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Circe

Circe is a sorceress best known in Greek mythology for her hosting of Odysseus in the Odyssey.

El Guettar

El Guettar was the US army's first victory against German forces in North Africa, 23 March 1943.

Gideon Welles

Image of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy of the United States Government

Mimi and Toutou go Forth by Giles Foden

"Mimi and Toutou go Forth" is a curious mix of a Tom Sharpe novel and the BBC TV series "Blackadder Goes Forth". It tells the story of the British naval campaign on Lake Tanganyika during World War I. If you are interested in a Boy’s Own description of daring-do by eccentric

Dancing Deities in Mythology

Who loved to dance in ancient myths? Here are five figures who enjoyed busting a move on International Dance Day.

Phoenix - The Hero

Son of Amyntor and Hippodamia who taught Achilles and then accompanied him to Troy.

Juvenal - Roman Satirist

Juvenal may have been the last great Roman satirist, but we know little about him.

Liberty or Death: Causes of the American Revolution

The American Revolution began as a result of increasing colonial unhappiness with the policies of the British government. Following the French and Indian War, the British attempted to levy a series of taxes on the American colonies. The American Revolution occurred when colonial protests led to arme

Famous Beach Paintings

Nature as subject matter for painters came into its own with the Impressionist artists. Religious and historical subject matter was replaced by studies of ordinary people enjoying everyday life. The artists used a style of painting called plein air, which simply means "in the open air." As the art

The Beginning of the Ionian Revolt

Information about Aristagoras of Miletus and the Naxos Expedition, the beginning of the Ionian Revolt, and the start of the Greco-Persian Wars.