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Pantheons of the Ancient Mediterranean: Crash Course World Mythology #7
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Pantheons of the Ancient Mediterranean: Crash Course World Mythology #7

In which Mike Rugnetta begins our unit on pantheons, which are families of gods. We further define pantheons and talk about why they're important. Then, we discuss pantheons from the myths of the ancient Mediterranean, starting with ancient...
Greek and Phoenician Colonization
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Greek and Phoenician Colonization

Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. In doing so, they spread their culture, which strongly influenced the local tribes. For the Greeks, this is...
Hellenistic Trade Routes, 300 BCE
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Hellenistic Trade Routes, 300 BCE

Alexander the Great died in Babylon on the 13th of June, 323 BCE. His Macedonian-Greek empire broke apart, but Alexander’s heritage was felt throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for centuries. Three Hellenic empires emerged from the...
Roman Shipbuilding & Navigation
Articleby Victor Labate

Roman Shipbuilding & Navigation

Unlike today, where shipbuilding is based on science and where ships are built using computers and sophisticated tools, shipbuilding in ancient Rome was more of an art relying on rules of thumb, inherited techniques and personal experience...
Side
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Side

Side (pronounced see-day) was a city on the southern coast of Cilicia (modern-day Turkey) first settled in the 7th century BCE by immigrants from Cyme, an Aeolian municipality to the north near the kingdom of Lydia. Its name means 'pomegranate'...
The Late Bronze Age Collapse c. 1200 - 1150 BCE
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The Late Bronze Age Collapse c. 1200 - 1150 BCE

A map illustrating the sudden, chaotic downfall of numerous interconnected civilizations in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia toward the end of the Bronze Age (c. 1200 BCE). The great kingdoms and empires of the...
The Phoenician Expansion c. 11th to 6th centuries BCE
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The Phoenician Expansion c. 11th to 6th centuries BCE

A map illustrating the expansion of the Phoenicians, including the trade routes and process of Phoenician colonization, from its origins in the Levant region of the eastern Mediterranean, until its height when it spanned from Cyprus to the...
Corbita Sailing
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Corbita Sailing

This marble relief shows a man sailing a corbita, a small Roman coastal vessel with two masts. Found at Carthage, most likely produced in Africa Proconsularis (modern-day Tunisia) circa 200 CE. The corbita's sails were most likely made...
The Dolmens of Sicily
Articleby Salvatore Piccolo

The Dolmens of Sicily

It is a well-known fact that Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, went through a quite complex prehistoric period. So much so that it is difficult to navigate through the muddle of people that have followed each other over...
Trade in the Roman Empire Map (c. 200 CE)
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Trade in the Roman Empire Map (c. 200 CE)

This map shows the major sources of trade goods in the Roman Empire, circa 200 CE. The map shows the sources of the following trade goods: grain, olive oil, slaves, wine, metals, textiles and wild animals.
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