ancient greece

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    are Barmakids originally Greeks?

    Abbasid Viziers are originally from Bactria. do they have Greek origin?
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    Ancient Greece - Motion Comic scene from POLIS: The Trial of Socrates

    Hey folks, I'm new to the forum. I've got a passion for the history of ancient Greece - especially regarding the Peloponnesian War and Socrates. So much so, that I'm writing and producing a graphic novel on the subject. Here's a motion comic version of a scene from the book: hAyWZGyF5PA This...
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    Why do people like Pericles so much?

    I was reading about Pericles in the book "The Rise of Athens" by Anthony Everitt and something strike me odd: Why do people think Pericles was a good leader? He sucks so bad. He basically wastes Athens golden age embellishing the city and using the city money for festivals and drama plays...
  4. NBSHistory

    Was Alexander as Great as they Say? (Controversial)

    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! MJLL673d1-A I am unsure if it simply because...
  5. NBSHistory

    How "Great" was Alexander the Great?

    MOD EDIT: Video removed I have received a large amount of backlash for some of the things I brought up in this content and would love to hear more opinions on the matter. I don't deny he was Great in any way, only brought up flaws of his character and actions. For example his "temperament"...
  6. NBSHistory

    The role of Spartan Women prior to Roman Conquest

    Hello, my name is Craig I am a student seeking to enter a graduate program in History. While attending to my studies I thought why not provide content on youtube as well? I do so to try and bring History to the youth, so its a mix of primary/secondary sourcing and humor! hc5Pp3fuyp8 This link...
  7. Alopeias

    Names from Ancient (Boeotian) Thebes

    Specifically, I'm wondering which suffix they used from "-ides" and "-idas" and whether that would extend to any other "-des"/"-das" name. For example, there are the Thebans EpaminonDAS, PelopIDAS and GorgIDAS and they are all from the same period. So, did the Aeolic/Boeotian language follow...
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    Which were the most entrepreneurial cities in different eras?

    Hello everyone, I'm completely new here, so forgive me if I'm breaking any norms. This looks like the perfect place for the help I need. We're looking for a name for a research project. We're trying to be creative with the name and one of the ideas is to name it after an ancient city with the...
  9. Aristodemus

    A Storm of Spears

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AHITZHE Classical scholars have been battling for generations over how ancient Greek hoplites engaged in combat. In his book A Storm of Spears: Understanding the Greek Hoplite at War, Christopher Matthew does a great job of analyzing hoplites’ weaponry...
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    New podcast on Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great

    Hi everyone - I'm Patrick and I've spent the last couple of years studying ancient Greece and speaking to some of the world's leading experts. Just a few weeks ago I launched a podcast called The Achilles Gene - solving the mysteries of the ancient heroes. The first 3 episodes are already out...
  11. Josephus

    Comedy and tragedy in Classical Athens

    The use of drama and literature to express the concerns of a citizen population have existed since their invention, examples of which can be found as early as the ancient Egyptians, although, these would have been heavily dominated by the educated classes. This was often the case concerning...
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    Greetings, I'm new here

    I have a longstanding interest (life-long, actually) in ancient Greece and Rome. Looks like this is a rich source of information. Eventually, I might put some thoughts down in writing and run them by you. But that's for another day. For now, can you direct me to other forums and especially...