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.
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...
This article takes a look at just how democractic Athens was.
The Roman Empire brought civilization by spreading it's culture by conquering much of the ancient world. What stopped Rome from spreading it's ideology and culture all around the entire world ?
"Delight comes from plants and springs and gardens and gentle winds and flowers and the song of birds." -Libanios- There are moments when we see visions of earlier gardens, while walking on the streets and mountains...
This article discusses the occupation and economic freedom that were attributed to the women of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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...
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.
Arustarchus of Samos is not a household. However, his accomplishments and influence helped to shape our understanding of the cosmos.