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General history articles | Views: 10 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 06.12.2018 | Comments (0)

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General history articles | Views: 14 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 06.12.2018 | Comments (0)

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The battle on Lake Trasimene, in which Hannibal destroyed a Roman army under consul Flaminius, took place in 217 B.C.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 11 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 06.12.2018 | Comments (0)

The Romans warred against other peoples in Italy for several centuries. Captives were made slaves. Some slaves were shipped to Populonium on the northern shore of the Tyrrhenian Sea, where iron was smelted from ore brought from Ilva (now Elba).

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General history articles | Views: 8 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 26.11.2018 | Comments (0)

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The ancient Chinese had legends of people who spread culture. They associated crop-growing with the name of Hou Zi (King Millet).

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 12 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 23.11.2018 | Comments (0)

At the southern end of Greece in the south-west of the Peloponnesus lay the mountainous country of Messenia, bounded by Laconia in the east. The Spartans fought the Messenians for many hundreds of years, wanting to turn them into he- lots. Aristomenes, leader of the Messenians, known as the "best of the Hellenes", was a hero of the Second Messenian War (7th century B. C.). He and his men were installed on Mount Gyra.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 16 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 23.11.2018 | Comments (0)

Polybius, the historian, son of Lycortas, strategist of the Achaean League, returned home after seventeen years as a hostage in Rome. He arrived in Corinth, one of the finest cities of Greece, a few days after it was sacked by the Romans. The tale is set in 146 B. C.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 15 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 23.11.2018 | Comments (0)

The Phoenicians are said to have invented the purple dye. The tale below is based on a Phoenician legend.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 12 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 22.11.2018 | Comments (0)

Scipio Africanus surnamed the Elder, the man who defeated Hannibal, spent the last few years of his life in his estate near Cumae in self-imposed exile. The tale is cast in the estate years after Scipio's death. His daughter Cornelia (mother of the Gracchi brothers, future tribunes of the people) tells Polybius, the historian, an episode from her father's life. 

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 15 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 21.11.2018 | Comments (0)

This tale is set in 183 B. C. when Hannibal, the Carthaginian military leader, was treacherously surrounded though no longer dangerous to Rome, and committed suicide. 

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 12 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 21.11.2018 | Comments (0)

The tale is about an attack by Scythians, denizens of the Taunca (Crimean) steppes, on the Greek colony of Chersonesos

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This tale is about the great Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, former tutor of Emperor Nero. In A. D. 64 he was accused of complicity in a plot against Nero, and took his own life.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 13 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 21.11.2018 | Comments (0)

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General history articles | Views: 7 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 21.11.2018 | Comments (0)

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General history articles | Views: 5 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 21.11.2018 | Comments (0)

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 "Banished to Gercina, he endured an exile of fourteen years. Then the soldiers who were sent to slay him, found Gracchus on a promontory. He begged a brief interval in which to write his last instructions to his wife Alliaria..." -

Publius Cornelius Tacitus 

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 13 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 19.11.2018 | Comments (0)

Emperor Augustus banished the great Roman poet, Ovid, to the north-western shore of the Black Sea, where he died after many unsuccessful attempts to obtain permission to return home.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 19 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 19.11.2018 | Comments (0)

In 41 B. C., during the civil wars, Augustus, known as Octavian before he seized one-man power, expropriated the land of many Etruscans and gave it to his soldiers. Thirty-year-old Publius Vergilius Maro, of Mantua, was among those whose father's land was expropriated.

Tales of the ancient world | Views: 13 | Added by: Sergo | Date: 19.11.2018 | Comments (0)

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