Ancient History

Greek colonies in Itally

Short about Greek cities in Italy and Sicily

In the VIII century began Greek colonization, which ended in the VI century BC. After 480 BC and after the battle of Himera, in...
Illustration of Ancient Alexandria by painter Maarten van Heemskerck (16 century)

Ancient Alexandria

Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Lake of Maryut with easy access to the Canopic branch of the Nile and possessing a double...
The Oracle of Delphi

Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

For the vast majority of women in the Ancient world, daily life revolved around the home as caretakers of children or household managers. Historians...
Modern style of Alexandria Library

Ancient Library of Alexandria

The most celebrated library of the ancient world was established in Alexandria, Egypt, in the first half of the third century BC, during the...
Postcard showing Byblos port

Phoenician cities Byblos and Sidon

Byblos, also known as Gubla, and later Gebal (in the Bible). According to Phoenician legend, Byblos was founded by the God El. Throughout time,...
Italic tribes in V century BC

Short facts about Italic tribes

In the V century, vast majority of tribes on the Apennines peninsula were Italics, while Sabine tribes had a significance role in Roman history. Italic...
Illustration showing the Huns in battle

Short history of the Huns in 5th century AD

The Huns were an Asian tribe of Turco-Mongol descent. They were nomads who were skilled horsemen and archers; they advanced through the so called...
Golden ring around 3.500 years old from grave in Pylos (Greece). Image from: UC Magazine

Rich grave of a warrior or priest from Bronze age unearthed...

Last year (2015) the University of Cincinnaty Magazine (US) and The New York Times announced that international team of archaeologists led by Jack L. Davis...
Map showing 7 hills of Rome

Geographical position of Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome lay on the left bank of the river Tiber (25 km from the mouth). In the era of empires, ancient Rome was...
Bronse statue - Capitoline wolf

Rome during period of kings

Legend about founding of Rome Numitor – was one of Aeneas descendants, but his brother Amulis overthrew him and then he killed his son while...
Mucius Scaevola in the Presence of Lars Porsenna oil on canvas painting by Matthias Stomer early 1640s Art Gallery of New South Wales

Relations of Roman Republic towards neighbouring tribes (500 BC – 270...

The battle of Roman Republic against the Etruscans Contrary to the tradition of Rome, after the expulsion of Tarquinians and Etruscans and with persistent struggle...
A part of the road build in time of Appius Claudius

The democratization of the Roman Republic political order (IV – III...

The end of the struggle between the patricians and plebeians The foreign policy of the V and III century was the first struggle for hegemony...

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