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Basic articles on topics in ancient history and classics.
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Study Guides
These study guides are on some of the most popular topics in ancient history, including Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, as well as the Olympics and the 'Odyssey.'

Latin Numbers - What Are the 3 Types of Latin Numbers
There are three main forms of Latin numbers you should know: 1. Roman numerals, 2. ordinal numbers, and 3. cardinal numbers

Who? - The Names of People From Ancient History You Should Know
Here is my list of the most important people in the ancient world. In general, I exclude Biblical figures before Moses, legendary founders of Greco-Roman cities, and participants in the Trojan war or Greek mythology. The order is thematic.

A to Z Condensed What is On the Ancient Classical History Site
A list of the major or most basic topics on this Ancient / Classical History site.

Dates for Major Events in Ancient History
Timeline of major events in the ancient history of the world. Most events are of political importance.

Early Religion
We can only speculate about early religion. Neanderthals buried their dead with objects, presumably so they could be used in the afterlife. By the time mankind was banding together in cities or city-states, structures for the gods -- like temples -- dominated the landscape.

The borders of ancient empires kept changing. Consulting these maps will help you figure out whether, in the period you're researching, the land was Roman, Greek, or something else.

Historical Accuracy in the Media - Top Picks
Forum members point out important points to consider when watching historical shows on television or reading historical fiction.

Plutarch for Boys and Girls
An edited version of the English translation of Plutarch's biographies of famous men, including those of Theseus, Romulus, Lycurgus, Solon, Themistocles, Camillus, Pericles, Demosthenes, Cicero, Alcibiades, Coriolanus, Aristides, Cimon, Pompey, Sylla (Sulla), Lucullus, Sertorius, Lysander, Cato, Pelopidas, Titus Flamininus, Alexander the Great and Caesar.

Expansion of Roman Power
A series of maps showing the stages in Rome's expansion and then decline.

Asia Minor - What You Should Know About Asia Minor
Anatolia is the Asian part of Turkey. Asia Minor is the Latin name for Anatolia. Colchis, where the mythical Medea came from, was east of the Black Sea bordering this region. Important legendary and historic figures from the area include the goddess Cybele, Tantalus, Midas, Gordius, Croesus, Cyrus, Mithridates, Homer, and Aesop.

Greek Pottery - Types of Ancient Greek Pottery
Pottery containers decorated on the outside are common in the ancient world. The Greeks, particularly potters in Athens, standardized certain styles, perfected their techniques and painting styles, and sold their wares throughout the Mediterranean. Here are some of the basic types of Greek pottery vases, jugs, and other vessels.

Army - The Roman Army
The Roman Empire depended on the Roman army. Not only did the legionaries conquer, but they spread the language and culture of Rome to Europe to the Rhine, and much of Asia and Africa.

Family - The Ancient Roman Family
The ancient Roman family "familia" was not the same as ours. For one, the slaves were a part of it.

Marriage - About Marriage in Ancient Rome
Books about the Roman family, including extended family members, such as slaves, servants, and wet nurses, the laws governing marriage, and the ways in which reality sometimes conflicted with ideals.

Roman Power Structure - Who Ran Ancient Rome?
These are the basic institutions with power in early Rome.

Fall of Rome - Why Did Rome Fall?
This is an introduction to the reasons Rome fell. The date of the presumed fall is A.D. 476 for reasons provided.

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