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    Solon, Founder of Democracy
  Solon, Founder of Democracy
Solon was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and elegiac poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the short term yet he is often credited wit...
 
    Cleisthenes, Father of Democracy
  Cleisthenes, Father of Democracy
Cleisthenes was a noble Athenian of the Alcmaeonid family. He is credited with reforming the constitution of ancient Athens and setting it on a democratic footing in 508/7 BC. For these accomplishments, historians refer to him as "the father of Athen...
 
    Themistocles, Athenian Leader
  Themistocles, Athenian Leader
Themistocles (Greek: "Glory of the Law"), was an Athenian politician and general. He was one of a new breed of politicians who rose to prominence in the early years of the Athenian democracy, along with his great rival Aristides. As a politician, The...
 
    Pericles, Athenian Leader
  Pericles, Athenian Leader
Pericles was an influential and important leader of Athens during the Athenian Golden Age (specifically, between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars). The period from 461 BC to 379 BC is sometimes known as "The Age of Pericles". He was responsible for...
 
    Isocrates, Greek Rhetorician
  Isocrates, Greek Rhetorician
Isocrates, an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. In his time, he was probably the most influential rhetorician in Greece and made many contributions to rhetoric and education through his teaching and written works. Unlike...
 
    Demosthenes, Greatest Orator of Antiquity
  Demosthenes, Greatest Orator of Antiquity
Demosthenes, Athenian politician, has always been regarded as the greatest orator of Antiquity, and it is not exaggerated to say that his death marked the end of Greek political speech. Many of his speeches have survived, because in the third century...
 
    Zeno of Citium, The Stoic
  Zeno of Citium, The Stoic
Zeno of Citium (The Stoic) was a Hellenistic philosopher from Citium, Cyprus. Zeno was the son of a merchant and a student of Crates of Thebes, the most famous Cynic living at that time in Greece. Zeno was, himself, a merchant until the age of 42, wh...
 
    Cato the Elder
  Cato the Elder
Cato (sometimes called the Censor) was one of the most prominent figures in ancient Rome. An accomplished soldier, politician and statesman, his contributions to the Roman world even without his published works are immense. Though probably best known...
 
    Sulla, Roman General
  Sulla, Roman General
Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix or simply Sulla, was a Roman general and politician, holding the office of consul twice as well as the dictatorship. Sulla's dictatorship came during a high point in the struggle between optimates and populares, the forme...
 
    Cato, the Younger
  Cato, the Younger
Marcus Porcius Cato "Uticensis" (also known as Cato the Younger) was many things, including the adamantine foe of the triumvirs Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus and the man whose undying enmity to Caesar in the Civil War led him to commit particularly vio...
 
    Brutus, Assassin of Caesar
  Brutus, Assassin of Caesar
Marcus Junius Brutus, often referred to simply as Brutus, was a politician of the late Roman Republic. He is best known in modern times for taking a leading role in the assassination conspiracy against Julius Caesar....
 
    History of the British Monarchy
  History of the British Monarchy
The history of the English Crown up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603 is long and eventful. The concept of a single ruler unifying different tribes based in England developed in the eighth and ninth centuries in figures such as Offa and Alfred the G...
 
    The Domesday Book, Land Survey
  The Domesday Book, Land Survey
The Domesday Book is a great land survey from 1086, commissioned by William the Conqueror to assess the extent of the land and resources being owned in England at the time, and the extent of the taxes he could raise. The information collected was rec...
 
    Magna Carta
  Magna Carta
Magna Carta (Latin for "Great Charter", literally "Great Paper"), also called Magna Carta Libertatum, was an English charter originally issued in 1215. Magna Carta is the most significant early influence on the long historical process that led to the...
 
    Marsilius of Padua, Italian Scholar
  Marsilius of Padua, Italian Scholar
Marsilius of Padua was an Italian scholar, trained in medicine who practiced a variety of professions. He was also an important 14th century political figure. His political treatise Defensor pacis is seen by some authorities as the most revolutionary...
 
         
         



 
 
         
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