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The Third Century Crisis of Rome

An Roman empire was in a state of chaos.
It was in what is familiarly called as its Third Century Crisis.
This officially began with the the assassination of Severus Alexander in 235 A.D. 797 more words

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Ancient Vampires

I have never traveled to a place that hasn’t got a ‘tale of the undead’ of some sort. Stories of beings neither alive nor dead consuming the blood of living beings can be found in nearly every culture around the world in many different varieties spanning over many centuries. 488 more words


Alexander: When Someone Asks You if Alexander is a God, You Say Yes

One of the most vexing questions about Alexander the Great is whether he thought he was a god or not, and Alexander (2004, dir. Oliver Stone) certainly digs into that question. 3,222 more words


Alexander: The Battles

Alexander the Great is, of course, one of the greatest generals in history. So Alexander (2004, dir. Oliver Stone) is, naturally enough, bookended with two of Alexander’s most important battles. 1,359 more words


Esther - History week 19 Essay

Once, in a country called Persia, there was a king named Xerxes and he was married to a Queen named Vashti. He was throwing a huge banquet before going out to conquer the Greeks. 948 more words

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Darius the Great - Week 18 History essay

Darius the Great (549-486 BCE) was a king of Persia who ruled according to Herodotus the ancient Historian for 35 years,(522-486 BCE.) He was the third Achaemenian king and was considered by many to be “the greatest of the Achaemenian kings.” (Hence the word great, in his name) During his reign, Darius held together the empire and expanded it in every direction beyond anything the world had yet to see. 158 more words

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The Achaemenid Army

he Achaemenian/Achaemenid Army is well known through descriptions by Herodotus, Xenophon, and Arrian as well as by illustrations on Persepolitan and Greco-Persian monuments. Of particular importance for the topic are the Greek representations of Persian warriors and the evidence of the so-called Alexander Sarcophagus from Sidon. 2,507 more words