Photo of a traditional Chinese building.
Ancient History

Factors behind China’s Historical Dominance

February 3, 2021

China was a huge and powerful economy from 600-1700 C.E. A lot of it was because of effective irrigation techniques, a taxable farm surplus, and proper civil administration policies. […]

Photo of an ancient royal palace.
Ancient History

The Historical Splendor of China from 600 to 1700 C.E.

February 2, 2021

Over the years, China has proved its mettle in not only its cultural values, but also in its social governance system. Factors such as these helped Chinese civilization endure foreign impositions in the past and retain its identity. […]

The temple of Hatshepsut near Luxor in Egypt.
Ancient History

The Secret Tombs of Ancient Egypt

January 25, 2021

A king from the 21st dynasty ordered the damaged mummies of his predecessors to be moved to a secret tomb. The mummies lay there undisturbed until the 1870s when the Rassul brothers found the secret tomb. […]

The image of lit up Colosseum in Rome.
Ancient History

The Life of a Poor Man in Ancient Rome

January 22, 2021

A significant size of the ancient Roman population was poor. The poor people generally had to work as unskilled workers. And, there were many beggars on the street. Yet, the empire provided quite a few cheap or free means of entertainment to them, like the public baths, amphitheaters, or chariot races. […]

Image of ancient Roman temple
Ancient History

A Poor Roman: Definition and Implications

January 22, 2021

The poor constituted a very sizeable percentage of ancient Rome’s population. Thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, would have not only been poor but also destitute and homeless. […]

Mosaic of an ancient Roman man
Ancient History

Ancient Rome: The Challenges of Being a Poor Man

January 22, 2021

The poor, or the plebians, constituted a sizeable percentage of the ancient Roman population. And, to this day, the word plebeian is pejorative, which shows the extent to which the Romans have succeeded in passing along their prejudices. […]

Ancient History

How Marriages Affected Women in Ancient Rome

January 19, 2021

Marriages in ancient Rome were often a contract between two families aiming for political or societal gains. However, marriages, arranged or love, hardly improved the way society viewed women in ancient Rome. […]

Image of a woman painted in a Fresco
Ancient History

Women in Ancient Roman Society

January 19, 2021

During ancient times, the society viewed women quite poorly. This was especially true for Roman women, who had to face several biases from their male counterparts. […]

Marble statue of a Roman woman
Ancient History

The Other Side of History: The Ideal Roman Woman

January 19, 2021

Very little is known about women who lived in ancient Rome. A respectable woman was expected to keep a low profile and stay away from the general public. Virtues such as modesty and were crucial for a woman. […]

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