The Peloponnesian War: Athens vs. Sparta

The Peloponnesian War: Athens vs. Sparta 1

Monumental advances in math, science, philosophy, government, literature, and art have made the Ancient Greeks the envy of world’s past and present. The Greeks gave us democracy, the scientific method, geometry, and so many more building blocks of civilization that it’s hard to imagine where we would be without them. However, images of Ancient Greece …

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The Battle of Thermopylae: 300 Spartans Against the World

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The Battle of Thermopylae, fought between the Greeks and the Persians in 480 BCE, has gone down in history as one of the most significant last stands of all time, despite the fact the “hero,” the Greeks, walked away from this battle defeated and on the brink of complete destruction. However, when we dig a …

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History of Iran: From the Persian Empire to Today

History of Iran: From the Persian Empire to Today 3

Iran is the world’s 18th most populous country, and it’s a major player in both Middle Eastern and world politics. However, most mentions of Iran in the news focus on some of the many problems the country is facing, such as its controversial nuclear program, undemocratic government, and harsh gender divide. But Iran, or Persia, …

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iPhone History: Every generation in timeline order

iPhone History: Every generation in timeline order 4

Every generation or two, a technological advancement is made that is so significant it radically changes the foundation, direction, and momentum of society. The car, telephone, airplane, television, personal computer, and the internet have all dramatically shifted the very structure of modern society, opening up possibilities undreamed of before their creation and dramatically shifting the …

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The American Revolution: The Dates, Causes, and Timeline in the Fight for Independence

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It’s April 18, 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts. The eve of the American Revolution, although you don’t know it yet. It’s been five years since you arrived with your family to the colonies, and while life has been tough, especially during the first years when you worked as an indentured servant to pay for your voyage, …

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