Mythological and social narrations from India, recorded by Diodorus Siculus; Dionysus, Hercules and the castes system

In this post we present and discuss Indian Mythological and social narrations, recorded during the first century B.C. by Diodorus Siculus. Continue reading “Mythological and social narrations from India, recorded by Diodorus Siculus; Dionysus, Hercules and the castes system”

From Ninus and Semiramis to Sardanapallus: The 1,300 years ancient Assyrian Empire

In the earliest age, then, the kings of Asia were native-born, and in connection with them no memory is preserved of either a notable deed or a personal name. The first to be handed down by tradition to history and memory for us as one who achieved great deeds is Ninus, king of the Assyrians, and of him we shall now endeavour to give a detailed account. Continue reading “From Ninus and Semiramis to Sardanapallus: The 1,300 years ancient Assyrian Empire”

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