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These five ancient cultures did more than any other country or people to advance the progress of the Western mind and culture.  From the Near East came writing, metallurgy, law and even the 60 minute hour.  Egypt developed technical skill in construction and art that still today amazes us.  Greece, a laboratory of democracy, contributed philosophy, sculpture, architecture and the love of freedom.   Rome offered numerical symbols, language, politics and laws.

The articles contained in this site grew out of a love for the Ancient World and my participation in two sites, both of which no longer exist on the internet - Ancient Sites and Ancient Vines.  Here I was able to meet like minded folks, discuss and debate history and learn far more than I'd dreamed possible. 

Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas

Florilegium (Latin) - anthology, collection; bunch of flowers  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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