I will refrain, entirely, from making any inference or references to contemporary political situations. Make your damn own.
How coincidental these two entries follow each other. You see, it is difficult to travel without having people to take you places or places to stay when you get there. Roman hospitium, hospitality, is truly the stuff of legend. You might not think it given how often they showed themselves to be an elitist showerContinue reading “Modern Things Romans Would Love #5: AirBnB”
Archaeological evidence from across the Roman world has dug up trinkets from various other parts of the world; Jewellery, figurines, carvings, etc. Basically they found everything but fridge magnets, keyrings and postcards. Not only did Romans have a penchant for travelling the world – sometimes for leisure, sometimes for education and sometimes because they had to because they were soldiers – but they also liked to bring back trinkets for their families. Roman-era tourist tat actually existed.
This is one that’s going to piss off so many pseudo-classicists, the ones that come from that lens of neo-classicism. Neo-classicism was an idea that sprung up, predominantly, in Victorian-era Britain, where conservatism and austerity were things to be admired. Meanwhile, behind the scenes and down back alleys you’d be getting wankered on bathtub ginContinue reading “Modern Things Romans Would Love #7: Gender and Sexuality Liberation”
What’s a day in the life of a Roman like and why did they really, really need energy drinks?
You know how it is! Especially if you’re a bloke but, come on ladies, we know you did it too! Don’t think I don’t see you non-binary people! Oh, sure, it’s an elephant. Any dick is an elephant if you draw two eyes on it!
What’s the best way to get people, nowadays, to relate to the Romans? How about ten articles detailing the top ten aspects of modern bullshit that the Romans would have loved?
We can look at all art as valid, and ask what of ourselves, if anything, we see in it. If we see nothing of ourselves we can ask ourselves why.
What is presentism, why do people complain about it, and what can we do to understand the past better?