Despite wine’s centrality to the everyday life of the Romans, the ancient sources continuously attest it was a problematic drink when consumed by women.
Marco Bellochio’s series is the latest interpretation of a murder that continues to haunt Italy.
What will happen to this villa and its unique collection of 16th- and 17th-century ceiling paintings?
There would have been plenty of time during the long, dark, Northern nights for ancient Roman shoemakers to indulge in side hustles.
African Catholics are growing in number. They are also reinventing and reinterpreting Christianity.
With the markets turning and the Russia-China axis looking ever more worrying, Rome could not risk destabilising the government.
Although he privately disapproved of Caesar’s power, Cicero publicly supported him and Cicero also directly contributed to the end of the Roman Republic and the reign of Caesar’s nephew Augustus.
While they weren’t living through a pandemic, citizens of ancient Pompeii weren’t strangers to societal stress.
The history of ice in drinks goes back to antiquity. But it only really got going when a Bostonian started exporting ice to the British in colonial India.
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
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.
December is named for the Roman word for “tenth”. So, why is it the twelfth month?
Tapping into ancient knowledge can help us feel connected to our ancestors – but that doesn’t mean we should take their advice.
Anything is possible in the world of computers games – except women who fight, apparently.
A major exhibition of treasures from ancient Rome presents a distinctly old-fashioned tale of the empire’s rise and expansion, which is out of step with contemporary scholarly thinking.
The new coalition’s spending plans will ramp up Italy’s annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Russian president Vladimir Putin draws upon the imperial symbols of the Byzantine Empire to position Russia as the “third Rome.” Meanwhile, Byzantium is erased by western history books.
From being thrown off a cliff to being sewn into a sack with animals, ancient Rome is notorious for its cruel and unusual punishments. But we must be careful what we take as historical fact.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
Was John Keats a refugee in his day? A workshop for refugees, migrants and artists took place recently at Keats-Shelley House and the story of the great Romantic poet’s life and death hit a nerve.