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10 07, 2017

Eumenides – Aeschylus – Summary

By |2019-06-01T14:01:26-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Orestes kills Clytemnestra Third in a trilogy The Eumenides is the third of a cycle of three plays written by the Greek playwright Aeschylus. Who was Aeschylus? Agamemnon Curse of Atreus Greek literature All our ancient Greece articles What's the backstory? When Orestes kills his mother, Clytemnestra, the Furies (the Eumenides: you-MEN-ih-dees) attack [...]

6 07, 2017

Ancient Greek court system

By |2019-07-24T22:27:06-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks|0 Comments

Greek courts met in places like this theater at Epidauros (200 BC) Greek courts in the Archaic period In ancient Athens, in the Archaic period, what did you  do if you thought someone had hurt you or stolen something from you? Archaic Athens Greek government All our ancient Greece articles You could drag [...]

6 06, 2017

Government in Ancient China – Emperors

By |2019-09-05T06:42:20-07:00June 6th, 2017|China|76 Comments

Chinese government: Empress Wu of the T'ang Dynasty The first emperors of China During the Stone Age, people in China lived in small villages and had big men in charge, and then chieftains. But by the time of the Shang Dynasty, about 1800 BC, China was united into an empire. What is an [...]