In Roman cities gameboards of different types engraved into the marble pavements of streets, public places and buildings can be observed.
Was late Troy VI a large Anatolian palatial city, a hub for trade, a commercial metropolis or even the centre of a Bronze Age federation of cities (hanse), as the present excavator of Hisarlik, M. Korfmann, has claimed in numerous publications?
When King Attalus III of Pergamon died in the spring of 133 BC he left behind a remarkable testament naming the Roman people as heir to his kingdom.
It has become clear that the culture of the Romans influenced the cultures of the provinces. Many theories have been developed to explore the nature of the exchanges between the Romans and the peoples of the provinces, and how they affected the culture and the material remains within the provinces.
Persian and the Late Roman Empire (284-651): Balance of Power and Spheres of Influence Stability in Asia Minor By Timothy Grayson Published Online…
Herodotus says that the Etruscans came from Lydia. The question is whether this is correct. My answer is: yes, but the Lydians lived at that time (also) in another area.
In August 324 B.C. at the Olympic Games a herald read to more than 20.000 exiles from Greek poleis a declaration by the Macedonian king which was brought from his headquarters in Asia by his special envoy Nicanor of Stagira…
The present article investigates the possibility that combat stress perhaps provides an explanation for this dramatic occurrence in which Alexander’s dream of an empire extending to the ends of the earth was shattered.
Religion plays a central role in the plot of virtually every fictional narrative, influencing the lives, actions, mentality, practices, beliefs, and eventual fates of the characters (and narrators); the types, interventions, and motives of divinity or other uncanny forces; the use of mythological exemplars.
In spite of all this triumph Pompey also returned to Rome under unfavourable conditions. The majority of the senate did not respect the great general. He came from a recent noble family of late distinction, he did not rise through the ranks of the cursus honorum in the venerable Roman tradition, and he was not familiar with the protocol of the Roman senate…