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Egypt
Egypt
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When Plato died in 347 bc Aristotle moved to Assos a city in Asia Mino
When Plato died in 347 bc Aristotle moved to Assos a city in Asia Mino
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Alexander The Great
Alexander The Great
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Medieval Islam
Medieval Islam
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Persia and India
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Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
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Ceramics Historical Project
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The Persian Empire
The Persian Empire
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The Republic of Turkey
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Introduction to Islam
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ISLAM
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Heinrich Schliemann
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Aristotle
Aristotle
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ALEXANDER THE GREAT
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
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1 The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama
1 The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama
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During the Persian Wars there were many leaders and many great battles
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This is the city that gradually spreads on both sides of the beautiful
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Greek Drama
Greek Drama
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Jeruslem
Jeruslem
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Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
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Who shapes history What shapes history Do people Do events
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Entrance Essay
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Greek Literature
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Northern States Power
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