Some recent scholarship has argued that ancient Roman historians inevitably cast foreigners as inferior and thereby justified Roman imperialism and colonialism.
To this day, the texts of ancient historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides, along with the historical phenomenon of the rise of Rome ‘from village to Empire,’ are considered fundamental cultural monuments of European civilization
This thesis endeavours to explain the role of graphic violence in Herodotus’ Histories. It attempts to look past explanatory models of othering that catagorise acts of violence as manifestations of the other and deeds of transgression.
The epic, in particular the sword-
Most will agree with the observation that Augustus was a master of what shall we call it? Spin? There will be disagreement as to the integrity of his claims. I prefer to follow the teachings of Edwin Judge that Augustus was so much in control of language that he could bend its specificity to say precisely what he wanted to say and to say what could not be gainsaid.
Agrippina the Younger fascinated ancient writers, and modern scholars continue to tell her story with relish.
Julius Caesar was remembered in later times for the unprecedented scale of his military activity. He was also remembered for writing copiously while on campaign.
One of the primary sources that discusses Messalina in the most depth is The Annals, by Tacitus. However, Tacitus?s account of Messalina is questionable in several ways. First, Tacitus seems to have distinct motives for writing about Messalina that call into question the accuracy of his depiction.
As part of my general endeavours to queer the dominant representation of the archaeological past and, more specifically in the context of this paper, the construction of sex and gender in ancient egypt, I do not intend to develop another argument to determine whether niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep were brothers or