Minoan Crete – The First Civilization 2000-1100BC


Europe’s first civilization arose in Crete and the Aegean islands during the Bronze Age. It is called Minoan after its legendary King Minos. According to the Athenian historian Thucydides, Minos was the first to rule the seas and islands. Thucydides was long thought to be just repeating myths about the king of Cnossus, who reputedly exacted tribune from Athens: 14

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The 7 Greatest Roman Generals


Military service was a customary inescapable, part of life for most Romans in the Republic and Empire, a few commanders stand out, either for saving the state or for transforming the armies. Some went on to civilian life, usually with disastrous consequences.    1. Publius Cornilius Scipio Africanus (235-183BC) Scipio was only 25 years old when he was given command

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Germanicus Julius Caesar

Deathbed of Germanicus

GERMANICUS (15BC-AD19) Germanicus Julius Caesar (24 May 16 BC or 15 BC 10 October AD 19) was a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of the early Roman Empire. He was born in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern Lyon). At birth he was named Nero Claudius Drusus . Germanicus was the charming and popular son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Through his mother, Antonia,

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