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Ancient History

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  • Roberto Giammattei
    @wobs Roberto Giammattei My background on ancient history is primarily centered on the rise and fall of the Roman (Kingdom/Republic/Empire), I know in great extensibility these periods of history (whether it'd be culture, battles, rulers, etc.) This of course, would also entail that I love the Byzantine Empire (more so than the actual first empire). I'd also consider myself adept in Early Medieval studies.

    The reason why this would (and should) make it's way onto here, is due to the fact that ancient history is not only one of the most intriguing, but also because people tend to ask loads of questions pertaining to this category. It would therefore be wise, seeing as you have things such as Byzantine history, to include an area which is not yet covered (Ancient History).
    1 year ago
  • Rishab C.
    @rishab-c Rishab C. Hi, I am interested in becoming a founder not only because I am very interested in history, but I also excel at it. In fact, I have made it to the state level of my state's History Day competition not once, but twice.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Tempe, United States
    Someone from Tempe, United States I want to be a founder because I like the history of Egypt, Persia, Babylonia, Mesopotamia, China, Greece and Rome. Papa and I always do research on ancient history as a project and document on power point.  Ancient history is amazing I want this site to be live soon.
    2 years ago
  • Reyna A.
    @reyna-a Reyna A. Hey there. I'm interested in becoming a founder because I like Ancient History especially ancient Greece and Rome. I believe that this subject should be up as soon as possible because there are other history enthusiasts such as myself that would love to discover more about Ancient History to serve as their foundation in learning what happened after, and so that they would understand how and why things happened after the Ancient period.

    I'm still a student, but I would do my best to give useful, accurate and precise answers to everyone who needs them.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Naperville, United States
    Someone from Naperville, United States Hi Jake!
    I'm interested in helping to make one of socratic's first history topics. Ancient history is a very intriguing topic, and I would like to help spread its popularity.My favorite topics include the Roman Empire, Ancient Greece, Dynastic China, and the Middle Ages/Crusades.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Huntersville, United States
    Someone from Huntersville, United States Hi I'm Jake. I love ancient history above any other subject. I grew up learning about, soaking up every bit of knowledge I could, and still do. From ancient Rome, Greece, China, India, all over. I also adore helping people with ancient history, it can be a lot for people sometimes and I hope I can help people with anything they need.
    2 years ago
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Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about Ancient History can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread Ancient History with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

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When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

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I would love to see Ancient History on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

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  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
  • Contribute early answers — anyone can write answers, even if you're not a founder
  • Ask some of the first questions (if you're studying this subject or want to learn about it)
  • Get to know the founders and chime in with support and encouragement