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Articles on Major Figures in
Ancient and Classical History

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Many important figures who rate netlinks pages of their own do not yet have their own guide or guest written article. A box on the right of each A-Z page will give you access to information on these men and women. Mythological people and creatures have their own index.
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Middle of the five good emperors between Domitian and Commodus, famed for his building projects.

Hammurabi was an expansionist king of Babylonia known for his legal decisions.

Hanno of Carthage
Hanno explored the western coast of Africa in about 500 B.C., and brought back flayed gorillas.

The Queen of Egypt who became king.

Hector was a Trojan prince and the leading hero of the Trojans in the Trojan War.

Hecuba or Hecabe was the wife of Hector, King of Troy. Hecuba was the mother of Paris, Hector, Cassandara, and many others. She was given to Odysseus after the Trojan War.

Helen of Troy
The daughter of Leda and Zeus, sister of Clytemnestra, Castor and Pollux (the Dioscuri), and wife of Menelaus, Helen's beauty was so overwhelming that Theseus and Paris of Troy abducted her and the Trojan War was fought to bring her back home.

Mother of Constantine, she is sometimes credited with discovering the True Cross.

Philosopher who said you can't step twice in the same river.

The Greek historians, Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus, and Plutarch, provide a wealth of information about their times.

Biography of the man second to Homer in importance in the area of Greek literature and mythology.

The father of medicine is thought to have lived around the same time as Pericles.

Index of pages on this site pertaining to the most important figure in Greek literature and mythology, the blind bard Homer.

Augustan Roman poet who flourished under the patronage of Maecenas.

Heroic leader of the Romans against the Etruscans.


Hypatia of Alexandria
The last great Alexandrian mathematician and philosopher.

Hypatia of Alexandria
Review of Maria Dzielska's book on the truth behind the legend of the woman described as the body of Aphrodite and the spirit of Plato.

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