abate (a bate')Make less; die down. Example: The city passed a law to abate the noise coming from factories.
abductedKidnapped; carried away a person by force.
abet (a bet')Assist; help out, especially in doing something bad. Example: Nixon had a staff to abet his crimes.
abide (a byd')Tolerate; sta Studying the words in context, and examining the brief definitions and examples provided in this list, will add significantly to the student's real understanding of proper usage....
The Reformer of Sparta
(reigned 245 - 241 B.C.)
The love of money had virtually destroyed the laws of Lycurgus in Sparta by the time Agis became king. This idealistic young man tried to restore the old way of life that had made Sparta great, but he was defeated by the power of greed...
The Fool of Hope
(319 - 272 B.C.)
P U R R O S
In Pyrrhus' wild career of restless trouble-making, we see a soul incapable of satisfaction. He was a mighty man of war, and nearly conquered Rome, but he could never finish what he started before getting distracted by a new project.
If we explore the literature of Heroism, we shall quickly come to Plutarch, who is its Doctor and historian. ... I must think we are more deeply indebted to him than to all the ancient writers. Each of his "Lives" is a refutation to the despondency and cowardice of our religious and political theori...
Surviving Greek and Roman texts reveal the remarkable level of mathematical and engineering skill that went into the development of these early ballistic-missile launchers
by Werner Soedel and Vernard Foley Scientific American, March 1979, pp. 150 - 160
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The Freedom Fighter
(410 - 364 B.C.)
Pelopidas led the Thebans to recover their liberty, then he led them to victory over the invincible Spartans. From beginning to end, his was the life of a hero.
Pelopidas, the son of Hippoclus, was born into a prominent family of Thebes. He ...
The Athenian Adventurer
(circa 1300 B.C.)
Theseus suppressed crime and brought the natives of Attica together into the first democracy. He saved the Athenian children from the Minotaur, but his kidnap of the queen of the Amazons brought trouble, and he ended his days in disgrace.
(402 - 318 B.C.)
After her defeat in the Peloponnesian War, Athens became a decadent democracy. Phocion did his best over many years to save his fellow citizens from their own foolishness, and at last he earned the reward of Socrates.
In the conflict between good men an...
A History of Ancient Greece
The country which is now called Hellas was not regularly settled in ancient times. The people were migratory, and readily left their homes whenever they were overpowered by numbers. There was no commerce, and they could not safely hold intercourse with one another either...
Welcome to a fascinating journey through time as we delve into the intriguing world of historical archaeology! In this post, we'll explore the enigmatic Temple of Diana, a captivating relic from antiquity that continues to inspire wonder and curiosity.
Temple of Diana: A Brief Overview
The Temple o...