History

Welcome to History, the place where I will be writing about interesting events throughout history you haven’t heard of and in some cases are never talked about! They will each be separated into broad histories and categorized based on time (BC-AD for ease). Each document contains sources, my opinions, links to key terms and are subject to change over time based on new evidence or collaboration with anyone else.

Greek History

Before the Greco-Persian Wars

Mascames & Boges – Heroes of the Achaemenid Empire on the Greek Frontier

Read about the stories of the last Persians to fight the Greeks as they disappeared from Europe.

Anacharsis: A Scythian Philosopher in a Greek World

The life and quotes of Scythian philosopher Anacharsis

Runaway Achaean Slaves

For a time, Macedon was the refugee of slaves running away from the Achaean League.

Callipateira at the Olympics

Getting thrown off a mountain is a weird punishment.

Druids

Lucan’s Druid Grove

Roman History

A Ligurian Nightmare

Liguria is described by Livy as an ideal battlefield to create soldiers.

The Deportation of the Apuani

The story of the Romans deporting people from their homeland to Samnium.

An Ancient Archaeological Discovery – Gravisca

Ancient books found thousands of years ago.

A Roman Pandemic

A deadly pestilence spread throughout the nation, leaving so many dead that even funerals became pointless.