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The Island Kingdom of Aegina: The Old Gods Still Whisper Their Truths
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Island Kingdom of Aegina: The Old Gods Still Whisper Their Truths

Today, traveling an hour by ferry from Piraeus, the port of Athens, the first remnant of Aegina's great past a visitor will see is the lonely pillar of Apollo rising from the trees on the hill of Kolona. Once a splendid complex of three buildings...
Greek and Phoenician Colonization
Imageby Kelly Macquire

Greek and Phoenician Colonization

Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. In doing so, they spread their culture, which strongly influenced the local tribes. For the Greeks, this is...
Silk Road
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Silk Road

The Silk Road was a network of ancient trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China in 130 BCE, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130 BCE-1453 CE. The Silk Road was not a single route...
Ancient Harbour Market
Imageby Mohawk Games

Ancient Harbour Market

Artist's impression of a harbour market in the ancient Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf. Harbours were centers of trade and commerce throughout the ages.
Corbita Sailing
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Corbita Sailing

This marble relief shows a man sailing a corbita, a small Roman coastal vessel with two masts. Found at Carthage, most likely produced in Africa Proconsularis (modern-day Tunisia) circa 200 CE. The corbita's sails were most likely made...
How Roman Trade with India Made the Empire Rich
Videoby Kings and Generals

How Roman Trade with India Made the Empire Rich

This video was sponsored by Imperator: Rome. You can support our channel by buying this game via this link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/859580/Imperator_Rome/ We are continuing our new animated historical documentary series on the...
Roman Economy & Trade
Lesson Packby Marion Wadowski

Roman Economy & Trade

We have prepared three lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format Open questions adaptable for debates, presentations, and essays...
The Portuguese in East Africa
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Portuguese in East Africa

The Portuguese first took an interest in East Africa from the beginning of the 16th century as their empire spread eastwards across the Indian Ocean. Trade in the region was already well-established and carried out by Africans, Indians, and...
Parthia: Rome's Ablest Competitor
Articleby Patrick Scott Smith, M. A.

Parthia: Rome's Ablest Competitor

As a superpower in its own right and in competition with Rome, Parthia's empire - ruling from 247 BCE to 224 CE - stretched between the Mediterranean in the west to India in the east. Not only did the Parthians win battles against Rome they...
Colonial American Currency
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Colonial American Currency

Colonial American currency was a work in progress from the time of the earliest English settlements of the 1600s until the United States of America minted its own money in 1783. The monetary system was far from standardized, and trade within...
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