Essay: Did the WWII Policy of Appeasement Fail?

The Policy of Appeasement did not succeed with the nations it was designed to protect: it failed to prevent war.  The failure of the Policy was largely deemed on that Appeasement was misconceived; Hitler’s ambitions to increase Germany’s borders and to expand Lebensraum, stretched much further than the legitimate grievances of Versailles.  For example, in…

Ancient Olympics: Running, Wrestling, Boxing, Pankration, Pentathlon

Stephanitic: crown; four athletic festivals; Olympic Games, Nemean Games, Isthmain Games, Pythian Games Stadion: one stadion= 600 ancient feet. (Gymnikos Agon- nude competition); modern equivalent- 200m sprint Run knee high/ arm extended (only event from 776-724) Victor gave his name for 4 year Olympiad (use Olympiads to reckon time) Then Diaulos (400m was added to…

Medieval Minstrels: History & Significance

Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at…