41 Greek Gods and Goddesses: Family Tree and Fun Facts

Greek Gods and Goddesses

Far away on Mount Olympus lives the… Well, the Olympians — the twelve most important Greek deities.  In ancient times, the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses and the rest of their family were an important part of daily Greek culture. Each god and goddess ruled certain realms and also played their part in mythology; fascinating …

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The Second Punic War (218-201 BC): Hannibal Marches Against Rome

second punic war

The thin, alpine air rushes between the two towering mountains dominating the horizon; whipping past you, biting your skin and icing your bones.  When you’re not freezing where you stand, you’re hearing and seeing ghosts; worried that a band of barbarous, war mongering Gauls — eager to plunge their swords into any chest that wanders …

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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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