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Caracalla succeeded his father Septimius Severus to the throne.
A look at the way Hercules was brought into the origin story of Italy.
Gallery of images of Robben Island, World Heritage Site and Apartheid era prison: B-Section Security.
Review of Steven Saylor's last Gordon the Finder mystery, The Judgment of Caesar.
Notes on Book V
After 1500 years with no Olympics, the modern Olympic Games were established. Learn how and why the Games began again.
Definition of the term Yamato from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Information on three main types of Latin numbers, plus the three other types.
The history of African football teams in the FIFA World Cups, from Egypt's 1934 entrance to the infamous Anschluss of 1982.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt left us with many wise words. Here is a collection of quotes by Roosevelt.
The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children, by Charles Kingsley Preface.
Dionysus, the wine god, was the son of Semele (and Zeus), nephew of Agave, and cousin of Pentheus. Pentheus, the mortal cousin of Dionysus, didn't believe the divine paternity of Dionysus, imprisoned the god and suffered as a consequence.
Learn all about the life and times of William McKinley, America's 25th president with these ten key facts.
How to keep straight confusing nouns Keep Sol, Solium, Solus, and Solum .
The Mulberry Leaves of the white mulberry tree provide the perfect food for budding silkworms.
He is, by an almost universal consent, allowed to have been born about the year 620 B.C., and to have been by birth a slave.
Herod the Great. In Antiquities of the Jews - Book XIV, the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus explains how Herod the Great came to be king of the Jews.
A picture of a pilot climbing down from his B-26 night intruder bomber, during the Korean War.
A Review on the history of drills with regard to cordless drills as the new offspring of the drill-family
The Russian Revolution had roots that went back decades. It began with an unhappy people and ended with a weak-minded leader. Follow the history of the Russian people as they turned their anger into revolution.