Background of the Trojan War

The Trojan War, many times acted and many times told, holds a great place in Greek mythology and people all around the world are in respect to the different sectors of the war. This war held cunningness, death, perseverance, expeditions, friendship, and most of all, deceitfulness. This war influenced the writings of many books we …

Latin Letter Project

Latin: Ante diem xv Kalendas Martias XLIV A.U.C. Oliver Burstein Tito S.P.D. Si vales laetus ego sum laetus. Tua epistula delectavit me valde. In tuā proximā epistulā, tu rogavisti de me cane. Quoniam accepi tuam epistulam, meus canis effugit. Tandem inveni meum canem in media viā. Ego sum felicissimus quod meus canis non est ictus …

Inflation in the Late Roman Empire

One of the most noticeable characteristics of the later Roman Empire was the heavy inflation they faced. For 2 centuries after Augustus became emperor, the Roman Empire was able to maintain two separate currencies: gold and silver. The silver coin, or denarius, was the standard currency. Small change was done in copper or bronze coins, …

Medicine and Health in Ancient Rome

In Ancient Rome, the most common treatment for any illness, ranging from migraines to fevers to a broken foot, was bloodletting. Bloodletting, or the withdrawal of blood from patients, was widely accepted due to the humoral theory created by the Greek physician Hippocrates. The humoral theory states that the body is composed of four fluids, …

How the Roman Empire Made Their Own Poison and Drank It

In the time of the Roman Empire, there weren’t many options to satisfy a sweet tooth. Honey was expensive and difficult to obtain, and sugar was somewhere on the opposite side of the world. The Romans’ solution to their problem took the form of artificial sweeteners. Sapa was an artificial sweetener commonly used in the …

Perpetua Emotions Essay

In Perpetua’s Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis, Perpetua experienced a wide range of emotions from anger to joy, caused by her relationship with her family members and her religious faith. As Perpetua wrote about her life as she prepared for martyrdom, she noted a discussion with her father about her religion and how it angered …

Caesar’s Use of Literary Devices

In Julius Caesar’s Dē Bellō Gallicō (Book 1 section 1 and Book 6 section 16), he employs various literary devices to create different effects in his writing. Although one may think he was not a skilled writer at first, after examining his work more closely, it is evident that his writing style was quite sophisticated. …

Emotions in Perpetua

In Perpetua’s Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis, Perpetua is emotionally rescued from stifling darkness and terror by the warmth and familiarity of her infant son. In Section 3A, Perpetua is yet to experience the isolation and squalor of prison. Thus, she is infused with righteous vigor in her religion. This is evident in her confident …