Modern myths about the ancient world.
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Cannabis use in ancient Greece and Rome
On Friday we should know the result of a referendum held in New Zealand to decide whether cannabis should be legalised. The referendum was h...
Monday, 14 September 2020
The classical elements
Earth; Fire; Air; Water. Long ago, Empedocles theorised that four elements lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when Democri...
Monday, 31 August 2020
Lucian's parody of the book of Revelation
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the h...
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Who founded Rome?
The ‘Capitoline wolf’, Musei Capitolini, Rome. Pop quiz. Who, according to legend, founded the city of Rome? Was it: Aeneas Evander ...
Friday, 31 July 2020
What did Caligula think of his nickname?
He wasn’t called Caligula, he didn’t go mad after spending three months in a coma, and he didn’t make his horse a senator. There are so, so ...
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