This article examines Sparta's education system, also known as the agoge.
Knucklebones, known today as jacks, is one of the oldest games in the world, stretching almost 5,500 years into the past.
The Saturnalia was the high point of the Roman year. Many Christmas customs derive from this joyful midwinter festival.
Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
The Vestal Virgins were the famous priestesses of Ancient Rome. They were among the most important dignitaries of the Roman state. Dedicated to serving the Goddess Vesta, in chastity, these women lived privileged yet circumscribed lives.
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 on the mainland of Greece as well. Of these three early writing forms, Linear B...
Wine was an important part of the ancient world, especially to the Romans who all but worshiped the drink. As ever, wine needs to be drunk from special cups, and the ancient had their own.
This article discusses the layout of Pompeii, the architecture that had been uncovered by archaeologists and their functions before the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Who would win in a one and one fight? A veteran Roman Legionnaire or an elite Spartan warrior? Here we will look at their training methods and what weapons they would have used in battle against each other.
The Roman Empire brought civilization by spreading its culture by conquering much of the ancient world. What stopped Rome from conquering the globe? Could they have realistically spread their culture across the ancient world?