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What Did Helen Of Troy Look Like?

Tom Curley

Helen of Troy, whose face famously launched a thousand ships, has captivated storytellers and artists for centuries. Yet, despite her ...

Artwork of an Evil Greek god, are the Greek gods evil?

Are The Greek Gods Evil? – Ancient Morality Explored

Tom Curley

Diving into the heart of Greek mythology, our article sets out to uncover the truth behind the so-called ‘evil‘ gods ...

Artwork of priests of Ancient Rome. Key to Roman Mythology and Religion

The Complete Guide To Roman Mythology And Religion

Tom Curley

Welcome to our comprehensive hub on Roman mythology and religion, your portal to exploring the spiritual legacy of ancient Rome. ...

Roman goddess Trivia

Roman Goddess Trivia – Guardian of Crossroads

Tom Curley

As the goddess of crossroads, Trivia’s domain extended beyond the physical intersections of Roman roads to the metaphorical crossroads faced ...

Sirens vs. Harpies, are they the same?

Sirens vs. Harpies – Similarities, Differences and Origins

Tom Curley

Greek mythology, a realm where divine beings and mythical creatures intertwine, presents two fascinating figures: sirens and harpies. Often confused ...

Julius Caesar's greatest achievements

Top 16 Julius Caesar Achievements – (What Made Him Great)

Tom Curley

Was Julius Caesar a good leader? His record of military conquests and administrative reforms profoundly influenced the Roman Republic. Caesar’s ...

Painting of Abundantia, the Roman Goddess of Abundance

Abundantia – the Roman Goddess of Abundance

Tom Curley

In the pantheon of Roman deities, few symbols are as evocative of prosperity and abundance as the cornucopia, and no ...

Artwork of Laverna the Roman Goddess of Thieves

Laverna – The Roman Goddess of Thieves and Liars

Tom Curley

In Roman mythology, where gods and goddesses command the forces of nature and human fate, Laverna holds a unique and ...

The Creation of the World (Orbis fabrica), from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', print, Antonio Tempesta. Ovid the most famous Roman poet

Famous Roman Poets – The Golden Age of Roman Poetry

Tom Curley

This article explores the great Golden Age of Roman poetry, a period that shaped our understanding of Roman ethos, culture, ...

Oedipus Family Tree Explained – (A Visual Guide)

Tom Curley

In Greek mythology, few stories are as compelling and tragic as that of Oedipus. This article explains the intricate family ...

The Roman Senate. Roman Citizenship was a requirement to become a senator

Civitas – Why Roman Citizenship Was So Important

Tom Curley

“Civis Romanus sum” – “I am a Roman citizen.” This declaration epitomized the pride and significance of Roman citizenship. Our ...

A Spartan Soldier

Rome vs Sparta – Who Would Win At Their Peak?

Tom Curley

History is brimming with stories of ancient empires and legendary rivalries; few are as renowned as Rome and Sparta. These ...

Constantine XI

Constantine XI’s Final Speech and the End of Byzantium

Tom Curley

“You, my comrades in arms, obey the commands of your leaders in the knowledge that this is the day of ...

a roman inventor creating inventions from ancient rome

Top 10 Inventions From Ancient Rome – Building an Empire

Tom Curley

From architectural marvels and sophisticated infrastructure to advancements in medicine and timekeeping, the Romans’ contributions continue to be felt in ...

famous roman gladiator

Top 10 Famous Roman Gladiators – Masters of the Colosseum

Tom Curley

This article delves into the lives of the most famous Roman gladiators, uncovering their stories of bravery, rebellion, and spectacle. ...

Ancient Roman gladiators

The History of Roman Gladiators – Slaves, Politics and Blood

Tom Curley

Few spectacles capture the imagination quite like the gladiator games of Ancient Rome. These events, more than just bloodsport, were ...

Roman decadence. Food and drink was a central part of their culture

A Complete Guide to the Food and Drink of Ancient Rome

Tom Curley

From the simple breakfasts of the common folk to the elaborate dinners of the elite, and from their unique approach ...

A crazy Roman Emperor

Top 5 Craziest Roman Emperors – Imperial Insanity

Tom Curley

When we delve into the annals of history, the Roman Empire stands out for its grandeur, conquests, and, of course, ...

The sacred chickens of Rome

The Sacred Chickens of Rome – Divine Feathers and Fate

Tom Curley

In ancient Rome, sacred chickens were not just birds but pivotal figures in decision-making. These chickens were consulted for omens, ...

Emperor Diocletian's cabbages

Diocletian’s Cabbages – The Abdication of an Emperor

Tom Curley

“If only you knew the peace and tranquility I gain from tending and growing my cabbages.” This quote reveals a ...

Artwork of Julius Caesar's horse

The Story of Julius Caesar’s Horse – Myth and Reality

Tom Curley

“It is said, also, that Caesar, the Dictator, had a horse, which would allow no one to mount but himself, ...

Ancient roman symbols

10 Ancient Roman Symbols – What They Really Represent!

Tom Curley

Welcome to a journey through ancient Rome’s enduring symbols. We’ll explore how each emblem reflects this remarkable civilization’s culture, values, ...

A young Elagabalus. The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888).

Exploring Elagabalus – Gender, Religion, and Power in Rome

Tom Curley

Few emperors have sparked as much debate and fascination as Elagabalus, the teenage ruler whose brief and tumultuous reign from ...

Greek god with wings

Greek Gods with Wings – Heroes, Myths, and Legends

Tom Curley

In Greek mythology, wings hold a special place, adorning gods, goddesses, and heroes alike. We’ll explore the most renowned winged ...

The best Greek Mythology Graphic novels

The Best Greek Mythology Graphic Novels

Tom Curley

Welcome to the best Greek mythology graphic novels, which blend ancient tales and modern artistry. With its pantheon of gods, ...

Best Greek mythology books for beginners

Best Greek Mythology Books For Beginners

Tom Curley

Welcome to our guide on the best Greek mythology books for beginners. With its tapestry of gods, heroes, and timeless ...

The best Greek mythology books for kids

The Best Greek Mythology Books For Kids

Tom Curley

Welcome to our comprehensive guide featuring the best Greek mythology books for kids! Greek mythology is a treasure trove of ...

The best illustrated Greek mythology books

The Best Illustrated Greek Mythology Books

Tom Curley

Welcome to our guide on the best illustrated Greek mythology books! We’ve gathered a great collection of books that bring ...

The best Greek mythology romance books

The Best Greek Mythology Romance Books

Tom Curley

Discover the best Greek mythology romance books, where ancient stories meet modern love. These books bring to life the captivating ...

The best YA Greek mythology books

The Best YA Books About Greek Mythology

Tom Curley

Welcome to our journey through the best YA books about Greek mythology, where timeless tales are reborn with a contemporary ...

The best Greek mythology fantasy books

The Best Greek Mythology Fantasy Books

Tom Curley

Welcome to our curated selection of the best Greek mythology fantasy books, where ancient legends are reborn through the magic ...

The best Greek mythology adult fiction books

The Best Adult Fiction Greek Mythology Books

Tom Curley

Welcome to our exploration of the best adult fiction books inspired by Greek mythology. In this article, we’re delving into ...

Best Greek mythology audiobooks

The Best Greek Mythology Audiobooks

Tom Curley

Discover the best Greek mythology audiobooks, perfect for on-the-go listening. Whether you’re commuting, exercising, or simply relaxing, these audiobooks bring ...

The best Greek mythology books

The Best Greek Mythology Books – (Fiction & Non Fiction)

Tom Curley

This guide presents the best Greek mythology books, catering to a wide range of preferences. Initially, I unveil my top ...

Artwork of a Byzantine Emperor. Who are the greatest Byzantine Emperors?

Top 10 Greatest Byzantine Emperors

Tom Curley

Welcome to a journey through the annals of history, where we explore the grandeur of the Byzantine Empire through the ...

Artwork of the sacred Greek God Animals

Sacred Greek God Animals – The Complete Guide

Tom Curley

In Greek mythology, animals hold a special place, often serving as symbols or companions to the gods. Unlike the mystical ...

Artwork of the Byzantine army outside of Constantinople. They are displaying the Byzantine army weapons.

Top 8 Byzantine Empire Weapons – Ancient Military Innovation

Tom Curley

The Byzantine Empire stands as a testament to military ingenuity and strategic prowess. Spanning over a millennium, this Empire’s survival ...

Artwork of Cleopatra

Cicero and Cleopatra – The Clash of Republic and Monarchy

Tom Curley

The relationship between Cicero and Cleopatra is symbolic of the seismic shifts occurring in the late Roman Republic. This article ...

Artwork of the Roman Underworld

Pluto – Roman God of the Underworld (Evil or Misunderstood?)

Tom Curley

In Roman mythology, Pluto stands out as a fascinating and complex deity. Known as the god of the underworld, Pluto’s ...

Artwork of the Plague of Justinian. Byzantine Mosaic style. What if the Plague of Justinian never happened?

What if the Plague of Justinian never happened?

Tom Curley

What if the Plague of Justinian had remained a dormant threat, never erupting into the pandemic that reshaped the Mediterranean ...

Statue of Achilles. Alexander the Great and Achilles have a long connected history

Alexander the Great and Achilles – The Heroic Rivalry

Tom Curley

In the annals of history and the realms of myth, few figures loom as large as Alexander the Great and ...

Artwork of the 1453 Siege of Constantinople. Just one of many Sieges of Constantinople

The 6 Sieges of Constantinople that Defined a Millennium

Tom Curley

Welcome to an epic journey through time as we delve into the six most pivotal sieges of Constantinople! From Byzantine ...

Artwork of Greek ships burning Arab Invading ships with Greek fire

Top 10 Byzantine Inventions That Changed History

Tom Curley

Discover the remarkable contributions of the Byzantine Empire that have shaped our modern world in surprising ways. Byzantine inventions have ...

Artwork of the Varangian guard arriving by sea

Varangian Guard Weapons – Axes, Swords, Helmets, and Armor

Tom Curley

Welcome to an in-depth look at the Varangian Guard weapons that struck fear into the hearts of foes and carved ...

Artwork of a Byzantine Empress. Byzantine Mosaic style

Shortest Reigning Byzantine Emperors – (Top 10 Listed)

Tom Curley

Discover the stories behind the shortest reigns in Byzantine history. From political coups to untimely deaths, the rise and fall ...

Artwork in Byzantine Mosaic style. Old long reigning Byzantine Emperor sat on a throne

Longest Reigning Byzantine Emperors – (Top 25 Listed)

Tom Curley

Are you looking to geek out on Byzantine history? You’ve come to the right spot! This article covers the 25 ...

Spartan soldiers

The Religion of Sparta – Origins, Gods, and Rituals

Tom Curley

Sparta stands out as a society singularly devoted to war and honor. Yet beneath the helmets and shields lay a ...

Artwork of a Roman and Japanese soldier. Did the Romans know about Japan?

Did the Romans Know About Japan? – We Explore The Evidence

Tom Curley

Did the Romans know about Japan? It’s a question that teases the imagination. Imagine a world where Roman legions were ...

Colossus of Nero

The Colossus of Nero – Discover the Lost Giant

Tom Curley

The Colossus of Nero is not just another ancient statue but a towering 30-meter (98 ft) bronze spectacle. Conceived by ...

Artwork showing many different greek monsters and mythical creatures of mythology

Mythical Creatures and Monsters of Greek Mythology

Tom Curley

In the tapestry of ancient Greek mythology, amidst the heroic exploits of gods and mortals, lies a captivating world teeming ...

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