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The Legend Of Queen Zarinaia Of The Sacae

Ctesias of Cnidus was a Greek physician and historian who found work in the Achaemenid Empire of Persia during the late 5th century BCE....

The Tale Of Ning Cheng’s Dramatic Downfall And Resurgence In Ancient China

Ning Cheng was an ancient Chinese government official who began his career during the reign of Emperor Jing (r. 157-141 BCE). He steadily ascended...

Sappho of Lesbos And The Husband Hoax

Sappho was a woman from the Greek island of Lesbos who prolifically composed songs and poems during the late 7th and early 6th centuries...

Faroald I, The First Lombard Duke Of Spoleto

Faroald was a nobleman of the Lombard people who followed King Alboin into Italy in 568, seizing a large portion of the Italian peninsula...

The Tale Of A Bold, Zealous, And Crazy Servant From Bigorra

Sometime prior to the year 580, a servant from the region of Bigorra in southern France suddenly disappeared from his post to start a...

The Martyrdom Of Priscus And The Relentless Revenge Against His Killer

Among the courtiers of King Chilperic of the Franks (r. 561-584) was an interesting figure named Priscus. This man walked a dangerous line during...

The Tale of Gonzalo Guerrero, The Conquistador Adopted Into Mayan Society

  In March 1517, the expedition of Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba reached the native Yucatan town of Campeche. What happened there was a surreal experience...

Árni Magnússon And His Many Chests Of Original Icelandic Manuscripts

  In the year 1663, Árni Magnússon was born in the region of Kvennabrekka, Iceland. The occupations and status of his family would serve him...

The Poetic Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Few authors have mastered channeling the dark, eerie and macabre nature of the world like the great poet and author, Edgar Allan Poe. Even...

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