Ancient Greek Warfare
In the ancient Greek world, warfare was seen as a necessary evil of the human condition. Whether it be small frontier skirmishes...
Egyptianized Statue of Augustus
Granodiorite statue which depicts the upper part of a body of an Egyptianized king. The man is probably Roman emperor Augustus...
The Wasps is a play written by the lone representative of Ancient Greece’s Old Attic Comedy, Aristophanes...
The Huns were a nomadic tribe prominent in the 4th and 5th century CE whose origin is unknown but, most likely, they...
Corpus Juris Civilis
The Justinian Code or Corpus Juris Civilis (Corpus of Civil Law) was a major reform of Byzantine law created by Emperor Justinian...
Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great (r. 871-899 CE) was the king of Wessex in Britain but came to be known as King of the Anglo-Saxons after...
Roman Daily Life
From the early days of the Roman Republic through the volatile reigns of such ignoble emperors as Caligula, Nero, and Commodus...
Freyr (Old Norse for ‘Lord’, sometimes anglicised as Frey) is the main fertility god in Norse mythology...
Khor Virap is a monastery located in Armenia that was first established in 642 CE. Its name is derived from "virap nerk'in,"...
Ancient Maya government was formed on the basis that rulers were thought to have been god-like, which to some might suggest...
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