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  Ancient History @ Suite101: Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, spanning the Bronze age to the Byzantine Empire and ...
Ancient History @ Suite101: Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia, spanning the Bronze age to the Byzantine Empire and covering Minoan, Mycenaean and Etruscan Eras from Pompeii to the Parthenon.
The history of the ancient Greek city-state is a mystery.
The fullers were skilled and important tradesmen who had the task of regularly cleaning and dyeing all of the clothing worn by Romans.
ancienthistory.suite101.com   (261 words)

  Ancient history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient history is the study of significant cultural and political events from the beginning of human history until the Early Middle Ages.
Although the ending date of ancient history is disputed, currently most Western scholars use the fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476 as the end of ancient European history.
Ancient India is usually taken to refer to the "golden age" of classical Hindu culture, as reflected in Sanskrit literature, beginning around 500 BCE with the sixteen monarchies and 'republics' known as the Mahajanapadas, stretched across the Indo-Gangetic plains from modern-day Afghanistan to Bangladesh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_history   (4070 words)

 BBC - History - Ancient History
The culture of ancient Egypt spanned 5,000 years, but it remains an intriguing mystery.
The vibrant societies of ancient Greece have had a profound impact on the modern world.
The ancient world played host to a rich array of fascinating cultures.
www.bbc.co.uk /go/homepage/int/br/his/ancient/t/-/history/ancient   (138 words)

 Classics - Ancient History
We suggest that ancient history is not a distinct discipline: it is an area of research that can contribute to many different disciplines, from literary criticism to economics.
Ancient history at Stanford is based in the Classics department, but the ancient historians play leading roles in the Social Science History Institute and Archaeology Center.
Ancient history is changing faster than at any time since the late nineteenth century, when modern research universities took shape.
www.stanford.edu /dept/classics/home/research/ancient-history.html   (1325 words)

 Welcome to Ancient History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ancient History at Cardiff comprises the study of the Greek and Roman worlds from the Bronze Age through to the early Medieval period.
For postgraduates, we offer MA courses in Ancient History and in the History and Archaeology of the Greek and Roman World, as well as research supervision in a variety of areas for the MPhil or PhD; a number of postgraduate studentships are available.
Courses are taught by seven staff in Ancient History, and several in Archaeology and Medieval History.
www.cardiff.ac.uk /hisar/ancthist   (213 words)

 History at OSU
History 709, Introduction to Methodology in Ancient History, in both Greek and Roman history, unless the student has met this requirement at the M.A. level.
Consideration of petitions for exemptions to the Department of History’s requirements for graduate degrees and for credit for graduate work undertaken elsewhere are the responsibility of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of History, in consultation with the Ancient History Faculty.
Students admitted into the Ph.D. program in Ancient History at OSU without an M.A. in Ancient History from OSU are required to pass a one-hour oral examination at the end of their first year of classes as a condition of their continuing enrollment in the program.
history.osu.edu /courses/curriculum/field_ancient_files/prog.cfm   (1618 words)

 Ancient History
Ancient History students are encouraged to take courses in both Greek and Roman History.
In addition, undergratuate students who are considering graduate studies in Ancient History should complete a Major Concentration, Honours, or Joint Honours Programme, and they are strongly encouraged to take ancient Greek and Latin language courses through the Classics Programme.
The Ancient History and Classics faculty especially invites applicants whose interests lie in the history of Classical Greece or the Roman Republic.
www.arts.mcgill.ca /programs/classics/ancient_history.html   (249 words)

 Ancient History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Ancient Olympic Games were held as a religious, sporting and cultural festival in honour of Zeus, the father of the gods.
The Ancient Greeks believed that both the body and mind needed discipline and that those who practised this discipline could best honour Zeus.
Ancient Greece was divided into independent states, often at war with each other.
www.olympics.org.uk /olympicmovement/ancienthistory.asp   (261 words)

 History Ancient - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
History Ancient - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
Women seemed to have had it good at this time, but then through almost all of the ancient period of Indian history women continued to command respect and considerable pull in society.
Samudragupta is considered as one of the greatest rulers in Indian history.
www.bharatadesam.com /history/ancient.php   (7000 words)

 Department of Ancient History
This information lists the Ancient History units on offer and gives a brief outline of the content of each unit; students should ask the lecturer in charge or the Departmental Administative officer: (02) 9850 8833 or email: ahist@hmn.mq.edu.au for more details about particular units.
The Diploma and Certificate in Ancient Languages are 'stand alone' awards, for students who wish to study ancient languages without necessarily completing a coheren study program in Ancient History, or who wish to extend their studies during or after completion of their BA degree.
Ancient History graduates may be found, for example, working in museums, libraries, personnel and management consultancy, on the floor of the Stock Exchange and in the Public Service.
www.anchist.mq.edu.au /undergrad01.htm   (1187 words)

 Ancient Future History
Ancient Future was formed in 1978 by students at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California.
February 11, 1999 was the 20th Anniversary of the first Ancient Future concert, and was celebrated with a chat cave event featuring original members of the group.
Ancient Future songs had been featured on many mp3 samplers from sites such as riffage.com and mp3.com with a combined distribution of 750,000 units in 1999 alone.
www.ancient-future.com /history.html   (3310 words)

 History of Minoan Crete
The inhabitants of ancient Crete --whom we call Minoans-- produced a decentralized culture based on the abundance of the land's natural resources, and on intense commercial activity.
While the island appears today completely deforested, in ancient times timber was one of the natural resources that was commercially exploited and exported to nearby Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands and the Greek mainland.
Their commercial contact with ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia undeniably influenced their own culture, and the Minoan civilization in turn appeared as the forerunner of the Greek civilization.
www.ancient-greece.org /history/minoan.html   (2163 words)

 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Main Page
The Ancient and Modern Sourcebooks have a different role: since there are already ample online repositories of texts for these periods, the goal here is to provide and organize texts for use in classroom situations.
Unlike the Medieval and Modern History Sourcebooks, this section of the project did not involve much scanning of new material to begin with.
The Ancient History Sourcebook also includes links to visual and aural material, since art and archeology are far more important for the periods in question than for later history.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook.html   (957 words)

 UNC-CH Department of History - Ancient History Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He also has a strong interest in ancient geography and 'world view', and has taken the lead in exploiting modern cartographic technology and expertise to map the ancient physical and cultural landscape.
The students in the ancient field program are a lively, friendly, diverse group, who do much to stimulate and reinforce one another.
Potential applicants with appropriate background who anticipate that their interests will develop more in the direction of language and literature than history, may also wish to consider the doctoral program with historical emphasis" offered by the Department of Classics.
www.unc.edu /depts/history/fields/ancient.html   (653 words)

 Greek Theatre Index
The Chorus - An essay on the role of the Chorus in Greek drama.
General Characteristics of the Attic Drama - An overview of ancient Greek theatre and analysis of its defining qualities.
Rise of the Actor's Profession - A history of the development of the actor in ancient Greece.
www.theatrehistory.com /ancient/greek.html   (528 words)

 Ancient World History Associations
This is the largest organization in North America that is devoted exclusively to promoting teaching and scholarship in ancient history.
This organization is the largest historical association in the United States, and includes people with interests in all areas of history, from ancient to modern.
This organization is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures and civilizations.
www.ancient-world.org /associations.htm   (226 words)

 Ancient History: History Bookshop.com
Robin Lane Fox's spellbinding history spans almost a thousand years of change, from the foundation of the world's first democracy in Athens to the Roman Republic and the Empire under Hadrian.
"The Sons of Caesar" is the story of one of the most colourful dynasties in history, from Caesar's rise to power in the first century BC to Nero's death in AD 68.
Set against a background of foreign wars and domestic intrigue, the story of Rome's greatest dynasty is also the story of the birth of an imperial system which shaped the Europe of today.
www.historybookshop.com /ancient-history.asp   (1015 words)

 Ancient Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia is a seventh gradeWorld History/World Geography unit designed to be used by both students and teachers.
In ancient times, the land between the twin rivers was called Mesopotamia which was the site of the world's first civilization.
In ancient times, the Greeks later called the area of the world's first civilization "Mesopotamia" which means "the land between the rivers" or "the land between two rivers." This name was appropriate because ancient Mesopotamia was located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the present-day Middle Eastern country of Iraq.
itss229.ed.psu.edu /k-12/edpgs/su96/meso/mesopotamia.html   (2886 words)

 History of Ancient Egypt Page
At no other period of known history has a civilization left behind so many clues and riddles that could answer mankind's deepest searchings of today.
History of Egypt (from 100,000 BC till present)
This site is selected by the Discovery Channel School as a curriculum resource in their "Ancient Times" program.
www.seas.upenn.edu /~ahm/history.htm   (165 words)

 Sumeria, Ancient Sumeria (Sumer), A history of Ancient Sumer Including its Contributions
Known in ancient days as Mesopotamia (Greek for "between the rivers"), the lower reaches of this plain, beginning near the point where the two rivers nearly converge, was called Babylonia.
Thus the history of Mesopotamia can be envisaged as a shift of the center of power northwards, from Sumer to Babylonia and then to Assyria.
It is highly probable, in fact, that the ancient legends and myths of Mesopotamia supplied material that was reworked by the biblical authors.
history-world.org /sumeria.htm   (7348 words)

 Ancient History
a unique source for teachers who seek to bring science and medicine of the ancient world into their classrooms.
offers and excellent overview of ancient civilizations for educators and students with numerous primary source documents that will enrich a student's learning experience.
provides a treasure of materials on ancient civilization for educators.
www.ksche.org /ancient_history.htm   (275 words)

 Ancient History Quizzes and Ancient History Trivia -- FunTrivia
Covering one of the earliest civilizations in human history, this quiz covers the history of Sumeria in a nutshell.
Arguably the greatest period of ancient Assyria lasted from 745 until 612 B.C., a period in which the Assyrians attained the level of empire.
From Ancient Egypt to Rome, the ancient world was shaped by epic battles.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/history/ancient_history.html   (1099 words)

 The Graduate Group in Ancient History
THE GRADUATE GROUP IN ANCIENT HISTORY is a program that coordinates a curriculum encompassing the whole of the ancient history of the Near East and the Mediterranean Basin.
Faculty from the Departments of Anthropology, Classical Studies, History of Art, Religious Studies, History, Near East Languages and Civilizations contribute to the curriculum.
In consultation with an advisor, the student charts a program which may include the political, economic, intellectual, or cultural history, as well as the art and archaeology of his or her two areas.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /anch   (153 words)

 Hinduism, ancient history
Unlike the Greeks and the Egyptians, the ancient Indian scholars as well as kings had very little sense of history and therefore they left no true historical accounts of their times.
But there is another school of thought which believes that they did not come from outside but were the natives of the subcontinent, who might have spread later to other parts of the world, carrying with them the fond memories of their old life styles and culture.
However it is an undeniable fact that there were many similarities between the ancient people who lived in the land called Persia and the those who lived in the northern parts of the subcontinent.
www.hinduwebsite.com /history/hinduhistory1.htm   (1036 words)

 Amazon.com: Ancient Iraq: Third Edition (Penguin History): Books: Georges Roux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Nowhere, perhaps, is the influence of geography upon history as clearly demonstrated as in the group of countries which extend from the Mediterranean Sea to the Iranian plateau and form what we call the Near East.
This sweep of history comprising some six-plus millennia cannot, of course, be dealt with comprehensively within the bounds of a single volume; nevertheless, Roux has managed to spotlight the extant periods without losing the story's overall continuity, a considerable achievement.
Georges Roux stated that his goal in writing "Ancient Iraq" was to provide the layman reader with a cohesive introduction to the history of ancient Mesopotamia, incorporating archaeological and historical finds up to 1992.
www.amazon.com /Ancient-Iraq-Third-Penguin-History/dp/014012523X   (1881 words)

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