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Eteonicus’ Deceitful Withdrawal From Mytilene

In 406 BCE, Eteonicus was a trusted officer serving under the Spartan nauarch (or admiral), Callicratidas. Together, they campaigned against Athenian positions in the...

The Bloody-Armed Followers Of Bellona

Bellona was an ancient Roman war-goddess, often likened to the similar Greek war-goddess, Enyo. As a goddess of war, Bellona was always associated with...

Callicratidas’ Complicated Experience As Sparta’s Nauarch In 406 BCE

Callicratidas was a good-natured, but militarily inexperienced, Spartan officer. In 406 BCE, he was appointed nauarch (a one-year title similar to that of admiral),...

The Music-less Mourning For Emperor Yao

Emperors Yao and Shun were said to have been two ancient rulers in China whose tales were set in the earliest days of Chinese...

The Rebellion And Unconventional Killing Of Duke Berthefried

Around the year 587, three dukes formulated a dangerous conspiracy against King Childebert II of Austrasia (r. 575-595). Two of the conspirators were Berthefried...

Empress Theodora Vs. The Corrupt Letter-Writer Priscus

Procopius, a 6th-century lawyer, historian, and secretary to the prominent general, Belisarius, claimed that Emperor Justinian of Constantinople (r. 527-565) had in his employ...

How To End A Hailstorm, According To The Malleus Maleficarum

Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, who published the Malleus Maleficarum around 1487, believed that witches could weaponize weather, especially tempests and hailstorms. Naturally, if...

The Dramatic Death of Duke Rauching

Duke Rauching was an influential Frankish nobleman in the 6th century, whose specialty was to hunt down and arrest renegade noblemen who had run...

Weather Saved The City Of Kokura From An Atomic Blast

In the early morning of August 9, 1945, a B-29 Superfortress named “Bockscar” lifted off from Tinian, in the Northern Marianas Islands, and began...

The Story Of The Poetic Protest Graffiti Left On Hernan Cortes’ Walls

Dividing wealth among treasure-hunters is often a tense task, prone to arguments and suspicion, but relationships in such situations can become especially strained when...

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...

Christopher Columbus Was On the Lookout For Monsters On His First Journey To The Americas

Faced with the great unknown as far as the eye can see, it is understandable for the human mind to run wild. When Christopher...

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Eteonicus’ Deceitful Withdrawal From Mytilene

In 406 BCE, Eteonicus was a trusted officer serving under the Spartan nauarch (or admiral), Callicratidas. Together, they campaigned against Athenian positions in the...

The Bloody-Armed Followers Of Bellona

Bellona was an ancient Roman war-goddess, often likened to the similar Greek war-goddess, Enyo. As a goddess of war, Bellona was always associated with...

The Rebellion And Unconventional Killing Of Duke Berthefried

Around the year 587, three dukes formulated a dangerous conspiracy against King Childebert II of Austrasia (r. 575-595). Two of the conspirators were Berthefried...

Humans Have Been Giving Milk To Cats For Thousands Of Years

Ancient Egyptians long had an intense love and protective disposition toward their cats. It was a distinct cultural feature that intrigued visitors from other...

Empress Theodora Vs. The Corrupt Letter-Writer Priscus

Procopius, a 6th-century lawyer, historian, and secretary to the prominent general, Belisarius, claimed that Emperor Justinian of Constantinople (r. 527-565) had in his employ...

How To End A Hailstorm, According To The Malleus Maleficarum

Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, who published the Malleus Maleficarum around 1487, believed that witches could weaponize weather, especially tempests and hailstorms. Naturally, if...

Callicratidas’ Complicated Experience As Sparta’s Nauarch In 406 BCE

Callicratidas was a good-natured, but militarily inexperienced, Spartan officer. In 406 BCE, he was appointed nauarch (a one-year title similar to that of admiral),...

Weather Saved The City Of Kokura From An Atomic Blast

In the early morning of August 9, 1945, a B-29 Superfortress named “Bockscar” lifted off from Tinian, in the Northern Marianas Islands, and began...

The Music-less Mourning For Emperor Yao

Emperors Yao and Shun were said to have been two ancient rulers in China whose tales were set in the earliest days of Chinese...

The Dramatic Death of Duke Rauching

Duke Rauching was an influential Frankish nobleman in the 6th century, whose specialty was to hunt down and arrest renegade noblemen who had run...
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