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1 In the 8th century, Charlemagne stated that 240 pennies should be minted from a pound of silver. History > Ancient 02/12/09
2 Citizenship within a Greek polis was limited to free adult males. History > Ancient 01/29/09
3 The ancient Greeks developed the polis, or individual city-states. History > Ancient 01/29/09
4 The Pax Romana was 200 years of peace and prosperity in the Roman Empire. History > Ancient 01/29/09
5 Early Christians were persecuted by the Romans. History > Ancient 01/29/09
6 Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire until 1453 when the Ottoman Empire took over. History > Ancient 01/29/09
7 The Hellenistic Age was a blend of Greek and oriental elements. History > Ancient 01/29/09
8 Rome collapsed in 476 A.D. for several reasons; one such reason was the cost of defense and devaluation of Roman currency. History > Ancient 01/29/09
9 The Peloponnesian War resulted in the slowing of cultural advancements and the weakening of political power. History > Ancient 01/28/09
10 Sparta was a city-state that developed an aggressive and militaristic society. History > Ancient 01/28/09
11 In the Roman Republic, the patricians were the powerful nobility. History > Ancient 01/28/09
12 There are three styles of Greek columns: Doric, Ionian, and Corinthian. History > Ancient 01/27/09
13 The dynasties which ruled China gained power by the Mandate of Heaven. History > Ancient 01/27/09
14 River valley civilizations developed around 3500 B.C. and lasted until about 500 B.C. History > Ancient 01/27/09
15 The Great Wall of China was built by Qin Shi Huangdi for defense. History > Ancient 01/26/09

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