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A Biography of Marc Anthony, an Influential Figure in Roman History
Marc Antony was born in 83 BCE as the son of Antonius Creticus. His father died when Marc was young. He was then brought up by P. Cornelius Lentulus. (Bunson, 19-20) Cornelius was strangled on an order given by Cicero in 63 BCE. In the years of 57-58, Marc joined the army of Gabinius. He was a cavalry commander in Egypt and...
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Was Alexander the Great Really as Great as He is Thought to Have Been?
Alexander The “Great” had many conquering victories in his lifetime. But the question is; Is he as “great” as people make him out to be? I think not. Alexander wouldn’t have gotten where he did without his father. Philip(Alexander’s father) gave him the best kind of education he could get, including Aristotle. They taught...
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A Comparison of the Principles of Athenians and Melians
Athens believes that justice does not exist, hope is foolish, and
pride is what blinds men from see these realities. By these ideas Athens
has won much power and has proved its effectiveness in war. With these
understandings of how the world works, they ask the small island of Melian
to surrender to them or be taken forcefu...
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The Lives of Roman Emperors in The Twelve Caesars by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus is a Roman historian most known for his book The Twelve Caesars. Written during the second century AD, The Twelve Caesars chronicles the first twelve emperors of the Roman Empire. Most notable, though, are his portrayals of the Julio-Claudian emperors. From Augustus to Nero, Suetonius paints a de...
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A Review of Ptolemy's Domestic and Foreign Policies
Ptolemy I In deciding between which Ptolemy had the most successful domestic and foreign policy, there are really only two choices: Ptolemy I Soter and Ptolemy II Philadelphos. After the first two, there was not much good to be said of the rest of the Ptolemys. It is a difficult choice, however, to choose between the two...
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The Changes in Macedonia and Greece during the Reign of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Period
Alexander the Great was the King of Macedonia from 336 B.C to 323 B.C, during this period he conquered the Persian Empire, spread the Greek culture and language throughout Asia Minor, Egypt and Macedonia to India (Fiero 136). The Hellenistic period started with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C and ended in 31 B.C...
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Herodotus' Recount on the Battle of Thermopylae
“The Battle of Thermopyale” The author of “Histories of Herodotus” is Herodotus himself. Herodotus was to be considered the “father of history”. He was the first man to record events and how they happened. His work includes factual information along with myths and legends. The “History of Iran: Histories of Herodotus, Book...
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A Study of the Day in the Life of Enki
“Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” ~ Keith Haring A great deal has changed between the dawn of man in the evolutionary chain more than 100,000 years ago and the humans we know and love (or hate) today. Cities have...
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The Battle of Adrianople and Its Influence on Roman Perspectives Towards the Barbarians
INTRODUCTION The Battle of Adrianople that occurred in 378 was the first major sign of barbarian power. Prior to this, the barbarians and Romans had lived peacefully. The movement of the Huns caused the barbarians to move closer to the Roman Empire as means of safety. The Roman Empire responded with force to the movemen...
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An Overview of the Spartan Government and Community
Sparta was well known for being the strictest and harshest Greek city-state. It reigned as one of the largest city-states that existed, in addition to the other being Athens, its rival. It was located in the central region of the southern Peloponnese and had lands that were excellent for farming due to its fertility. The...
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