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The Eastern Roman Empire’s Legacy to Astronomy

By Monica Correa, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Decades ago, the word “Byzantine” was used as a synonym for corruption and decadence, however, the period between 395 and 1453 was also one of great scientific progress. Byzantium, later renamed Constantinople in honor of its founder, Constantine, was a land where Latin, Greek, Islamic and Jewish traditions

ALL HAIL CAESAR

Just how far did the ruler push his own perceived mortality? By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Julius Caesar is no stranger in history books. He has been encapsulated in plays, songs, parodies, and even Hollywood movies that paint him as a revered war general, a fearsome ruler, and one of the staunchest Romans

The Routes of the Roman Emperors

The Republic of Serbia is one of the states that made up the former Yugoslavia, which broke up in the bloody wars that occurred during the 1990s. Since history immemorial, this region on the Balkan Peninsula has been the scene of various political and cultural influences… and has resulted in a famous trek: The routes

Etruscan Art: Not Just a Transition

By Ben Potter, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Many folks see the Etruscan civilization as merely a segue, a follow up to the Greeks and a foreshadowing to the Romans. But casting this ancient society as a sideline character might not do them enough justice. Indeed, despite the importance of Etruria (the wider region of the

Do All Roads ACTUALLY Lead to Rome?

We all know the phrase “All roads lead to Rome”. Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like “there is more than one way to reach the same goal”. But did all roads ever really lead to the eternal city? The Power of Pavement There was a close connection between roads

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