Ovid as imagined in the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. (Image: Michel Wolgemut/Public domain)
Ancient Literature

Virgil and Ovid: Poetry in the Golden Age of Rome

December 1, 2017

The reign of Augustus has often been called the Golden Age of Rome. This was the age of many great cultural achievements including the writing of Roman poetry by the master poets Virgil and Ovid. […]

Charlemagne (742-814), (Image: Everett Historical/Shutterstock)
European History

The Reign of Charlemagne: Living in Charlemagne’s Kingdom

December 1, 2017

Charlemagne, Carolus Magnus, Charles the Great, was the greatest member of the Carolingian family, which arose in the early 7th century in the northeastern region of the Frankish world. He reigned over the Franks from 768 to 814. His reign marks a turning point in European history. […]