Socrates Statue Thinking

Top 12 Contributions of Socrates

Socrates (c. 469–399 BC) is known as one of the founders of Western philosophy, yet very few records survive about his life and work. Of the few records we have, many refer to his rational thinking and the important discoveries he made such as epistemology. He gave his name to the famous Socratic method of questioning, also known as elenchus. … Read more >>

Pythagoras

Top 11 Contributions of Pythagoras

A scene from Raphael’s School of Athens shows Pythagoras as a bearded man, thinning on top, and writing with a quill. He is wearing a sleeved tunic spread out over his legs as he bows his head to write, balancing a book on his left thigh. Before him, a child with long hair presents him with a writing slate. There … Read more >>

Statue of Plato

Top 12 Contributions of Plato

The Athenian logician Plato (c. 428–347 BC) is a standout amongst ancient Greek philosophers, and his ideas have formed the basis of much Western ideology. He was a student of Socrates and he carried on many of Socrates’ teachings in his work. He established the Academy, thought to be the world’s first college, and in it he taught his most … Read more >>

Hippocrates

Top 12 Contributions of Hippocrates

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease” – Hippocrates Very little was known about disease in ancient Greek times until Hippocrates began to make great strides in the field of medicine. Many modern cures can be traced back to Hippocrates, and for this reason, he is known as “the father of medicine.” At that time, it was … Read more >>

Archimedes

Top 12 Contributions of Archimedes

Eureka! As soon as you hear the name Archimedes, the first thing that comes to mind is either mathematics or science. A well-known researcher and scientist, Archimedes proposed various laws and theories in the fields of motion, geometry, liquid motion, and more. “Eureka!” was the word he shouted when he made a new discovery, some of which are listed below: … Read more >>

Attila The Hun (Roman Emperor)

Top 10 Notorious Rulers of the History

History has seen the rise and fall of some infamous and notorious rulers who brought about inexplicable horror in their thirst for power and recognition. They ruled with an unchallenged authority and silenced all possible threats in the most ruthless manner. Now, the idea of an insane ruler with absolute power and control over his/her people may sound both unnerving … Read more >>

Chandragupta Maurya

Top 12 Greatest Ancient Military Commanders

Ancient military commanders have led thousands of men into battle in order to triumph over the enemy. Their elaborate speeches prior to battle, many of which are still remembered today, have inspired thousands of men on the battlefield. Ancient warfare was completely different to modern warfare. Generally speaking, armies relied on their sheer size and strength to win a war, … Read more >>

Homo Heidelbergensis

The 7 Homo Species Close to Present Humans That Existed on the Earth

The Earth has a 4.6-billion-year history. However, Homo sapiens (modern humans) only evolved between 400,000 and 250,000 years ago. Humans evolved from the family hominid (great apes) that have existed on Earth for around 20 million years. Over time, different human species with different characteristics have existed on Earth, but not all species of humans have survived the journey with … Read more >>

Hannibal Barca

Top 12 Facts about Hannibal Barca

Hannibal Barca was a renowned general and statesman. He was known for his skill as a commander and his contributions to the army. He was born in 247 BC to Hamilcar Barca who was also a chief in the Carthaginian army. Mago and Hasdrubal were his younger brothers. All his family members were employed in the army and made major … Read more >>