Poseidon: The Greek God of the Sea

Poseidon god of the sea

Ancient Greek mythology encompasses an enormous number of gods, goddesses, demi-gods, heroes, and monsters, but at the core of all of the myths were the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses. The Greek god Poseidon sat at the right hand of his brother Zeus atop Mount Olympus, when he was not in his ocean palace or …

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Ancient Egypt Timeline: Predynastic Period Until the Persian Conquest

ancient egypt timeline

Egypt was one of the first and most successful of the ancient kingdoms. Several dynasties ruled Egypt from different parts of the Nile, helping dramatically reshape the history of civilization and the western world. This Ancient Egypt timeline walks you through the entire history of this great civilization. Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 B.C.) Ancient Egypt …

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Ancient Greece Timeline: Pre-Mycenaean to the Roman Conquest

Ancient Greece Timeline: Pre-Mycenaean to the Roman Conquest 1

Oh, ancient Greece. Thinking of you reminds us of so much beauty. Of philosophy, art, and literature, not to mention democracy (sometimes), math, science, and so much more. Flourishing more than 3,000 years ago (c. 1,000 BC to c. 300 BC), ancient Greece, thanks to its many contributions to human culture, was one of the …

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The Battle of Marathon: The Greco-Persian Wars Advance on Athens

Battle of Marathon

On a sweltering summer day, the nine elected magisterial archons of Athens waited breathlessly for news, surrounded by a restless crowd of citizens. Their army, along with a small number of allies, had engaged with a larger force of Persians in the small bay of Marathon — desperately hoping that the claustrophobic landscape would prevent …

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