Best Historical Stories

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    I want to do a dramatization of some story from history. The people on this board are far above average when it comes to history. What are some of your favorite stories?

    I feel really compelled by the history of Hadrians Wall in England. How can one dramatize a wall? Im thinking I must study hadrian the person, his wall, the empire at the time and maybe connect to the present somehow.

    What are your favorite stories from history?
     
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    Plus, I think Hadrians Wall is a kickass title. The poster will be kickass.

    The logline?: One man, One empire, said enough is enough.
     
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    Cleopatra, Julias Caesar and Mark Anthony.

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    That IS a good one, Said. ThankS!
     
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    The battle of Salamis was an epochal event, which has not been treated in fiction that I know of.

    Athens had just been burned and its terrirtory occupied by the Persians.

    The Athenian population had been evacuated to the island of Salamis, and the Greek fleet was bottled up inside the straight formed by the island.

    Sparta was in overall command of the Greek forces. It and many of the rest of the states wished to abandon the area around Athens, and concentrate the defence at the narrow isthmus of Corinth.

    The Athenians, whose fleet was I think larger than the others' combined, held out for a decisive naval engagment at Salamis. They carried the day by threatening to emigrate with the entire Athenian population to Sicily, leaving the rest of the Greeks to fend for themselves. The other Greeks gave in, and the historical battle was fought, resulting in a fabulous victory over the Persian fleet.
     
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    I think I posted this already, but I'll do it again anyway. :cof:

    -snip-

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    Wow. That's f'ing amazing.
     
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    This is wild. This sounds almost like a scifi plot. Thanks again. You're getting royalties.




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    History of Jeanne d'Arc, there is war, tragedy, politic....all for a good novel ;)

    Napoleon's odysseus.

    and the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage, fantastic to read and learn !
     
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    Some ideas:

    Lewis and Clark

    Robert E. Lee

    The battle in Southern France that the French actually won against the advancing Islamic Army. (Tours, I think)
     

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