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16 08, 2017

History of friendship

By |2019-06-24T23:19:55-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu fight a monster, on an Assyrian cylinder seal from the 600s BC Why were friends important? Friends were very important to people in the ancient and medieval world. Indian friendship Friendship in ancient Greece Because there were not so many police or lawyers or judges then, people often [...]

20 07, 2017

Duryodhana and Karna – India’s Mahabharata

By |2018-10-26T08:01:07-07:00July 20th, 2017|India, Literature|0 Comments

Duryodhana (Cambodia, ca. 900s AD) Who was Duryodhana? Duryodhana was the enemy of the Pandavas in the story of the Mahabharata. He's forced out of power when the Pandavas defeat him. His friend Karna fights for him, defeating many kings, but eventually Arjuna kills Karna in a great battle. More about the Mahabharata Lots of India [...]

15 07, 2017

Menelaus and Helen – Trojan War

By |2019-03-29T20:53:53-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Menelaus and Helen lived in Sparta Who was Menelaus? Menelaus was the son of Atreus, so he was also the younger brother of Agamemnon. The older brother, Agamemnon, inherited his father's kingdom at Mycenae. Who was Atreus? Who is Agamemnon? More Greek mythology All our Ancient Greece articles How did Menelaus get Helen? So Menelaus [...]