The prevalence of STDs in Ancient Egypt has been found to be low. This state of affairs was maintained for centuries.
The vision of women armed and marching into battle against male opponents appeared to exert an intriguing influence on the culture that conceived such a myth; in turn, the Amazons continued to be popular through Roman times…
This study examines the ancient Greeks’ attitudes to children during the Classical and Hellenistic periods. The investigation is limited to literary sources in selected pre-Christian texts.
Ancient Roman society was heavily visual; the physical act of seeing and the physical state of being watched informed how a Roman citizen navigated, consumed, and contributed to Roman culture.
It is the purpose of this thesis, therefore, to collect and analyze evidence for the assumption of the toga virilis in an effort to determine its importance in Greco-Roman society both within the context of Roman family life and from the broader perspective of the cornmunity as a whole.
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.
This paper draws on evolutionary psychology to elucidate ultimate causation in imperial state formation and predatory exploitation in antiquity and beyond. Differential access to the means of reproduction is shown to have been a key feature of early imperial systems.