Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
This article is an analysis on how Lycurgus and the Great Rhetra had drastically shaped Spartan society.
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.
Included herein: (i) discussion of the pre-Classical Greek "Oikos" or household; (ii) discussion of the Greek "Basileus" or "man of influence; (iii) Greek vocabulary essential for understanding this period; (iv)...
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...
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.
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.
Titus Livius Patavinus (Livy) (59 BC – AD 17) was the greatest Roman historian. This Hub looks at his approach to history and some key themes that emerge in his work The Early History of Rome.
In Bronze Age Greece, three forms of writing emerged: Pictographic, Linear A, and Linear B. All three were originally discovered during Arthur Evans excavations of Knossos on Crete. Linear B was later found at Pylos...
Roman cities enjoyed clean water and excellent sanitation thanks to extensive aqueducts and sewer systems. This article explores how the sewers helped the Roman Empire develop into an advanced urban society.