This Roman ‘gate to hell’ killed its victims with a cloud of deadly carbon dioxide
Priests survived because they were taller than their animal sacrifices
On Immigration, Do as the Romans Did
For 2,000 years, countries that embrace outsiders have risen, while closed societies have stagnated.
The Ancient Origins of Dieting
Weight-loss fads existed centuries before Oprah and Kim Kardashian.
How the long history of not being taken seriously affects women in power today
Mary Beard joins Jeffrey Brown for a conversation on women in politics and her latest book, "Women & Power: A...
Tracing the roots of misogyny to ancient Greece and Rome with Mary Beard
Mary Beard discusses the relationship between women and men in the earliest Western civilizations and texts, which she takes on...
How Climate Change and Plague Helped Bring Down the Roman Empire
We can learn crucial lessons by examining the natural forces that shaped Rome's rise and fall
Ovid's exile to the remotest margins of the Roman empire revoked
Rome city council overturns banishment of ‘one of the greatest poets’ more than 2,000 years after Augustus forced him to...
New underwater discoveries in Greece reveal ancient Roman engineering
Underwater excavations at Lechaion, the ancient harbour of Corinth, provide insight into engineering by the Roman Empire.
Rome’s Colosseum Was Once a Wild, Tangled Garden
Rare plants and Romantic poetry tell a forgotten history of the ancient ruin.
Where Did Ancient Roman Babies Poop?
What appears to be a simple question is surprisingly complicated to answer.