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Ancient Olympia (Greece)

The area one-part of the location of Elis, in historic Pestide. The town of Pisa stood, however it is uncertain whether he actually endured. Mistakenly suppose the town was not a town but a landscape which a game title is named title the region where was constructed the forehead of Zeus. Once the temple was […]

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Spartacus Rebellion: Part 2

After the defeat of the Romans entrusted the conduct of the war to Mark Licinius Crassus, although not differing natural endowments, but acquired in the school of Sulla’s experience in the military. Crassus was one of the leaders of the then dominant oligarchy; so he could have a much larger number of troops than all […]

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Spartacus Rebellion: Part 1

At a time when Pompey was struggling with the rebellion of Sertorius in Spain, another General of the same party, Marcus Licinius Crassus, rendered a great service to the Roman state, suppressed in Italy the terrible slave revolt of Spartacus, which at one time threatened to become very dangerous. The troops of the Roman government […]

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Aristides of Athens – a short biography

Aristides the Athenian, of noble birth, the son of Lysimachus, of the tribe Antioxidase. Still in his youth simply for his honesty earned the nickname the Fair. Before the battle of Marathon, Aristides, chiefs his knee (filoi), was one of ten polemarchus, or generals, who alternated daily in the main administration. Seeing the harm caused […]

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Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism, one of the great religious teachings of the East, developed in Ancient Iran. Like his tribesmen, the Aryans of Ancient India, the Iranians, too, was at first deified the forces of nature. The sun that fights the winter cold and weight of snow on the mountains; with the dawn, scattering the night mists, of […]

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The battle of Waterloo

The battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815 marked the end of the attempt escaped from the island of Elba Napoleon Bonaparte to regain the throne of France (the Hundred days of Napoleon). She put an end to his entire military and political career. Broken at Waterloo the Anglo-Prussian army, Napoleon was forced to abdicate […]

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The battle of Agincourt

The battle of Agincourt October 25, 1415 marked one of the most important turning points in the history of the hundred year’s war. A heavy defeat it almost cost the Valois dynasty to the French throne. Several followed the battle of Agincourt years he switched to English, and from obedience to them, France was saved […]

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The battle of the Marne (1914)

The German Schlieffen Plan (the war strategy on two fronts against Russia and France) provided the beginning of hostilities rapid roll through Belgium to Paris, a quick coverage of it from the West, take the city exit to the rear of the French forces and surrounded them. So the Germans had expected just a few […]

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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153) came from noble Burgansky names, who had his family residence, the castle of Fontaine, near Dijon. His biography of his youth was connected with the Church. Mother Bernarda was a woman ascetic direction, wanted to be a nun, married against their will. Children inherited the austerity of the […]

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The Aachen Congress (1818)

The Congress of the Holy Alliance, held in the German city of Aachen with 18 (30) September 9 (21) November 1818. The three main Emperor of the Holy Alliance attended it: Russian Emperor Alexander I and Austrian Emperor Franz I and the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm III. Authorized by Congress were the Russian – graphs […]

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