Hellenistic Colossal Head of a Youth
Fragmentary colossal head of a youth, from the Pergamon Gymnasium, Hellenistic period, 2nd century BCE (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)
Battle of Hydaspes
For almost a decade, Alexander the Great and his army swept across Western Asia and into Egypt, defeating King Darius III and the Persians at the battles of River Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela. Next, despite the objections of the loyal army...
The Royal Macedonian Tombs at Vergina
Excavations at Vergina in northern Greece in the late 1970s CE unearthed a cluster of tombs thought to be the burial site of Philip II (r. 359-336 BCE), the father of Alexander the Great (r. 336-323 BCE), with a wife interred in a vaulted...
Interview: Jeanne Reames on Dancing with the Lion
Dr. Jeanne Reames' Dancing with the Lion: Becoming and Dancing with the Lion: Rise follow an epic tale of Alexander before he was “The Great.” In this interview, Dylan Campbell inquires about her passion for history and the development...
Government & Society in Feudal Japan
This activity has been designed to fit a 30-minute slot for your class and is suitable for both online and classroom teaching, as well as homeschooling. Students have to read one article (also available in an audio format) in order to...
Wako (aka wokou and waegu) is a term used to refer to Japanese (but also including Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese) pirates who plagued the seas of East Asia from Korea to Indonesia, especially between the 13th and 17th centuries CE. Besides...
Later Three Kingdoms Period
The Later Three Kingdoms period (889-935 CE) of ancient Korea saw a partial revival of the old three kingdoms which had dominated the peninsula from the 1st century BCE to the 7th century CE. After the Unified Silla kingdom had ruled Korea...
To what extent is Polybius our best guide to Hellenistic history?
EDIT TEST To call Polybius our best guide to Hellenistic history might be misleading for a few reasons. Firstly, Polybius' Histories are by no means perfect; for a start, as they have come down to us they are incomplete. To term it 'the...
Hellenistic Tower at Eleutherna, Crete
The remains of a Hellenistic defensive tower standing atop Pyrgi hill in the ancient city of Eleutherna on Crete. The tower was used from the Hellenistic until the Byzantine period (4th century BCE to 7th centuries CE).
Oda Nobunaga was the foremost military leader of Japan from 1568 to 1582. Nobunaga, along with his two immediate successors, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598) and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), is credited with unifying medieval Japan in the second...