HISTORY Lists

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8 Things You May Not Know About the Praetorian Guard

Equal parts secret service, special forces and urban administrators, Rome’s Praetorian Guard was one of the ancient world’s most prestigious military units.

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6 Infamous Political Conspiracies

From an ancient Roman coup d’état to the Lincoln assassination, get the facts on six of history’s most notorious political plots.

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8 Ways Roads Helped Rome Rule the Ancient World

Explore eight reasons why this remarkable transit system helped unite the ancient world.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Roman Gladiators

Get the facts on the enigmatic men-at-arms behind Ancient Rome’s most notorious form of entertainment.

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8 Reasons Why Rome Fell

Find out why one of history’s most legendary empires finally came crashing down.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Julius Caesar

Find out five fascinating facts about the man who famously proclaimed “I came, I saw, I conquered.”

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7 Famous Slave Revolts

Find out about seven groups of slaves who risked everything for a chance at freedom.

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5 Ancient New Year’s Celebrations

Get the facts on the ways 5 ancient civilizations rang in the New Year.

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10 Innovations That Built Ancient Rome

From aqueducts to battlefield surgery, explore 10 inventions that epitomize the innovative spirit of ancient Rome.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Caligula

Find out whether the much-maligned emperor was as crazy as they say.

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7 Historical Figures Famous for Something They Never Did

Find out the truth about seven people who’ve become forever linked with something they never did.

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6 Child Monarchs Who Changed History

Find out about six young rulers whose actions and decisions had very grown-up consequences.