Ancient Rome

‘Here Lies’: A Clue in Hebrew Points to Rome’s Medieval Jewish Cemetery

ROME — Excavations that unearth some artifact or another are common enough in Rome, but archaeologists monitoring a building restoration were taken aback when they found 38 well-preserved skeletons that they believe were once buried in the long-vanished Campus Iudeorum, or Field of the …

Archaeology

How rupture with mainland Europe caused Britain to falter for hundreds of years

By triggering Article 50 to start Britain’s process of exiting the European Union, Theresa May will launch the country into the unknown. History …

Roman Empire

Coins, Copies and Counterfeits

Serrated denarius<p>Despite their great empire, the Romans were markedly indifferent to the demand for small change in the provinces, and so copies …

Ancient History

Medieval Jewish Graves Unearthed in Rome

ROME, ITALY—<i>Haaretz</i> reports that 38 graves were unearthed in a section of a medieval Jewish cemetery labeled on historic maps as the “Field of the …

Archaeology

Julius Caesar at the RSC

Majestic collonades and a raised statue of a lion attacking a horse, a Roman symbol of elected government, form the simple, striking set for the …

Julius Caesar

How to Prevent Your Own Decline and Fall in Life

I just finished skimming some of Edward Gibbon’s “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (through some quotes), and have some valuable lessons I …

Roman Empire

Giant Polar Bear Skull Could Belong to 'King' Bear

When Ginger's original dream of writing the next great American novel didn’t quite work out she turned her thoughts to math and science. She earned a …

Roman Empire

Italian Fig and Cheese Bread {Made For Sharing!}

Serves this bread as a starter for a large group and watch guests enjoy the melting cheese, sweet rubied figs and prosciutto. Or you can also make a …

Cooking (Australia)

Postumus

Marcus Cassianus Latinius Postumus (r. 260-269 CE) was a trusted military commander of Emperor Gallienus (253-268 CE) and governor or Germania …

History

Archaeologists Discover One Of Rome's Lost Jewish Cemeteries

This week, Italian archaeologists revealed that 38 graves were recently uncovered in the Trastevere district of the city of Rome. As Italian newspaper <i>Il Messaggero</i> initially reported, these skeletons were found within a Jewish necropolis. The discovery further reveals the oft-overlooked Jewish …

Rome

Ancient Romans may have been cozier with Huns than they let on

Nomadic warriors and herders known as the Huns are described in historical accounts as having instigated the fifth century fall of the Roman Empire …

Archaeology

10 Tips How to Unlock Your Inner-Genius

Dear friend,<p>I want to write you a letter on how you can unlock your inner-genius.<p>1. We are all born with an inner-genius<p>First of all, in the …

Roman Empire

Julius Caesar/Antony and Cleopatra review – Rome truths from the RSC

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Josette Simon seems born to play Cleopatra, but the dissection of tyranny in Julius Caesar makes it the thrilling highlight of this Roman double bill<p>4/5 and 3/5<p>Now is obviously the perfect time to launch a season tracking the disintegration of a mighty …

Ancient History

17 Life Lessons From Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”

Just read (some) of Edward Gibbon’s “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” via passages. Here are some takeaway points, and life lessons I learned:<p>1. …

Roman Empire

10 Kinky Tendencies Of The Ancient Romans And Greeks

General Knowledge<p>March 23, 2017<p>The ancient Romans and Greeks had a highly liberated attitude toward sex—one that is surprising, even by today’s …

List-Worthy

Iran Increasing Support for Yemen’s Houthis

MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images<p>Evidence is piling up that Iran is directly behind the Houthi rebellion in Yemen.<p>By • March 22<p>JERUSALEM—More proof …

Iran

Some farmers in Roman Empire converted to Hun lifestyle

Analysis of isotopes in bones and teeth from fifth-century cemeteries suggests that nomadic Huns and Pannonian settlers on the frontier of Roman …

Roman Empire

Visiting the Roman Baths with toddlers

On the face of it, visiting the Roman Baths with toddlers is probably a bad idea. This top attraction in the UNESCO city of Bath in England doesn’t …

Roman Empire

Ancient Rome was only 5.3 square miles

#<b>1</b><p>02-08-2011, 06:14 PM<p>BrainGlutton<p>BANNED<p>Join Date: Mar 2003<p>Location: Tampa, Florida<p>Posts: 78,508<p><b>Ancient Rome was only 5.3 square miles</b><p>That is, if we …

Ancient History

The Roman Empire Accidentally Killed Itself

It took just 80 years for the Roman Empire to fall apart as a political unit.<p>When Theodosius the Great died in 395, he bequeathed to his two feckless …

Roman Empire

Second Monumental Arch of Titus Celebrating Victory over Jews Found in Rome

It wasn’t enough for the Romans to enslave the Jews, plunder Judea, conquer Jerusalem, destroy the Temple and then erect a massive triumphal arch to …

Ancient History

Immense Ancient Copper Mine Used By Romans Unearthed In Spain

<b>AncientPages.com –</b> During excavations in the ancient city of Munigua in southern Spain, archaeologists have unearthed an immense copper mining …

Archaeology

Cape Matapan: The Defeat That Crushed Mussolini's Dream of a Second Roman Empire

Rome would never rise again. “What’s that battleship over there? I thought ours were miles away,” asked the British officer eating a sandwich on the …

Roman Empire

The Domus Aurea in Rome: 5 Reasons to Visit Nero's Palace

Having lived in Rome for a few years, I can safely say that I’ve done all the main tourist attractions – some of them several times.<p>But the one thing on my Rome bucket list that I had yet to check off was the Domus Aurea. It was mostly a matter of practicality. For the past ten years, the Domus …

Ancient History

What The NEA Means To Me

President Trump's proposed budget would defund the organization that gave me a much-needed sense of hope and encouragement early in my vocation as a poet.<p>It is strange to be an American watching America from afar right now. I live in England, near the village of St. Albans, which has been …

Roman Empire

Cicero's On Life and Death [extract]

In this extract from the introduction to Cicero’s <i>On Life and Death,</i> Miriam T. Griffin describes the experiences of Cicero during the reign of the …

Philosophy

1 Corinthians Study Guide

Introduction<p>Paul addressed this epistle to the church which was in the city of Corinth. He wrote it from Ephesus around A.D. 55–57 (more likely 57). …

Roman Empire

15 Things You Should Know About The Gallic Wars (Part I)

<b>Introduction – A clash of cultures</b><p>Fought between the Roman Republic and several Gallic tribes (mostly from areas constituting present-day France and …

Ancient History

Romimparmy

<b>DIOCLETIAN (284-305) appears to have doubled the number of legions, increasing the size of the army dramatically, to about 400-500,000</b>. (John the …

War

The real St. Patrick

Ask anyone about Ireland's national saint, St. Patrick, and invariably you will be told three facts: He brought Christianity to Ireland, he got rid …

Ireland