Category Archives: Ancient History

Latin and Spanish: More Cool Cognates :)

(I want to start this post off with a personal note: This post is specially dedicated to my awesome Spanish teacher I had in High School. Everyone knows an enthusiastic, dedicated teacher makes all the difference and helps inspire one’s … Continue reading

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The Crucifixion: Was Jesus the Victim?

(Please Note: This contains some theological arguments. While I try to stick to a strictly historical context, due to the nature of this topic, some theological points come into play. This does not mean that these are literal religious standpoints … Continue reading

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“Check Your Privilege” What NOT to Wear This Saturnalia

Dear Romans: Saturnalia is just around the corner, and here’s a yearly reminder of what NOT to wear for your costume: A Barbarian warrior Rome has systematically oppressed many a “Barbarian”. From calling their language primitive gibberish, to enslaving them, … Continue reading

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Lost Sects of Christianity

Christianity today has thousands of different denominations today, all with minor and some major differences, but today’s variations of Christianity pale in comparison to the differences in beliefs of earlier Christians! From whether or not Jesus was actually divine, to … Continue reading

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Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster

Augustus Caesar’s World by Genevieve Foster is a history book written in more of a story form and introduced the concept of “horizontal history”. The book itself covers the various time periods in Augustus Caesar’s life not just detailing his … Continue reading

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Ecce Romani and Cambridge Latin Course Reviews

I have gotten an interest in learning some Latin, as it was the language of the ancient Romans and there are still many textbooks out there despite fewer and fewer Latin courses. Two of such books are Ecce Romani and … Continue reading

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Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine

Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine is a movie about St. Augustine and his spiritual journey to becoming a Christian. The movie is Catholic and has a heavily Catholic tone predictably. Usually, I would not have chosen to watch a film … Continue reading

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