Gaius Caligula Roman Emperor

Top 11 Surprising and Fascinating Facts about the Roman Emperors

More than 150 sovereigns ruled over ancient Rome before the Western Empire fell; the Eastern Empire continued for a little longer. The first Roman emperor was Augustus Caesar in 27 BC, and the last was Romulus Augustulus whose reign ended in 476 AD. Roman sovereigns often took titles like “Augustus,” “Caesar,” and “Imperator” to stress their importance. In 27 BC, … Read more >>

Roman military tactics

Top 12 Important Roman Military Tactics

Military tactics have constantly evolved throughout history, but it was the Romans who contributed the most to progressive technologies and analytical military tactics. The Roman military was adaptable, and its approach to battle was quite different from other war units. This special ability of the Romans set them apart. They not only created their own tactics but also made use … Read more >>

Cimon

Top 12 Greatest Leaders in Ancient Greece

There is some debate over the exact time span of the ancient Greek period. Some historians say that it began during the Dark Ages and lasted until 600 AD, but there are other historians who believe that it continued until the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, and then moved into the Hellenistic period, although these two periods … Read more >>

Socrates Statue Thinking

Top 12 Contributions of Socrates

Socrates (c. 469–399 BC) is known as one of the founders of Western philosophy, yet very few records survive about his life and work. Of the few records we have, many refer to his rational thinking and the important discoveries he made such as epistemology. He gave his name to the famous Socratic method of questioning, also known as elenchus. … Read more >>

Pythagoras

Top 11 Contributions of Pythagoras

A scene from Raphael’s School of Athens shows Pythagoras as a bearded man, thinning on top, and writing with a quill. He is wearing a sleeved tunic spread out over his legs as he bows his head to write, balancing a book on his left thigh. Before him, a child with long hair presents him with a writing slate. There … Read more >>

Statue of Plato

Top 12 Contributions of Plato

The Athenian logician Plato (c. 428–347 BC) is a standout amongst ancient Greek philosophers, and his ideas have formed the basis of much Western ideology. He was a student of Socrates and he carried on many of Socrates’ teachings in his work. He established the Academy, thought to be the world’s first college, and in it he taught his most … Read more >>

Hippocrates

Top 12 Contributions of Hippocrates

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease” – Hippocrates Very little was known about disease in ancient Greek times until Hippocrates began to make great strides in the field of medicine. Many modern cures can be traced back to Hippocrates, and for this reason, he is known as “the father of medicine.” At that time, it was … Read more >>

Archimedes

Top 12 Contributions of Archimedes

Eureka! As soon as you hear the name Archimedes, the first thing that comes to mind is either mathematics or science. A well-known researcher and scientist, Archimedes proposed various laws and theories in the fields of motion, geometry, liquid motion, and more. “Eureka!” was the word he shouted when he made a new discovery, some of which are listed below: … Read more >>

Icarus

Top 12 Popular and Fascinating Ancient Greece Myths

Ancient Greece is a land of culture and mythology. It is considered to be the birthplace of Western culture and has brought forth huge advancements in art, science, and philosophy, but it also has a rich tapestry of myth as part of its narrative. If we wish to understand the mystery of Greece, we have to appreciate the beauty of … Read more >>

Laocoon and His Sons Statue

Top 12 Ancient Greek Sculptures

Yassou! Ancient Greek civilization is divided into four major parts: the Archaic period, the Classical period, the Golden Age of Athens, and the last Classical period. Of these four periods, the Classical period was the period in which Greek sculpture was at its height. Advanced mathematics was also applied to these sculptures to enhance their beauty. The top 12 ancient … Read more >>