antiquity

  1. Constantine V

    Favourite State in Antiquity?

    Mine is the Antigonid Dynasty or Rome
  2. Constantine V

    Greatest ruler of antiquity

    There is a similar thread on the Medieval and Byzantine history forum, i decided that one should be added into this one aswell. Who in your opinion is the best ruler of antiquity, this is concerning not only military achievements, but also the well being of the ppl living in the kingdom/empire...
  3. C

    ¿Sami (or Lapplanders) clothins and lifestyle during antiquity?

    Hello everyone: I now that I already asked for similar issues in other posts. But i am colecting infomattion about the sami material culture before middle ages. Mainly i have interest their in clothing and tools at that time. I only have as reference the quotes of Tacitus aboutthe "fenni" in...
  4. Polynikes

    Where do you think Quintus Sertorius ranks among the great generals of antiquity?

    Would you say he's right up there with Alexander, Hannibal and Caesar given his circumstances, or merely just another impressive Roman field commander? What do you think? Also, does anyone know of any good books on his campaigns and tactics? Thanks.
  5. Aineias Taktikos

    Ethnicity in antiquity

    As we all know, ethnicity and race are Historum obsessions, and it pops up in the Ancient History section quite a bit. Recurring threads on Alexander the Great--was he or wasn't he Greek?!--are visible examples. But while some members are busy trying to fit individuals or groups into...
  6. Joe Freeman

    Was Middle East a fertile land during Antiquity?

    Some argue that Near East, where the earliest cultures of the world were born, was much more fertile than what it is now, and that it has suffered a process of desertification because of intensive agriculture. Is there any evidence to back this claim?
  7. Rex Hiemis

    Late Antiquity titles translated as Count and Duke

    In English history books about Late Antiquity titles Comes and Dux are always translated as Count and Duke. For example Comes Theodosius> Count Theodosius. What is the reason of that? As far as I know they don't have anything common (other than etymologically) with Medieval titles Count and Duke.
  8. I

    Classical Antiquity

    How was the Greek and Roman classical antiquity related to the Italian Renaissane?
  9. B

    The Balkans during late Antiquity

    Ok so by the 3rd century Roman provinces in the balkans such as Illyricum , Moesia , Pannonia had the largest concentration of Roman troops as opposed to those that bordered the Romans main rivals the Sassanid Persians , and many Emperors of late antiquity were of Thracian , Dacian and or...
  10. H

    PTSD in antiquity

    Im completely new to the site so sorry if I've done the post wrong Im writing an essay on PTSD (shell shock or combat trauma) in ancient times, especially focused on the Roman army but all ancient sources not specific to the Roman time are also useful. Can anyone help me with unique sources and...
  11. Moros

    Female composers in antiquity

    What notices are there of women composing music in ancient history? Sappho (C6th BC) was famed for having written songs, and Miriam and Deborah in the Bible composed lyrics if not the music to go with it (although Miriam did grab her tambourine to play along). The earliest identified poet of...
  12. Kormp

    Favorite Barbarians of the Late Antiquity?

    The Late antiquity marked the decline of the Roman Empire, especially the west. From Barbarian migrations and invasions to internal struggles and crises, this era marked a period of headache for both Eastern and Western Roman empires. The Barbarians sacked and captured multiple Roman settlements...
  13. TJW12

    Can the Kushan Empire be considered as one the "great" empires of antiquity?

    Can the Kushan Empire be considered as one the "great" empires of antiquity? I think this empire is quite often overlooked. The Kushan Empire that existed from 1st century AD to the 4th century. At it's height it stretched from the Aral Sea almost to the Bay of Bengal, and even extended into...
  14. A

    Question regarding the antiquity of the Phrygians

    Hi, I'm new here and I have a question that has troubled me for a while. In Book II, Herodotus recorded an Egyptian story that a king of the 26th dynasty was of the opinion that the Phrygian culture was older than that of Egypt. His "proof" was questionable, but the fact that he accepted the...
  15. GC13

    The best-documented lengthy wars from antiquity to the renaissance?

    So, long wars are something I've been kind of curious about. You know, ones that go on for a while, longer than ten years I'd say, between two large powers who really throw some effort into the fight. Stuff like the Punic Wars, the last Byzantine-Persian war, the Mongol conquest of Song China...
  16. P

    Sport In Antiquity

    Should you be interested in sports in the ancient Roman world, I want to share with you my web site: Sport in Antiquity You will find essays, articles, book reviews and short stories about sport in antiquity with an in-depth study of chariot racing and references to modern day real and...
  17. jrbartlett

    Question about Paganism in Western Roman Empire Late Antiquity

    My question is how long did various forms of paganism and non christian beliefs such as Neo-Platonism last among the Romanized populations of the late Western Roman Empire. Chiefly interested in anything after 400 AD and how long did is last. I know the Eastern Roman Empire which was more...
  18. D

    Somalian role in the Moonson Trade

    I know the horn of Africa was a significant player in the Indian Ocean trade but what kinds of things were traded between the Somali's Arabs and Indians including Ideas and Cultural Linguistic influences.
  19. Polynikes

    Would you say that Scipio Africanus is the greatest general of antiquity?

    Could you make an argument for it? Why or why not?
  20. Gilda

    The money economy, circa 2100-600 BC

    Hi again, everyone! I have a question about urban economies before the (traditionally Lydian) invention of coins in the 7th century BC. The earliest extant law code, that of Ur-Nammu gives most penalties as shekels and mina (60 shekels, 1/60 of a talent) of silver. Do we know what form urban...