Now with the Six Nations competition in full swing and with the Rugby World cup around the corner in Japan, this post will trace the Ancient origins of the sport that is played and watched around the world today. Often, the modern game of Rugby is attributed to the English town of Rugby, specifically by William … More An Ancient History of Rugby
Since before 3500 BC people have been putting defensive walls around their settlements. As I’m sure you all know, these pesky walls and fortifications can be a real pain when you want to get inside somewhere for whatever reason. Maybe you’re at war with the occupants, maybe they have something of yours, like some loot … More Siege Warfare Through the Ages – Which Siege Tactics Are Right For You?
For reasons beyond my understanding, it seems the subject of architecture has been slightly neglected. Now that I have picked on this, I have taken it as my duty to rectify this issue. Therefore, please ready yourselves for a series of posts where you will learn some basic stuff regarding historical architectural features highlighted by … More Ancient Greek Architecture: Columns, Capitals, and “Orders”
For my blog post this month, I’ve decided to try something a little different and go back to Fifth-Century Athens, with this time looking at the women known as Hetaira. These women were sexual companions to men, but were not simply prostitutes, as they were educated and influential companions to the men for whom they … More Hetaira: Admired Women in Fifth-Century Athens
So this week we will be looking at what we believe are some of the most vital inventions and discoveries in science throughout history, and when looking at important discoveries or inventions throughout history it is impossible to ignore the significance that the proof of atomic theory has, with it being so fundamental and part … More Democritus and Atomic Theory
Athenian politicians may have not been aware of the impact the new system they tried in Athens would have in the future world. Athenian democracy was different from our modern concept of democracy as an ideological, political and economic idea, but it set the basis for the system over which most European powers built their … More Demokratia: the Athenian Dream
So I was sitting down with my friend a few weeks ago and we were watching the film 300 Spartans, I was pointing out why the film was so good, and why I hate the excuse of a film that is 300. The thought occurred to me to share with you, the reader about the … More The real 300: Historical films and the Battle of Thermopylae explained!
This month is a time for us all to jump out of our comfort zones and write about a time in history we know little or nothing about. As someone who is very happy to stay in modern-day times and stick to political and social matters, going back as far as Fifth Century BC Athens … More The Plague of Athens
The Iron Age is conventionally defined by the widespread use of Iron tools and weapons, alongside or replacing bronze ones. The transition happened at different times in different parts of the world as the technology spread. Mesopotamia was fully into the Iron Age by 900 BC. Although Egypt produced iron artifacts, bronze remained dominant there … More From Bronze To Iron
As a makeup enthusiast myself, I’ve always been curious about where the trends began and why we started applying liquids and powders, potions and concoctions, to improve our faces. A commonplace feature in the everyday woman’s morning routine, you could be forgiven for assuming that makeup and cosmetic enhancement are mere products of postmodern social … More A Not-So-Brief History of Makeup