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Aesop and his Fables

Aesop is said to have been a Phrygian slave

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Traditionally A Phrygian Slave According to tradition Aesop the author of the famous Aesop's Fables is said to have a slave who lived approximately 600BC. Aristotle mentions Aesop as a public Defender implying that at this time he had been freed from slavery. Plutarch stated the the Athenians created a noble statue of him. As there is little further information on Aesop's life many scholars have cast doubt as to whether he actually existed at all. Aesop's Fables The group or Fables which are referred to as Aesop's Fables date back to the 5th Century BC and were translated from Latin by various Greek Authors. Many of the fables in these compilations have in fact since been found on Egyptian papyri known to date between 800 and 1000 years before the time of Aesop. This clearly cast doubts on the authorship of many of the fables attributed to Aesop. Many of the fables were possibly merely compiled by Aesop from existing fables, much in the same way that the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes were but a new compilation of existing rhymes!
The Wolf And The Lamb The Bat And The Weasels The Ass And The Grasshopper The Lion And The Mouse The Charcoal-Burner And The Fuller The Father And His Sons The Boy Hunting Locusts The Cock And The Jewel The Kingdom Of The Lion The Wolf And The Crane The Fisherman Piping Hercules And The Wagoner

King Aeacus
The son of Zeus and Aegina in Greek Mythology

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Aeacus the King of Pythia According to Greek mythology Aeacus was a King well noted for his piety by his Pythian subjects. Aeacus had three sons, Telamon and Peleus by his first wife Endeia, and Phocas his youngest son, by Psamathe. The two eldest sons of King Aeacus, Telamon and Peleus grew increasingly resentful and jealous of their younger half brother Phocus, eventually murdering him. When King Aeacus found out what his two eldest sons had done, Aeacus banished them for life from his Kingdom of Pythia. Pelops murder of Stymphalus When Pelop murdered Stymphalus the Gods are said to have been so angered that they caused a drought which affected the whole of Greece. The Gods only relented, and allowed it to rain again, in answer to the prayers of King Aeacus.

King Aegeus
How did the Aegean Sea get it's name ?

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Concise Biography of King Aegeus the legendary of King of Athens Legend states that King Aegeus, sent his son Theseus at the head of an expedition to Create, unfortunately King Aegeus was misinformed as to the outcome of his son's expedition, thinking that he had lost his son the king threw himself into the sea in despair and drowned. The Aegean Sea According to legend the Aegean Sea was so named as the direct result of King Aegeus's suicide, which was a momentous event to his people.

Adonis
Adonis a God in Greek mythology

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According to Greek mythology Greek mythology portrays Adonis as the result of the union between Myrrha and her own father Cinyras. Aphrodite falls in love with the young Adonis and hides him in a large chest which is left in the safe keeping of Persephone. Persephone decides to look in the chest, and on doing so immediately also falls in love with Adonis, refusing to return Adonis to Aphrodite.

Zeus judges the case In order to resole the problem of Adonis, Zeus comes to the following decision, Adonis will spend six months on earth each year with Aphrodite, and for the remaining six months will join Persepone in the underworld

Adonis - Aphrodite - Persephonne - Zeus


The name Adonis derives from the Phoenician word for lord "adon"

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The Afghanistan History Timeline & Facts is full of interesting facts and history about the bygone times of the Afghanistan Nation. A clear and concise list of dates, history and events in chronological order. The Afghanistan History Timeline & Facts outlines and records all of the critical and major incidents in the history of the nation. History, Dates, Kings, Leaders and Wars are all mentioned in the Afghanistan History Timeline & Facts. The Afghanistan History Timeline & Facts provides a brief and interesting historical record of facts about different events in history.

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Alexander the Great used Afghanistan as the gateway to India 700's - Islamic conquerors 1300 - 1400's - Genghis Khan and Tamerlane conquered the country 18391842 Anglo-Afghan war 18781880 Anglo-Afghan war 1893 UK established an unofficial border separating Afghanistan from British India 1919 Afghanistan became independent 1926 Emir Amanullah founded an Afghan monarchy 1950's Afghanistan developed close ties with the Soviet Union during the cold war 1978 Military coup Afghanistan became a Marxist regime 1979 Soviets launched an invasion of Afghanistan 1989 Soviet withdrawal 1992 Islamic rebellion - in-fighting between rebel groups 1996 A group of Islamic students calling itself the Taliban seized control of Kabul 1996 The Taliban took over the government of Afghanistan but the government was only recognised by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates August 20, 1998, U.S. cruise missiles struck a terrorist training complex in Afghanistan believed to have been financed by Osama bin Laden September 2001 anti-Taliban guerrilla leader Ahmed Shah Masoud of the group referred to as the Northern Alliance was killed by suicide bombers September 11 2001 - Taliban terrorists - al-Qaeda members - attacked New York's World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon October 7 2001 - The Taliban refused to turn over Bin Laden and the U.S. and its allies began daily air strikes against Afghan military installations December 7 2001 - the Taliban regime collapsed December 2001 - Afghanistan interim government formed June 2002 - Hamid Karzai became President 2002 - 2003 - Peacekeeping forces entered the country March 2003 - US Offensive against Kandahar and al-Qaeda members August 2003 - NATO assumed command of peacekeeping troops January 4, 2004 - New constitution introduced April 2004 - US Offensive along the Pakistan border against al-Qaeda members.

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The first inhabitants of Albania were the Illyrians who were descendants of Indo-Europeans 358BC - Greeks led by Philip II of Macedonia conquered the territory 229BC - AD 395 - Romans occupy the country and divide Albania between Dalmatia, Epirus, and Macedonia 395 - 700's - Decline of the Roman Empire and Albania subjected to assaults from the Goths, Huns, Serbs, Croats, and Bulgars 732 - Constantinople and the Byzantine empire claim Albania 700's- 1300's - The influence of Christianity with Catholic and Orthodox churches, leaving Christians in southern Albania under Constantinople and those in northern Albania under the Pope in Rome 1385 - Timeline clans pay tribute and swear fealty to the Ottoman Empire (The Ottoman empire, with Islamic traditions and culture, lasted until the twentieth century) 1443 to 1468 - Gjergj Kastrioti ( known as Skanderbeg ) leads an Timeline revolt and begins holy war against the Ottoman Empire which results in a brief independence 1478 - Falls to Ottoman Turks and Christians are forced to convert to Islam 1500's - 1800's - Two thirds of the Timeline population convert to Islam 1822 - Timeline leader Ali Pasha is assassinated by Ottoman agents for promoting an autonomous state 1877-1878 - Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman influence in Albania is subsequently weakened 1912 - Balkan Wars begins and Albania is claimed as an independent state 1913 - Treaty of Bucharest ends Balkan Wars and Albania is recognized as an independent state ruled by a constitutional monarchy.

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