The domed neoclassical Capitol building was inspired by European cathedrals and the Roman Pantheon – shrines to imperial power, not rule by and for the people.
How on earth did an obscure Roman social practice end up lending its name to a modern psychedelic?
Pompeii was so famous in the ancient world for its wine other regions made counterfeit wine, sold in imitation ceramic jars.
The role of witches in society relates directly to the role of women in society. And during times of social upheaval and changes, witches represent access to women's power.
Crowds, albeit smaller ones, will again watch the AFL and NRL grand finals. Crowds can bring people together but, since the time of the Roman republic, they have also expressed political dissent.
Believed to possess magical qualities, amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark's Mesolithic age to wind chimes found at Pompeii.
The Roman Stoic Seneca is the author of many letters and dialogues that can help us overcome adversity.
They might not really fly on broomsticks or cast spells, but the witches and wizards of books and films are based on real people.
New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.
Coins have always conveyed a message and, helpfully for historians, they are anchored to a specific time and space. Rome's emperors used coins to push their political agendas.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the big G.
The plants a Roman chose could say a lot about the person they were.
The British prime minister is fond of a common form of political rhetoric especially loved by the Romans: the promise of a 'new age'.
Grecian love is often idealised as an respectable model for queer love. However, there's more pleasure and reality to be found in ancient Rome's dirtier version
President Trump's impeachment defense that the will of the president is no different from the will of the state and the good of the people has echoes in the decline of ancient Rome's democracy.
An ad alluding to the vulva is sparking controversy, but there are few objections to phallic symbols. What explains this difference in treatment?
When the founders wrote the Constitution, they had to devise a punishment fitting for a civil servant's impeachment. One possible punishment: banishment from the community.
The Roman senate declined from a long-held position of authority under the Roman Republic to become almost wholly reliant on the whims of a given emperor, writes a classics scholar.
Writing has only been a part of the human story for the last 5,000 years. In comparison, humans began to communicate using speech some 50,000 years ago.
Ancient Rome and its empire had the concept of asylum at its heart. Its legacy provided inspiration for centres of power around the world, but today outsiders are no longer welcome.