Zena Kamash, Royal Holloway London, Paris and New York are global cities: modern hubs for travel, technology and trade, their names and images echo around the globe, capturing our imaginations … Continue Reading Three Ancient Cities to Rival London, Paris and New York
Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University Sometime in the 9th century AD, a monk in the Benedictine monastery of Fulda in modern Germany copied out an extensive Latin history into Carolingian minuscule, … Continue Reading Guide to the Classics: Tacitus’ Annals and its Enduring Portrait of Monarchical Power
Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University and Shushma Malik, University of Roehampton Every two years, when the Winter or Summer Olympics comes around, we hear about how the games staged at Olympia … Continue Reading Mythbusting Ancient Rome: Did Christians Ban The Ancient Olympics?
Shushma Malik, The University of Queensland and Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University ‘CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS!’ rang without end through all quarters of the city. So writes Henryk Sienkiewicz in his … Continue Reading Mythbusting Ancient Rome – Throwing Christians to the Lions
Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University In a memorable scene from the classic BBC TV series I, Claudius (1976), three frightened senators are summoned to the palace in the dead of night … Continue Reading Guide To The Classics: Suetonius’s The Twelve Caesars Explores Vice and Virtue in Ancient Rome
Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University and Shushma Malik, The University of Queensland If asked to think of a single individual who epitomises the decadence, destruction and debauchery of Ancient Rome, the … Continue Reading Mythbusting Ancient Rome – The Emperor Nero
Caillan Davenport, Macquarie University and Shushma Malik, The University of Queensland We all know the phrase “all roads lead to Rome”. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to … Continue Reading Mythbusting Ancient Rome — Did All Roads Actually Lead There?
Zena Kamash, Royal Holloway True innovation is hard to find, as few things come out of nothing. Take the now ubiquitous selfie, for example. The format may have changed but … Continue Reading From Washing Machines to Computers: How The Ancients Invented The Modern World
Tanika Koosmen, University of Newcastle The werewolf is a staple of supernatural fiction, whether it be film, television, or literature. You might think this snarling creature is a creation of … Continue Reading The Ancient Origins of Werewolves
Nicky Nielsen, University of Manchester It’s a great place to sit in the shade and enjoy a gelato. The base of the Flaminian Obelisk in the Piazza del Popolo on … Continue Reading Rome’s Flaminian Obelisk: An Epic Journey From Divine Egyptian Symbol to Tourist Attraction
Robert Cowan, University of Sydney An angry man stands at the crossroads and rails against the moral cesspit around him, teeming with sexual deviants and jumped-up immigrants. This is the … Continue Reading Guide to the Classics: Juvenal, the True Satirist of Rome
Frederik Juliaan Vervaet, University of Melbourne On his 2012 honeymoon to Rome, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took so many photos of the Roman Emperor Augustus’s sculptures that his wife joked … Continue Reading Mark Zuckerberg’s Admiration For Emperor Augustus is Misplaced. Here’s Why
Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these chunks … Continue Reading How Ancient Cultures Explained Comets and Meteors