woman hands bound prisoner in room,hands bound
Ancient History

Roman Slavery: Who Were the Roman Slaves?

December 30, 2020

Slavery was so common in ancient Rome that it was one of the big businesses of the time. Roman slaves were normally Greek, as many Greeks were captured in wars, but even Romans could be enslaved. […]

Papyrus plate
Ancient History

Medical Papyrus: The Guide for Ancient Egyptian Physicians

December 29, 2020

There were two approaches to illnesses in ancient Egypt: one clinical, the more practical one that helped cure trauma injuries, the injuries about whom the causes were known. But in instances where the cause was unknown, like a fever or a colicky child, magic and spells always came to the rescue. […]

Hatshepsut with Thutmose III
History

The Healer Priests of Ancient Egyptian Temples

December 28, 2020

Th temples in ancient Egypt were only for the priests. These places were secret and special. So it was a big deal if you went to a temple and slept for the night. And, that was the only way to get cured for some. […]

Anubis embalms the deceased as Isis wathces.
Ancient History

The Three Gods of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

December 28, 2020

Sekhmet, Isis, and Toth were the three gods and goddesses of medicine of ancient Egypt. There are many myths and legends about their magical healing powers. This also explains why so many physicians of ancient Egypt were the priests of temples dedicated to these gods. […]

Latin plaque
Ancient History

Records of Roman Life: Letters, Books, and Office Records

December 22, 2020

The written records of Rome tell us about the lives of the elite, as well as the lives of people like slaves and ordinary people. Reading through these records show us the similarities and profound differences between us and the Romans. […]

View of the Pantheon in Rome.
Ancient History

Echoes of Rome: Roman Influences in Everyday Modern Lives

December 22, 2020

When the Romans were building their empire, they wouldn’t have imagined that centuries later, people would be influenced by their thoughts, words, and lifestyle. We owe a lot to our Roman predecessors, not just in language, but even the way we entertain ourselves. […]

Dionysus Bacchus Wine statue portrait.
Ancient History

Roman Mindset, Society, and Economy

December 20, 2020

Rich Romans lived a comfortable and luxurious life, while many poor ones were begging, stealing, and urinating on the streets. The Roman mindset was not based on cruelty, but much of what they did was inevitably cruel because the acts of bloodiness were just a normal part of their lives. […]

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 89938249 Roman addressing people during dinner. Created by Levy, published on L'Illustration, Journal Universel, Paris, 1858
History

Ancient Roman Virtues and Power

December 20, 2020

For a while, all Romans had to serve in the military, regardless of their social rank and status. It was not a duty, but an honor to do so. Does that mean that war was one of the ancient Roman virtues? […]

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