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Why We’re All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World

Why We’re All Romans: The Roman Contribution to the Western World (Rowman & Littlefield) Roman Civilization has had a dramatic influence on society throughout time, and its reach is still easily felt. We’re so Roman that we don’t even think about it! Our government? Roman. Architecture? Roman. Engineering? Roman. Agriculture? Roman. Most quoted and imitated […]

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Marathon: How One Battle Changed Western Civilization

Marathon: How One Battle Changed Western Civilization (Penguin) Marathon, 490 B.C. The Greeks versus the Persians in an epic battle that would change the course of history. Do you know the legend of Philippides? The story goes that he ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens to tell of the Greek victory over the seemingly […]

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