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Roman gladiators – ancient Roman games – Ancient Rome

By |2019-07-06T23:22:46-07:00September 1st, 2017|Games, Romans|

Roman gladiators mosaic, from the Borghese estate near Rome (200s AD) Why were there gladiators? Romans liked watching other people die. They thought that was fun, like maybe you think going to horror movies or watching Cops on TV is fun. Roman chariot races Roman amphitheaters Other Roman games All our ancient Rome [...]

Daedalus and Icarus – Greek mythology

By |2019-04-30T14:52:38-07:00July 15th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Daedalus and Icarus: Icarus falling (on a wall painting from Pompeii,about 79 AD) Daedalus the inventor Once upon a time on the island of Crete, maybe about 1325 BC, there was a king whose name was Minos (in the story; this is only a story). He had living in his palace at Knossos a great architect and [...]