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The Unwise Charge Of Eleazar

After the death of Antiochus IV of the Seleucid Empire in 164 BCE, his successor, Antiochus V, decided that one of the first goals...

The First Scandinavian Reported To Have Seen North America

Two sagas from the 13th century—Eirik the Red’s Saga and the Saga of the Greenlanders—unanimously declare that Leif Eiriksson was the first known Scandinavian to set...

Odin (from Hávamál)

Odin (Norse god) "Never be made glad by wickedness but please yourself with good things." This quote comes from stanza 128 of Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), an...

Al-Ghazālī

Al-Ghazālī (c. 1058-1111) "The keys of hearts are in God's hand; He opens hearts when He wills, as He wills, and how He wills." From The Niche...

The Life Of Relentless King Hrœrek

King Hrœrek was a powerful chieftain or petty king in Hedmark, Norway, who was at his political height in the early 11th century. He...

The Murder Of Moneylender Armentarius

Armentarius was a moneylender who operated in the late 6th century. As a man of the Jewish religion, he was able to work around...

Odin (from Hávamál)

Odin (Norse god) "No man is so good that he has no blemish, nor so bad that he is good for nothing." This quote comes from stanza...

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (c. 1706-1790) "If what most men admire they would despise, It would look as if mankind were growing wise." From Poor Richard's Almanac by Benjamin Franklin (Seven Treasures Publications,...

Confucius

Confucius (c. 551-479 BCE) "Be loyal and true to your every word, serious and careful in all you do; and you will get on well...

Hesiod

Hesiod (8th century BCE) "Full of ills is the earth, and full the sea." From Hesiod's Works and Days (approximately line 100, translated by M. L. West (Oxford...

Odin (from Hávamál)

Odin (Norse god) "Never be made glad by wickedness but please yourself with good things." This quote comes from stanza 128 of Hávamál (Sayings of the High One), an...

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The Army Of Hernan Cortes Was Almost Drowned In An Engineered Flood

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The Steamy And Sensual Tree-On-Tree Adult Scene Written By The Historian, Ammianus Marcellinus

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The Folkloric Origin Tale Of Kunmo Liejiaomi

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The First Reported Contact Between Britain and Vikings

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The Destructive Trek Of The ‘Ten Thousand’ Mercenaries Along The Black Sea Coast

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The Early Politics Of Earl Godwine And His Interesting Apology Gift To King Hardecanute

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The Wild Tale Of Asiaticus

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That Time When A Frankish King Politely Asked His People To Not Assassinate Him

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10 Wise Quotes From Anna Komnene

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10 Insightful Thucydides Quotes

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Ten Mysterious Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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10 Witty Quotes From Benjamin Franklin

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Hesiod

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The Tale Of How Pericles Consoled A Sailor Frightened By An Eclipse

  Pericles (c. 495-429 BCE) was the leading figure in Athens at the start of the Peloponnesian War (c. 431-404 BCE). During the first years...

Thucydides

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According To Hesiod, The Love-God Eros Was One Of The Oldest Divine Beings

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The Steamy And Sensual Tree-On-Tree Adult Scene Written By The Historian, Ammianus Marcellinus

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Ammianus Marcellinus’ Humorous Description Of Tough Gallic Women

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Livy

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The Early Politics Of Earl Godwine And His Interesting Apology Gift To King Hardecanute

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Margery Kempe And Her Close Encounter With A Falling Beam

  By 1413, Margery Kempe—an up-and-coming mystic and self-proclaimed holy woman—was dividing the masses of England down lines of public opinion. Although she could not...

The Northumbrian Coup Against Earl Tostig

  Tostig Godwinson became the Earl of Northumbria in 1055. His brother was Earl Harold Godwinson of Wessex and his brother-in-law was King Edward the...

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  Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) "Owing to the helplessness and subservience of democracy in the hands of ambitious and commanding men, added to the facilities of...

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Hesiod (8th century BCE) "Full of ills is the earth, and full the sea." From Hesiod's Works and Days (approximately line 100, translated by M. L. West (Oxford...

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Odin (from Hávamál)

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Al-Ghazālī (c. 1058-1111) "The keys of hearts are in God's hand; He opens hearts when He wills, as He wills, and how He wills." From The Niche...

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  Livy (c. 59 BCE-17 CE) "Learn by another's sorrow to avoid it for yourselves." The History of Rome (Book 3, section 30) by Livy, translated by Aubrey...