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Diocles: The $15 Billion Athlete of the Ancient World

Gaius Appuleius Diocles, a man from the area of what is now Spain and Portugal, is the highest-paid athlete the world has ever known. The Roman chariot racer's career earnings, marked down with admirable permanence in a stone inscription, totaled...

What Was Ancient Greece Like During the Roman Empire?

For centuries, Greece dominated the Mediterranean in both cultural and political terms. However, it was eventually surpassed by Rome. Nonetheless, Greece did not disappear into obscurity in the Roman Empire. It continued to be a major player on the...

Assassination of Julius Caesar Re-Enacted at Original Rome Site

On March 15th, a group of ancient Roman history enthusiasts obtained permission from the city of Rome to reenact one of the most infamous events in Roman history: the assassination of Julius Caesar. The event took place at the site...

Were the Founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, Actually Greek?

Romulus and Remus are important legendary figures in Roman mythology. According to the most famous version of the legend, they founded the city of Rome together. However, after a disagreement between the two brothers, Romulus killed his brother Remus...

Why Are Most Ancient Roman Statues Headless?

The ravages of time have not been kind to many ancient Roman statues. Indeed, many of these Classical sculptures were discovered centuries later in various states of disrepair, often without their heads! However, there may be other explanations for the...

Pompeii Skeleton Proves Greek Culture Thrived in Ancient Rome

Greek culture was thriving in ancient Rome a skeleton discovered recently in Pompeii, the Roman city which was completely destroyed after the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, proves. The discovery was made in the necropolis of Porta...

The Sweat and Body Grime of Athletes Was Prized by Ancient Greeks and Romans

The ancient Greeks and Romans revered their athletes as heroes to such an extent that the sweat and grime that accumulated on their bodies during exercise and competition was a prized commodity. Hygiene and health in ancient Greece and Rome...

Cleopatra, The Greek Queen of Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra VII Philopater ruled over Ancient Egypt from 51 to 30 BC and was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt. After her death, the Roman Empire took control of the country. The Ptolemaic Dynasty was formed by...

When Did Ancient Egyptians Start Using Hieroglyphs?

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were commonly etched into stone and used in temples, tombs, and other monuments, with the first fully formed sentence found around 2800 BC. The word "hieroglyphs" comes from the Greek adjective "hieroglyphikos," meaning "sacred carving." Early forms...

Scarabs, Evil Eyes: Ancient Amulets and Disease

Believed to possess magical qualities, ancient amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark’s Mesolithic age to evil eyes in ancient Greece. By Marguerite Johnson Throughout antiquity, from the Mediterranean to Egypt and today’s Middle East,...