Greece – Who Wrote Aesop's Fables?

Everyone is familiar with Aesop’s Fables. They are short stories usually about animal characters designed to make a point about human behaviour. Aesop has been credited with inventing the fable. Indeed, the name Aesop has become synonymous with fables. However, animal fables existed long before Aesop. There are fables recorded in ancient artefacts of Babylon, …

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Rome – Guard…Geese?

When Rome was still a new city, the Etruscans attacked and forced them into the fortress on the Capitoline Hill. Apparently, it was almost impossible for an attacking force to get up the side of the hill, but the Etruscans managed it…at night. It was quite likely the most critical night in Roman History. Only …

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Russia – USSR Prevails! (Not)

During the Cold War, USSR decided to attack Afghanistan. After all, that’s what all big countries do, isn’t it? It was something to do with Afghanistan not supporting Communism. Anyway, the Russians did fairly well until they came up against Ahmed Shah Masud. This guy was holed up in a part of the Afghan mountains …

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