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The term classical antiquity is often used to refer to history in the Old World from the beginning of recorded Greek history in 776 BC (First Olympiad). This roughly coincides with the traditional date of the founding of Rome in 753 BC, the beginning of the history of ancient Rome, and the beginning of the Archaic period in Ancient Greece. Although the ending date of ancient history is disputed, some Western scholars use the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD (the most used), the closure of the Platonic Academy in 529 AD, the death of the emperor Justinian I in 565 AD, the coming of Is ...more
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This reading group will explore the Greek and Roman world surrounding the Mediterranean from ab…more
[close] This reading group will explore the Greek and Roman world surrounding the Mediterranean from about 1500 BCE to about 500 CE. It will focus on works covering time periods, places, people, games, food, geography, literature, navigation, warfare, art, architecture, science, poetry, drama, epics, trade, languages, mythology, archaeology, religion and much more. We may also extend our discussions into surrounding cultures and their past, e.g. the Minoans, Egypt, Persia and other cultures depending on circumstances and desire. These works will be selected by active members through monthly polls. Hopefully this journey will be both enriching and strongly inspired by the ancient muses. My bookshelves are piling up with books focused on classical studies so this group is an incentive to wander down those paths.
1 member, last active 3 years ago
The focus of this group is historical fiction set in Ancient and Medieval eras(with some post Me…more
[close] The focus of this group is historical fiction set in Ancient and Medieval eras(with some post Medieval), in any geographical location. Preference is given to themes of: engaging politics, sprawling battles, drugs(errr .. mead) and debauchery. If authors like Robyn Young, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield resonate with you, this group is designed for you. If you are bursting in your seams to discuss their books, please do come in. AUTHORS welcome as READERS ONLY. Limited opportunity for self promotion exists in A&M! No romantic melodrama books please. Want to gush about this great Victorian-era romance novel you've discovered and had been smitten with? Not the right group for you. We encourage freedom of opinion on books and authors in this group. As long as the opinion is respectful and harmless and breaks no Group rules. Don't feel you can't be honest about a book or author. No matter how popular the book or author is. Our Group Motto, courtesy of George S. Patton, is: If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
5,518 members, last active 6 hours ago
Welcome to the Wholesome History Reads Group! This group is dedicated to finding awesome his…more
[close] Welcome to the Wholesome History Reads Group! This group is dedicated to finding awesome history books that are entertaining, exciting, and above all, wholesome. Occasionally, we may also feature a good film, or video. Please join this group if you want to find some great history reads. Enjoy, and welcome! *Important Note*: For those who are interested in suggesting books, please make sure you first review the "Group Rules" page for the WHRG Book Evaluation Rules. This is very important to maintaining the integrity and wholesome values of the group. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Note: ONLY the books on the WHRG Bookshelf are certified as wholesome. All other books need to pass the WHRG Book Evaluation Rules before being added to the bookshelf. Notice: OUR WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE! Please take a look and tell us what you think: www.whrg.webs.com.
375 members, last active 11 days ago
On 22nd April, I'll be hosting a Q&A about ancient Egypt to celebrate the launch of my new book …more
[close] On 22nd April, I'll be hosting a Q&A about ancient Egypt to celebrate the launch of my new book The Egyptian Myths. If you have any questions that you've always wanted to ask about Egyptian myths, mummies, pyramids, or anything else that interests you about Egypt, now's your chance!
13 members, last active 7 years ago