Aesop's first fables were told as stories in Greece as early as 620 B.C. and were written down and referenced by Greek authors by the fourth century. Fables that have been attributed to Aesop may have earlier origins fro... More »

One of the main reasons that ancient Greece fell to Macedonia during the 4th century B.C. was the superior tactical planning employed against Greece by King Philip II of Macedon. In addition to reorganizing and strengthe... More »

Regionally, hand puppets first appeared in India during the fourth century B.C.; Greece in the fifth century B.C., according to Plato; and England in the 14th century, according to Chaucer. Egyptians had puppets during t... More »

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Because fables are fairly simple stories, a good moral for a fable should be a simple lesson that a child can easily understand. Fables are great stories for children because they are usually quite short and involve anim... More »

Funny fables with morals include "The Gnat and the Bull," "Belling the Cat" and "The Fox and the Goat." Each story is one of Aesop's fables. More »

The first Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. The games took place every four years until 393 A.D., when Emperor Theodosius outlawed the contests because he believed they were a pagan ritual. The anci... More »

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Although it is not known for certain when the Bhagavad Gita was written, secular historians generally attribute its origin to some time between the 2nd century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. Observant Hindus are more spec... More »