Altar of Augustan Peace (Ara Pacis Augustae)

Top 10 Outstanding Pieces of Ancient Roman Art

It is well known that ancient Rome was one of the biggest empires in human history. For this reason, the topic of ancient Roman art is broad, since it includes traditional art practiced for over 1,000 years across the vast regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The earliest recognizable pieces of ancient Roman art date back to before 500 BC. … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Inventions

Throughout history, inventions have defined civilizations and changed the way we live our lives. The ancient world was full of possibilities when it came to making life easier since there was so much to invent and discover. Ancient Rome is undoubtedly one of the most well-known civilizations for inventions that changed the course of human development. However, in many cases, … Read more >>

Ancient Greek Goddesses

Top 10 Ancient Greek Goddesses

Most of us are well aware of the heroics of the ancient Greek gods. But the goddesses from ancient Greek mythology are no less important in terms of popularity and symbolic significance. Just like the Olympian gods, most of the ancient Greek goddesses resided in the realms of the heavens above Mount Olympus (though there were quite a few exceptions … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Greek Gods

The stories of the gods and goddesses from ancient Greek mythology are hugely popular. Their characters have been popularized and subsequently immortalized by famous ancient Greek playwrights such as Homer and Hesiod. What makes the folklore behind these ancient Greek deities stand out is the way their stories have deviated from those of other contemporary ancient religions. The Greek gods … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Greek Philosophers

In ancient times, people had a rather strong belief in magic and mythology when it came to interpreting the world around them. The world as they perceived it was largely influenced by the presence of a higher deity. The ancient Greek philosophers brought a refreshing new approach to this contemporary philosophical paradigm. They broke away from the tradition of mythological … Read more >>

Battle of Platea (479 BC) between Greek and Persian

Top 14 Decisive Ancient Battles in History

War has been fought for many reasons throughout history. Blood has been spilled, kingdoms destroyed, and people slaughtered. Some battles played a significant role in history, some created legends which have been passed down through the generations, and some of the efficient military tactics that originated on the ancient battlefields are still followed today. Ancient military commanders like Alexander the … Read more >>

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Top 10 Oldest Pieces of Art Ever Discovered

Art has been a means of expression since the evolution of mankind. The discovery of prehistoric sculpture and cave art suggests that different forms of arts have been practiced since the beginning of human history. Even though artistic methods were different then, the expression of ideas and emotions through art was commonplace. It was initially believed that ancient art existed … Read more >>

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Top 17 Ancient Greek Painters

Painting is a form of expressing yourself and conveying a story. It is the raw form of emotion depicted on a canvas, and it is a way to free yourself and express your desires. Painting is when the artist bares his soul to the world, and forms of painting differ from person to person, from era to era. Ancient Greece … Read more >>

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Top 8 Ancient Roman Painters

Rome has always been the place for art. The streets of Rome are filled with sculptures of the greatest artists that the world has ever known. Roman art thrived in the Augustan age, but the Augustan era was not the starting point for Roman art. Since ancient times, the Romans have been known for their indulgence in the finer things … Read more >>

Chandragupta Maurya

Top 12 Greatest Ancient Military Commanders

Ancient military commanders have led thousands of men into battle in order to triumph over the enemy. Their elaborate speeches prior to battle, many of which are still remembered today, have inspired thousands of men on the battlefield. Ancient warfare was completely different to modern warfare. Generally speaking, armies relied on their sheer size and strength to win a war, … Read more >>