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The Crash And Camel Stories Of The Colossus Of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a bronze and iron statue of the sun-god, Helios,...

Verginius Rufus’ Surprising Rejection Of A Chance To Become Emperor Of Rome

In the year 68, Lucius Verginius Rufus was serving as a Roman governor on the German border when he learned that Gaius Julius Vindex,...

An Ancient Law So Bad That It Served As Aristotle’s Prime Example Of Laws That Need Amending

In regard to amending laws, the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE), believed that law codes should indeed be fixed and improved when...

The Impressive, Battle-Winning, Stab Of Amalong At The Battle Of Forino

Between the years 662 and 663, Emperor Constans II of Constantinople (r. 641-668) personally sailed off from his base of power in Greece and...

The Crash And Camel Stories Of The Colossus Of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a bronze and iron statue of the sun-god, Helios,...

The Curious Origin Of Yngvild All-Men’s-Sister’s Name

A woman known as Yngvild All-Men’s-Sister lived in Iceland around the 10th century. Her parents were Hamund Hell-Skin and Helga Helgadottir, but there 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...

The Origin Story Of The Nez Percé Tribe Name

The Nez Percé tribe, which now calls itself the Nimiipuu people, are a sovereign Native American nation that once held extensive territory in the...

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The Impressive, Battle-Winning, Stab Of Amalong At The Battle Of Forino

Between the years 662 and 663, Emperor Constans II of Constantinople (r. 641-668) personally sailed off from his base of power in Greece and...

The Crash And Camel Stories Of The Colossus Of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a bronze and iron statue of the sun-god, Helios,...

Verginius Rufus’ Surprising Rejection Of A Chance To Become Emperor Of Rome

In the year 68, Lucius Verginius Rufus was serving as a Roman governor on the German border when he learned that Gaius Julius Vindex,...

An Ancient Law So Bad That It Served As Aristotle’s Prime Example Of Laws That Need Amending

In regard to amending laws, the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE), believed that law codes should indeed be fixed and improved when...

Emperor Claudius’ Unsuccessful Mission To Secretly Attend A Roman Historian’s Public Reading

According to Roman tradition, the Roman Emperor Claudius (r. 41-54) was one day strolling through the city of Rome when he learned that a...

The Curious Origin Of Yngvild All-Men’s-Sister’s Name

A woman known as Yngvild All-Men’s-Sister lived in Iceland around the 10th century. Her parents were Hamund Hell-Skin and Helga Helgadottir, but there was...

The Tale Of How A Raven Determined The Winner Of An Ancient Duel Between A Gaul and A Roman

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Pliny the Younger’s Dreamy Breakthrough Case As A Lawyer

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