Asian and Mediterranean worlds

The role of one significant individual in the Mediterranean world and the Asian world.

Choose from:

one of: Leonidas or Pericles, Hatshepsut or Rameses II, Julius Caesar or Augustus

and one of: Chandragupta Maurya or Ashoka, Confucius or Qin Shi Huang

General site

World Book Online

Leonidas

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Leonidas provides biographical information about Leonidas, his family and the battle of Thermopylae

History - Leonidas  information about Leonidas and the Spartans, including video clips

About.com Leonidas  Information on Leonides, the Battle of Thermopylae and the Persian wars.

Pericles

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Pericles

People of Ancient Greece - Pericles  biographical information about Pericles and his role as a statesman in Athens

Bio.com- Pericles synopsis of his early life and political career, includes examples of web page citation

Hatshepsut

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Hatshepsut

The woman who was king  Biographical information including a video clip

Bio.com- Hatshepsut  Overview and quick facts

 Rameses II

PBS: Rameses II  Basic information with links including videos

Tour Egypt: Rameses II   Overview with links

BBC: Rameses II  Facts with links

Ancient History Encyclopedia-  Rameses II  Information and links on early life, campaigns and battles and legacy.

Julius Caesar

PBS; Julius Caesar  Brief overview with links

History.com Julius Caesar  Link to printable page of brief facts including death

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Julius Caesar  Biographical information on early life, conquests, death and aftermath.

Bio.com - Julius Caesar  Biographic information and quick facts.

Augustus

History.com Augustus  Brief overview with video clips and links

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Augustus  Timeline, links and brief information.

BBC: Augustus  Brief overview

History World: Augustus  Overview with links.

Chandragupta Maurya

Ancient History Encyclopedia  Information on liberation of India, government, abdication and death, includes timeline

About.com: Chandragupta Maurya  Information on early life and conquest, includes timeline.

Encyclopedia Britannica Chandragupta Maurya  Overview with links.

Encyclopedia.com - Chandragupta Maurya  Brief overview.

 Ashoka

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Ashoka  Overview with links and video clip.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Ashoka  Overview with links.

Famous People : Ashoka   Quick facts and information on reign, battles and achievements.

The edicts of King Ashoka  Information on the Edicts of King Ashoka and more.

Confucius

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Confucius  Information on early life and works, includes links.

Bio.com -Confucius  Information on philosophy, teachings and ethics.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Confucius Brief overview.

The famous people: Confucius  Quick facts, early life, philosophy and ethics, includes pictures and quotes.

Qin Shi Huang

Ancient History Encyclopedia- Shi Huangti  Information of early life and Qin Empire, includes timeline, links and video clip.

BBC Qin Shi Huang: The ruthless emperor who burned books  Information on establishing the world's first truly centralised bureaucratic empire and unifying many systems including writing.

British Museum Qin Shihuangdi- The rise to power  Overview of the unification of China and the ruling of a Empire, including standardisation of coinage.

China Travel Guide Qin Shi Huang: the First Emperor of China  Information and links on the First Emperor of China, includes the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors.

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