Category Archives: Ancient History

One Culture’s “Heaven” is Another One’s Hell: Pederasty in Ancient Greece

As historians, I have often emphasized the need to suspend our own cultural tastes, opinions and taboos to be able to study those who came before us in an objective scholarly way. Most of the time for many scholars this … Continue reading

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Happy International Septuagint Day!

The Septuagint is a Greek Translation of the Hebrew Books in the Bible! As there is a Greek New Testament, the Septuagint is essentially the Greek Old Testament with a few additional books not found in the Christian Bible! The … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

This is a bit late, but History is Interesting wishes you had very happy holidays this holiday season! Throughout history, this time of year has been one of joy and triumph for many cultures in welcoming the return of life … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Christmas Controversies Present!

There is a well known- yet overlooked annual tradition that comes with the holidays every year: Christmas controversies! In modern day, everybody’s a critic! From those who feel that Christmas is too commercialized, or too secular, to not enough “Christ” … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Brings History to Life!

The premise of this movie is that these two kids, Bill and Ted, who are teenage rebels, need to pass their history class in order for Ted not to be sent to military school. Both are not studious and would … Continue reading

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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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