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Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.
From artistry to politics, ancient Greece left a considerable impression on world history. Learn why Greek and Roman gods share so many similarities, how the alphabet got its name, and how the legacy of ancient Greece has evolved over thousands of years.
In the year 146 BCE, Rome successfully defeated their most powerful enemy, Carthage. At this point, the once small city had evolved to a point where they finally had enough time to focus on the arts and culture. Much of Rome's architecture, art, and literature was inspired and taken from the Greeks.
Explains the political structure and relative fragmentation in Ancient Greece compared to the powerful Egyptians and Persians across the sea. Also provides insight into the relative power of Sparta in Greece.
This scene depicts the typical Hoplite Phalanx formation utilized by armies of Ancient Greece.