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4 09, 2017

Polybius and the rise of Rome – Roman history

By |2018-04-25T08:57:46-07:00September 4th, 2017|Literature, Romans|0 Comments

Snow in Athens (thanks BBC!) Polybius (po-LIB-ee-us) was a rich Greek man, who was born in the Greek city of Athens, about 200 BC. When the Romans conquered his city-state, they demanded some hostages from that [...]

3 08, 2017

The Knight’s Tale – Chaucer – Canterbury Tales

By |2019-10-25T18:55:03-07:00August 3rd, 2017|Literature, Medieval|0 Comments

Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Medieval knights in the Metropolitan Museum of Art A story about Theseus Chaucer set his Knight's Tale in ancient Greece, and it's about Theseus, the king of Athens in Greek mythology. (So [...]