Roman poet Virgil born

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Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

This NEH-funded online archive of educational resources on the history of natural law, natural rights, and American Constitutionalism was designed and written by scholars associated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.


Shah Ismail I of Persia (1487-1524)

Encyclopædia Iranica

The Encyclopædia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent and  will eventually cover all aspects of Iranian history, political science, art, archaeology, and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures.  

Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii

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Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.

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This NEH-supported educational website from the Universities of Cincinnati and Tübingen has archeological information, animations, geography, history, time lines, myths and legends as well as teaching and learning resources: all in an engaging format for the classroom. 

Secretaría de Educación Pública (México): Viaje por la historia de México

Secretaría de Educación Pública (México): Viaje por la historia de México

A journey through the history of Mexico with a rich comprehensive survey of Mexican history from Pre-Columbian times to the end of the twentieth century created by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (México). Advanced students. AP recommended.

Museo Nacional de Historia: “¿Te lo dejaron de tarea?”

Museo Nacional de Historia: “¿Te lo dejaron de tarea?”

A homework help site that includes an overview of facts and biographical information on figures of Mexican history. The site is sponsored by the National Museum of History of Mexico, housed at the Chapultepec Castle. Advanced and native-speaking students. AP recommended.

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Demos: Classical Athenian Democracy

Dēmos is a digital encyclopedia of classical Athenian democracy that will be useful to a wide audience. The aim is to describe the history, institutions, and people of democratic Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, to publish the efforts of scholars to answer questions about Athenian democracy, and to invite you, our audience, to explore, discover, and judge for yourselves. The earliest work on Dēmos was supported by grants from Furman University and the NEH.

Viaje a Grecia

El Viaje a Grecia

From the Ministerio de Educación de España, Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas, a journey to Greece with maps, virtual visits, videos, interactive texts, and interactives on Greek philosophers, with a complete collection of resources related to Greek philosophy and citizenship. Intermediate through advanced students.