The vestal virgins were entrusted with maintaining the temples of Vesta, the virgin goddess of hearth, home, and family. They performed the rites of the goddess and attended to the sacred fire at her temples.
Olive oil is used today in mostly cooking and for health reasons. But in Rome there were many more ways it was used, making it one of the most valuable goods in the empire.
Rome has many amazing landmarks left behind from its ancient times, although some are more obscure than others. Like a man-made mountain composed entirely of broken pottery.
There is much debate about how Greek hoplites actually fought each other in the fifth and fourth centuries, mainly if the armies actually did an iconic push against their enemy to give them a victory.
This article examines Sparta's education system, also known as the agoge.
Slavery is the oldest form of abuse on human rights, yet a necessary measure for the growth of ancient civilizations. Whether captured soldiers or unfortunate people caught in the open, evidences of slavery go as far as...
This article takes a look at just how democractic Athens was.
This article is an analysis on how Lycurgus and the Great Rhetra had drastically shaped Spartan society.
Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
Romans reckoned time differently from us. This article looks at the important markers of the Roman month: the Nundinae, the Kalends, the Nones and the Ides and the days Fasti and Nefasti.