A Roman coin depicting a praetorian galley. Silver denarius of Mark Antony, 32-31 BCE. (Archaeological Museum, Tarragona, Spain)
1st Battle of Philippi 42 BCE
A map showing the opening positions and attacks of the first battle of Philippi in 42 BCE between the forces of Mark Antony & Octavian against those of Brutus and Cassius.
A Source Critical Analysis of the New Testament Parable of the Mustard Seed.
This article is a source-critical Analysis of Mark 4:30-32, Luke 13:18-19, Matt. 13:31b-32 and G.Thom. 20:1-2, otherwise know as the parable of the Mustard Seed. On first comparison we see that all three synoptic texts agree on the essence...
The Origin of Satan
Satan, or the Devil, is one of the best-known characters in the Western traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Surprisingly, this entity was a late-comer in the ancient world. Satan, as a totally evil being, is nowhere to be found...
Julio-Claudian Family Tree
Family tree of Julio-Claudian Dynasty, which produced five emperors at the start of the Roman Empire (27 BCE - 68 CE).
A Day in the Life of an Ancient Greek Architect - Mark Robinson
Follow Phidias (Pheidias), the chief builder for the Parthenon, as he supervises the construction of the new temple and faces charges of embezzlement. The year is 432 BCE. As dawn breaks over Athens, Phidias is already late for work. He is...
Dr. Mark Van Stone - How Maya Hieroglyphs are written - Demonstration
Mark Van Stone explains how Maya hieroglyphs are constructed, by writing a modern name in phonetic glyphs. Dr. Van Stone is an expert decipherer and calligrapher; author of "2012 - Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya" and co-author of...
Friendships in History: Achilles and Patroclus // Antony and Cleopatra
Friendships in History, especially from mythology and the ancient world have withstood the test of time. Achilles and Patroclus are known from Greek Mythology, and primarily from Homers Iliad, were friends as boys, and their close relationship...
Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
Located in the Roman Forum, between the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of the Castores, this triple arch celebrated either Augustus' victory over Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE (Actium Arch) or celebrated his...
Ghosts in the Ancient World
A belief in an afterlife was central to every major civilization of the ancient world and this encouraged the recognition of the reality of ghosts as the spirits of the departed who, for one reason or another, either returned from the realm...