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Myths Surrounding the Battle of Trenton
History is full of amazing adventures, battles, and events. What most of us do not realize is how much of what we know as “history” is actually legend and myth. The Battle of Trenton during the American Revolutionary War is no exception this.
A Marked Man - A Book Review
Who doesn’t love a good mystery especially when it comes mixed with history? That is what I found when I read Barbara Hamilton’s A Marked Man. It turned out to be a murder mystery involving Abigail Adams, the First Lady who was afraid of no man.
Sir Arthur Evans
Many people dedicate their lives to history and uncovering the past. Sir Arthur J. Evans was one of the most well-known in the late 1800s. His discoveries of the Minoans still fascinate historians today.
Where did the Greek civilization come from? The great civilization that gave us Aristotle and democracy had to come from somewhere. Where was the birthplace of Greece? We can look to the island of Crete and the Minoans for the beginnings of the great Greek civilization.
The Greek Heroic Age
The Greek Heroic Age was the time when legends were made. The tales we use in describing Ancient Greece mainly come from this period. The heart of Greek tradition hails from its great Heroic Period and the glorious civilization of the Mycenae.
Mycenae is one of those places that causes the imagination to fly in so many directions. Anyone who is familiar with ancient history will be familiar Mycenae. This was the center of the Mycenaean civilization that was the Golden Age of Greece’s Bronze Age.
Heinrich Schliemann and His Discoveries
Luck can play a part in history. Heinrich Schliemann proved that when he discovered the site of ancient Troy. Though scholars did not believe in Homer's Troy, Heinrich showed the world that great works of literature can have an historical basis.
The Iliad - A Book Review
So many of our legends and stories come from the past. Homer's work, The Iliad, has inspired thousands of books, legends, and movies. Read my review of this epic story.
The legend of Troy has intrigued people for hundreds of years. Did this city really exist?
The Mediterranean Triad
Food sources are vital to any civilization. It was the Mediterranean triad that helped Greece make its mark in the ancient world.
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