Friday, December 15, 2017

Mythology and Fairy Tales

  • Jugurtha
    Jugurtha (r. 118-105 BCE) was King of Numidia in North Africa and grandson of the first Numidian king Masinissa (r. c. 202-148 BCE). He was the illegitimate son of Mastanabal, Masinissa’s youngest son, and was the least likely of Masinissa’s grandsons to ever come to power. His personal ambition, intelligence, and ruthlessness, however, coupled with a keen insight into human motivation ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
  • Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World
    Ever since the beginning of time people all over the world have worshipped something more than themselves. Ancient history is peppered with temples, mausoleums, maraes, and pyramids that pronounce the presence of the dominant gods to the world. But has everyone, everywhere, always believed in a god? Tim Whitmarsh; a classicist of the Mediterranean, focuses on the areas of Ancient Greece and Rome, with ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Monday, November 27th, 2017