Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
Knucklebones, known today as jacks, is one of the oldest games in the world, stretching almost 5,500 years into the past.
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.
This article discusses the occupation and economic freedom that were attributed to the women of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Who would win in a one and one fight? A veteran Legionnaire or an elite Spartan warrior. Let us look at their training methods and what weapons they would have used.
This article examines Sparta's education system, also known as the agoge.
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.
Ancient Greek society was based on a devotion to the highest standards of excellence. This classical ideal of perfection was expressed through body, mind, form and spirit in Greek culture. From athletic prowess, the ancient Greeks sought the...
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.
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.