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The Tale Of How Fu Sheng And Kong Anguo Protected Historic Books From Qin Dynasty Censorship And Destruction In China

During the reign of the Qin Dynasty (r. 221-207 BCE), censorship was imposed in China and the Qin emperors reportedly ordered destroyed numerous books...

Euripides’ Dramatic Jab Against Aeschylus’ Orestes Footprint Scene

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) and Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE), as ancient Greek playwrights often did, covered many of the same mythical topics within the...

The Murder Of Larcius Macedo

Around the turn of the 1st and 2nd centuries, a curious figure named Larcius Macedo was living a rags to riches story in ancient...

Dogling Kings Of Denmark

“Doglings” was one amusing way (at least to the ears of English speakers) by which Danish royals were sometimes referred to by medieval writers....

The Odd Ejection Of Duke Faroald II Of Spoleto

Duke Faroald II was a fairly autonomous Lombard duke of Spoleto from around 703 until 724. He lived during a prosperous, but tumultuous, time...

The Last Poem Of Skald Thormod Of Coalbrows

In the early 11th century, there reportedly lived a poet named Thormod, who was nicknamed Kolbrúnarskald, which can be translated as the Skald of...

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 Tale Of How Fu Sheng And Kong Anguo Protected Historic Books From Qin Dynasty Censorship And Destruction In China

During the reign of the Qin Dynasty (r. 221-207 BCE), censorship was imposed in China and the Qin emperors reportedly ordered destroyed numerous books...

Euripides’ Dramatic Jab Against Aeschylus’ Orestes Footprint Scene

Aeschylus (c. 525-456 BCE) and Euripides (c. 485-406 BCE), as ancient Greek playwrights often did, covered many of the same mythical topics within the...

Dogling Kings Of Denmark

“Doglings” was one amusing way (at least to the ears of English speakers) by which Danish royals were sometimes referred to by medieval writers....

The Odd Ejection Of Duke Faroald II Of Spoleto

Duke Faroald II was a fairly autonomous Lombard duke of Spoleto from around 703 until 724. He lived during a prosperous, but tumultuous, time...

The Murder Of Larcius Macedo

Around the turn of the 1st and 2nd centuries, a curious figure named Larcius Macedo was living a rags to riches story in ancient...

The Bullish Origin Myth For The Name “Italy”

During Heracles’ famous labors for King Eurystheus of Tiryns (a Mycenean stronghold city), one of the quests given to Heracles was for the hero...

The Magical And Miraculous Night Of Heracles’ Conception

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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...
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