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SAMUEL Bouchet of Terre di Suoni demonstrate…

SAMUEL Bouchet of Terre di Suoni demonstrates the different sounds of ocarinas. Ocarinas are musical instruments made of clay that people all over the world have made throughout the ages.

BOOK REVIEW: THE CULTURE OF ATHENSIN ’An…

BOOK REVIEW: THE CULTURE OF ATHENS

IN ’Ancient Cultures and Civilizations: The Culture of Athens’, Vic Kovacs provides a clear and helpful overview of the political structure in Athens, religion in Athens, and the major political and military conflicts between Athens and other polities and cities. Though a long period of history is unaddressed in the volume, I nonetheless recommend the volume for public and private libraries.

Previously, I reviewed Vic Kovacs’ Ancient Cultures and Civilizations, The Culture of Sparta. In this volume, Kovacs shifts from Sparta to Athens: Ancient Cultures and Civilizations: The Culture of Athens. Divided into five chapters, the volume details various aspects of Athenian culture and history: a broad overview of ancient Athens, Athens as it is concerned with democracy, the military in Athens, daily life in Athens, and the downfall of Athens.

Overall, the book provides a clear and helpful overview of the political structure in Athens, religion in Athens, and the major political and military conflicts between Athens and other polities and cities. With its simple language and clear communication, the book is oriented towards elementary school students and middle school students. As such, teachers would benefit from having this book in their private or classroom libraries, just as it would be an excellent addition to a school library.

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THE latest Medieval Magazine is out! In this…

THE latest Medieval Magazine is out! In this issue, we celebrate the lives, achievements, & contributions of medieval women. From 16th century Korean muse Hwang Jini, to the bravery of Maria Comnena, the myth of “Queen Maker” Melusine, and Saint Bridget of Sweden, we criss-cross the globe to learn more about women’s lives, & challenge the myth that they lived in an age where they were viewed solely as 2nd class citizens.  

Find out more: https://www.themedievalmagazine.com/ 

Ancient History Family Trees Poster

Ancient History Family Trees Poster:

CHECK out this beautiful colour ancient family tree poster! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/usefulcharts/ancient-history-family-trees-poster 

WITH Putting a World of Pictures into Words, U…

WITH Putting a World of Pictures into Words, UNESCO is asking the public to join them in transcribing captions from a selection of 5,000 newly-digitized photos which demonstrate the wealth and breadth of UNESCO’s activities from 1945 to the present at https://heritagehelpers.co.uk/. These exceptional photos, available online for the very first time, document watershed UNESCO moments like the Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia (of which there are over 400 photos!). Other photos reveal themes of common international interest, including fundamental education, youth, journalism, space exploration, oceanography and more. 

Trouble is, it is difficult to find all the interesting treasures they contain: specific UNESCO programmes, precise locations, individuals, and all the stories these photos tell us about the history of UNESCO’s ideas and actions over the past 70 years.

Find out more here: https://heritagehelpers.co.uk/ 

BEWARE the Ides of March! On this day in 44 BC…

BEWARE the Ides of March! On this day in 44 BCE: Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March. (44 BCE)

Read More: ancient.eu/article/803/the-murder-of-julius-caesar/ 

WITH Putting a World of Pictures into Words, U…

WITH Putting a World of Pictures into Words, UNESCO are asking the public to join them in transcribing captions from a selection of 5,000 newly-digitized photos which demonstrate the wealth and breadth of UNESCO’s activities from 1945 to the present at https://heritagehelpers.co.uk/. These exceptional photos, available online for the very first time, document watershed UNESCO moments like the Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia. Other photos reveal themes of common international interest, including fundamental education, youth, journalism, space exploration, oceanography and more.


THANK you to the women who made (ancient) hi…

THANK you to the women who made (ancient) history; to those whose achievements went unsung; to the female archaeologists and historians who worked tirelessly to reveal the fascinating lives of these women; and to all our amazing female followers. Happy International Women’s Day!

GREAT new book on the Roman Empire out now! …

GREAT new book on the Roman Empire out now! Renowned classical historian Barry Strauss tells the story of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.

Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/145166883X?tag=historyinfive-20