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.
This article examines Sparta's education system, also known as the agoge.
Ever wish you could yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" every time you dump someone? Newsflash, bucko- actual dating in ancient Sparta was far more intense.
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...
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.
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.
In reading Lysias' story of Eratosthenes and Euphiletos in original Classical Greek, I wrote this review of what Lysias could possibly have meant in Part One of his story. Thanks for reading. Karre.
This is a brief history of women's roles in society. Tracing history of depression and mental illness in women from time of Plato, to the dark ages and the hunting and burning of witches.
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.
Rome has many amazing landmarks left behind from its ancient times, although some are more obscure than others. Like a man-made mountain composed entirely of broken pottery.