The tradition of a bride garbed in white weaves through two thousand years of history, influenced by the Romans – and Queen Victoria.
New research suggests ancient climate change shaped the fate of western civilisation.
With much public discussion of President Donald Trump as, potentially, a king, a scholar of Roman history and rhetoric sees 2,000-year-old parallels.
US law says the president can't be indicted, an echo of ancient Roman law. The efforts Roman leader Julius Caesar made to maintain his immunity is a cautionary tale for America's political system.