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A Brief Round Up Of Humour In History (plus A Hint Of Lord Byron In Malta)

By Martin Morana  (booksie.com)

This article describes in brief the why and how humour thrived during the thousands of years that man (and women) civilised themselves. The article treats humour as was seen in Biblical times, during Greek and Roman times; in the writings of Shakespeare and Dickens. There is even a hint of...

Article | Updated Aug 23, 2015 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 2
Tags: Humour,Jokes,Bible,Roman,Greek,Aristophanes,Philogenos,Charles,Dickens,Shakespeare,Lord,Byron,Malta,Poem,Farewell

philoxenus

The Emissary

By Philoxenus  (booksie.com)

This story tries to imagine what it was like to be persecuted by Christians after they won control of the Roman Empire. It is set near the end of the fourth century CE and describes the destruction of the great Library of Alexandria.

Short Story | Updated Aug 4, 2015 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Alexandria,Roman,Empire,Hypatia,391ce,Christian,Persecution

Generation Rome: The Few And The Brave

By Johncassidy  (booksie.com)

In August 2011, a Reddit user The_Quiet_Earth submitted a question to the sites 'Ask Reddit' section: "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?" This is my response. (now available at...

Short Story | Updated May 18, 2015 | Reads: 31 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Ancient,Rome,Roman,Marines,Military,History,Science,Fiction

nightwish

The Margrave - Chapter 1

By Nightwish  (booksie.com)

There exists incredible history that once lived, but was purposely destroyed long ago. One such story barely whispers today. If it weren’t for a mosaic recently discovered at an archaeological excavation in Thrace, the world would have never known the truth. Theodora Apsimar was the...

Book | Updated Apr 17, 2015 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: War,Medieval,Fiction,History,Holy,Roman,Empire,Byzantine,Byzantium

nightwish

The Margrave - Prologue

By Nightwish  (booksie.com)

Hello kind people. If you have absolutely nothing better to do with your time, have a read. The genre is what i would like to label 'fictional revisionist history'. Emperors Tiberius III and Justinian II are the only actual historical figures here. The main character in this book is presented...

Book | Updated Apr 15, 2015 | Reads: 13 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: War,Medieval,Fiction,History,Holy,Roman,Empire,Byzantine,Byzantium,Military,Combat

gordopolis

Legionary: The Scourge Of Thracia (Legionary 4)

By Gordopolis  (booksie.com)

The legions are in tatters, and the Gothic hordes are gathering beyond the mountains . . . 377 AD: Thracia’s legions are few and broken in the wake of the Battle of Ad Salices. But the scattered centuries and cohorts rally in an effort to blockade the Haemus Mountain passes and hold...

Book | Updated Feb 5, 2015 | Reads: 8 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Roman,War,Empire,Battle,Adventure,Constantinople,Byzantium,Caesar,Goths,Adrianople,Late,Antiquity

Saturn's Story

By Kselric  (booksie.com)

20 Years before the main story, Saturninus Aurelius Gallus led a carefree life in his father's villa upon Palatine in Roma, when he becomes infatuated with a plebian girl from Capua, he would do anything to marry her. Including giving in to his father's request for him to take up a military...

Novel | Updated Feb 3, 2015 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Historical,Fiction,Ancient,Rome,Roma,Roman,Empire

Mars

By Kselric  (booksie.com)

Mars, Roman God of War, hears the prayers for help from his people but will he help them in their time of need?

Short Story | Updated Feb 3, 2015 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Mythology,Roman,Gods,Religion,Fiction,Fantasy

Sons Of Rome

By Kerfinoctulus  (booksie.com)

A short speech that a Roman general gave before a forgotten attack on the city of Alexandria in Egypt.

Script | Updated Nov 23, 2014 | Reads: 22 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 1
Tags: Sons,Of,Rome,Kerfinoctulus,Roman,Speech,General,Alexandria,War,Battle,Fight,Epic,Ancient,Forgotten

The Quartet

By Kimberly Adams  (booksie.com)

Kortney's family performs as a quartet that travels the country singing religious songs at different churches. Kortney does not like her life though. And there is definitely something wrong with her. That is making performing very difficult.

Short Story | Updated Nov 13, 2014 | Reads: 3 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Depression,Cutting,Roman,Roads,Mental,Illness,Self,Injury,High,School,Singing,Quartet,Fiction,God,Jesus,Church,Religion,Christian

God's Gifts

By Kimberly Adams  (booksie.com)

Claire is a typical teenager, she thinks. She sleeps a lot, has a big appetite. She also has been getting headaches and losing interest in things she once enjoyed. Is there an illness that mimics similar symptoms of being a teenager?

Short Story | Updated Nov 9, 2014 | Reads: 22 | Comments: 1 | Likes: 0
Tags: Teenager,High,School,Friend,Fiction,Jesus,Roman,Roads,Depression,Mental,Illness,Symptoms,Sleeping,Headaches,Mom,Family,Choir,Doctor,Psychiatrist.

The Class Reunion

By Kimberly Adams  (booksie.com)

Bristol does not want to go to her class reunion because she knows that all people will want to talk about is the suicide attempt that left her paralyzed. Her sister convinces her to go. At the reunion, Bristol talks with her old friend, Matt. She quickly finds herself falling for Matt. But he...

Short Story | Updated Oct 8, 2014 | Reads: 28 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Depression,Mental,Illness,Suicide,Christian,Roman,Roads,Jesus,God,Wheelchair,Paralyzed,Class,Reunion,High,School,Boyfriend,Date,Friend

Broadway Ministries

By Kimberly Adams  (booksie.com)

Gabrielle is an actress for Broadway Ministries, a theatre group that shares Bible stories through music and acting. Even though she does enjoy acting for God, she cannot help but dream about being in a real Broadway production. So when the opportunity comes up, she is not sure what she should...

Short Story | Updated Sep 25, 2014 | Reads: 5 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Christian,Broadway,Acting,Actress,Actor,God,Jesus,Bible,Roman,Roads,Ministries,Ministry,Fiction

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Charon - The Final Fight

By Vittorio Carvelli  (booksie.com)

Adult tales of sex, violenceand death in the Roman Arena by Vittorio Carvelli - from 'Classical Tales'

Short Story | Updated Jul 27, 2014 | Reads: 157 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Vittorio,Carvelli,Ancient,Rome,Roman,Arena,Gladiators,Gauls,Amphitheatre,Armed,Combat

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By Ballerina  (booksie.com)

the story speaks for itself

Short Story | Updated Jul 20, 2014 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
Tags: Hunger,Games,Roman,Colosseum

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