The Saturnalia was the high point of the Roman year. Many Christmas customs derive from this joyful midwinter festival.
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 is an article that researches into the social, political, economic, religious structures of Ancient Minoan and Ancient Athenian societies, as well an insight into the everyday lives of citizens.
Knucklebones, known today as jacks, is one of the oldest games in the world, stretching almost 5,500 years into the past.
This article analyses the influence of Lycurgus reforms on Spartan Society
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.
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.
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.
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 1,300 years BC. But no other slave system has ever reached such humongous scale...
Arustarchus of Samos is not a household. However, his accomplishments and influence helped to shape our understanding of the cosmos.