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The Tormented Life And Sad Death Of Corellius Rufus

Corellius Rufus was a 1st-century Roman whose tragic life was documented in the letters of his friend, Pliny the Younger (c. 61/62-113). As the...

Hippodamus of Miletus—A Flamboyant Agent Of Order

A 5th-century BCE polymath known as Hippodamus of Miletus was one of the most, if not the most, famous figures among the urban planners...

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 Cross-Sea Journeys And Ill-Fated Wedding Of Jarl Hákon Eiriksson

Hákon Eiriksson was a Norwegian nobleman with ties to the Danish royal family. His father, Jarl Eirik Hakonarson, had aligned himself with King Sweyn...

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...

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 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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