The Turkish dynasty rose from the dying embers of another once great empire
Peter Heather examines the reign of 6th century Emperor Justinian, who ruled the Western Roman empire for 38 years
Taxes have led to warfare since ancient times
In 371 bc a brief and violent battle marked the end of Spartan hegemony in ancient Greece
The much derided and often forgotten Balkan sideshow would begin as yet another dreary trench stalemate–and end as one of the few brilliant campaigns of World War I
Kathryn Lomas takes in the broader Italian context to understand how the ancient city-state rose to dominate the peninsula
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