Chains with a lock on the legs of a slave amidst stones. Chains at the ankle. The symbol of slavery
Ancient History

Duties and Life of a Roman Slave

December 30, 2020

The skills and master’s personality traits were very important factors in the life of a Roman slave and how they were treated. Their duties varied based on both their skills and the master’s life. […]

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. […]

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? […]

Marble Statue of Greek King Ptolemy II Philadelphus at Alexandria, Egypt.
Ancient History

Life in Hellenistic Egypt

December 11, 2020

When Alexander laid the foundation stone of Alexandria, he dreamt of a magnificent, prestigious, and glorious city. Indeed, the city became synonymous with magnificence and glory. Even after his death, Alexandria continued to flourish and remained an important city till the 7th century AD. […]

Ancient Greek gold coin of Alexander the Great, 3rd century BC.
Ancient History

Alexandria: the Greatest City in the Ancient World

December 11, 2020

The Greeks lived in the city of Alexandria along with the Egyptians and the Jews. With people from different communities living at one place, there were bound to be some social tensions. However, the city of Alexandria continued to prosper. […]

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