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The Drowning Of Julius Avitus

Julius Avitus was a young man who lived around the late 1st century in the Roman Empire. He was evidently an aspiring writer, but...

The Tale Of King Pan Geng’s Forceful Move Of His Capital From Yan To Yin

Pan Geng was a king of the ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty whose reign was traditionally dated (but with a large margin of error) to...

Nauplios—An Ancient Greek Human Trafficker Of Myth

An intriguing character named Nauplios appeared from time to time in the tales of mythology about the gods and early hero-kings of the ancient...

The Tale Of Herfemar’s Standoff Against King Liutprand’s Palace Guards

In the early 8th century, a warrior named Herfemar served as a high-ranking advisor to Pemmo, a Lombard Duke of the Friuli region of...

The Tale Of The Golden Gear Of Rhazates

Rhazates was the name given by scholars of Constantinople to a general of the Persian army who clashed against Emperor Heraclius of Constantinople (r....

The Odd Dethroning Of Duke Pemmo Of Friuli

Duke Pemmo was tasked with overseeing the Friuli region of the Lombard kingdom during the reign of King Aripert II (r. 701-712). Pemmo came...

The Jubilant Mirage Sighting of Christopher Columbus

On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from the Spanish city of Palos de Moguer on his flagship, the Santa Maria, which was...

Spain Used Ancient Myth And Legend In An Attempt To Bolster Its Claims On The New World

When Spain began colonizing the American continents, its colonial land-grabs were already condoned by geopolitical norms of the era, as well as papal support....

The Sputtering Start To Christopher Columbus’ First Voyage To The New World

Momentous enterprises do not always have graceful starts. This was true of the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus, who—as the popular rhyme recounts—sailed the ocean...

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The Short-Lived Rebellion Of Valentinain Against Emperor Constans II

For the Empire of Constantinople, the 640s began with uncertainty and chaos. The long and stabilizing rule of Emperor Heraclius (r. 610-641) came to...

The Bitter-Sweet Myth Of Glaucos’ Death And Resurrection

One of the many children said to have been fathered by the mythical King Minos of Crete was a boy named Glaucus (or Glaucos),...

The Drowning Of Julius Avitus

Julius Avitus was a young man who lived around the late 1st century in the Roman Empire. He was evidently an aspiring writer, but...

The Tale Of King Pan Geng’s Forceful Move Of His Capital From Yan To Yin

Pan Geng was a king of the ancient Chinese Shang Dynasty whose reign was traditionally dated (but with a large margin of error) to...

Nauplios—An Ancient Greek Human Trafficker Of Myth

An intriguing character named Nauplios appeared from time to time in the tales of mythology about the gods and early hero-kings of the ancient...

Emperor Jing’s Massacre Of The Xian And Zhou Families

During his time in power, Emperor Jing of Han Dynasty China (r. 157-141 BCE) became increasingly worried about the strength and influence of the...

The Tale Of Herfemar’s Standoff Against King Liutprand’s Palace Guards

In the early 8th century, a warrior named Herfemar served as a high-ranking advisor to Pemmo, a Lombard Duke of the Friuli region of...

Aristotle’s Philosophical View On The Origins Of Government

Many famous philosophers presented theories envisioning how primordial authority structure and ancient governments might have formed at the dawn of civilization. From absolute divine...

The Tale Of Sickly Zosimus The Bard

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The Bizarre Hiring Of Prime Minister Fu Yue

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