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The Tale Of A Mysterious Royal Viscount Who Served In The Shang And Zhou Dynasties

An interesting figure known only by his title of viscount lived in China during the transformational mid-11th century BCE. Although the name of this...

The Myth Of Antiope And Her Dramatic Conflict With Her Family In Thebes

According to ancient Greek myth and legend, Antiope was the daughter of Nycteus—a man who had served as a regent or steward ruler of...

The Legend Of A New Ligurian Mother’s Stubborn Labor

In book four of his text, the Library, the ancient Greek-Sicilian historian, Diodorus Siculus (c. 1st century BCE), devoted much of his page space...

Aldo, Grasuo, And The Buzzy Legend Of A Medieval Italian Shapeshifter Who Saved Their Lives

Aldo and Grasuo were the names of two wealthy noblemen brothers who reportedly hailed from the Brescia region of Italy in the 7th century....

The Lombard Odyssey Of Lopichis

A Lombard historian, known as Paul the Deacon (c. 720-799), wrote a history about his people, starting from early legends and folklore about their...

The Life And Dramatic Downfall Of Duke Guntram Boso

Duke Guntram Boso was a prominent Frankish nobleman who gained great notoriety (and some infamy) in the second half of the 6th century. He...

The Raucous First Meeting Between Chief Joseph And General Howard

Chief Joseph—also known as Young Joseph, Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain), In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat (Thunder-traveling-over-the-mountains) and sometimes spelled Hinmatóowyalahtq’it—was a Nimiipuu (or Nez Percé) leader...

Bernal Díaz’s Graphic Account Of The Human Sacrifice Of His Friends

Bernal Díaz del Castillo was an experienced conquistador who served on several Spanish voyages around Yucatan and Mexico, including the expedition of Hernan Cortes...

Hernán Cortés’ Bloody Sack Of Cholula

  In 1519, Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico, leading a band of Spaniards into a precarious political environment that was dominated by the Aztec Empire....

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In book four of his text, the Library, the ancient Greek-Sicilian historian, Diodorus Siculus (c. 1st century BCE), devoted much of his page space...

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Aldo and Grasuo were the names of two wealthy noblemen brothers who reportedly hailed from the Brescia region of Italy in the 7th century....

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