Great Courses: Daily Life in the Ancient World

Professor Garland makes the daily lives of the ancient people come to life! This Great Courses lecture series is outstanding! I highly recommend it. If you are also enthralled by ancient history and can’t get enough information, then this series of lectures will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. It did me,Continue reading “Great Courses: Daily Life in the Ancient World”

HOW TO MELLIFY A CORPSE: Book Recommendation

BONUS! My cat, Sargie, joins me! “In How to Mellify a Corpse, Vicki León brings her particular hybrid of history and humor to the entwined subjects of science and superstition in the ancient world, from Athens and Rome to Mesopotamia, the Holy Land, Egypt, and Carthage. León covers subjects as diverse as astronomy and astrology,Continue reading “HOW TO MELLIFY A CORPSE: Book Recommendation”


What do I like about it? -Glorious full-color photos-Fascinating news about archaeological sites from anywhere in the world (it’s not all about ancient history!)-Articles written for everyday people and not scholars

The Histories by Herodotus ROCKS: Book Recommendation

“The Histories (Greek: Ἱστορίαι ; Ancient Greek: [historíai̯]; also known as The History[1]) of Herodotus is considered the founding work of history in Western literature.[2] Written in 430 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Greece, Western Asia and Northern Africa at that time.[citation needed] Although not a fully impartial record, it remains one of theContinue reading “The Histories by Herodotus ROCKS: Book Recommendation”

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