How much is lost to history and how much do we know? What did social and political structures look like before modern times? How were battles fought and over what? These stories explore what we do know about life in the ancient world. There’s a lot to unpack and the perfect starting point is right here.
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Despite widespread adulation of Germanicus, many mysteries about the capable leader remain.
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