The Nimrud Ivories: Their Discovery & History
In 1845 CE, the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard began excavations...
Truths Wrapped in Fiction: Mesopotamian Naru Literature
Originality in literary compositions in the ancient world did not...
Diodorus Siculus' Account of the Life of Semiramis
Semiramis is the semi-divine Warrior-Queen of Assyria, whose reign...
The Legend of Sargon of Akkad
Sargon of Akkad (also known as Sargon of Agade and Sargon the Great...
The World's Oldest Love Poem
In the 19th century CE, archaeologists descended on the region...
The Life and Thought of Zeno of Citium in Diogenes Laertius
Zeno of Citium (c. 336 – 265 BCE) was the founder of the...
The Curse of Agade: Naram-Sin's Battle with the Gods
The Curse of Agade is a story dated to the Ur III Period of Mesopotamia...
The Life of Crates of Thebes in Diogenes Laertius
Crates of Thebes (c. 360-280 BCE) was one of the most important...
The Life of Diogenes of Sinope in Diogenes Laertius
Diogenes of Sinope (c. 404-323 BCE) was a Greek Cynic philosopher...