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Besotted with History: Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis

Today I’d like to take you on a journey through the mists of time to the beginning of the 5th Century BCE. Athens was still a new democracy, and it wasn’t yet recognized as a nauti superpower. 934 more words

The Face of Oppression is Positively Adorable

While walking to my local grocery last Wednesday I found four hamsters in a trash pile. Unfortunately, two had already died and the other two looked like they were well on the way to freezing. 535 more words

Culture

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

World

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

History

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

History

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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