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

Starting at the Beginning: Herodotus

Who better to start off a blog on history than the so called "father of history." Some have called Herodotus the first historian, but others have called him the first liar. Historians still debate the authenticity of his works, but, even so, he made a huge impact on the writing of history. He changed the … Continue reading Starting at the Beginning: Herodotus