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Pop culture and Egyptology

Posted December 8th, 2017 at 05:47 AM by Shotgunhistory
Updated December 8th, 2017 at 05:50 AM by Shotgunhistory

Made this video, which will be the first in a series on Ancient Egypt.




I realized that Ancient Egypt is still very much a part of our cultural fabric and that even if you think that you are ignorant, you know more than you think. Its Amazing!
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Was Alexander as Great as they Say? (Controversial)

Posted October 20th, 2017 at 06:24 AM by NBSHistory

A series I created on Alexander the Great. I in no way believe him to not have been "great" I simply was displaying the many overlooked flaws in his character. Received some backlash, but if you watched all three parts I believe I make a valid point!


I am unsure if it simply because I was taught mostly on his flaws during my studies, but it seems to me this point of view is very surprising to the community here!
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Leonidas: Hero or Murderer?

Posted September 29th, 2017 at 12:35 PM by Aristodemus
Updated November 29th, 2017 at 08:52 AM by Aristodemus

King Leonidas of Sparta gets a lot of attention in history and movies like ‘300’ due to his heroic last stand at Thermopylae, one that most people think helped rally the Greek city-states against the Persian invasion of 480 B.C.

But is that what really happened? Why did Leonidas die in the pass? Was he bravely serving as a rearguard so that the rest of the allied Greek forces could escape? Was his sacrifice a result of the Spartan training that demanded ‘victory or death’? Or was there...
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Pharsalus and the Campaign in Greece

Posted September 19th, 2017 at 11:18 PM by Duke Valentino
Updated November 23rd, 2017 at 06:55 PM by Duke Valentino

PLEASE NOTE:

This is being written and changed constantly. I'm posting it then adding to it as I go along since I'm hoping people can help me in the writing process in correcting me and providing feedback, sources, alternative thoughts etc. Any such feedback would be greatly appreciated




Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to serve as an in-depth military analysis Caesar's Greek campaign, primarily the Battle of Pharsalus.
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Christianity and the Roman Empire, Part Two

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 06:10 PM by Valens
Updated October 19th, 2017 at 03:00 PM by Valens

The Crisis of the Third Century and Roman Religion

The third century had, in many ways, been a tumultuous time for the Roman state. The deep political crisis of Augustus' Principate had many subtle (and some not so much) consequences on the overall Roman society and the Classical civilization as a whole.

The problems that would come to trouble the Roman state and people in the third century had surfaced much earlier, arguably during the early Principate already. ...
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