Category: Ancient

The Treasury of Ancient Egypt

Sir Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall (1880-1934) was an English Egyptologist, stage designer, journalist and author whose works span the whole range from histories of Ancient Egypt through historical biographies, guidebooks, popular novels, screenplays and lyrics. He started work as an apprentice clerk in the City of London, but a youthful fascination with genealogy led […]

Social Life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

William Warde Fowler (1847-1921) was an English historian and ornithologist, and tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford. He was best known for his works on ancient Roman religion. His most influential work was The Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic (1899). Amongst his other works are: Tales of the Birds (1888), A Year with […]

Roman History, Books I-III

Titus Livius (59 BC-AD 17), known as Livy in English, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita, from its founding (traditionally dated to 753 BC) through the reign of Augustus in Livy’s own time. The title of his most famous work, Ab Urbe Condita (‘From the Founding of […]

The Origin and Significance of the Great Pyramid

Charles Staniland Wake (1835-1910) was a British anthropologist. His works include: Serpent-worship and Other Essays (1886), The Evolution of Morality (1878), The Origin and Significance of the Great Pyramid (1882) and The Development of Marriage and Kinship (1889).

On Airs, Waters and Places

Hippocrates of Cos II or Hippokrates of Kos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and was considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the ‘father of medicine’ in recognition of his lasting contributions to […]

The History of Rome: Book II

Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist and writer, generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was also a prominent German […]

A Day in Old Athens: A Picture of Athenian Life

William Stearns Davis (1877-1930) was the American author of: A Friend of Caesar: A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic (1900), God Wills It (1902), Belshazzar: A Tale of the Fall of Babylon (1902), Falaise of the Blessed Voice (1904), A Victor of Salamis (1907), Influence of Wealth on Imperial Rome (1910), The […]

The Creed of the Old South, 1865-1915

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831-1924) was an American classical scholar. From 1856 to 1876 he was professor of Greek at the University of Virginia, holding the chair of Latin also from 1861 to 1866. He published a Latin Grammar (1867) and a Latin Series for use in secondary schools (1875), both marked by lucidity of order […]

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