandeur and wealth: the great city of...

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...

On the Murder of Eratosthenes

Euphiletus’s speech was directed towards the Athenian court in an effort to sway its jurors into acknowledging his crime as a lesser crime than...

Berenice IV Queen of Egypt

The sister of Antony’s Cleopatra assumed control of Egypt for two years during the exile of her father Ptolemy XII but was beheaded at...

Methods of Scripture Memorization by the Early Jews – Mnemonics

The Jews used mnemonic devices, or memory aids to help them memorize Scripture. Learn how the Hebrews of Biblical times memorized the Bible. With...