Marcus Aurelius

"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius." If you've ever seen the movie Gladiator, you might recognize this quote. Unfortunately, Maximus is a fictitious character, but Marcus Aurelius was a very real emperor of Rome during the … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius

Hammurabi of Babylon

  Many people have heard of Hammurabi and his famous "law code," but not many people know much about this ancient ruler. If you do not know much about him, don't worry. Even in Washington D.C, they may have gotten the wrong picture. Literally. Depicted on the walls of the House Chamber was supposed to … Continue reading Hammurabi of Babylon

Attila the Hun

 Attila the Hun is renowned as being the brutal barbarian king of the Huns. The famed tribe from the Disney movie Mulan. Okay, maybe that isn't the most realistic movie concerning the Huns, considering they were never in China(at least not by that name). Everyone knows Attila was a vicious, brutal barbarian. Right? Well maybe … Continue reading Attila the Hun

The Ten Year Empire of Napoleon

Napoleon is one of the most well known military men in history. He climbed the ranks all the way to emperor and had potential to stay in power for many years, but his empire collapsed in just ten years. This post will look at the personality of Napoleon and what went wrong. Spoiler alert: those … Continue reading The Ten Year Empire of Napoleon

The Second President: John Adams

As the second post of the blog, it seems fitting to have it be about the second president of the United States. Why not the first? Well, Washington is one of the most well known presidents and although he was instrumental in starting the young country, the presidents to follow should not be forgotten. John … Continue reading The Second President: John Adams