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Caracalla, Edict of Constitutio Antoniniana – Giving Freedom in the Roman Empire

The Roman emperor Caracalla (or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus) issued the Edict of Caracalla, also known as the Constitutio Antoniniana or Edict of Antoninus, in...

The Story of Chandragupta II and The Builder of the Largest Indian Empire

Chandragupta II was the third ruler of the Gupta Empire of India. He reigned when the Gupta dynasty reached its zenith of power, and...

Seven Sages of Greece and Their Influence in the World

The Seven Sages  or Seven Wise Men was the title given by ancient Greek tradition to seven early-6th-century BC philosophers, statesmen, and law-givers who were renowned in the following centuries for...

History of The Persian King Xerxes (486–465 b.c.e.)

King of Kings Xerxes was the oldest son of Darius I, and the offspring of the king's first wife, Atossa, daughter of Cyrus II. Xerxes...

The History of the City with Hundred Gates – Thebes, Egypt

Hundred- gated Thebes In the Iliad Homer famously described the city as “hundred- gated Thebes.” However, Thebes is better understood as an entire site that...

Zhang Qian, the Greatest Explorer in Ancient China

A diplomat for a Ancient Empire Zhang Qian was the greatest explorer in ancient China, having made two long journeys in 139 and 115 b.c.e.He...

Yamato Clan and State, The Birthplace of the Japanese Political State

The Yamato state The Yamato court is known as the birthplace of the Japanese political state. It is a term applied to the political system...

The Gallic Chieftain Vercingetorix and His Famous Revolt Against Caesar

Who is this Vercingetorix ? Vercingetorix was a tribal chieftain of the Gallic Celtic Arverni tribe who attempted to stop the encroachment of Romans into...

The Yellow Turban Rebellion – 21 Years of Struggle

The Yellow Turban Rebellion both a symptom and cause The Yellow Turban Rebellion was a messianic uprising (184–185 c.e.) that was both a symptom and...

The History of Troy – Was it a Myth or Reality?

Troy in Homer’s Iliad The ancient city of Troy is the basis of Homer’s Iliad and site of the Trojan War. Troy lies in present-day...

Life of the Roman Emperor Trajan and His Dedication to Rome

 One of the greatest Roman emperors Caesar Nerva Traianus Trajan was one of the greatest Roman emperors. Born within a distinguished Roman family from Hispania, he...

History of the Seleucid Empire – A Fragment of Alexander’s Conquest

War of the Diadochi The Seleucid Empire (312–63 b.c.e.) was the largest of the Hellenistic states that emerged from the conquests of Alexander the Great....

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William Rufus or William the Red William II (Rufus), a passionate, greedy ruffian, second son of the Conqueror, designated by his father on his deathbed (Robert, the...

The Capetian Kings of France: Hugh Capet, Robert II The Pius and Henry I of France

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Caracalla, Edict of Constitutio Antoniniana – Giving Freedom in the Roman Empire

The Roman emperor Caracalla (or Marcus Aurelius Antoninus) issued the Edict of Caracalla, also known as the Constitutio Antoniniana or Edict of Antoninus, in...

The Story of Chandragupta II and The Builder of the Largest Indian Empire

Chandragupta II was the third ruler of the Gupta Empire of India. He reigned when the Gupta dynasty reached its zenith of power, and...

Seven Sages of Greece and Their Influence in the World

The Seven Sages  or Seven Wise Men was the title given by ancient Greek tradition to seven early-6th-century BC philosophers, statesmen, and law-givers who were renowned in the following centuries for...