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Ancient History

Why Does the Calendar Begin on January 1?

January 4, 2023

Where did the modern calendar come from? Before Julius Caesar, the existing calendar year looked far different than it does today. The Romans revolutionized timekeeping. […]

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Ancient History

One Empress Shaped Catholicism 1,600 Years Ago

August 14, 2022

Veneration of the Virgin Mary owes largely to Pulcheria. In the 5th century CE, she revolutionized the Catholic Church and its practices. How did this Roman empress forever alter Catholicism? […]

Norse mythology
Ancient History

Norse Mythology Series Goes Far beyond Pop Culture

March 20, 2022

Vikings and Loki only scratch the surface of Norse mythology—often inaccurately. Well-intended pop culture tributes like these stumble on their way from classic mythology to the small screen. Wondrium’s Norse Mythology sets the record straight. […]

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Ancient History

The Barbarian Conspiracy and the Roman Empire

February 14, 2022

The fragmentation of the Roman Empire had a direct impact on the integrity of Britain’s defenses against its barbarian enemies. The barbarian conspiracy eventually led to the fall of Roman Britain. […]

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