Pyrrhus

By Jacob Abbott. The English saying “a Pyrrhic victory” comes from the name of the third century BC king of…

History of Nero

By Jacob Abbott. The violent, bloody, and incredible story of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (37–68 AD), who was Roman…

Hannibal

By Jacob Abbott. Rome or Carthage: the struggle between these two great powers of the ancient world determined the course of western…

Cleopatra

By Jacob Abbott. Cleopatra VII was more than the last Macedonian Queen of Egypt. She was a femme fatale of…