Thus the four natural rights, liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression, concerned the individual and not the State, which was only their guarantor. For the revolu- tionaries, it is not hence so much a question of reproducing a Greek model, as to break with the monarchical State in a definitive way.
The problem is that there had already been a certain continuity of knowledge, in part of the Greek language but mostly of Greek history, thanks to historical works of Latin literature in general and along the lines of universal history. These had become the accepted version of history and of the Christian conception of human events; universal history is a model that lends itself perfectly to Christianity and was by then “exemplary”.
If we consider the Greek civilisation from a strictly political angle, that is to say, looking at civil rights, or public activities inside well-established institutions, it is clear that the definition of women’s roles is very poor, even non-existent.
In Ancient History, from the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages, the sea, especially the Mediterranean, was the main instrument of communication between civilizations. But it was also the place of their conflicting interactions.
As part of University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Humanities Forum, Carol Mattusch, Department of Art History, George Mason University gave a talk on…
Greek civilization is one of the components of our Western culture partly because from the middle of the 8th century BC Greek populations accepted to leave their homeland
My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.
The landmark 50th issue of the journal Internet Archaeology is featuring pioneering research that is investigating new ways of analysing millions of Roman artefacts associated with the consumption of food and drink.
Excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound in south west England leads to the discovery of an intact 4,000 year old human cremation as well as evidence of unaccountable activity from the medieval period on the same site.
A tiny Egyptian mummy long believed to be that of a hawk is actually a rare example of a near-to-term, severely malformed fetus
Olive oil is a staple of Italian cuisine. It’s been that way for thousands of years. And new chemical analysis conducted on ancient pottery proves the liquid gold has existed in Italy hundreds of years longer than what anthropologists have previously recorded.
If improving your reading is your goal for 2016, you’ve come to the right place! Here are our hot new ancient history releases for January!
A few new releases for the historian on your shopping list!
Barry Strauss talks about his new book The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination.
In these four videos, Gene Kritsky, author of The Tears of Re, talks about beekeeping in Ancient Egypt
Leendert Weeda examines Vergil’s political views by analyzing the whole of the poet’s work and introduces the notion of the functional model, which suggests that the poet does not primarily have a literary objective, but a functional one.
Forget the Vandals – the fall of the Roman Empire can be explained by biology, according to a new book.