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Bulfinch's Mythology Juno and her Rivals
Chapter four of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Juno and her rivals, Io and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon, Latona and the Rustics.

Bulfinch's Mythology CHAPTER XXXVIII Northern Mythology -- Valhalla -- The Valkyrior
Bulfinch CHAPTER XXXVIII Northern Mythology -- Valhalla -- The Valkyrior.

Bulfinch's Mythology Hercules and Hercules and Ganymede Chapter XIX
Chapter XIX of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Hercules and Hebe and Ganymede.

Bulfinch's Mythology The Golden Fleece - Medea
Chapter XVII of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable The Golden Fleece - Medea.

Bulfinch's Mythology Monsters - Giants, Sphinx, Pegasus and Chimaera, Centaurs, Griffin, and Pygmies
Chapter XVI of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable Monsters - Giants, Sphinx, Pegasus and Chimaera, Centaurs, Griffin, and Pygmies.

Bulfinch's Mythology The Graeae and Gorgons - Perseus Medusa Atlas and Andromeda
Chapter fifteen of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Graeae Gorgons Perseus Medusa Atlas and Andromeda.

Bulfinch's Mythology Minerva and Niobe
Chapter fourteen of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Minerva and Niobe.

Bulfinch's Mythology Nisus and Scylla Echo and Narcissus Clytie Hero and Leander
Chapter thirteen of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Nisus and Scylla Echo and Narcissus Clytie Hero and Leander.

Bulfinch's Mythology Cupid and Psyche
Chapter eleven of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Cupid and Psyche.

Bulfinch's Mythology Cadmus and the Myrmidons
Chapter twelve of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Cadmus and the Myrmidons.

Bulfinch's Mythology - Bulfinch Tells the Story of Vertumnus and Pomona
Chapter 10 of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes on Vertumnus and Pomona.

Song of Solomon Etext - KJV Song of Solomon Chapter 1
Etext of the Old Testament Book Song of Solomon.

Matthew - KJV Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 24
Etext of the Gospel According to Matthew.

Mark - KJV Gospel According to Mark Chapter 5
Etext of the Gospel According to Mark.

Matthew - KJV Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 13
Etext of the Gospel According to Matthew.

Luke - KJV Gospel According to Luke Chapter 2
Etext of the Gospel According to Luke.

Luke - KJV Gospel According to Luke Chapter 6
Etext of the Gospel According to Luke.

Luke - KJV Gospel According to Luke Chapter 11
Etext of the Gospel According to Luke.

Exodus Etext - KJV Exodus Chapter 5
Etext of the Old Testament Book Exodus.

Pomegranate Seeds
Persephone or Proserpina, the daughter of Ceres ate the pomegranate seed and so had to stay with Hades in the Underworld, in this retelling of the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Ancient historical people beginning with the letter P
Famous ancient people whose names begin with the letter P

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome from the Earliest Times Down to 476 A.D.

Map - Ancient Greece Map around 550 B.C.
Map of Ancient Greece around 550 B.C.

Maps of the Ancient World - Ancient Places
See where on a map ancient places names fit.

History of Roman Literature (1877)
A History of Roman Literature: From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius

History of Roman Literature (1877) HORACE
A History of Roman Literature: From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius. HORACE

History of Roman Literature (1877)
A History of Roman Literature: From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius

Gregory Flood - Foreign Gods and Goddesses
Foreign Gods and Goddesses compiled by Gregory Flood

Gregory Flood - Punic Names for Roman Gods and Goddesses
Punic Names for Roman Gods compiled by Gregory Flood.

Gregory Flood - Genres of Spiritual Entities
Comprehensive list of Roman spiritual entitites compiled by Gregory Flood

Gregory Flood - Imperial Divi
Roman gods and goddesses imperial divi compiled by Gregory Flood

Gregory Flood - Roman Gods and Goddesses of Virtues and Personifications
Roman Gods and Goddesses of Virtues and Personifications compiled by Gregory Flood

Gregory Flood - Gods and Goddesses of Children and Childbirth
Gods and Goddesses of Children and Childbirth compiled by Gregory Flood

Which Greek Hero Are You?
Take this little quiz to see which major ancient hero you are most like. Just don't take it too seriously.

Which Greek Goddess Are You?


Which Conqueror Are You?


Troy - A Novel, by Adele geras
Review of Troy a Novel, by Adele Geras, about the Trojan War from the Trojan perspective.

Book I Odyssey annotated translation
The opening book of the Odyssey foreshadows what will happen and reveals all that has happened since Odysseus left Troy.

Homer Odyssey Book XI - Nekuia The Adventures of Odysseus in the Underworld in The Odyssey of Homer
Homer Odyssey Book XI -- The Nekuia. In the Odyssey by Homer Odysseues travels to the Underworld.

[R] Epictetus - Stoics and the Moral Philosophy of Epictetus[R]
Words of wisdom from the Stoic philosopher and freed slave Epictetus

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Bulfinch's Mythology CHAPTER XXXV Origin of Mythology -- Statues of Gods and Goddesses -- Poets of Mythology
Bulfinch CHAPTER XXXV Origin of Mythology -- Statues of Gods and Goddesses -- Poets of Mythology.

Bulfinch's Mythology Chapter XXXIV Pythagoras -- Egyptian Deities -- Oracles
Bulfinch Chapter XXXIV Pythagoras -- Egyptian Deities -- Oracles.

Bulfinch's Mythology Adventures of Aeneas -- The Harpies -- Dido -- Palinurus Chapter XXXI
Adventures of Aeneas -- The Harpies -- Dido -- Palinurus.

Bulfinch's Mythology CHAPTER XXXIII Camilla -- Evander -- Nisus and Euryalus -- Mezentius -- Turnus
Bulfinch Chapter XXXIII Camilla -- Evander -- Nisus and Euryalus -- Mezentius -- Turnus.

Bulfinch's Mythology The Infernal Regions - The Sibyl. Chapter XXXII
Bulfinch Chapter XXXII The Infernal Regions - The Sibyl.

Bulfinch's Mythology The Phaeacians -- Fate of the Suitors Chapter XXX
Chapter XXI of Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes The Phaeacians -- Fate of the Suitors.

Aesop's Fables: The Man and the Lion
Aesop's fables: The Man and the Lion

4000-1000 BC Sumerian Timeline
Timeline showing the development of Mesopotamia until about 1000 BC

Bellerophon: Adventures of a Bad Boy Hero
From killing monsters to attempting to reach Mount Olympus, the Greek hero Bellerophon had quite a career.

Myth Monday
Myth Monday. Ancient/Classical History. Page 3.

Trajan's Monuments - Photos of Trajan's Column and Trajan's Forum
A look at Trajan's Column. Ancient/Classical History.

Trajan's Forum - Photo of Trajan's Forum
A photo of Trajan's Forum. Ancient/Classical History.

Epidauros
Epidauros. Ancient/Classical History. Page 9.

Maps of cities of ancient Greece
Maps of cities of ancient Greece

Ceres - Demeter
Ceres is the Latin name for the goddess of grain who is called Demeter in Greek. Demeter and her daughter Persephone (Proserpina) is connected with the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Herbs and Spices of the Ancient World
For National Herbs and Spices Day, here are three herbs and spices that trace their origins back to ancient times.

Forum Romanum
Forum Romanum. Ancient/Classical History. Page 6.

Roman Forum
Roman Forum. Ancient/Classical History. Page 5.

The Temple of Castor and Pollux or Templum Castorum or Aedes Castoris in the Roman Forum
Roman Forum. Ancient/Classical History. Page 3.

Poseidon Pictures in Black and White
Poseidon, one of the Olympian gods of Greek mythology, was a brother of Zeus who had as his kingdom the sea. Here are pictures of Poseidon.

Horace - Who Is the Roman Poet Horace
About the Latin poet Horace. Ancient/Classical History. Page 11.

Ovid - Who Is the Latin Poet Ovid
About the Roman Poet Ovid. Ancient/Classical History. Page 12.

Terence - Who Is the Latin Poet Terence
About the Roman Poet Terence. Ancient/Classical History. Page 7.

Catullus - Who Is the Latin Poet Catullus
About the Roman Poet Catullus. Ancient/Classical History. Page 9.

Lucretius - Who Is the Roman Poet Lucretius
About the Roman Poet Lucretius. Ancient/Classical History. Page 8.

Sappho - Who Is the Greek Poet Sappho
About the Greek Poet Sappho. Ancient/Classical History.

Zeus - King of the Greek Gods Zeus
Zeus is the king of the gods and goddesses in the Greek pantheon.

Major Figures in the Twelfth Book of the Iliad
Information on the twelfth book of the Iliad of Homer. Page 2.

Iliad Book XII
Information on the twelfth book of the Iliad of Homer.

Eris, Greek Goddess of Discord
Eris was the goddess of Discord, whose apple of discord spawned the Trojan War.

Ancient History in the News Today
Ancient times aren't just in the past. Here are the latest news stories about all things ancient you need to know now.

Was King Midas Real?
King Midas was famous in myth for turning everything he touched to gold. But a real-life ancient Midas might have turned alliances and rebellions to gold!

Death, Diplomacy, and the End of Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty
After King Tutankhamun's death, the glitz and glamor of his dynasty descended into murder and mayhem.

Himilco the Navigator
Meet Himilco, one of the greatest explorers of the ancient world. He might've made it all the way to Britain and Ireland!

The Sibylline Books
Roman generals, politicians, and priests all used prophecies to guide their actions. Where'd they come from? In part, the famous Sibylline Books.

Aurelia Cotta, Mother of Julius Caesar
This Mother's Day, celebrate with Aurelia Cotta, mom to the one and only Julius Caesar.

Five Dancing Deities in Mythology
Who loved to dance in ancient myths? Here are five figures who enjoyed busting a move on International Dance Day.

Alcibiades: Athenian All-Star Orator or Blaspheming Bad Guy?
The famous Athenian statesman Alcibiades was implicated in a scandal involving statues' mutilated genitals. Well, that's one way to impeach a guy...

The Top Ancient History Podcasts
Here are the best free podcasts for ancient history enthusiasts.

How to Celebrate Rome's 2768th Birthday
Celebrate the anniversary of Rome's founding with these ancient-inspired activities.

The Refuse of Rome
The ancient Romans piled their garbage into big heaps … and we're lucky they did! Mount Testaccio in Rome, built on millions of pots, sheds light on the Roman olive oil industry.

Acte Speaks Louder Than Words
Who would have thought two women once fought over the love of the mad Emperor Nero? His mama, Agrippina, and his mistress, Acte, locked horns in a battle to the death.

Trojan War Fan Fiction...from Antiquity?
Were their ancient first-hand accounts of the Trojan War? Or were later authors writing fan fic about their mythical ancestors?

Holiday Shopping
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Studies of Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome. Ancient/Classical History.

Roman Empresses
Wives of Roman Emperors. Ancient/Classical History.

Imperial prince
Germanicus. Ancient/Classical History.

Who's Your Llama?
After the great llama escape, let's take a look back at the epic llama escapades in ancient history.

The Greatest Love of All: Part One
Learn about a doomed love in antiquity in part one of a series about a Roman Romeo and a Jewish Juliet.

The Greatest Love of All: Part Two
Titus, the Roman prince who destroyed Jerusalem, and the Jewish queen Berenice fall in and out of love. Thanks a lot, politics!

Ancient Literature
Resources on ancient literature and particularly the genres of poetry, history, tragedy, and comedy.

Ancient History: Sparta Rise to Power
Sparta had a downwardly mobile society, but it still defeated Athens,largely due to luck (the Athenian plague) and the development of a superior navy.

So You Want to Read About….
Learn about ancient history through the fun of historical fiction! From princes to private investigators, these true characters bring the past to life.

No Botox Needed
The Egyptians didn't have youth serum, but the pharaohs renewed their connection to the gods - and the land - periodically.

Fifty Shades of Antiquity
There were far more than fifty shades of kink in antiquity. Check out how to get sexy like the ancients.

Tainted Love
Romeo and Juliet weren't literature's only doomed duo. An mythological general fell hard for a rival queen, but it didn't end well.

Lethe - River Lethe
Lethe is the river of oblivion in the Underworld in Greek mythology.

Periods of History in Ancient Rome.
Ancient Roman history is divided into four eras: Regal Rome, Republican Rome, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire.

Republican Rome
Ancient Roman history is divided into Regal Rome, Republican Rome, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire.

Emperors of Ancient Rome
Ancient Roman history is divided into Regal Rome, Republican Rome, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire.

Byzantine Empire
Ancient Roman history is divided into Regal Rome, Republican Rome, the Roman Empire, and the Byzantine Empire.

The Goddess of Love's Not-So-Secret Love Children
Aphrodite was the goddess of love, and she sure enjoyed making it. Here are five of her lesser-known kids who had a big impact on myths.

Georgia - and Spain - on My Mind
Did you know that that Spain and Portugal weren't the only Iberians in town? There was also an ancient kingdom of Iberia in Caucasian Georgia. Cousins, perhaps?

Will the Real Troy Please Stand Up?
Do the archives of the ancient Near East reveal anything about Greece and Troy? Let's dig up this history.

Major Figures in the Twelfth Book of the Odyssey
Information on the Twelfth Book of the Odyssey of Homer. This is the book in which Odysseus loses the rest of his companions. Page 2.

Notes on Book XII
Information on the Twelfth Book of the Odyssey of Homer. This is the book in which Odysseus loses the rest of his companions. Page 3.

Odyssey Book XII - Summary of the Events
Information on the Twelfth Book of the Odyssey of Homer. This is the book in which Odysseus loses the rest of his companions.

Odyssey, Book XI - Plot Summary
Information on the Eleventh Book of the Odyssey of Homer. This is the book in which Odysseus goes to the Underworld to talk with Tiresias, the seer. Page 1 of 3

Major Figures in the EleventhTenth Book of the Odyssey
Information on the Eleventh Book of the Odyssey of Homer. This is the book in which Odysseus goes to the Underworld to talk with Tiresias, the seer. Page 1 of 3. Page 3.

Notes on Book XI
Notes on Book XI. Ancient/Classical History. Page 2.

Notes on Book V
Notes on Book V. Ancient/Classical History. Page 3.

Notes on Book II
Cultural Notes on Book II. Ancient/Classical History. Page 3.

Beware the Ides of March
What happened to the many men who killed Caesar? Here are the stories of the most important of the numerous guys who bumped off Julius.

Beware the Ides of March
What happened to the many men who killed Caesar? Here are the stories of the most important of the numerous guys who bumped off Julius.

Was Medea a Murderer?
Did Medea really kill her children? Let's investigate the story of this allegedly murdering mama.

10 Last-Minute Gifts for Ancient History Lovers
Here are stocking stuffers and Christmas treats for any ancient history enthusiast.

Socrates - Profile and Brief Biography
Learn the basics on the great Greek philosopher Socrates.

Hephaestus - Greek God Profile
Hephaestus was the craftsman god of Greek mythology.

Queen Cleopatra VII - Last Pharaoh of Egypt
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt was an historical queen and last pharaoh of Egypt whose story has been retold in countless stories, plays, and movies.

Apollodorus' Version of the 12 Labors of Hercules
There is not one single version of the labors of Hercules. Here is the list of labors according to Apollodorus. Page 2.

Exile of the Jews - Babylonian Captivity
What and when was the period known as the Babylonian captivity or Babylonian exile? Page 2.

Hestia - Greek Goddess of the Hearth
Hestia Greek goddess of the hearth.

Legends of St. Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland
Legends - St. Patrick and the Snakes. Page 2.

How the Biblical Widow Tamar Beat the System
Tamar was a woman twice widowed whose father-in-law, Judah, promised to marry her to his third son when the boy came of age. This was in keeping with the practice of

Sacred Prostitute - Tamar and the Sacred Prostitute
Tamar posed as a temple prostitute. Page 2.

King David's Wives and Marriages in the Bible
The many wives of King David in the Bible played important roles in the history of Israel. Through their relationships, David's wives brought him political alliances and material wealth, as well as 19 sons and one daughter. Three of David's wives were especially significant to Israel's history. They are Michal, Abigail and Bathsheba.

What Are the Names of the Seven Archangels?
The names of the seven archangels vary somewhat.

The Warring States Period of Ancient China
The Warring States period, which followed the period known as Spring and Autumn (770-476 B.C.) during the Chou (Zhou) Dynasty, ran from about 475-221 B.C.

What Are the Ten Commandments?
What are the Ten Commandments from the Book of Exodus in the Bible?

Conversion of Biblical Measurements - Cubits and More
Learn how to convert Biblical measurements to determine what's a cubit and more.

What Is the Sword of Damocles?
The Sword of Damocles was described by the Roman orator Cicero in his 'Tusculan Disputations'. Here's my explanation of the proverbial expression.

Epiphany and the Magi - Medieval Christmas History
The names of the magi or three wisemen who visited the Christ child.

Moon Gods and Moon Goddesses (Lunar Deities)
Gods and goddess of the moons came in male and female forms. An alphabetical list of deities or personifications of the moon.

Deborah Was a Wise and Courageous Judge of Israel
A look at how the Bible portrays Deborah as a wise and courageous judge of Israel.

What Did the Ancient Roman People Eat at Meals?
Do you think the Romans were the original bulimics with a vomitorium in every household? It may surprise you to learn most Romans ate modestly. Learn more about the Romans' foods and their diet.

Moses - Profile of the Biblical Figure
Moses, the recipient of the Ten Commandments in the Bible, and a Hebrew prophet, was the leader of the Hebrew people when they left Egypt and wandered in the wilderness during the Biblical Exodus.

Dates for Major Events in Ancient History
Time line of major events in the ancient history of the world. Most dates and events on the ancient history timeline are of political importance.

Who Are the Babylonian Gods and Goddesses?
Babylonian Gods and Goddesses. Ancient / Classical History.

An Introduction to Latin Pronunciation
Ideas about Latin pronunciation. Latin vowel debate. Vox Latina and Wheelock as sources for Latin pronunciation. What do we know about Latin pronunciation?

The Peloponnesian War - Causes of the Conflict
A look at the causes and sequences of events leading up to the Peloponnesian War.

The Physician Hippocrates and Greek Medicine
Hippocrates was a Greek doctor who looked for medical rather than religious reasons for ailments.

The Death of Balder in Norse Mythology
The death of the Norse god Balder and the punishment of Loki.

Alexander the Great - Ancient Greek Military Leader
A basic facts profile of the ancient Greek military leader Alexander the Great.

What Are the Letters of the Greek Alphabet?
The letters of the Greek alphabet.

Who Were the Amazons? Did They Really Exist?
Amazons Identity Questions - Who Were the Amazons? Did the Amazons actually exist? Were the Amazons man-haters? women warriors who each cut off a breast to be better archers? Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball does research to uncover the answers.

Timeline of Roman Emperors and Common Groupings
Table of dates of the Roman Emperors from Augustus to Romulus Augustulus.

Ares, the Greek God of War - Profile
In Greek Mythology, Ares is the god of war. Ares is known as Mars by the Romans.

The Valentine's Day Myth of Cupid and Psyche
Information on Cupid, particularly as in the myth of Cupid and Psyche.

Problems With What We May Have Learned About the Indus Valley
Ancient/Classical History. Page 2.

The Ancient Indus Valley Civilization
A look at the assumptions made about the history of the ancient Indus Valley civilization that are based on the Aryan Invasion.

Which Was the World's First Empire?
Answer to the question, Ancient/Classical History.

Roman Army - Recruitment, Legions, Siege Warfare & More
The Roman army developed from the Greek form to a superlative fighting machine that conquered much of the known world.

Archaeological Data About the Biblical Story of Abraham
Archaeological evidence about the story of Abraham in the Bible.

Exodus Passages Listing the 10 Commandments
These are the 10 Commandments from the King James Version of the book of Exodus chapter 20, along with some comparisons to other versions.

King David's Wisest Wife Abigail
Most scholars think of Abigail as King David's wisest wife. By deflecting David's anger toward her first husband, Nabal, for refusing to give David and his men supplies, Abigail both saved her own household and kept David from a serious tactical error of murdering Nabal. Captivated by her beauty and wisdom, David wastes no time in marrying Abigail when her first husband dies. Abigail and David shared many characteristics that made Abigail the comrade that David needed for success.

Abigail Was King David's Wisest Wife
Page 2. Most scholars think of Abigail as King David's wisest wife. By deflecting David's anger toward her first husband, Nabal, for refusing to give David and his men supplies, Abigail both saved her own household and kept David from a serious tactical error of murdering Nabal. Captivated by her beauty and wisdom, David wastes no time in marrying Abigail when her first husband dies. Abigail and David shared many characteristics that made Abigail the comrade that David needed for success.

Pontius Pilate: Prefect of the Roman Province of Judaea
Pontius Pilate has come down in history because of his role in the execution of Jesus.

About the Greek Playwright Sophocles
Read about the Greek playwright Sophocles.

What Was the First Alphabet?
What was the first alphabet? Ancient/Classical History.

Trajan - Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Traianus
Profile of the Roman Emperor Trajan.

Basics on Mark Antony in Ancient History
Mark Antony was a soldier and statesman at the end of the Roman Republic renowned for the eulogy he spoke at the funeral of Julius Caesar.

Queen Esther Story and Jewish Purim Holiday
Brave and beautiful Queen Esther started out life as a nice Jewish girl named Hadassah. When she was wed to the king of Persia, she gained the royal status she needed to save the Jewish people from annihilation at the hands of an evil prime minister. Today the Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates her courage with feasting and fun.

Queen Esther: Her History Is Doubtful, But Her Holiday of Purim Is Fun
Brave and beautiful Queen Esther started out life as a nice Jewish girl named Hadassah. When she was wed to the king of Persia, she gained the royal status she needed to save the Jewish people from annihilation at the hands of an evil prime minister. Today the Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates her courage with feasting and fun. Page 2.

Catapult: Definition, History, and Types
The Romans used the catapult effectively in battle. Here you'll learn about the weapon and a little about its history in the ancient world.

The Endings on Latin Nouns of the Third Declension
Learn the endings on Latin nouns of the Third Declension.

Iliad Book XXII - Achilles Kills Hector
Information on the twenty-second book of the Iliad of Homer.

Major Figures in the Twenty-Second Book of the Iliad
Major Figures in the Twenty-Second Book of the Iliad. Page 2.

Who Was the Emperor Augustus?
Augustus is the name we use for the first Roman emperor.

Classical Abbreviations for Authors and Their Works
A list of the abbreviations for classical works and authors with the full names spelled out.

Who Is Loki, the Norse Trickster God?
Loki was the Norse trickster god and a bundle of contradictions.

Why Is There an X in Xmas? Isn't It Sacrilegious?
The name Xmas is sometimes seen as a move to take the religious Christ element out of Christmas. But that's not its origins.

Star of Bethlehem and Dating the Birth of Jesus
Jesus may have been born under the Star of Bethlehem, a comet that may have appeared in the spring of 5 B.C.

Bathsheba - King David's Most Famous Wife
Bathsheba was King David's most famous wife because they committed adultery before they were married. David tried to cover up their affair after Bathsheba became pregnant, and David succeeded in getting her husband Uriah killed. Although the child they conceived during their affair died, David and Bathsheba had another son, Solomon, who was David's successor.

Bathsheba, King David's Most Famous Wife
Bathsheba was King David's most famous wife because they committed adultery before they were married. David tried to cover up their affair. Page 2.

Who Is Atlas, the Greco-Roman Titan?
Atlas is the son of the Titans Iapetus and Clymene, two of the twelve Titans. The battle Atlas led against Zeus took ten years after which the Titan was punished with holding up the heavens while the other Titans were consigned to Tartarus.

Celtic Halloween Beliefs - Samhain
Celtic beliefs about the holiday of Samhain or Halloween

Christian All Saints Feast - Celtic Samhain
Christian feasts and old beliefs in Samhain and festivals for the spirits of the dead. Page 2.

Witches Masks Mumming on Halloween
Witches, Masks and Mumming become Halloween customs. Page 3.

Why Study Classics? - Advantages of Classical Studies
Why should you study classics? There are many advantages of classical studies.

Classical Greek Tragedy - The House of Atreus
The House of Atreus was an unfortunate family descended from and persecuted by the gods. It features prominently in Greek tragedy and the Iliad of Homer.

Plebeians - About the Roman Plebeians
The Plebeians were that part of the Roman population whose origin was among the conquered Latins. Contrasted with the patrician nobility.

Archimedes Profile - About the Ancient Mathematician
Information on the famous Greek mathematician Archimedes.

Ancient Grains: Fact or Fraud?
What are these ancient grains that are appearing in your supermarket? Are they better for you? About.com investigates these cereal claims.

Harappan Culture in India - Overview
Harappan Culture article from Library of Congress Country Studies on India.

Vedic Aryans
Ancient/Classical History. Page 2.

Obligations and Rewards of 30 Years as Vestal Virgins
Vestal Virgins - Obligations and rewards of 30 years service as Vestal Virgins

Bronze Age - Definition and Links to Related Terms
The Bronze Age followed the Neolithic Age.

Why Hercules Had to Perform the 12 Labors
Hercules had to perform the 12 Labors probably as atonement for his mad behavior. Read more about the hero's murderous madness.

Ancient Sanskrit Language Overview
Sanskrit is an ancient Indoeuropean language.

Pliny the Younger's Letters About Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Younger recalls the events of his uncle and adoptive father Pliny the Elder at Pompeii when Mt. Vesuvius erupted.

A Second Letter From Pliny About the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
Ancient/Classical History. Page 2.

Footnotes to Pliny's Letters
Footnotes to Pliny's Letters. Ancient/Classical History. Page 3.

Gods and Goddesses of the Greek Underworld
Identity and parentage of Hades and the other major Greek gods and goddesses of the Underworld. Page 2.

The Ancient Greek Underworld and Hades
A look at what we know about the concept of Hades and the ancient Greek Underworld.

Myths and Legends: Thor, God of Thunder
Thor is often compared with the Greek thunder god Zeus. The English fifth day of the week is named Thursday after Thor (Thor's Day).

Cornelius Tacitus - Roman Historian
A brief biography of the major Roman historian, Tacitus.

Creation Myths or Greek Cosmogonies
Information on the ancient Greek mythological conceptions of the creation of the world and people or gods in it.

Men of Athens Who Contributed to the Rise of Democracy
A short article on how the ordinary Greek came to be a valued member of society and how that society became democratic.

The Law-Giver Draco - Rise of Democracy in Athens
A short article on how the ordinary Greek came to be a valued member of society and how that society became democratic. Page 3.

Greek Terms - Technical and Other Greek Terms for the Rise of Democracy
Ancient/Classical History. Page 4.

First King of Israel Saul - Biography
Saul was the first king of the United monarchy. Learn more about the Biblical King Saul of 1 Samuel and his fascinating story.

Cylon - About the Would-Be Tyrant Cylon
Cylon an eupatrid of Athens was killed by the Alcmaeonids. Page 2.

Timeline of Major Events in Ancient Greek History
The major events in ancient Greek history along a timeline.

Roman Leaders at the End of the Republic - Marius
From humble beginnings Marius rose to become consul of Rome, not just once but an unprecedented seven times.

Historical Profile of the Roman Republic
The form we know of as republic started in ancient Rome as an alternative to the monarchy. Here you'll read about the meaning of the term, the event that triggered the creation of the republic, and what the Romans devised as the form of government under the republican umbrella.

Economic Reasons for the Fall of Rome
Rome fell or changed partly as a result of economic policies of the Roman emperors.

Julius Caesar and His Rise to Power in the Roman Republic
Julius Caesar and his rise to power in the Roman Republic and the relationship between Caesar and Sulla. Also, Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus as the First Triumvirate.

The Varied Size of the Roman Legions
The Roman legions are the bodies of Roman soldiers responsible for creating the Roman Empire. Most of the soldiers were infantry, but there were also groups of cavalry, and auxiliaries. The size of these units changed over time.

Extra, Extra! Read All About the Romans!
The Romans had the scoop on all the news of the empire. Here are the juicy details on their

Greeks, Persians, and Perseus: Oh, My!
What's in a family? If you're the Greeks and the Persians, you're actually long-lost cousins descended from a demigod, according to ancient historians.

How the Romans Voted in the Roman Republic
Being eligible to vote in a Roman election did not guarantee that your vote counted for as much as the guy at the next voting enclosure. Voting was still a new institution with various kinks to iron out in the Roman Republic, although even today there still seem to be plenty of kinks in this seemingly self-evident process.

How Jezebel Came to Be Known as a Wicked Queen
Not so long ago

Troy Movie Starring Brad Pitt - Review
Review of the Troy movie starring Brad Pitt as the Greek hero Achilles.

Ancient/Classical History
Ancient/Classical History. Page 2.

Cases and Endings of 1st Declension Latin Nouns
The endings on Latin nouns of the first declension.

What Is an Oral Tradition? Expert Q&A
An oral tradition is a method of keeping a culture alive without relying on writing or recording media.

Egypt Cult of the Sun God and Akhenaten's Monotheism
The Cult of the Sun God and Monotheism of Akhenaten

Human Sacrifice Rituals and the Ancient Maya
Look at what we think we know about human sacrifice among the ancient Maya.

What Were the Spartan Helots?
Unlike the residents without full citizenship (perioikoi), the helots were subjugated natives whom the Spartan citizenry (Spartiates) made work for them as serfs.

Aqueducts, Water Supply and Sewers in Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome is known for its water supply. Here is a look at some of what we know about Rome's water supply, aqueducts, and sewers.

Study Guide for the Odyssey of Homer
Study guide to the 24 books and Samuel Butler's 1900 English translation of the Odyssey, by Homer.

Roman Society During the Period of Kings & the Republic
The elements of Roman society during the period of kings and the Republic.

Periods of Ancient Greek Pottery - Types of Vases
These are some of the basic vase or pottery types used by the ancient Greeks.

Periods of Ancient Greek Pottery - Types of Vases
These are some of the basic vase or pottery types used by the ancient Greeks.

Gorgo - Queen of Sparta
Gorgo was the daughter of one king and wife of the next Agiad king of Sparta and was renowned for wisdom.

Biblical King David Biography
A quick identification of the Biblical King David.

Zeus the Adulterer - Greek Mythology
Zeus the Adulterer features Greek mythology's royal couple, Zeus and Hera. With impunity Zeus was able to commit adultery despite his jealous wife Hera.

Tantalus, Mortal Son of Zeus - Profile
Tantalus was a mortal son of the Greek god Zeus.

Latin Words in English
Some words come into English unchanged. See if you can match up these circumlocutions with the Latin word they replace.

Sappho - Greek Poet in Ancient / Classical History
Sappho is the most famous of the ancient Greek women poets associated with the name of her island home, Lesbos; whence, the term Lesbian.

7 Stages in Athenian Democracy
Seven stages in the Athenian version of the democratic form of government

A Short Introduction to the Persian Wars
Start here for information about the Persian Wars - a short overview of the conflict.

Nero - The Last Julio-Claudian Emperor
The Roman Emperor Nero said to have played the fiddle while Rome burned and to have persecuted the Christians.

How Did Crassus Die in the Battle of Carrhae?
The richest of the three men in the first triumvirate, Crassus died while fighting the Parthians.

First and Second Triumvirates of Rome
A triumvirate puts the power in the hands of three men. In Rome a triumvirate was a political alliance.

Useful Common Latin Abbreviations Used in English
Here are some useful or important common Latin abbreviations you should know because they are still used in English writing.

Definition of Platonic Love During Ancient Times
Platonic Love, which is named for the Greek philosopher Plato, now means something quite different from what Plato meant.

Latin Death Words - Say You're Dead
Words in Latin for death, dying, and committing suicide.

Timeline of the Ancient Greek and Roman Historians
Dates, names, and features on this site about the Ancient Greek and Roman Historians - Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Strabo, Livy, Tacitus, Plutarch.

Themis Profile - About Greek Goddess of Justice
Information on Themis, a Greek goddess of order, social control, and justice, the Roman equivalent, and her role in ancient Greek history.

Roman Emperor Claudius Biography
Claudius became emperor of Rome after the assassination of his nephew, the mad emperor Caligula.

Political Aspects of the Classical Age of Greece
The Classical Age of Greece ran from the Persian Wars to Phillip of Macedon and Alexander the Great. This page on the Classical Age summarizes political and military aspects.

Styx - The River
Styx is an Underworld river in Greek mythology

Chronological List of Writers of Ancient Greece
A chronological list of ancient Greek writers, from Homer to Menander, along with links to biographies and selected works.

The Basics of Hephaestus - Greek God Hephaestus
Hephaestus was the blacksmith of the Greek gods.

From the Bronze Age to A.D. 500 - Events in the Ancient Eras
Since history proper starts with writing, the first period on this chart of major eras in ancient history is back in the Bronze Age when people first developed writing in a number of different locations. This chart provides quick look at what happened across Eurasia divided into major epochs.

Who Were the Argonauts?
A quick look at the identity of the Argonauts, the heroes who followed Jason on his quest.

Chinese Gods and Goddesses - Ancient Deities
Some of the major gods and goddesses of the Chinese.

The Greek Hoplite Soldier - Basic Information
A quick look at the ancient Greek soldiers known as hoplites, their name, armor, and formation.

Olympian Goddess Aphrodite - Fast Facts
Fast facts about the Greek goddess Aphrodite, called Venus by the Romans.

How Do You Write This Year in Roman Numerals?
Answer to the question of how to write and read this year in Roman numerals.

Taking the Long Way Home
After the war, what happened to the men who fought for Troy…and some of the Trojans themselves?

Why Are the Greeks Called Hellenes?
How did the Greeks come to be named Hellenes and does that name have anything to do with Helen of Troy?

Why Did the Maya Perform Human Sacrifices?
Possible reasons for the practice of human sacrifice.

Who Was the Son of Achilles?
An answer to the question of whether Achilles had a son, and if so who he was.

Alfred Wegener's Pangaea Hypothesis
In 1912 a German meteorologist named Alfred Wegener hypothesized a single supercontinent because of continental drift and plate tectonics.

Roman Empire Timeline
A Roman Empire timeline of the key, major events in ancient history, during the period of the Roman emperors. The timeline begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar and ends with the ousting of the last Roman emperor in Italy in A.D. 476.

Who Is Marduk?
Marduk is a Babylonian creation god.

Iranian Zoroastrian God Ahura Mazda
Ahura Mazda is a Persian sky god.

The Babylonian Captivity or Exile of the Jews
What and when was the period known as the Babylonian captivity or Babylonian exile?

Tetrarchy - About the Roman Rule by Four
Tetrarchy is the word we use to describe the division into four of the Roman Empire under the reign of Emperor Diocletian -- a man who knew how to delegate.

Good Emperor Nerva
Information on the Roman emperor Nerva.

Roman Plebeian Tribune Definition
Glossary entry on the Roman plebeian tribune.

Table of Contents for the 12 Labors of Hercules
A table of contents for the 12 labors of Hercules with pictures showing each.

Who were the Philistines?
Glossary entry on the Philistines

Latin Nouns of the Second Declension - Endings
The endings on Latin nouns of the second declension.

Neolithic Period - Definition
The era called Neolithic is also called the new stone age.

A.D. The Abbreviation Used in Dates for Anno Domini
A.D. is a Latin abbreviation for Anno Domini.

Who Is the Greek Goddess Iris?
Iris Greek Goddess. Ancient / Classical History.

Hephaestus - Fast Facts About the Olympian God
Fast facts about the Olympian god Hephaestus.

Dido - Queen of Carthage - Ancient / Classical History
Dido was the queen of Carthage whom Aeneas spurned in Vergil's Aeneid.

Events in the Life of Gaius Julius Caesar
A summary of his accomplishments and timeline of events in the life of Julius Caesar.

Hubris Crimes in Greek Tragedy and Law
Hubris was an offense in Greek epic, law, and tragedy.

The Weaving Contest Between Athena and Arachne
Athena and Arachne have a contest in weaving, but the playing field is far from level.

Hestia - Fast Facts About the Olympian Goddess
Fast facts about the Olympian goddess Hestia.

Kandakes
Who were the queens regnant of ancient Nubia? They were pretty great - they built pyramids and even fought the Romans.

The Real Housewives of Ancient Egypt
Meet the cast members of the newest hit reality show,

Deliciousness is Godliness
What did the Greek gods eat? Nectar and ambrosia…but what were they and when were they used? Chow down with Zeus and co. on this food for thought.

Morbus Comitialis - Epilepsy


Latin Punctuation
As I've mentioned before, I enjoy spending a few hours searching through JSTOR for answers to questions, even though I know I'll never find exactly what I'm

Death of Cicero
Cicero Photo Clipart.comOn this day in 43 B.C., Cicero, aged 63, proscribed by the second triumvirate (Octavian, Mark Antony, and Lentulus), was

Lemuria: Ancient Roman Day of the Dead
How did the Romans keep ghosts happy? Hear the spirits tell their stories...

How Did the Odyssey Really End?
Did Odysseus and Penelope live happily ever after? As secret love children and father-killers emerge, dive into the real story of the Odyssey!

Freedom-Fighting Queen of Ancient Egypt
To liberate Ancient Egypt from foreign overlords, Queen Ahhotep and her family were freedom fighters for their own right to rule.

Top 10 Classicists to Follow on Twitter
What classicists should you follow on Twitter? About.com has the scoop for you.

Memorize Latin From the Aeneid by Vergil/Virgil
Memorize a chunk of Latin from the Aeneid by Vergil/Virgil to help yourself re-learn Latin.

What Is the Cloaca Maxima?
The cloaca maxima was the sewer system of ancient Rome.

Nolo (Irregular Latin Verb) Definition and Use
Paradigm for the irregular Latin verb Nolo.

What Were Roman Emperors?
A Roman emperor ruled Rome during the Imperial and Byzantine periods of ancient Roman history.

The Roman Family's Father or Pater Familias
An explanation of the slightly different concept of family father contained in the concept of pater familias.

Renaissance - Definition
Renaissance is a period of rebirth of classical learning.

Socratic Method Definition
The Socratic method or elenchos was a stage in the history of dialectic.

Caesar's Gallic Wars - Overview of the Commentaries
In his De bello Gallico, Caesar describes 7 years of wars between Romans and Gallic tribes.

How Did the Roman Empire Acquire Silk and Silkworms?
The Romans had been trading for silk for centuries using the Persians as intermediaries, but under Emperor Justinian, decided to produce it themselves.

Names of the First Generation Titans in Greek Mythology
The Titans. A List of the first generation Titans.

What Is Chinese Footbinding?
An explanation of Chinese footbinding, an archaic rather than ancient practice thought to enhance the allure of Han Chinese girls.

The Words of the Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed is the statement of faith that reflects the beliefs of Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, and Eastern Orthodoxy.

Chinese Yellow Emperor, 2698 to 2598 B.C.
A legendary ruler of the Chinese people who is said to have lived in the third millennium B.C. He is credited with having invented Chinese medicine.

What Is Nirvana? (Definition)
Nirvana is one of the concepts of Buddhism.

Vercingetorix - Gallic Tribal Leader
Vercingetorix was a Gallic tribal leader who stood up to Caesar's legions.

Who Is the Egyptian God Ptah?
Glossary entry on the creator god Ptah.

Letters of the Younger Pliny: Introduction (J.B. Firth)
E-text of the Letters of Pliny the Younger in a public domain English translation.

Pliny Letters Introduction Continued
The Introduction to the Letters of Pliny the Younger, continued. Page 2.

Paradigms to Conjugate Latin Verbs of the 2nd Conjugation
Learn the Paradigms to Conjugate Latin Verbs of the Second Conjugation

Latin Prepositions That Take the Ablative Case
Try to memorize this basic list of Latin prepositions that take the Ablative case.

Individual Summaries of Ovid the Amores Book I
Elegy-by-elegy summary of Ovid the Amores Book 1.

Destruction of Jerusalem Predicted by Ashkelon's Fall
The destruction of Jerusalem was predicted by the way Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II devastated Ashkelon, the main seaport of the Jews' rivals, the Philistines. Archaeologists who have studied the Ashkelon site for more than a decade say the ruins make clear what a ruthless conqueror Nebuchadnezzar was. Had the Jews heeded the lessons of Ashkelon's fall, they might have been spared their Babylonian exile and the loss of the First Temple.

Euclid of Alexandria
Euclid of Alexandria was a mathematician who was of great importance to geometry.c. 325-265 B.C.

Roman Generals of the Punic Wars - List
In the three Punic Wars, a long list of Roman generals faced a smaller number of Carthaginian military commanders.

Partitive Genitive Cases in Latin
One of the special uses of the genitive in Latin is the partitive genitive.

Mt. Olympus Definition and Brief Description
Mt. Olympus has a well-known thanks to its history. Learn more about this significant piece of nature by reading this succinct definition.

The Story of Semele, as told by Nemesis
The Story of Semele as told by Nemesis

19 Terms to Know From Homeric Epic
These are terms you should know when reading Homer's epics.

Mother of Alexander, the Great Olympias
Olympias was the mother of Alexander the Great.

Roman Dictators
Glossary entry on Roman dictators.

Caiaphas and Pilate Judged the Trial of Jesus
The trial of Jesus, which Christians commemorate during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, provides an instance in which history confirms the existence of figures mentioned in connection with a New Testament story. In this case, the two people documented by history are Jesus' judges, the Jewish high priest Joseph Caiaphas and the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate.

Trial of Jesus: History Confirms Existence of Jesus' Judges
The trial of Jesus, which Christians commemorate during the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, provides an instance in which history confirms the existence of figures mentioned in connection with a New Testament story. In this case, the two people documented by history are Jesus' judges, the Jewish high priest Joseph Caiaphas and the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Page 2.

Christianity: Definition
Christianity is a monotheistic religion whose adherents believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the son of God and their savior.

Heroes and People of the Trojan War Stories
People involved in the Trojan War stories, including the homecomings. Trojan War heroes and wives left at home for the returning Greek warriors.

Keeping Cool - Ideas From Ancient History on How to Keep Cool
Ancient history provides examples of cooling techniques.

Ideas From Ancient History on How to Keep Cool
Ancient history provides examples of cooling techniques. Page 2.

Rulers & Major Leaders of Ancient Civilizations: Index
The major leaders of ancient civilizations.

Who Was the Greek Goddess Selene?
Selene was a Greek goddess of the moon.

Andromeda - Legendary Princess in Greek Mythology
Andromeda was rescued by Perseus, married him, produced numerous children and was transformed into a constellation.

What Does SPQR Stand for in Latin?
The abbreviation SPQR refers to the Roman senate and the Roman people. Here is a look at the Latin for each of the letters in the abbreviation.

Persephone Greek Goddess Profile
Persephone. Greek goddess Persephone.

Chinese Oracle Bones
Chinese oracle bones are evidence of ancient Chinese writing.

Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamen
Howard Carter worked in Egypt for thirty years before he found the tomb of Tutankhamen.

Noah and the Ark - Myths Concerning a Great Flood
Myths about a great flood. Noah, the Epic of Gilgamesh and other stories of a great flood.

Was Mary Mother of Jesus Real
A look at the question of whether Mary, the Mother of Jesus, really existed.

Rules for Latin Syllabification
Guidelines to help you learn to stress the right syllable in Latin.

History of Alexandria - Ancient and Medieval Period
An article from the 1911 encyclopedia on the history of Alexandria covering Alexandria from its founding by Alexander the Great through the Middle Ages.

Alexandria - Ancient and Medieval History of Alexandria Page 2 of 2
An article from the 1911 encyclopedia on the history of Alexandria covering Alexandria from its founding by Alexander the Great through the Middle Ages. Page 2.

Martial Tells the Story of Gladiators Priscus and Verus
Read the Latin and an English translation of a poem about gladiators that formed the basis of a television special.

What Do Flower Names Mean?
The classification of plant names started by Linnaeus involves the use of Latin and sometimes Greek words.

The Meaning of Flower Names - The Meaning of Latin in Flower Names
The Meaning of Latin in Flower Names. Page 2.

Plutarch's Lycurgus on the Krypteia
The Spartan educational system included a secret training known as the krypteia or cryptia.

Who Was Scipio Africanus?
Scipio Africanus won the Hannibalic War or Second Punic War for Rome by defeating Hannibal at Zama in 202 B.C.

Learning and Memorizing Latin Declension Endings
In answer to a reader's question on how to learn Latin declension endings, here are a few suggestions.

The Three Punic Wars
A look at the three Punic Wars. Ancient / Classical History.

Qualifications to Become a Member of the Roman Senate
What were the qualifications to become a member of the Roman Senate?

What Is a Moabite?
Glossary entry on Moabite. Ancient / Classical History.

King Pyrrhus and the Pyrrhic Victory
King Pyrrhus and the Pyrrhic Victory. Page 2.

The 12 Tables of Roman Law (Highlights)
Highlights from the 12 Tables. Ancient / Classical History.

Ancient Classical Epic Poetry
Ancient Classical epic poetry is defined in terms of its content and style.

What Are Hieroglyphs? (Definition)
Hieroglyphs are a type of ancient writing using pictures.

"Volo" Conjugation (Irregular Latin Verb)
Paradigm for the irregular Latin verb volo.

Homer's Story of 'Mars and Venus Caught in a Net'
Mars and Venus Caught in a Net, the story of Venus' infidelity as told in Homer's

Chiron - The Centaur Cheiron
Glossary entry on the medical centaur Chiron.

What Is the Silk Road? - Roman History
The silk road, actually there were multiple silk roads, refers to a trade network in the ancient world.

B.C. - Meaning of Before Christ
B.C. stands for Before Christ. Ancient / Classical History.

Latin Lesson - Verbs Into Nouns With Suffixes
Latin verb to noun via suffixes. List of endings on nouns created from verbs in Latin.

Pharaoh Amenhotep IV or Akhenaten
Amenhotep IV Neferkherure Waenre (Akhenaten) was the son and co-regent of Pharaoh Amenhotep III Nebmaatre.

What Is a Spartan?
Spartan is an adjective used to describe ancient Greeks from the polis of Sparta and people who behave in ways thought to have been typical of these Spartans.

What Is the Vulgate?
Glossary entry on the Vulgate. Ancient / Classical History.

Roman Magistrates Definition
Glossary entry on the Roman magistrates.

Finding Biblical History in the New Testament
Finding biblical history in the New Testament accounts of Jesus' life and ministry, can require some digging. The text provides clues to Jewish society that can be traced through additional sources.

What Are the Chinese Dynasties?
The Chinese historians divided the history of China into dynasties, which were periods of rise and fall of successions of (dynastic) rulers.

Ancient Egypt's 1st Intermediate Period
1st Intermediate Egypt was a period about which little is known other than that there were rival monarchs.

Alexandria in Ancient Egypt
Basic information on Alexandria in Egypt.

Niobe - Daughter of Tantalus, the Queen of Thebes
In Greek mythology, Niobe was the proud and fertile daughter of Tantalus who lost all her children as a result of her boast to the mother of Apollo and Artemis, Leto (Latona).

What Are the Principal Parts of Latin Verbs?
An explanation of the principal parts of verbs in Latin.

De Bello Gallico Passages for the AP Latin Caesar
Passages for the AP Latin Caesar exam from Book V of Caesar's Gallic Wars (de bello Gallico).

Determining the Date of Easter Sunday Annually
Dating Easter. The dates for Easter do not correspond with the dates of the Jewish Passover.

Determining the Date of Easter Sunday Annually
Dating Easter. The dates for Easter do not correspond with the dates of the Jewish Passover. Page 2.

The Books of Homer's Iliad
The Iliad, traditionally ascribed to Homer, is conventionally divided into 24 books.

Latin 1st Conjugation Verbs
Learn how to conjugate Latin 1st conjugation verbs.

12 Phases of Athens and Its Democracy
A timeline of ancient Athens focusing on the rise and fall of democracy.

Calypso - Character in the Odyssey
Calypso is one of the tempting immortal women Odysseus faces in the Odyssey.

Eo - Irregular Latin Verb
Paradigm for the irregular Latin verb eo.

The Ancient Olympic Games
The ancient Olympics began as a celebration of death. Two mythological figures are used to explain the origins, Pelops and Hercules.

Rhea - Titan and Mother of the Gods in Greek Mythology
Rhea is the name of one of the Titans and the mother of the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus.

What Is Natron? (Use in Ancient Egypt)
A brief look at the Egyptian substance natron.

What Is Cynicism?
The philosophical school of cynicism was a loose group of people, known as Cynics, who defied conventions in a search for virtue.

Apollo and Daphne: The Metamorphoses
A short version of the story of the metamorphosis of Daphne into a bay laurel tree.

Atomism - Pre-Socratic Philosophy
Atomism was a Pre-Socratic philosophy that explained that all of nature is composed of indivisible units, called atoms, and the void.

Chinese Emperors Listed by Dynasty
The dates and names of the Chinese emperors of the ancient Chinese dynasties.

What Is Ancient Greek Comedy?
Greek comedy is a theatrical genre that began under the auspices of officials of Athens.

Sword of Damocles - The Legend
The Sword of Damocles is a legend about a a man who tries on the life of a king only to find it is more dangerous than he realized.

Jainism Definition and Examples in Religions
Definition of Jainism religion in an Indian sub-continent

Mt. Vesuvius Volcano that Destroyed Pompeii
Mt. Vesuvius is a volcano in the area of Italy south of Rome known as Campania. Mt. Vesuvius is said to have erupted in A.D. 79 destroying the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii.

What Is Pentecost?
Pentecost is the name of a religious holiday in both Judaism and Christianity.

Patroclus Information - Friend of Achilles
Patroclus was a close friend of Achilles who accompanied him to Troy during the Trojan War.

What Is the Plural of Virus?
The plural of the word virus. Is it vira or viri or viruses?

Major Greek Underworld Myths - Persephone and Others
A quick look at some of the main Greek Underworld myths.

Greek Mathematician Eratosthenes Profile
Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the earth.

Poseidon - Fast Facts About the Olympian God
Fast facts about the Olympians god Poseidon.

What Is Cuneiform?
Cuneiform is the wedge-shaped writing used in Mesopotamia. There are many remnants of this ancient writing because cuneiform was used on clay which, unlike writing on paper or hieroglyphs on papyrus, was preserved by fire.

India - Kingdoms and Empires
Kingdoms and Empires of India. Library of Congress study of the early kingdoms and empires of India.

India - Kingdoms and Empires
Kingdoms and Empires of India. Library of Congress study of the early kingdoms and empires of India. Page 2.

India - Kingdoms and Empires
Kingdoms and Empires of India. Library of Congress study of the early kingdoms and empires of India. Page 3.

Ancient Historians of Roman History
These ancient historians are some of the main ancient sources on the history of the various periods of ancient Rome.

Aristarchus (Ancient Astronomer) Encyclopedia Info
Aristarchus was an ancient astronomer with a lunar crater named for him.

Who Was John the Baptist of the Bible?
John the Baptist was a Jewish forerunner of Jesus who baptized believers in the imminent coming of Judgment Day.

Thantos - Definition and History
Glossary entry on the Greek personification of death known as Thanatos.

Battle of the Granicus (Encyclopedia Definition)
Alexander the Great won the Battle of the Granicus in May/June 334 B.C.

Comparing 'Gladiator' to Historical Roman Gladiators
In the Gladiator movie, one of the most fanciful parts, the emperor in the arena, is based on fact. Gladiators fought in the Roman arena as slaves, but some crazy Roman emperors, like Commodus and Caligula chose to fight there as gladiators because of the adulation.

Fast Facts on Italy - Rome and the Italian Peninsula
Italy is the name of the country that was the start of the Roman Empire.

The Position of Greek Women in The Archaic Age
Here is information from ancient Greek literary sources on the position of ancient Greek women in the Archaic Age of Greece.

Latin Demonstratives as Personal Pronouns
The Latin demonstratives is, ea, id are used as third personal pronouns. Here is their paradigm.

What Are the Myrmidons?
Glossary entry on the Myrmidons.

Titus MacCius Plautus - Profile of the Roman Playwright
Information on the comic playwright Plautus.

The Biggest Gladiator Fight in Roman History
The lavish entertainment Trajan put on to celebrate his Dacian Campaign: During 123 days, 11,000 animals died and 5000 pairs of gladiators fought.

Sophocles' 'Oedipus' Summary
Plot and episode summary of the 'Oedipus Tyrannos' play by Sophocles.

Passive Periphrastic Latin Construction
The passive periphrastic is a Latin construction that expresses ought to or must.

The Etymology of Geometry Terms
What do those math terms mean? Here you can read about geometry terms. Knowing the etymology of these terms helps in understanding geometry.

A Profile of Attila the Hun - the Scourge of God
Profile of one of ancient Rome's major enemies, Attila the Hun. Attila was the leader of the Huns and was also known as the Scourge of God.

Pegasus History - Flying Horse in Greek Mythology
Pegasus was born from the bleeding body of his mother Medusa when Perseus chopped off her head, he sprang forth with Chrysaor. His father was Poseidon.

Cupid and Psyche
A look at Cupid, Psyche, the sources and the myth of Cupid and Psyche.

Climate of Mongolia
Library of Congress data on the climate of Mongolia.

Learning Latin Discussions (Is it Easy?)
Few people would say Latin is exactly easy, but....

Roman Emperors Timelines and Reigns
Timeline for Rome, showing the reigns of various Roman emperors.

Galilee in Jesus' Time: A Center of Change
Tracking the social and political changes during Jesus' time poses one of the great challenges to understanding biblical history more fully. One of the greatest influences on Galilee in Jesus' time was the urbanization brought about by its ruler, Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great.

Who Were Antony's Wives? How Many of Them Were There?
Antony the Great had five wives. These are their names and the conditions of the marriages and divorces.

What Are the Greek Numbers Found in English?
These are Greek numbers that you may find used in English words.