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Demeter - By Her Brothers Betrayed

Demeter, betrayed by her brothers Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon, loses her daughter Persephone. While Demeter goddess of grain mourns the loss of Persephone, she makes sure all mankind suffers with her.

Glossary - Y

Y - Glossary of European History

American Civil War: First Battle of Kernstown

The First Battle of Kernstown was fought March 23, 1862, during the American Civil War. The opening engagement of Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Valley Campaign, the First Battle of Kernstown saw him attack Union forces. Though defeated at the First Battle of Kernstown, Jackso

Heinrich Brüning

This biography of Heinrich Bruning also explains how he accidentally helped Hitler.


Who were the Voortrekkers?

Julian Dates

The calendar reformed by Julius Caesar is known as the Julian Calendar. Here are its dates.

Lydia Map

Selection of Asia Minor Map Pointing to Lydia

Roman Empire

The term Roman Empire means two slightly different things in terms of the history of ancient Rome

40 Foods They Didn't Eat

A list of foods not to include in historical fiction set in the ancient Mediterranean.


Maccabees is the name of a priestly Jewish family.